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Postby jameso » Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:16 am

aloening wrote:this report did not specify the method of decaffeination


I noticed this too - I couldn't help wondering if it was tippex that was bad for you, rather than coffee minus the caffeine!
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Postby Kaarina » Fri Nov 18, 2005 12:14 pm

Hi Adrian,
how does Swiss water process -decaffenaited coffee differ from standard coffee in your opinion?
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Postby aloening » Fri Nov 18, 2005 12:32 pm

Well I am not sure I am qualified to make a very accurate comparison however;

Visually the beans look rather matt compared to non-decaf.

Taste is definately 'thinner' than regular espresso. I have tasted decaf that is like cardboard - all I can say is that our is not like this. To me there is more taste at the front of the mouth, somewhat akin to coffee with higher acidity. Also a slightly longer aftertaste. I think this is caused by a lack of 'middle' flavours.

In the espresso machine I have given people decafs and they have not been able to tell the difference UNLESS they also have a regular to compare directly.

Espresso using our beans have a good crema, although less than our regular. Also the crema appears to be darker in colour.

Also I have noticed that the beans 'go off' faster than regular when exposed to air.

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Postby Bresh » Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:37 pm

Can't hold back any longer - I AM A DECAF ONLY ESPRESSO DRINKER - there I said it. I also only use skimmed milk in my cappucino's. I'm so ashamed....do you know what it feels like to ask for a long skinny decaf cap in front of yer mates ?
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Postby Bresh » Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:48 pm

Here is a quick pic of a recently poured decaf cup. Around 2 minutes after pour (couldn't find the camera)

Doesn't look too bad :lol:
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Postby CakeBoy » Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:06 am

Bresh wrote:Can't hold back any longer - I AM A DECAF ONLY ESPRESSO DRINKER - there I said it. I also only use skimmed milk in my cappucino's. I'm so ashamed....do you know what it feels like to ask for a long skinny decaf cap in front of yer mates ?


Do they make you walk four paces behind them? :lol:
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Postby Gouezeri » Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:14 am

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Postby Nataleeps » Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:30 am

Can't hold back any longer - I AM A DECAF ONLY ESPRESSO DRINKER

Congratualtions.. I'm proud of you.. You stick to your taste buds, and to hell with all these decaf snobs.. :twisted:
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Postby CakeBoy » Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:11 am

Hey Bresh, whilst we are "coming out", I have an admission too. Despite ribbing you a little, I DRINK DECAF TEA ........ be gentle on me Dom :D
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Postby jameso » Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:17 am

Heh, I agree - nothing wrong with decaf coffee simply because it's decaf. Like any other coffee, it depends on the bean in question. (And I happen to be a BIG fan of Fazenda Jaceranda).

The reason I brought the Beeb article up was not to have my "anti-decaf" moment. I just thought it was interesting that people tend to just assume that it must be healthier if it's decaf. It would seem that this is not the case. I just thought that was worth noting (with all due respect to the Swiss-Water people, of course :wink: )
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Postby Gouezeri » Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:20 am

CakeBoy wrote: I have an admission too. I DRINK DECAF TEA ........ be gentle on me Dom :D

Ah, that explains things :P
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Postby jameso » Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:23 am

I have an admission too. I DRINK DECAF TEA ........ be gentle on me Dom :D

Ah, that explains things :P


Gentle indeed :D... Quite restrained
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Postby CakeBoy » Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:17 pm

jameso wrote:
I have an admission too. I DRINK DECAF TEA ........ be gentle on me Dom :D

Ah, that explains things :P


Gentle indeed :D... Quite restrained


Are you not feeling well today Dom? :roll:
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Postby jameso » Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:22 pm

CakeBoy wrote:
jameso wrote:
I have an admission too. I DRINK DECAF TEA ........ be gentle on me Dom :D


Ah, that explains things :P



Gentle indeed :D... Quite restrained


Are you not feeling well today Dom? :roll:


I think he's been at the tea again :P

PS: Sorry everyone, couldn't resist nesting another quote box. :oops:
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Postby Nataleeps » Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:49 pm

jameso wrote:
CakeBoy wrote:
jameso wrote:
I have an admission too. I DRINK DECAF TEA ........ be gentle on me Dom :D


Ah, that explains things :P



Gentle indeed :D... Quite restrained


Are you not feeling well today Dom? :roll:


I think he's been at the tea again :P

PS: Sorry everyone, couldn't resist nesting another quote box. :oops:
Don't they look pretty :wink:
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