Picture this: it’s late in the evening and you’re thinking of turning in for the night. But before you do, you want to enjoy a nice hot mug of coffee. What do you reach for? Decaff coffee of course!
Decaff coffee (decaffeinated coffee) is coffee that has gone through a process of decaffeination to remove most of the caffeine. However, decaff coffee is not entirely caffeine free. To be labeled as decaff, coffee must meet the EU standard of being 99.9% caffeine free
As the Arabica coffee bean contains about half of the caffeine content of the Robusta bean it’s more suitable for making high quality decaff coffee and you’ll find many decafff blends use Arabica beans. There are also some rare types of Arabica that naturally have very low caffeine levels as well.