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How Coffee is Decaffeinated

Caffeine occurs naturally in coffee plants and is often the reason people reach for that early cup of joe but what about decaf? How do we remove caffeine from coffee?

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“About 83 percent of adults drink coffee in the U.S., the world’s biggest consumer of the beverage, up from 78 percent a year earlier, according to the National Coffee Association’s 2013 online survey.”

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“Today decaffeinated coffee accounts for approximately 12 percent of total worldwide coffee consumption, or nearly 1 billion pounds per year.”

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“People advised to avoid caffeine because of certain medical conditions like hypertension should be aware that even decaffeinated brew can come with a kick.”

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