Coffee is a beverage that is much loved by people all over the world. There is so much going on in the world of coffee. The ads on the television often use coffee to portray friendship and romance. People often begin conversations over coffee.
Movies show a hero proposing a woman over coffee or at the table with maybe a cup of coffee ordered before them. This beverage sure has many in its fold. Why not? It tastes wonderful. There’re so many flavors one can try, and it can be blended differently to suit one’s tastes. The aroma of ground coffee and brewing a cup has many going weak in the knees.
Around the world, coffee sells.
There comes a tipping point for everything. And coffee too had its own when people began to realize the ill effects of having one too many cups. Caffeine is the ingredient that gives coffee lovers the kick. But too much caffeine can result in insomnia among other side effects. Many even end up having heartburns.
How do we enjoy the favorite drink without losing on the flavor and ending up in bed?
The answer was decaf coffee. Decaf is very much coffee without the caffeine in it. Purists will cringe at the idea of coffee with caffeine. Is it even coffee anymore?
But then, we feel sick. But we need to have the coffee taste and smell in our mouth and life. So, why not remove the caffeine – the trouble causing ingredient and still have coffee?
But decaf coffee isn’t totally devoid of caffeine. It still has some amount of coffee. No decaffeination process can completely rid coffee of caffeine. Decaf coffee has 97% less caffeine than a regular cup of coffee. However, that may translate to different figures since not all coffee beans have an equal amount of caffeine content.
The process of decaffeination also has a bearing on how much caffeine is left. Some are organic and other not so.
How much caffeine in decaf coffee?
Decaf coffee will have at least about 3 milligrams of caffeine in it. The amount can go to the higher end and even double digits sometimes. Those who are strictly looking for caffeine-free coffee should ask for the type of beans and process used to prepare the decaf coffee and also note the brand you are buying from.
Some are notorious for selling coffee with high caffeine content.
Caffeine-free coffee may not be really the same coffee. But then, if people want to drink that beverage in its new avatar, why not? There is a certain blandness associated with decaf coffee. It doesn’t appeal to every tongue or even mind.
Caffeine is known to produce certain effects which are negative. First, it causes insomnia. It is good for students trying to study during the exams. But coffee lovers who drink more than 3 cups of coffee may experience insomnia after some time. It may also increase the heart rate and cause perspiration.