Whether you want to serve a warm cup of something that actually tastes delicious to your non-caffeinating friends, or simply want to be able to close out a festive meal perfectly without being kept up late, we've selected five great decafs that actually taste like the great coffees they're made from.
'decaf' on Serious Eats
The time has come. Let us remove the stigma from the orange coaster. Science has taken us far from the flavorless decaf of olde and heralded an era of decaffeination where taste, not buzz, is king.
Feeling a bit jittery about how coffee is decaffeinated? Never fear: today we'll explain how some beans get stripped of their buzz using the water process, and how you can avoid those sleepless nights after your afternoon latte.
Decaf drinkers have it rough. Not only are they always the butt of (never very funny) jokes and the constant recipients of barista skunk eye, but they're also often reduced to settling for the dregs in their cups. This is an outrage—and it doesn't have to be like this! I'm here to stand up in defense of decaf and its devotees: You're tired as hell, and you don't have to take it anymore.
The coffee giant is closing 300 more stores (it closed 600 last summer) and will cut almost 7,000 workers. And, to cut back on waste, they'll only brew decaf by request after noon. (Previous policy was every half hour.)...