Question by  liolik (21)

How do they decaffeinate coffee?

It makes sense that someone would be able to put caffeine into a product, but how is the caffeine taken out?


Answer by  oldmom (716)

Coffee beans are soaked water to dissolve caffeine, which is then extracted by either solvents or charcoal, then beans are resoaked in the decaffeinated water to restore flavor.


Answer by  lilian (397)

Caffeine is removed by soaking the beans in hot water, then passing the fluid through carbon filters. The water is returned to the beans to regain flavors and oils.

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