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I love coffee…only one small problem…caffeine.
If you’re thinking “how sad,” you wouldn’t be the first person to think that or say it…I have been given many a looks and comments of pity by Starbucks baristas and been asked to confirm my order my order “Sorry ma’am, was this SUPPOSED to be decaf?!” more times than I can count. I’m assuming not too many tired moms rolling up in a minivan three kids deep are ordering decaf lattes.
In an effort to spare myself this experience and be a bit more frugal, my husband read some reviews and purchased what many think is the best drip coffee machine, and I concur, the coffee is delicious (even if it’s been reheated several times after in the microwave!)
Initially, I was buying whichever decaf was on sale, but then I read an article about how coffee beans are decaffeinated (they don’t just grow this way apparently) and I was slightly horrified.
Without getting into too much detail, the process involves methylene chloride (listed as a possible carcinogen.)
I did some more reading and was relieved to find Caribou Decaf. It’s affordable, available in several of our local stores, and because their decaf is naturally decaffeinated using water, there is no yucky chemical residue left behind and the beans are able to retain their rich flavor. Win-Win!
If you are sensitive to caffeine and/ or a breastfeeding mother like myself who wishes to minimize your caffeine intake, I highly suggest Caribou. Check your local supermarket or purchase here.
Enjoy and let us know what you think!
TL;DR: Looking for a good cup of naturally decaffeinated coffee? Go with Caribou.
For more about Caribou, you can read more here.
Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I also can’t say with any certainty if methylene chloride is actually dangerous. I’d rather just play it safe.