How is decaf coffee called in Europe?
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