When I became pregnant with my first little man I became really sensitive to caffeine. Luckily I have never been one of those people who needs multiple cups of coffee to get through the day, rather I would perhaps have one mid morning then maybe another to get me through the afternoon.
For those who do seem to need an almost continuous supply of coffee the amount of caffeine they consume can be of concern.
However, have you ever suggested a decaffeinated coffee to a coffee lover? Chances are you will be met with a look of disgust and instant rejection of the idea!
In some ways I don’t blame them. There have been various methods used in the past to decaffeinate coffee. These methods have often involved the use of toxic chemicals such as chloroform, trichloroethylene and dichloromethane.
When I was offered the chance to try this Republica Decaffeinated Coffee I was curious. Could it live up to the high standard in taste as Caffeinated Coffee?
The answer is….. Yes! Whoop Whoop!!!
I was really pleasantly surprised by the “normal” taste of the Republica Decaffeinated Coffee. If I had been given it in a taste test I don’t reckon I would have picked it as being decaf.
Not only that but it has so many other great things going for it such as being
- Chemical Free
- Fair Trade
- Carbon Neutral
So, if it boasts all these great qualities then what process do Republica use to decaffeinate their coffee?
They use two things: Water and Carbon Dioxide. This means no harsh chemicals and the natural flavours and aromas are kept within the beans. This does however mean there will still be a small amount of caffeine left but Republica do guarantee that the coffee is 99.9% caffeine free and I am happy with that!
Republica Decaffeinated Coffee is available at Coles and Woolworths.
Do you drink Decaf? Have you tried Republica Decaffeinated Coffee?
Although products are presented for my review, all thoughts are my own.