We’re often asked two very simple yet very important questions by our customers:
Traditionally, decaf has always been seen as something of a substandard representation of the ‘real’ thing. To such an extent that the vast majority of people both assume and accept that decaffeinated coffee is inferior.
In reality however, this isn’t necessarily the case at all. In order to better-understand decaffeinated coffee in terms of quality, you first need to know a little more about how decaf coffee is made.
There are essentially two methods for decaffeinating coffee used by producers worldwide. One of which typically being accepted as safer and more responsible, while at the same time producing superior quality decaf.
Contrary to popular belief, decaf coffee is never truly decaffeinated. In order to qualify as decaffeinated, it is necessary for the respective coffee to have at least 97% of its original caffeine content removed. Irrespective of the method chosen, it is rare for the resulting coffee to have anything more than around 98% of its normal caffeine content extracted.
This in turn means that all decaf still contains caffeine. The extent to which will be determined by its original caffeine content, along with the effectiveness of the extraction method. Nevertheless, the trace amounts of caffeine that remain in decaffeinated coffee are typically insufficient to cause any of the positive or negative effects associated with caffeine consumption.
From a quality producer, decaf coffee has the potential to be every bit as rich and decadent as caffeinated gourmet coffee.
At Hayman’s online coffee store, you will find the world’s best decaf. Contrary to most other decaf coffees, which are decaffeinated using potentially harmful solvents and chemicals, Hayman’s splendid Colombia Huila Decaf is decaffeinated through the innovative Swiss Water Process ®, a 100% chemical-free decaffeination method. Click here to order our incredible Colombia Huila Decaf today, we ship worldwide!