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Sept. 13, 2022

History of Decaf

History of Decaf

When we came up with the idea of doing an episode about decaf, we thought it would just be a discussion about the different processing methods. Turns out there’s WAY more to decaf than any of us expected. Of the inventors of the three major decaffeination methods there’s a guy that was friends with Hilter, a guy who was killed by the Nazis, and a guy from Switzerland that tried for 50 years before finding success. Rest assured, we do talk science and attributes, too.

For the tasting, Marcus sample roasted three coffees that were decaffeinated using three of the major processing methods: methylene chloride, ethyl acetate, and Swiss Water. We then try them to see which we think is best. Listen to find out which coffee is the winner! Decaf has come a long way since the days of the Nazis.

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