One of the most popular drinks is coffee which also has not less than caffeine.However, many people cannot drink coffee because of certain amount of caffeine that could lead to some nervous system disorders such as faster heart beating, anxiety, insomnia, and several side effects.
In cases of limited consumption of coffee, decaffeinated one is not only a good drink for those who cannot absorb high levels of Caffeine but also retain their distinctive flavor. It is the fact that Decaf coffee has the same effects as well as other coffees, the things that it extracts the Caffeine from beans to reduce the strong impacts of Caffeine on nervous system and regulates the health benefits of coffees.
Decaf coffee has caffeine content of less than 0.1% and 0.3% in ground roasted and instant coffee respectively. Even though 97% of the Caffeine content in coffee beans have removed, decaf coffee has retained the bitter taste with the lowest level. A cup of regular coffee would contain from 70mg to 140mg Caffeine while the decaf coffee itself only ranges from 0mg – 7mg Caffeine (equivalent to 6oz) depending on the method of processing and the size of the coffee cup. The contents of decaffeinated coffee are 2.4% of magnesium, 4.8% of potassium, and 25% of niacin (vitamin B3), Hence, it could be perfect ideal to drinking 2 or more cups of coffee in a day to boost the ability of antioxidant, neutralize other toxins and also prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer and reduce up to 6% of the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Decaffeinated coffee is caffeine-free by the following methods:
- Water desalination: Coffee beans are emulsified with water or water to help the structures in the coffee beans contain expanded caffeine, and Ethyl Acetate, Methylene Chloride will be used to rinse and remove Caffeine off the mainstream beans.
- Drinking coffee with supercritical CO2: CO2 is introduced into the process at low temperature and pressure to remove the caffeine from the coffee beans but retain the natural flavor of the coffee.
- Biotech desalination is the step of drying the coffee beans separated from the Caffeine content to the normal moisture content of the coffee beans, helping decaf coffee become a useful coffee for our health. but still retain the inherent flavor of coffee.
In addition to coffee, there are some benefits to decaf coffee and in other studies, Decaf coffee is not helpful for improving mood, reducing the risk of mild depression, risk of cirrhosis or liver damage, increased metabolic rate and burning of body fat. Mainstream coffee still helps us to be more alert and reduce the feeling of fatigue in some cases. And all these effects are due to the presence of caffeine in coffee that affects the central nervous system of the brain.
Therefore, the use of traditional coffee or decaf coffee will depend on the level of satisfaction and reception of each person’s health, the way in which they are made and the size of each cup of coffee. Caffeine in coffee is used more or less to fit and ensure the best for our health.