For all those decaffeinated jetsetters (yes, we exist!) out there, here is a rundown of how decaffeinated coffee is called around Europe:

Decaf Coffee in Greek:

Ντεκαφεϊνέ  prononounced dekafeiné

Officially, it's καφές δίχως  pronounced kafés díkhos

You'll also hear it simply called decáf in Cyprus.

Decaf Coffee In Spanish:

If you order a café descafeinado de sobre, you’ll receive a cup of hot milk and a packet of instant decaffeinated coffee.

Descafeinado de máquina means real coffee and translates as machine-brewed decaffeinated coffee).

If you'd like, for example,  a decaffeinated americano, say:  Querría un café americano descafeinado.

Decaf Coffee In French:

For decaffeinated coffee, simply add the word déca to your order, so for example, un café déca, un café américain déca, and soforth.

Decaf Coffee In Italian:

You can simply say decaffeinato, but Caffè Hag is also used to describe decaff coffee. This is because Hag is the name of the largest producer of Italian decaf coffee and that's the way you'll see it on many bar menu boards. You'll sometimes hear Italians call this "dek" – short for decaf coffee.

Decaf Coffee In German:

German is nice and simple when it comes to decaf coffee. It's either caffeine-free which means koffeinfrei or der entkoffeinierter kaffee, which means decaffeinated coffee.

And how is the word coffee spelt in multiple different languages?

Well, in no particular order, here are some example of how the word “coffee” is translated in some of the world’s most popular languages:

Coffee in Italian: caffè

Coffee in Spanish: Café

Coffee in Malay: Kopi

Coffee in Arabic (قهوة

Coffee in Turkish: kahveh,

Coffee in Icelandic: Kaffi

Coffee in Romanian: Cafea

Coffee in Chinese: 咖啡 (Kāfēi)

Coffee in Japanese: コーヒー (Kōhī)

Coffee in Korean: 커피 (Keopi)

Coffee in Portuguese: Café

Coffee in Russian: Кофе (Kofe)

Coffee in French: Café

Coffee in German: Kaffee

Coffee in Greek: Καφές (Kafés)

Coffee in Hindi: कॉफ़ी (Kofee)

Coffee in Swedish: Kaffe

Coffee in Afrikaans: Koffie

Coffee in Dutch: Koffie

Coffee in Finnish: Kahvi

August 13, 2019 — Guy Wilmot

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