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What do all of those coffee labels (organic, fair trade certified, shade grown, etc) mean?

This is a an interesting article about what they mean…

http://www.lindsaydahl.com/deciphering-coffee-certifications-and-labels/

There’s a lot of discussion about the pros and cons of Fair Trade and Direct Trade. Check out this article to read about the debate…

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29868-how-to-become-a-citizen-eater-a-trip-behind-the-labels-of-your-ethical-cup-of-coffee

We only used water processed decaf for all of our decaf coffee. So what do we mean by that?

By law, decaf has 97% of the caffeine removed from the original level, making it greater than 99.9% caffeine free.

Check out this site for a more elaborate answer to your question.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/caffeine/art-20049372

and here for more specific info on our water processed decaf

http://www.swisswater.com/great-coffee-without-caffeine-dispelling-4-common-myths-about-decaf.

And this site for even more info.

http://www.cspinet.org/new/cafchart.htm

Generally, the darker roasted the coffee, the lower the remaining caffeine content since it tends to burn away with darker roasts (higher temperature roast).

 

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