Caffeine is a stimulant and it can make us feel brighter, more awake, and more productive.
But like most good things, there can be such a thing as too much.
Most of us have felt that caffeine buzz when we’re trying to sleep, the nervous energy, and the inevitable crash that follows! So why don’t more people opt for decaf? We’ve all too often witnessed the turning up of noses, the cries of ‘What’s the point?!’ Let's explore the ins and outs of decaffeination process to see if decaf coffee is worth considering.
The Decaffeination Process
Decaffeinated coffee beans are created by removing caffeine from regular coffee beans.
This process is done with water, solvents or carbon dioxide to extract caffeine from green coffee beans before roasting them. The process used most commonly today is known as SWISS WATER® . It is one hundred percent chemical free, natural and environmentally friendly. This process uses hot water to draw out caffeine molecules while preserving flavor-bearing molecules in green unroasted coffee beans. After this process is complete, the remaining 99% caffeine-free green coffee beans are dried back up before being sent off for roasting.
Health Benefits of Decaffeinated Coffee
Decaffeinated coffee has many health benefits that regular caffeinated coffee does not offer.
For starters, it contains significantly less caffeine than regular coffee resulting in less anxiety and jitters associated with having too much caffeine in your system. It also allows you to enjoy a cup without worrying about disrupting your sleeping habits due to its low levels of stimulation compared to regular caffeinated coffees. Lastly, it offers higher amounts of antioxidants than regular caffeinated coffees which can help reduce inflammation in your body and even protect cells from damage caused by environmental toxins.
Environmental Impact of Decaffeinated Coffee
The environmental impact of decaffeinated coffee is much lower than that of regular caffeinated coffees as it requires less processing and harvesting methods which leads to fewer greenhouse gas emissions being released into the atmosphere during production. Additionally, because it does not require large amounts of chemicals or heavy machinery for production like regular coffees do, decaffeinated coffees are generally considered eco-friendly alternatives that help reduce our carbon footprint on Earth.
In conclusion, decaf has come a long way since its introduction - dispelling myths along the way! For those looking for an energizing boost without feeling overwhelmed with physical side effects such as anxiety or jitters; those trying to limit their daily intake but still want an enjoyable cup; those who prioritize sustainability; or those simply looking for something new - then look no further! Decaf may just be what you need! Plus, you won't have to worry about any disruption in your sleeping habits either! Give it a try - you never know what you might discover!