Coffee Vocabulary Lesson #7

decaffeination:

  • removal of caffeine from coffee, cocoa, tea leaves, and any other caffeine-containing materials
    • as it pertains to coffee, there are several methods to extract caffeine–these include chemical solvents, carbon dioxide, or water methods

decaffeinated coffee:

  • often referred to as “decaf” or “decaf coffee”
  • coffee that has had almost all of its caffeine removed
    • while decaffeination refers to the removal of caffeine, decaffeinated coffee is not completely caffeine-free–trace amounts of caffeine can and do remain in coffee

 

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