[ELi5] How is decaf Coffee made?


[ELi5] How is decaf Coffee made?

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they give the coffee (still in beans or ground already) a bath that dissolves the caffeine and takes it away. then that bath water gets dried and the pure cafeine goes to make energy drinks.

This question is asked here every other day, I’m sure you’ll find it if you did a google or Reddit search.

You roast the caffeine out of it. Darker roast coffees have less caffeine until the point of reaching decaf.

You can also distill the caffeine out from this process to make caffeine pills.