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    Hi everyone. Does anybody have some surplus swiss water decaf that they would be willing to sell? Im only looking for 1 - 2 kgs. If so Id like to hear from you. Thanks.

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    hee hee hee.... err... umm.... me too as waiting 6 weeks will be dangerous to my health if my dear lady wife cannot have her cuppa while breast-feeding..... and the new baby needs no extra caffine to keep awake. 8)

    Ive even contemplated just buying a 30kg bag myself and selling the rest off.... might do that if there is enough interest.

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    We might have to reserve this little part of CS forum for the harried husbands of breast feeding wives!!! Why else would we want decaf?

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    My wife loves the Decaf too.... shes no longer breast feeding, but just isnt a big fan of caffiene.

    Im actually pretty surprised that more wasnt ordered....... I thought that there would be quite a market for decaf given all of the reasons discussed (i.e. wives)....

    Ive got to admit, Im a bit of a coffee philestine, but I love the taste of the decaf beans Ive had so far (All bought from a WA Roaster from the Margaret River) and I havent found anyone who could tell the difference.

    Its a nice way of having a coffe before bed, without tossing and turning..... its also great at work if you find it therapeutic to drink hot beverages, but you dont want to shake yourself out of the building after your 8th cup......

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    Re: Decaf

    Quote Originally Posted by JD link=1108358798/0#2 date=1108372271
    We might have to reserve this little part of CS forum for the harried husbands of breast feeding wives!!! Why else would we want decaf?
    When we finally upgrde to yabb2 you can set message boards to only allow boys or girls plus a hoast of other neet stuff like board level notification.

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    Re: Decaf

    Chaps,

    my company is prepared to let you have some decaff from our own stock. It is offered as a favour on this occasion, and not to be misinterpreted as some kind of competition to the CoffeeSnobs coop system.

    Due to the postage or courier cost expected, I envisage there probably isnt much point in ordering less than say 2kg.

    Please contact off forum if you wish to discuss.

    Regardez,
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    A very nobel offer FC, thank-you. ;)

    I have since sourced enough decaf to please my dear lady wife and more importantly protect my own skin and sanity. ;D So on this occasion Ill pass.

    Maybe we need a "bean trade" area on the forum for this sort of transaction. I would doubt that buying/selling/swapping green beans in the forum would undermine the site and would more likely compliment it. It might fill-in the "wait-gap" for newbies too. What do you think Rich?

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    That is more or less the plan Im kinda holding off till YaBB2 is out and fully functional

    Im trying to minimise the moving around of psts Ill have to do.

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    Re: Decaf

    About 20 years ago, I decided my system was wracked with too much nervous tension and anxiety. My self-diagnosis was caffeine. Yes, one or two slugs a day was making me into a stressed-out wreck. Hmmm. Come to think of it, Id just given up cigarettes too at the time. Thats another story.
    So, despite my longing for the taste, I shunned coffee. And coca cola. Id go into a bistro, and get the only then substitute, a thing called Karo, I recall (but would rather forget). Id ask for decaf coffee, and invariably all waiters would look at me as though Id just lapsed into an unfamiliar foreign tongue. My stove-top espresso machines were consigned to the rear of the cupboard where they grew nasty green mould. Daily sugar intake dropped to zero. I found myself so becalmed that when I walked forward I actually did the moonwalk. I was at peace. I even drank camemile tea to compound my serenity. Years passed, but I longed for the taste of an espresso. Then, a breakthrough, sort of like a cure for blindness to a blind person, or the --- but I digress. Yes, decaffeinated roasted beans. Oh joy, what rapture. Disinfected the stove-toppers. Dusted off the old electric grinder. And it was good. I never had drunk coffee for the caffeine hit -- didnt even know it existed, actually, because it never had any perceivable affect on me. I drank coffee for the taste, because I stopped work to brew it -- a welcome break in other words. Decaffeinated lattes, cappuccinos and espressos are so much part of the scene now and every barrista knows about them, unlike the bad old days. But in ordering a decaff cappucino, though, after some two decades of no caffeine, I did notice a disturbing phenomenon. After some 10 minutes, this "feeling" would race through me, something Id never experienced before. Must have been the caffeine in the chocolate sifted on top. Either that or my decaff cappuccino was an imposter. Occasionally, in the country, decaff cappuccino meant some instant coffee with milk steamed from those stainless steel urns. Yuk. So. somehow, Ive slowly degenerated to full-strength coffees again. Ive done the full circle, but occasionally buy decaff beans so I can drink the stuff with impunity.

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    Re: Decaf

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    haha, I loved reading that story of your full circle between caf and decaf coffee Robusto! I was thinking of trying it myself.. like you, Ive never perceived any hit from caffeine, I happily drink my two double shots per day thinking its totally fine. But.. over the years Ive definitely noticed more nervous tension and anxiety. So.. time to give it a go without caffeine, I did a cold-turkey quit this morning, I reckon tomorrow Ill feel so sick Ill probably call in sick for work haha.

    I wonder though, about the caf levels in decaf. I know they cant get rid of it completely.. so.. itll be interesting to see how that goes anyway. Some years ago I read that research was being done in to growing caffeine-free arabica trees.... i wonder if anything ever came from it.

    :)

    Now that youve done the full circle (even though this is a 5 year old post); did you notice any stress/anxiety level increase once you were a regular coffee-drinker once again?

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