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5 myths about decaf

Live, breathe, and love great coffee, but don't always want the effects of caffeine?

You don't have to give up the delicious coffee experience you crave when choosing decaffeinated. Whether you are already a decaffeinated drinker or have not given it a chance, you will certainly be surprised to know all that its manufacture involves, especially in the case of our new acquisition: the cane sugar decaf.

Nothing too surprising: there are many myths surrounding decaffeinated coffee. Don't worry, we're here to help bust them! Let's take a look at the 5 most common myths: 

1- It tastes nothing

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Decaffeinated coffee had a reputation for tasting nothing. Caffeine on its own is tasteless, but some decaffeination methods remove important flavoring compounds alongside caffeine.

A chemical-free process like sugarcane decaffeination helps preserve the subtle and distinct characteristics of the origin and flavor of the coffee beans, leaving you with flavorful coffee with no added aftertaste.

2- It's full of chemicals

False! Our Sugarcane Decaffeinated Coffee is 100% natural: green coffee is placed in a bath of water and ethyl acetate (E.A.), which binds to chlorogenic acid salts in coffee and helps eliminate caffeine. The coffee is removed from the solvent and steamed at low pressure to remove the E.A. compounds, and the finished product retains its aromatic integrity but contains virtually no caffeine.

3- Real coffee lovers don't drink decaf

Wait until you taste that one! Here, we only serve specialty coffees, decaffeinated included. Note that caffeine itself is tasteless, but some decaffeination methods can remove important flavoring compounds from coffee.

The challenge for any decaffeination company is to find a method that extracts a large amount of caffeine without affecting the flavor of the bean. In the specialty world, it's even more critical.

4- It still contains caffeine

While no decaffeination process can remove all of the caffeine from a coffee bean, the sugarcane decaffeination process naturally removes 99.99% of the caffeine from that coffee (don't go crazy with the 0.01% remaining).

5- There is no point to drinking decaf

This is simply not true - drinking decaffeinated coffee doesn't mean you will miss out on the health benefits of coffee. Most of them actually come from the polyphenols in coffee, which have an antioxidant effect - and which are always present whether there is caffeine or not. 

In addition, you have probably experienced the side effects of too much coffee; shaking hands, rapid heartbeat, and anxiety are all experiences of overcaffeination. Sometimes too much is like not enough. Pro tip: take caffeine from time to time, but decaffeinated more regularly!

Decaf de caña

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Our new decaffeinated, or decaf de caña, is a unique coffee imported straight from Colombia. This Colombian offer is special in more than one way: first of all, it is specially designed for its quality and comes from a single origin.

This method of decaffeination has been a game-changer in the coffee industry and has helped produce some of the finest decafs in the world. The cup reveals lemony notes coated with a smooth and balanced profile and is as good in filter as in espresso. 

Decaffeinated should never be a concession, and in all fairness we see this coffee as a reward in itself, especially since those who drink it do so first and foremost for its flavor!

With this knowledge, you can now make better choices and enjoy more coffee, including caffeine free, any time of the day.

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