Decaf coffee isn’t actually caffeine-free — here’s how much caffeine you’re really drinking

If you think drinking decaf coffee shields you from the effects of caffeine, you’re wrong.

Although it is often assumed that decaf coffee is 100% caffeine free, USDA regulations report that decaffeinated coffee only needs to be 97% caffeine free.

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Although 3% is a relatively small amount of caffeine, it’s still enough to affect people who are sensitive to caffeine.

So how much of an effect can that 3% really have? We spoke to coffee expert Paul Toscano, chief marketing officer of Joyride Coffee , and Shay Zohar, Director of Sales and Marketing at Barrie House, to get all our decaf coffee questions answered.

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