Decaffeinated and its mysteries
I have always wondered how coffee is decaffeinated, that is, deprived of its caffeine, while retaining its fragrance and aroma. Decaffeination removes 96-99% of the caffeine from the green coffee bean. There are several methods for this: the first is chemical and the second, the most natural, is a pure water process where no chemicals are used. This is the process that we use at Café Napoléon for all our decaffeinated products, both in the gourmet range and in organic and fair trade. There are several methods, and I have chosen to tell you about the main 2 here. THE...