Some might joke that “good” and “decaf coffee” do not belong in the same sentence. Satire aside, we can agree that it is difficult to find a satisfying day-to-day decaf coffee pod for your Keurig® brewer. To be clear, it is difficult but not impossible. There are plenty of gourmet roasters who are producing stellar quality beans. Beans that maintain their brilliance through the decaffeination process. In the article, we will help you find the best decaf K-Cup® coffee from world-renowned suppliers. After this, you will have ten amazing varieties of good decaf coffee from which to choose.
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Of course we can not forget about our flavored coffee lovers! There are not as many to choose from but we have one great one for you!
There are many ways to decaffeinate coffee, but most K-Cup® pod roasters use the Swiss water process. Caffeine is a soluble compound, and with the aid of carbon filtering, the caffeine is removed while the oils, flavors, and aromas remain. The process begins with beans that have not yet been roasted (some call them green at this stage due to their color).
According to this article in Medical News Today, decaf coffee poses no health risks, “Is decaf coffee bad for you? Caffeine content and health benefits”. That is to say, the coffee itself is harmless but, several coffees on the market use chemicals to decaffeinate their products. There is a concern as to whether or not these chemicals are harmful.
Yes, but don’t worry, it’s not much. There is usually about 7 mg of caffeine left in an 8 oz cup of decaf. For comparison, there is about 95 mg in a regular cup of coffee.
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