Decaf House Coffee Blend Medium-Bodied Sweet Liveliness
Decaf House Coffee Blend is an all-natural Mountain Water Process which is used to remove the caffeine. We have carefully selected very hardy beans to survive the decaffeination process. Full-flavor decaf coffee without the caffeine. This decaf coffee blend is medium-bodied and balanced with a sweet liveliness.
The perfect choice for you or perhaps introduce friends and family to our selection of the best decaf coffees.
HOW CAFFEINE IS STRIPPED FROM DECAF COFFEES AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR YOUR HEALTH
In the early 1900s, according to coffee lore, German coffee merchant Ludwig Roselius discovered decaf coffees by accident after a shipment of coffee beans was soaked in seawater during transit, naturally extracting some of the caffeine from the coffee beans.
A few years later, Roselius patented the first commercially successful means of decaffeinating coffees. But instead of just saltwater, his method also used benzene to finish the job. It’s no wonder people questioned are decaf coffees bad for you? The use of this product and other substances gave decaf coffee beans a bad rap.
However, today, decaf coffee manufacturers have switched to safer decaffeination methods, though many still use products to strip away caffeine. This is usually what you find in cheap decaf coffees. Meanwhile, researchers have wondered whether any of the coffee’s flavors are lost along with the decaffeinated coffee process.
So is decaf coffee bad for you? We talked to experts including William D. Ristenpart, Ph.D., a professor of chemical engineering at the University of California, Davis, and director of the UC Davis Coffee Center, to understand the facts about how decaf coffee is made.
HOW DECAF COFFEES ARE MADE
There are three key methods for removing caffeine from regular coffee beans: The most common use a solvent and the last simply use water. They take green coffee beans, soak or steam them until the caffeine is dissolved or their pores are opened, and then extract the caffeine from the green coffee beans.
Water methods are considered chemical-free, the other method relies on ethyl acetate (naturally found in some fruits) and methylene chloride (commonly used in industrial applications).
The Swiss Water Process and Mountain Water process are used to make the best decaf coffee, which is what we use. This tends to produce the most flavorful coffee, Ristenpart says, because it’s good at removing caffeine and without stripping other flavors from the green coffee beans. However, it’s also more expensive to use the Swiss Water Process and Mountain Water Process to remove caffeine from coffee beans, and the process is difficult to produce at scale.
How much caffeine in decaf coffee is a question we are asked, and none of these methods scrubs the bean of caffeine completely? Usually, 97 percent of caffeine is removed from the coffee beans, some decaffeinated coffees can still contain between 3 and 12 mg of caffeine per cup of coffee.
DO DECAFFEINATED COFFEES HAVE RISKS?
The bottom line, Ristenpart says, is that the solvents used in the decaffeination of coffee processes today are much safer than they used to be, and they are generally found on coffee beans in only trace amounts.
WHICH DECAF COFFEES SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
If you are looking to minimize your exposure, you might want to know which decaffeination method was used on a particular bag of coffee beans. This may be more challenging to find out than you think, Ristenpart says because there are no specific labeling rules that require disclosing exactly how coffee was decaffeinated.
Weaver's Decaf House Coffee Blend is an all-natural Mountain Water Process which is used to remove the caffeine. We have carefully selected very hardy beans to survive the decaffeination process.
Full-flavor without the caffeine, this decaf coffee is medium-bodied and balanced with a sweet liveliness. Weaver's Decaf House Coffee Blend is the perfect choice to introduce friends and family into our selection of delicious Decaf Coffees.