The problem, the catch 22, is that all current caffeine removal methods seriously compromise the flavor qualities of the bean; If you can't handle the caffeine, you will not be able to enjoy the best coffees. Sorry.
Ok, point taken. But it's only valid if there is an alternative to decaf. If you can't tolerate caffeine (or don't want close to sleep, etc), then who cares what caffeinated coffee tastes like; you won't be drinking it. Then it only matters what decaf tastes like. And many here find that they have found great options.
Posted Wed May 2, 2012, 7:29am Subject: Re: Why decaf?
I enjoy it for the same reason many people drink fine wine. The uniqueness, the variety, the warmth. And it tastes good. My caffeine tolerance is such I can drink it and go straight to sleep. A pharmacist friend had a word for that, but I forget what it was.
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