decaf coffee deception.

Today I met up with my lovely friend Jen for a decaf latte and a quick catch-up on her lunch break.

Following our coffee date, I popped a photo of my fruit lunch on Instagram (naturally) and disclosed my decaf latte treat in the caption.

Then my sister (former barista and former coffee addict–it must run in the family) shattered my decaf latte dreams. She commented that decaf coffee still contains caffeine!

No way! I couldn’t believe it at first, but she’s right. (Thanks, Google.) Here’s the full article from the University of Florida.

Decaf coffee doesn’t contain that much caffeine, as one would need to drink 10 cups of decaf coffee to reach the caffeine level present in one cup of regular coffee, but I’m still upset! Today would have been 20 days without caffeine, but unbeknownst to me, I was drinking small doses of it each time I indulged in a decaf latte. I’ve had 4 in the past 3 weeks.

Now I will need to completely cut out all forms of coffee, including decaf lattes, if I really want to live completely caffeine-free.

If I can give up daily mochas and coffee, surely I’ll be able to give up the occasional decaf latte.

What do you think? Do you have a relationship with coffee?

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2 thoughts on “decaf coffee deception.

  1. I do have a strong relationship with caffeine, if i stop drinking it within two days my legs are killing me and the pain intensifies every day. That is why i know that i do have to kick that habbit and stop drinking it. Easier said than done since i know that when i am in such pain that it only takes one cup to make it feel better already

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    1. I feel you. The first few days are the most difficult. I think you’ll feel much better once you power through the initial withdrawal symptoms. Lots of water, ibuprofen, and fresh air helped me. Also, strenuous hiking up a mountain the weekend I gave up coffee definitely helped me kick the habit. It kept my mind off missing coffee. Good luck and I hope you find some relief!

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