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Watch Science Explain How Decaf Coffee Is Made

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Ever wonder how they take the caffeine out of coffee to make decaf? Craig Benzine from Mental Floss explains that most decaffeinated coffee isn't actually 100% caffeine-free: "Nine out of 10 cups contain between 8.6 milligrams and 13.9 milligrams of caffeine." He jokes that cups of decaf also contain "zero milligrams of purpose." Benzine then explains the different methods by which caffeine is removed, noting that these processes only happen before the coffee beans are roasted and are still very green. Go, watch:

Video: How Do They Make Decaf Coffee?


· How Do They Make Decaf Coffee? [YouTube]
· All Coffee Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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