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Topic: Decaffeination

  Decaffeinated Coffee Beans
Almost every process for decaffeination consists of soaking the beans in water to dissolve the caffeine, extracting the caffeine with either a solvent or activated carbon, and then re-soaking the coffee beans in the decaffeinated water to reabsorb the flavor compounds that were lost in the initial extraction.
The chemical composition of decaffeinated coffee (or decaf coffee) is altered, and therefore the flavor and aroma are changed.
The sparkling water decaffeination process is similar to the CO method, but instead of removing the caffeine with activated carbon filters, the caffeine is washed from the CO with sparkling water in a secondary tank, which is then recycled to extract more caffeine from the coffee.
www.coffeeresearch.org /science/decaffeination.htm   (432 words)

  Holy Mountain's Decaffeinated Tea
Decaffeinated tea is found in all leaf grades and a great variety of flavors.
The ethyl acetate decaffeination process uses the Haco Method, which is similar to the one used for coffee.
The tea is 99.9 percent decaffeinated at the end of the process, and has an 8 percent maximum water content when leaving the factory.
www.holymtn.com /tea/decaffeinated.htm   (376 words)

 Lycaeum > Leda > The Coffee Decaffeination Processes
Decaffeinated coffee is coffee which has had almost all of the caffeine removed.
After completion of decaffeination the green beans are intensely treated with steam to remove all adherent traces of the decaffeination solvent.
Decaffeinated coffee is simply coffee, which has had virtually, all the caffeine removed.
leda.lycaeum.org /?ID=16733   (666 words)

 Ancora Coffee Roasters - Decaffeination Explained
Coffee beans are decaffeinated before they are roasted, when the process can be done more cost effectively and with the least effect on the beans’ flavor.
Decaffeinating usually involves the use of a solution containing water and coffee flavor elements, plus a decaffeinating agent.
Also, coffee may be described as “naturally decaffeinated.” This phrase is a marketing term that suggests the coffee has been decaffeinated without the use of any chemicals.
www.ancoracoffee.com /decaffeination.asp   (790 words)

 Coffee Review :: The World's Leading Coffee Buying Guide
When no decaffeination method is indicated, a good guess is that the coffee has been decaffeinated by a method involving use of a solvent.
First, it is virtually impossible to find the identical coffee decaffeinated by a range of different methods, and the character of the original coffee obviously influences the character of the final cup.
Second, decaffeinated coffees are difficult to roast properly, and any subtle differences in decaffeination method may be overwhelmed by differences in the quality of the roast.
www.coffeereview.com /article.cfm?ID=61   (1323 words)

 Naturally Decaffeinated Coffee Beans Found
Researchers have discovered a naturally decaffeinated variety of the popular arabica coffee bean that may be able to pass on its low-caffeine trait to other arabica coffee bean plants through breeding.
Decaffeinated coffee accounts for about 10% of the world coffee market and is popular among those who want the taste of coffee without the caffeine buzz.
In a letter appearing in the June 24 issue of Nature, researchers in Brazil report that after studying 3,000 coffee trees, they have discovered a variety of arabica that is almost completely free of caffeine.
www.webmd.com /content/article/89/100249.htm?lastselectedguid={5FE84E90-BC77-4056-A91C-9531713CA348}   (241 words)

 illy decaf espresso,decaffeinated
That is because inherently caffeine has a slight bitterness to it, so when you decaffeinate coffee properly, it tastes slightly sweeter.
The blended green coffee (the same blend as in the regular coffee) is sent to an outside company that is specialized in the decaffeination process.
For each lot of illy coffee that is processed the decaffeinating company supplies a certificate verifying the caffeine content is at or below 0.05 caffeine content, well below the European Standard of 0.10%.
www.1stincoffee.com /illy-493.htm   (690 words)

 Guide to Decaffeinated Coffee   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These words indicate that the coffee was decaffeinated with ethyl acetate, a molecule found in some fruits (including coffee cherries).
Ethyl acetate is not known to be a health hazard, and it readily bonds with the caffeine molecule.
While we believe the chemically decaffeinated coffees available today to be safe for the consumer, we have chosen to sell non-chemically decaffeinated coffee because of the environmental hazards the chemical solvents present.
my.execpc.com /~wilcafe/GDC.html   (986 words)

 New Scientist Breaking News - Naturally decaffeinated coffee plant discovered
This means the decaffeinated trait should be relatively easy to breed into popular types of coffee.
As well as eliminating the need for solvent extraction, the discovery could also be an alternative to decaffeinated plants created by knocking out the gene for the same enzyme via genetic engineering (New Scientist, 18 June 2003).
Mazzafera says that it might be possible to produce commercial decaffeinated coffee directly from the newly discovered strains within five years.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn6064   (436 words)

 Howstuffworks "How are coffee, tea and colas decaffeinated?"
To decaffeinate using carbon dioxide (CO, water-softened materials are "pressure cooked" with the gas.
Caffeine extraction with water is used primarily for coffee decaffeination.
For example, less than 5 percent of the caffeine found in cola drinks is actually from the kola nut, and many of the popular "high caffeine" soft drinks do not contain kola nut extracts at all.
www.howstuffworks.com /question480.htm   (529 words)

 Joyful Living Services - Decaffeinated & Flavored Coffee - Good or Bad?
The decaffeination process is essentially the same as in conventional Methylene Chloride de-caffeination, except Ethyl Acetate replaces Methylene Chloride as the solvent.
In the CO2 decaffeination process, water soaked coffee beans are placed in a stainless steel container or extractor.
Unfortunately, the cost of building a CO2 decaffeination plant is quite high, so this process is primarily used to decaffeinate large volumes of commercial grade coffee.
www.joyfullivingservices.com /coffee.html   (2481 words)

 Decaffeinated Teas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Taylors chose the CO process for decaffeination and selected a blend of African teas that proved successful in maintaining their flavor.
Harrisons and Crosfield Decaffeinated Iced Tea is flavored with natural lemon and orange for a lightly colored cooling drink.
It is decaffeinated using the natural CO process.
www.globetrends.com /DecafTeas.htm   (462 words)

 CO-2 Decaffeination Method for Coffee
An "all-natural" label may mean that ethyl acetate is the solvent in use, because that chemical occurs naturally in fruit.
The so-called Swiss water process soaks green coffee beans in a solution that contains the chemical components of beans dissolved from a previous batch, except for the caffeine.
DECAFFEINATED BEANS at the bottom of the vessel are removed, dried and roasted.
www.sweetmarias.com /decaf.co-2method.html   (767 words)

 CBC News:Naturally decaffeinated coffee plant found   (Site not responding. Last check: )
LONDON - Researchers have discovered a naturally decaffeinated coffee plant that they say could produce a tastier cup of decaf.
Decaffeinated coffee accounts for about 10 per cent of the world coffee market, according to The National Coffee Association of U.S.A. Caffeine can trigger palpitations, increase blood pressure and disrupt sleep in sensitive people.
Other caffeine-free plants have been found in the wild in Madagascar, but these are difficult to breed and produce poorer quality coffee.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2004/06/23/sci-tech/decaf040623   (253 words)

 Decaffeinated Coffee
It is an ideal solvent for caffeine, making it possible to decaffeinate coffee naturally without chemicals, while retaining all the valuable flavor and aroma of the coffee.
Coffee beans are soaked for hours in water that draws off the caffeine (as well as some of the components that give the coffee flavor and aroma).
The decaffeination is done in Germany using the 100% natural carbon dioxide process.
www.oldcitycoffee.com /shop/decaf.html   (388 words)

 CBC News:Scientists grow decaffeinated coffee plants   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"At present, coffee is decaffeinated industrially, but the process is expensive and the flavour of the product is poor – problems that could potentially be overcome by the genetic engineering of coffee plants," the researchers wrote in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature.
The taste verdict won't be in until the plants mature in three to four years.
The commercial definition of decaffeinated coffee in the U.S. is 97 per cent less caffeine, but geneticists haven't yet attained that level.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2003/06/18/gm_coffee030618   (231 words)

 Drinking Decaffeinated Coffees
If you drink decaffeinated coffee for health reasons, to cut down on your caffeine intake or because you enjoy a cup of coffee late at night but find the caffeine keeps you awake, you should expect a robust and flavorful cup of coffee.
According to the experts, decaffeinated coffee should taste the same as caffeinated coffee if the caffeine is removed properly and the flavor influencing substances are not affected.
My current favorite at Peet's Coffees is their Aged Decaffeinated Indonesian Roast: a rich, spicy bean that has been aged for several years to develop it's flavors and exotic aromas.
www.sallys-place.com /beverages/coffee/decaffeinated.htm   (1203 words)

 Decaffeinated Teas
This green tea has a sencha base and has been decaffeinated via a carbon dioxide process.
This fine-leafed fl tea has a broken orange pekoe base and has been decaffeinated through an ethyl acetate process.
This best-selling tea is composed of Darjeeling combined with oil of Bergamot and has been decaffeinated via a carbon dioxide process.
www.holymtn.com /tea/decaftea.htm   (113 words)

 Ethiopia brews decaffeinated breakthrough   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The wild plants that lack caffeine were reportedly found by a team led by Paulo Mazzafera, Professor of plant physiology in Brazil, whose study is published in the journal Nature.
"We have discovered a naturally decaffeinated Coffea arabica plant from Ethiopia, a species normally recognised for the high quality of its beans," he said.
The three decaffeinated coffee plants do not look any different from other arabica plants but chemical analysis reveals that they have a caffeine content of 0.06 percent, which compares with a content of about two percent in the roasted coffee beans of ordinary plants and 0.03 percent in processed decaffeinated coffee.
www.waltainfo.com /EnNews/2004/Jun/25Jun04/Jun25e7.htm   (282 words)

 Re: Does decaffeinated coffee raise blood pressure?
I have included a brief description of the process by which decaffeinated coffee is made.
When purchasing decaffeinated coffees, it is helpful to understand the processes used.
As far as raising blood pressure I cite from a paper by Green and Shuls (1),who measured heart rate and blood pressure in coffee drinkers drinking decaf with either added caffeine or cornstarch.
www.madsci.org /posts/archives/jan99/915293960.Me.r.html   (288 words)

 Decaffeinated Tea - all the health benefits less caffeine
Decaffeinated Tea - all the health benefits less caffeine
This wild growing bush in South Africa was discovered during World War II as troops were not getting supplies they began to cut down bushes to make tea.
Then using the same tea leaves make another cup of tea which will contain much less caffeine since most of it was dissolved in the first cup of tea, Most of the caffeine dissolves in 30 seconds.
www.bodyofmine.com /tea/Decaf_Tea/decaf_tea.htm   (213 words)

 European Roasterie Decaffeinated Specialty Coffee
Our decaffeinated coffees are processed in Hamburg, Germany, using the MC Water Method.
Today, all decaffeinated coffees retain a minute amount of caffeine and also lose some flavor during the decaffeinating process.
Our naturally decaffeinated coffees are guaranteed to be at least 97% caffeine free.
www.euroroast.com /index.php?cPath=44&osCsid=3ab31ec92093b53a521aa3b8dff68e69   (257 words)

 Stash Tea: Stash English Breakfast Decaffeinated Tea
For our decaffeinated English Breakfast we begin with a robust Nilgiri fl tea from the Blue Mountains of south India.
It is then decaffeinated using only pure spring water.
The health benefits are left almost untouched during this process and the flavor is far superior to most decaffeinated teas.
www.stashtea.com /w-050780.htm   (234 words)

 Decaffeinated Green Tea Blend   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Best served when decaffeinated beverage is requested or late at night when caffeine is being avoided.
An elegant decaffeinated tea, lightly scented with bergamot and orange flavors.
A robust, rich decaffeinated tea, producing a strong, thick liquor.
www.twiningsteashopusa.com /browseproducts/Decaffeinated-Green-Tea-Blend.HTML   (130 words)

 Decaffeinated Tea
Decaffeinated tea and a host of other varieties are available right here at special teas.
If you are new to the world of decaffeinated tea, you might want to browse the chapters on how to buy, store and prepare your purchase before you make your order.
We hope that you will have fun experiencing the fascinating world of decaffeinated tea.
www.specialteas.com /mystore/se_decaffeinated_tea.html   (136 words)

Green Tea is made by picking from the tea plant the first tender leaves of spring which are then steamed, rolled, and then dried with hot air.
Good Earth's Decaffeinated Green Tea is made by a special natural CO2 process to preserve its antioxidants.
Antioxidants are found in green tea along with Vitamins A, C, and E. Antioxidants are natural substances that protect the body from the damaging effect of free radicals, which are highly reactive and unstable molecules that are associated with a number of adverse effects in the body.
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