How much caffeine is in decaffeinated coffee?
To answer the often asked question, "how much caffeine is in decaffeinated coffee", we need to split up the answer depending on the decaffeination process as follows:
- The Swiss Water Decaffeination Process
- The CO2 "Sparkling Water" Decaffeination Process
- Methylene Chloride Decaffeination Process
The Swiss Water Decaf Process is certified 99.9% caffeine free and uses only water (no chemicals) to decaffeinate the beans.
The CO2 Decaf Process caffeine content is not clear - we cannot find information on how much caffeine is in CO2 Process decaffeinated coffee. The process uses CO2 to remove caffeine from green coffee beans instead of a chemical solvent.
The Methylene Chloride Decaf Process is decaffeinated to a 96-97% caffeine free level and is a process whereby a solvent called Methylene Chloride is used to remove the caffeine from coffee beans.