The Health Benefits of Decaffeinated Coffee

It’s true that caffeinated coffee can come with a load of health benefits while increasing your overall productivity — which can be a lifesaver when you’re at work. But consider drinking decaffeinated coffee occasionally—it’s got its own benefits.

Why Drink Decaf?

Forego your caffeinated cup for some nice decaffeinated coffee. For one, if you’re trying to limit your caffeine intake, you don’t have to sacrifice your delicious cup of coffee in the process. Other than how the coffee beans are washed thoroughly in a solvent until the nearly all of the caffeine has been extracted from the beans, the roasting process is the same. The beans are always decaffeinated BEFORE they are roasted and ground, and the nutritional value of decaffeinated coffee is nearly the same as caffeinated.

 

Decaf coffee inherently has a slight amount of caffeine in it, but up to 97% of the caffeine has been removed. In other words, decaf coffee contains about 3 milligrams of coffee per cup. But compared to the average amount of caffeine in a normal cup of coffee, ranging from 70 to 140 milligrams, your caffeine intake has largely been reduced.

 

Health Benefits

While coffee currently contains the single largest source of antioxidants in a Western diet, decaf coffee contains slightly fewer antioxidants. Decaf coffee can lose some of its natural antioxidants during its decaffeination process, but the main antioxidants found in regular coffee — hydroxycinnamic acids and polyphenols — remain, which help reduce oxidative damage, and the risks of heart disease, cancer, and Type 2 diabetes. They can also slow down aging and neurodegenerative diseases.

 

It’s recommended that people with high levels of anxiety, digestive problems, heart arrhythmia, or trouble sleeping should drink decaf coffee, as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women so the caffeine does not affect their children.

 

We have some delicious decaf options for you to choose from, including our Italian Roast. Decaf coffee doesn’t mean bad coffee, so try out our decaf coffee any time you like.