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Do You Drink Decaf Coffee?

With the $2 billion business of decaffeinated coffee at a plateau, coffee companies are focusing their efforts on new "low-caf" blends. While decaf coffee has long been considered less flavorful, these breakthrough blends are genetically manipulated to be naturally lower in caffeine but complex in taste.

As an everyday coffee drinker, I hadn't realized that the decaf business was so lucrative, and was surprised to learn of the staggering numbers.

Clearly, there's a demand for caffeine-free coffee. Are you a committed decaf drinker? I'd love to hear your reasons in the comments below.

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Penny-C Penny-C 8 years
Thanks fuzzles.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
If I'm drinking in it in the evening, I make "half caff" coffee so it's not completely devoid of flavor. But if I'm drinking coffee in the morning, it's full-octane for me.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
Penny C, They do. It's sold under at least one big brand. I think it might be Folger's (?), but don't quote me on that.
Food Food 8 years
Before 3:00 pm = regular, hands down; After 3:00 pm = settling for decaf.
musicmixer musicmixer 8 years
Only if I'm craving the flavors, but not too much kick.
Penny-C Penny-C 8 years
AS I am from the UK, do they sell half-caf in US?
SleepyCorinne SleepyCorinne 8 years
I do something I call half-caf - one scoop of regular, one scoop of decaf. Good stuff. I feel fine on days when I don't have it :)
Penny-C Penny-C 8 years
Idrink Nescafe half-caf and really cant tell the difference between that and full caffeine.
mtiger mtiger 8 years
I don't drink any caffeine.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I might drink it at a restaurant after a meal. I drink coffee for the taste as well as the caffeine, so there are times that I want a cup but don't want it to keep me up. Of course, I never have it on hand at home, so it's rare.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i'm with tidal. what's the point? i don't drink coffee for the taste.
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 8 years
Blasphemy on the Coffee level ! Man. Decaf coffee is like.....like.... cheesecake without the cream cheese.... like Starsky with no Hutch....like deviled egges with no devil.... like Hans Solo with no Lea. .... It. is. just. wrong.
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
Coffee blasphemy.
mominator mominator 8 years
Decaf? That doesn't exist in my vocabulary
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
I've heard it called "whatfor" and I think it's funny!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Decaf is bad for you (due to the process of decaffination) unless its water pressed decaf. CHECK IT LADIES!
Frenched Frenched 8 years
Only when I'm absolutely wired and I'm STILL craving that coffee flavor! But nope, I like having my coffee with actual CAFFEINE in it :)
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
decaf tastes like a**
otaku otaku 8 years
i love all coffee! i could drink coffee as my main liquid intake for the day, so i have to have decaf sometimes. i think i'd be dead if i didn't. -___-
psychobabble psychobabble 8 years
I grew up in a household of serious coffee drinkers, decaf was referred to as an "abomination" :-P
SarahPW SarahPW 8 years
i like o drink it after a meal when i go out to a restaurant...otherwise, it is all caffeine for me in the morning...or i can't wake up :)
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
I had a decaf americano on Saturday. It was excellent! The only reason I did was because I had a few cups of coffee earlier and was still feeling pretty wired.
mom2ross mom2ross 8 years
The only time I ever drank decaffeinated coffee on a regular basis was when I was pregnant.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
No neutered joe for me!
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 8 years
soapbox - BROWN WATER! Love it. :rotfl:
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