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Decaffeinated coffee

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Teetime Mon 31-Oct-16 09:57:22

In an attempt to get some better quality sleep I am trying decaffeinated coffee after lunchtime and then only having a couple of cups which for a confirmed strong black coffee addict is quite a feat. I am trying M & S Gold but its doesn't have much flavour - can anyone suggest a brand that has good flavour please?

NonnaW Mon 31-Oct-16 10:12:01

I used to find Gold Blend a good substitute but must confess I'm back on "leaded" (as my son used to say) these days, just two cups in the morning.

NonnaW Mon 31-Oct-16 10:21:26

I used to find Gold Blend the best decaf (or unleaded as it was known in our house). I'm afraid I'm back to caffeine these days, just two cups in the morning. Do they do Azera in a decaf?

Charleygirl Mon 31-Oct-16 10:27:51

2 cups in the morning? OMG I do not drink anything else but coffee unless it is a very hot summer's day and I have the odd diet Coke.

Me changing to decaf is non negotiable.

durhamjen Mon 31-Oct-16 10:29:55


Swanny Mon 31-Oct-16 10:30:30

I've been on 'unleaded' for years and every so often need to change brands to refresh my taste buds. Carte Noire is quite good and Douwe Egberts. I enjoyed Kenco Millicano when it first came out but it seems hard to get the decaf version now. Taylors of Harrogate do a reasonable ground coffee. Some supermarkets do a good discount on large jars from time to time but I would advise just buying a 100g jar to see if you like it first.

Christinefrance Mon 31-Oct-16 10:40:32

Yes Carte Noire is good and Lavazza.
Leaving aside the ecological issues have you tried the pods ?

NonnaW Mon 31-Oct-16 11:08:37

Apologies for double posting. Server playing up again. I used to drink coffee all day, but it stopped agreeing with me. Now I can't take more than 3 cups a day, and if I have a cup in the afternoon with someone (don't like tea, and not everyone has fruit/herbal tea) I tend to feel a bit sick. Such a shame, I used to love my coffee!

sunseeker Mon 31-Oct-16 11:36:39

I read on Facebook (I think) that there is a time and place for decaff coffee - never and in the bin! Sums up my feelings exactly, however, I have on occasions tried decaff and have never found one that tasted "right".

henetha Mon 31-Oct-16 11:53:29

Too much coffee was affecting my heartbeat, so on Doctor's
advice I now only drink one cup per day, and it's decaf.
To me they are all of a muchness so I buy whatever brand is on offer.You get used to decaf after a while.
It's definitely preferable to horrible heart thudding.

Charleygirl Mon 31-Oct-16 12:49:32

I drink around 12 mugs of coffee a day and my heart does not thud.

Izabella Mon 31-Oct-16 16:09:15

Another cafe direct fan here. They do the Swiss water treated beans which gives a far superior taste with no chemicals involved in the process

rosesarered Mon 31-Oct-16 16:14:46

Only have one mug of coffee (at the most) a day and it's Kenco decaf.It tastes fine to me.Have the leaded variety grin if you enjoy rushing to the loo all the time.

elleks Mon 31-Oct-16 16:28:22

I have a small Dolce Gusto machine, and you can get decaffeinated pods for it.

Grannynise Mon 31-Oct-16 20:42:59

I have a bean to cup machine and use Waitrose own brand decaff coffee beans. I've never found an instant decaff coffee that is drinkable, sorry.

Tegan Mon 31-Oct-16 20:50:50

It's only when you stop drinking caffeine completely that you realise how it does keep you awake. No matter how tired I am now, one cup with caffeine can keep me going for most of the day![I mean, awake, not 'going' although, yes, it does do that too..]

grannypiper Tue 01-Nov-16 07:31:50

DH had to ditch the leaded and go on to the unleaded, took ages to find one he liked and in the end it was Lidl's. I was delighted as it's only £1.45 for a 100gr jar

Anya Tue 01-Nov-16 08:11:08

As one who must have dormouse genes, and an overwhelming urge to hibernate, I'll take all the caffeine I can get just to stay awake.

I wish HQ would get this posting problem sorted out it takes for ever messing about before posts are posted on the threads

Teetime Tue 01-Nov-16 10:00:43

Thank you for the help I shall try some of your helpful suggestions but I don't suppose decaf will ever taste as good as a Hot Java Lava! smile

notanan Tue 01-Nov-16 12:40:23

Have you tried chicory? It's "coffee" made from barley and it's really quite delicious, "Decaf" still has some caffine and the barley coffee has none at all

It's got a slightly malty flavour to it though so I find it makes me sleepy so I only have it after dinner, it wouldn't be my morning "coffee" of choice

Swanny Thu 03-Nov-16 08:44:50

I have Barley Cup from Holland and Barrett in my cupboard, for when I fancy something different. It's certainly not my 'go-to' choice for the mornings though! Even after years of drinking decaf I prefer the aroma and taste of coffee to help me start the day, even though I don't get a buzz from it smile