Decaf Coffee Beans

Our Glide decaf blend is produced using the Swiss Water Process with a blend of Brazil and Colombia beans used to pack in the flavour without the caffeine content. Expect notes of cinnamon, honey and milk chocolate.

The perfect decaf coffee beans for those looking to limit their caffeine intake for personal preference or health reasons.

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Are you one of those people that can't start their day without a great cup of coffee? Do you love the taste and smell of freshly brewed coffee, but don't like the way it makes you feel after drinking it? If so, then make the switch and start drinking decaf coffee.

Decaf coffee beans are made from coffee beans that have had the caffeine removed, so you can still enjoy all the flavors and aromas of regular coffee without feeling wired afterwards.

What is decaf coffee?

Decaf coffee is a coffee bean that has been processed to remove most of the caffeine. Decaf coffee is a popular choice for people who don't want the caffeine, or for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Decaf coffee has the same flavor and aroma as your typical coffee, but it doesn't have the same energizing effect that comes from caffeine.

Decaf coffee is made from regular coffee beans. The beans are first soaked in water to remove the caffeine. Then, they are roasted and ground like regular coffee beans. Decaf coffee has about 97% less caffeine than regular coffee. A cup of decaf coffee has about 2 calories per fluid ounce, which is about the same as regular coffee. Decaf coffee also has a small amount of carbohydrates and protein.

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History of Decaf Coffee

Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge was a German chemist who is credited with inventing decaf coffee. In 1820, Runge discovered that caffeine could be removed from coffee beans by using solvents such as ethanol or chloroform. However, this process also removed many of the other flavors and aromas from the coffee beans. In 1903, an American company called S.C. Johnson & Son developed a new process for removing caffeine from coffee beans without removing the other flavors. This process is still used today to make decaf coffee.

How do coffee beans become decaffeinated?

There are several ways to remove caffeine from coffee beans, and they vary in the caffeine removal methods they use, the length of time it takes to process, and the residual caffeine after the process. Here are the different ways you can remove caffeine from coffee beans:

Swiss Water Process

The Swiss Water Process is a safe, chemical-free process that uses only water to remove caffeine from coffee beans. The caffeine is extracted from the coffee beans using hot water and a filter. The water is then recycled and used to extract caffeine from more coffee beans. This process is repeated until all of the caffeine is removed from the coffee beans. Here at Veneziano, ourGlide Decaf Blend is produced using the Swiss Water Process so you can be sure that it’s environmentally friendly and chemical-free.

Direct Solvent Decaffeination

Direct solvent decaffeination is a process that uses chemicals to remove caffeine from coffee beans. The most common chemical used in this process is methylene chloride, which is a colorless, odorless liquid.

Indirect Solvent Decaffeination

Indirect solvent decaffeination is a process that uses water and steam to remove caffeine from coffee beans. The coffee beans are first soaked in water. Then, they are steamed at a high temperature.

Supercritical fluid extraction

In this method, the coffee beans are soaked in hot water with carbon dioxide pressure added. The pressure forces the caffeine out of the coffee beans. This method is considered to be safer than using solvents because there is no contact with any harmful chemicals. However, this method takes longer and produces less caffeine-free coffee than other methods.

How much caffeine is in decaf coffee?

The decaffeination process removes most, but not all, of the caffeine from coffee beans. The exact amount of caffeine that remains in decaf coffee varies and depends on a number of factors, including the type of coffee bean and the method used to decaffeinate it. Generally speaking, though, most decaf coffees contain about 2-5 mg of caffeine per cup. That's about 1/10th the amount of caffeine found in a typical cup of regular coffee, which has around 95-200 mg of caffeine.

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Benefits of decaf coffee beans

Decaf coffee beans are a good choice for people who want to enjoy the benefits of coffee without the side effects that come with caffeine. Decaf coffee beans have been shown to:

  • Reduce the risk of heart disease,

  • Lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease and type 2 diabetes

  • Help protect the body against damage caused by free radicals

  • Can lower risk of several cancers, including prostate cancer, liver cancer, and melanoma

  • How we roast our beans to make the best decaf coffee beans

    All our beans are roasted in our Diedrich Roasters to maximise flavour and deliver the optimum balance of acidity and sweetness for the perfect cup.

    Microlots: Our micro-lot and single origin coffees are roasted in a style that showcase the processing methods, varietals and flavour profile of the beans. Microlot coffees are best enjoyed black as a straight espresso, long black or as filter coffee.

    Blends: Our signature blends have been developed by our team of expert master roasters. Each blend consists of two or more single origins which are separately roasted to highlight the individual flavours and then blended in the post roast stage. They are best enjoyed with a dash or lots of milk and suited for home and commercial espresso machines.

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    Glide through the day with our decaf blend

    Glide, our premier decaf blend, is produced using the Swiss Water Process and is a blend of Brazil and Colombia beans that packs in the flavour without the caffeine. It is resplendent with notes of honey, cinnamon and milk chocolate.

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    FAQs about Decaf Coffee Beans

    At Veneziano our specialty coffee beans retail between $50-65 for a 1kg
    bag. We also offer free shipping Australia-wide for purchases over $70.

    At Veneziano, we offer a complimentary grind for all our customers - so the answer is, it's the same cost to buy roasted coffee beans or ground coffee. Other sellers may charge a grinding fee or price their products differently.

    Coffee beans can last for a long time if they are stored properly. However, the fresher the beans, the better the quality of the coffee will be. Ideally, you should try to use your beans within 2-3 weeks of buying them. After that, they may start to lose some of their flavour.

    If your coffee beans are starting to lose their flavour or smell, it might be time to replace them. You should also get rid of beans that have been stored in humid or warm conditions, as this can cause them to go bad.

    You can learn more about the proper way to store your coffee beans to maintain freshness and flavour here: How to store coffee beans to keep your beans fresh.

    There's no easy answer to this question, because it depends on a variety of factors including the type of coffee, the method of decaffeination, and the person's individual sensitivities. However, in general, decaf coffee is considered to be healthier than regular coffee because it has less caffeine and therefore less potential for negative side effects like jitters or anxiety.

    That said, not all decaf coffees are created equal. Some methods of decaffeination (like using solvents like methylene chloride) can produce harmful chemicals that may be unhealthy in large doses. So it's important to do your research and choose a high-quality brand of decaf coffee that uses a safe and healthy method of decaffeination.

    Since Decaf Coffee contains only 1-3% of the amount of caffeine compared to non-decaf coffee, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to “drink too much of it”. However, the caffeine component is only one part of what’s happening to your body when you drink coffee, so it's important to listen to your body and pay attention to how you feel after drinking any kind of coffee, whether it's caffeinated or decaffeinated.

    Although decaf coffee does contain caffeine, it is generally less than 2.5% of the amount found in regular coffee. This means that if you're sensitive to caffeine, you may still want to avoid decaf coffee altogether. However, for most people, decaf coffee is not likely to keep them awake at night. In fact, studies have shown that consuming moderate amounts of caffeine (up to 400 mg per day) does not adversely affect sleep quality or duration. So, if you enjoy the taste of coffee but are sensitive to its effects, decaf may be a good option for you.

    Yes, you can mix regular coffee beans with decaf coffee beans, but it's important to know that the results may not be exactly what you're expecting. Decaf coffee beans have had their caffeine removed, so they will produce a cup of coffee with less caffeine than if you used all regular beans. Additionally, the flavor of the coffee may be slightly different since decaf beans tend to have a more muted taste. Ultimately, it's up to you whether or not you want to mix regular and decaf beans, but just be aware that there may be some drawbacks.

    Caffeine levels in decaf coffee can vary significantly from brand to brand, so it's important to check the levels before you buy. Generally speaking, though, if a coffee has less than 5 milligrams of caffeine per cup, then it can be considered decaf.

    Decaffeinated coffee is better for you because it contains less caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant that can cause anxiety, restlessness, and insomnia. It can also lead to heartburn and stomach upset. Decaf coffee still contains antioxidants and other nutrients that are beneficial for health without the side effects.

    There are a few studies that suggest that decaf coffee may be helpful for weight loss, and there are likely several reasons why. First, like caffeinated coffee, decaf contains caffeine which has been shown to boost metabolism and help with weight loss. Second, decaf coffee is a source of antioxidants which can help protect cells from damage and may play a role in weight loss. And finally, unlike regular coffee which is high in calories and sugar, decaf coffee is low in both making it a healthier choice for those trying to lose weight.

    The jury is still out on whether or not decaf coffee can trigger acid reflux. Some studies suggest that there is a connection between the two, while other studies are inconclusive. However, it seems clear that coffee (decaf or otherwise) can contribute to heartburn and indigestion. So if you're suffering from acid reflux, it's probably best to cut back on your coffee intake.

    Our coffee beans are sourced from farms all over the world, including Guatemala, Colombia, Peru, Ethiopia, India and Brazil. We only work with the best farmers and roasters to bring you the highest quality beans.

    This might seem like a bit of a silly question to have in our FAQs, but in an age of dropshipping and opaque supply chains, it's worth reiterating that - yes, at Veneziano Coffee Roasters we roast 100% of our coffee beans in our own roastery. We have five Veneziano Coffee Roasters locations, in Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane, where we roast beans daily and bring that sweet sweet happy coffee aroma to all the surrounding streets.

    Shipping rates:

    We offer free shipping Australia-wide for purchases over $70. For orders under $70, we charge a flat rate of $8. If you're in a rush, we also have Express Shipping for $10.

    Shipping times:

    Standard shipping (Australia Post): 5-7 days from dispatch

    Express shipping (Australia Post): 2-4 days from dispatch

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