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    What's in decaf?

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    I've been searching the net to try and find out the nutritional content of decaf... I've been unsuccessful so far. Anyone got any info?

    Thinking only about Swiss water decaf.

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    Are you planning to eat the beans?

    Otherwise the nutritional content is going to be fairly contingent on the what you do the beans (I would have thought anyway).

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    No I'm going to brew them. But what's left when we take the caffeine out?

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    Coffee has negligible nutritional value unless served in a milkshake cup with 10 sugars when it morphs into a full meal.

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    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 1 cup (8 fl oz) (237 g)
    Per Serving % Daily Value*
    Calories 0

    Calories from Fat 0

    Total Fat 0.0g 0%

    Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%

    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g

    Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g

    Cholesterol 0mg 0%

    Sodium 5mg 0%

    Carbohydrates 0.0g 0%

    Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%

    Sugars 0.0g

    Protein 0.2g

    Vitamin A 0% ˇ Vitamin C 0%
    Calcium 0% ˇ Iron 1%


    I cant talk for a milkshake with ten sugars although I'm sure Chris is on the mark.

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    Not sure what's in there but that list is clearly missing a few things - the oils etc that make up the flavours. Our local roaster has a water decaf bean - the missus loves it.

    I'm not eating anywhere that thinks a milkshake with 10 sugars is anything like an acceptable meal.

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    What health risks do you believe are posed by moderate caffeine consumption?

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    The local council sent out a notice about labelling, so, just in case they wanted some info, I googled and found this:

    Coffee bean, roasted, ground - Nutrition Information and Facts - The Danish Food Composition Databank

    and this:

    Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Coffee, brewed, espresso, restaurant-prepared, decaffeinated

    easy peasy. ;-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer View Post
    Hi everyone ... !
    I think Decafe is a good choice for health. There is a always small amount of caffeine is present in it . And I don't think so sugar is important for their nutrient.
    Welcome to Coffee Snobs Archer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    The local council sent out a notice about labelling, so, just in case they wanted some info, I googled and found this:

    Coffee bean, roasted, ground - Nutrition Information and Facts - The Danish Food Composition Databank

    and this:

    Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Coffee, brewed, espresso, restaurant-prepared, decaffeinated

    easy peasy. ;-D
    Pretty comprehensive information there Chokkidog.
    As we keep hearing, Google is your friend.

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    The thing about the swiss water method is that when you drink the resultant espresso, it tastes exactly like you'd think something soaked in water for a day would taste. I've yet to try one that didn't have that flat, off taste.

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    Ah Yelta, if being a good snooker player is the sign of a misspent youth........

    what does being a good googler say about your adult life?

    Sadly, I've learnt how to converse with the google search bar. ;-D


    Darkfalz, have you tried the BeanBay decaffeinated wow?
    Gets good reviews here;

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/cup-tastin...od-coffee.html

    Available green or roasted..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    Ah Yelta, if being a good snooker player is the sign of a misspent youth........

    what does being a good googler say about your adult life?

    Sadly, I've learnt how to converse with the google search bar. ;-D


    Darkfalz, have you tried the BeanBay decaffeinated wow?
    Gets good reviews here;

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/cup-tastin...od-coffee.html

    Available green or roasted..........
    I'm far from an experienced home roaster and my barista skills are no better, yet I can pull a shot of my home roasted decaf wow that's a better espresso than the non-decaf short black in 90% of cafés. I definitely recommend it.

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    I've been meaning to try it. Caffeine only becomes a problem for me after my 3rd or 4th double shot for the day, but it would be nice to be able to enjoy a coffee in the evening, which is why I have experimented with decaf. I could only ever describe the flavour as washed out.

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    Not only is caffeine the worlds favorite psychoactive drug it is also one of the worlds most comprehensively studied ingested substances. A few years back when the safety of caffeine was once again being questioned the US Food & Drug Administration labeled it as the single most researched drug and food additive in the world.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkfalz View Post
    I've been meaning to try it. Caffeine only becomes a problem for me after my 3rd or 4th double shot for the day, but it would be nice to be able to enjoy a coffee in the evening, which is why I have experimented with decaf. I could only ever describe the flavour as washed out.
    +1 for Decaf Wow.



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