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No caffeine? No problem!

Drinking coffee is a habit that's been around for quite some time now, and many generations before us have adopted this commodity and made it into a lifestyle. There are various types of coffee beans, grown at different altitudes, in different climates and of different tastes. However, not all of us want that kick of caffeine throughout the day, so then a decaf coffee sounds like the best solution to satisfy a craving.

Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, a German chemist first discovered in 1802 that the coffee beans' caffeine can be reduced drastically if he soaks them in benzene. After the discovery, there were no further studies about this, and it wasn't until 1905 that decaffeinated coffee became a thing.

Ludwig Roselius became famous for bringing decaf coffee on the market. When his father died, he thought it was because of coffee. He considered it to be evil and went on a mission to find a method to decaffeinate the coffee beans. 

A shipment of coffee all soaked in seawater arrived in Germany, and he realized that the caffeine content was reduced, however the taste of the coffee was also altered.

Now that he had the information, he adapted the process by steaming the coffee beans and soaking them in benzene. The experiment was a success, so then he patented the process soon after.

Ever since, many brands adapted their coffees to be able to serve decaf as well, making coffee-drinking an all-day sort of habit.

We have a range of decafs from various origins, and a seasonal festive blend so that all of our customers can enjoy a cup of festive coffee.

 

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