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What’s the difference between decaf and caffeinated coffee? 

Decaf and caffeinated coffee

WillowBrew Coffee Merchants offers authentic Italian coffee beans, coffee capsules and ground coffee. We supply a versatile range of coffee blends, and equipment that will satisfy various coffee drinking preferences. 

A question that always comes up when ordering coffee is: “What is the difference between “Decaf” and “Caffeinated” coffee and how do I know what’s best for me?” We’re here to explain how to distinguish between the two powerful cups of coffee. 

Decaf coffee is characterized by the small amount of caffeine content which is usually about 7 milligrams per cup in comparison to other coffee blends that go up to around 140 milligrams of caffeine. Decaf coffee blends are typically recommended for coffee drinkers that would prefer the fullness of the coffee flavour but avoids the overall adverse effects of caffeine. 

Decaffeinated drinks may have up to 20% of its primary content of caffeine. Another factor to consider is the pH level of the decaffeinated coffee which tends to be more acidic and if you’re prone to acidity or acid reflux, it is advisable to avoid decaffeinated coffee altogether. 

During this process, various solvents are used and a method of filtration is implemented. Coffee beans are then immersed in water. The filtered water will be brought back to the coffee beans and will be dried for the flavour to be enhanced. 

Some benefits associated with decaf coffee are the compounds found in the coffee that have antioxidant properties that protect the body from free radicals and have the potential to fight inflammation in the body. 

In summary, decaf and caffeinated coffee have key benefits for your health depending on your consumption profile. 

Caffeinated coffee typically contains stimulants that are found in tea, coffee and cacao plants. Caffeinated coffee works by stimulating the brain and central nervous system to help you stay alert. The robust taste can be included in a multitude of brews and can either be combined with creamers and sugars to enhance the flavour of the coffee.

Contact WillowBrew Coffee Merchants to order your perfect brew of coffee. 


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