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Posted Tue May 8, 2012, 4:35pm
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tracerbullet Said:

Exact same is true for me. I drink decaf at times just because I like the taste of coffee in general (even though decafs tend not to be very good, it's better than not having any at all).

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I used to feel the same way, but I believe there are several good decafs available, my favorite being DP Ethiopians.  Unfortunately I have also found that the quality in the cup diminishes rather quickly after roasting so buying a one pound bag may be wasteful.  Try a half pound from your local roaster or if you roast your own do more frequent, smaller batches.
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012, 6:16am
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tracerbullet Said:

Exact same is true for me. I drink decaf at times just because I like the taste of coffee in general (even though decafs tend not to be very good, it's better than not having any at all).

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that's what i find ironic. people on here strive for excellent taste, they want exact temperature, weight, "rule of 15's", say sugar is too refined, scared of aluminum, need organic coffee/milk, ect., ect., yet ignore all the crap the beans go through to become decaffeinated.

IMO, drinking coffee that comes out the ass-end of a cat sounds more natural.

 
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012, 6:51am
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Well I don't get that far into it I guess ;)  I drink tap water no problem!  If it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger, and all that...  Actually I am health conscious, I run and take classes at the gym, tend to actually "cook" food made with real ingredients as opposed to heating things up, and so on. Only up to a point apparently. I see what you mean though. I wonder if the same people that are concerned about that list of variables do or don't drink decaf?

I love my morning espresso (or two) and strive to make it as good as possible. I will dump one down the sink if it didn't come out right and do it again. I guess that late at night I'm in a different mindset and just want the taste, even if it's something that's only a poor copy of the taste. I may have to change that - what exactly is DP Ethiopian? I'd like to give it a try, Google is a bit vague with just that however. Is DP a brand, or a process, or_?
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012, 3:23pm
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BB- not all decaf is treated the same.  I enjoy the Swiss Water processed coffee which allows a coffee to maintain its organic certification.

Tracer- Sorry for not being more clear, I was referring to dry processed Ethiopian coffee.  The best I have had recently was one I roasted myself from the Sidamo region.  I got the beans at the Co-op.
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Posted Thu May 10, 2012, 5:45am
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purosdave Said:

BB- not all decaf is treated the same.  I enjoy the Swiss Water processed coffee which allows a coffee to maintain its organic certification.

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i realize that, but all decaf requires some sort of processing. do you really think using "organic" beans in the decaf process matters?

i just find it hard to believe that any type of decaffeination is good for the flavor of the coffee bean when people are so concerned with where the trees are grown, if they were shade grown, "organic certification", hand picked vs. machine picked, what side of the farm, small lots, the list goes on.

bottom line... if all these little things effect the flavor, i can't comprehend how any decaf process doesn't destroy it.

personally, this is the only decaf i would consider trying....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffea_charrieriana

seems more natural or "organic" than the others. ;)

 
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Posted Sat May 12, 2012, 2:51am
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Bitches_Brew Said:

if all these little things effect the flavor, i can't comprehend how any decaf process doesn't destroy it.

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Precisely, I still can't figure it out so far why coffee would go decaf at all. Is it because of the flavor only?

IMO coffee is addictive, to put it bluntly, whether I like it or not. Not going into denial here. It's called 'caffeine' for a reason. But there are a level of addiction experienced by individuals. I'm sure some of you would know a person that feels their life is better accompanied by many cups of coffee in their everyday life. That's always fine, but is it a social problem (as some may compare it to *cough* cocaine *cough*? No way.

 
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Posted Sat May 12, 2012, 3:37pm
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National Geographic did an article on coffee and its effects a couple of years ago.  Caffeine is a mild stimulant.  It elevates the levels of some brain chemical temporarily.  Interestingly, the brain normalizes this in about 3 days so that when you drink that morning coffee at the same time every day, you no longer get the 'up'.  

If you stop drinking coffee your brain will again normalize in about 3 days.  In the mean time, you may feel a little sluggish around coffee time as you have lower than normal levels of said chemical floating about your brain.

I do not think coffee/caffeine is particularly addictive though
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Posted Sat May 12, 2012, 6:23pm
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WOW i really don't care............................just bashing coffee totally..................................................
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Posted Sat May 12, 2012, 6:39pm
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rabbit Said:

WOW i really don't care............................just bashing coffee totally....................... ...........................

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I read somewhere that sugar is actually one of the most highly addictive substances on the face of the earth.  Seriously, no joke here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_addiction

Click Here (www.huffingtonpost.com)

Click Here (articles.nydailynews.com)

http://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-sugar-addiction

Next in line has to be water.  Yup, highly addictive.

Air has to be in there somewhere too, I would imagine.

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Posted Sat May 12, 2012, 7:05pm
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i don't use sugar in coffee............do we really need sugar?
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