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 satisfy your craving for a nice hot cup of coffee. What do you reach for? Decaf coffee of course!
Decaf coffee (decaffeinated coffee) is coffee that has gone through a process of decaffeination to remove the caffeine. However, decaf coffee is not entirely caffeine free. To be labeled as decaf, coffee must meet the international standard of being 97% caffeine free (EU standards are stricter at 99.9%).
The Arabica coffee bean contains about half of the caffeine content of the Robusta bean and is thus more suitable for making high quality decaf coffee. There are rare types of Arabica that naturally have very low caffeine levels as well.