Even though frowned upon by some, you will find out that my recommended organic decaf coffee in today’s article tastes just like the real thing!
Just like most people on this planet, I love drinking coffee. I used to survive on coffee during the long working hours and it wasn’t just for the energy boost that I loved drinking it: I absolutely love the taste, the texture, everything about it!
When some health problems have forced me to stop drinking my favorite coffee, I was devastated. Until I realized that I can easily substitute it with a solid decaf option. And since I want the healthiest available, I decided to opt of organic decaffeinated coffee.
And after moths of testing and trying – with some decaf brands simply ending up in the bin – I finally managed to pick my winners and today I’m here to share them with you – the best organic decaf coffee you can drink in 2021!
If it’s not decaf coffee that you’re looking for, we have ranked the best organic coffee here – so make sure to check out that article instead and enjoy some of the most amazing flavors on the market today.
But if it’s organic & decaf that you’re looking for, read on! I will share my favorite ones below (which I am sure you will absolutely love) – but make sure to read all the way to the end. That’s where I explain a few more things about the process used when decaffeinating coffee and why you should go organic instead of regular.
These being said, let’s move on and find out which is the best organic decaf coffee right now: a decaf coffee that still has the flavors and taste of delicious regular coffee, but with almost no caffeine, so it’s safe to drink by those who are not allowed to have any – or those who choose not to.
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1. Jeremiah’s Pick Organic Decaf Coffee
I love Jeremiah’s Pick Coffee and it’s usually this brand that I go for when shopping for organic decaf coffee. It tastes amazing, a mixture of caramel and dark chocolate with bittersweet intensity – not too bitter, but not too light either.
It’s an Arabica coffee, not Robusta, so it does have that lighter, more tasty tone instead of the harshness and bitterness of the latter.
A great choice and many people I know to whom I recommended this decaf coffee have switched entirely to drinking it a lot more often in order to manage their daily caffeine intake.
Even though decaf, it still keeps the flavor intact and doesn’t have the rotten taste that many decaf coffees have. Five star coffee here without a doubt!
Plus, it is decaffeinated using the water processing method, which is the healthiest and safest process of them all (I will explain it at the end of the article).
While this one doesn’t come in K-Cup compatible pods, you can always buy some reusable K-Cup adapters like this one if you have a Keurig (or similar) coffee maker at home.
2. Newman’s Own Special Decaf
If you don’t like very bitter and strong tasting coffee, Newman’s Special Decaf will be a great choice for you. It has a clean, refined taste, with little bitterness and a relatively weak flavor. But it’s still delicious, in my opinion.
You can get either K-Cups or a bag of ground coffee, depending on your favorite way of preparing it. Plus, you know you’re playing your part in making the world a better place, as Newman is donating 100% of their profits to charity.
Back to this Special Decaf blend, I usually prefer very dark coffee with a really strong taste and this one is a bit lighter than what I like. It still has a strong taste and great flavor, it’s smooth and less acidic than regular coffee. Have this in mind when you order – it can be good or bad, depending on how you prefer your coffee.
Alternately, you can get a bag of ground coffee here.
3. Kicking Horse Decaf Coffee
Great decaf coffee is not something that most people would rank Canada for producing, but that’s probably because they haven’t tried the Kicking Horse yet!
I first found out about this brand a couple of years ago when tasting their regular coffee (which, by the way, is excellent too!) Then I decided to try their decaf, organic option and as you can see, it was just as good taste-wise: dark, full of flavor and absolutely delicious!
You can easily offer this decaf coffee to a coffee lover and they will most likely never be able to tell that it’s decaffeinated.
Please have in mind that you’re getting a Whole Bean coffee here, so you’ll have to grind it before use. I believe that this helps keeping the flavor always fresh, even though it involves an extra step if you don’t have a coffee maker equipped with a grinder.
4. Van Houtte Light Roast K Cups
Another option for those who prefer the K Cups, as well as lighter roasted coffee. As I told you already, I prefer my coffee dark and with a strong taste, but out of the light ones I tried, I liked the Van Houtte the most.
It’s not extremely light as you can still taste a bit of the bitterness of regular coffee, and it also has a great, sweet, nutty flavor.
If you want something delicious and a coffee that’s not very bitter, this is a great option for you! Don’t expect it to pack a real punch if you’re switching from a very dark, stronger coffee, but its clear and soft and nice.
5. San Francisco Bay French Roast Decaf
As a coffee that has over 32,000 ratings on Amazon and an average of 4.6 stars out of 5 at the moment of writing, it is definitely one you have to check out and taste at least once in your life!
The San Francisco Bay brand comes in multiple flavors, but one of their most popular and best tasting is the French Roast which fortunately comes in a decaffeinated version as well. Have in mind that we’re talking about K-Cups here!
This is a coffee with a rich, intense flavor. A dark roasted coffee that packs the same punch to the taste buds as the regular one, but without the caffeine. It’s also cheaper than most organic coffees obtained using the Swiss Water Process, and that’s also a bonus!
And another bonus – this time to our quest of saving the planet: the one-cup pods are made from plant-based materials and fully compostable!
Organic decaf vs regular decaf
Now, why would you want to go for organic decaf coffee? It’s not for the extra dollars you have to spend on it compared to the non-organic one, it’s because of the process used to get it decaffeinated.
Most of the regular decaf coffee brands out there use various unhealthy chemicals to wash the caffeine away, making the drink less healthy or even unhealthy because some of those chemicals end up in your cup!
On the other hand, organic coffee is obtained using healthier methods: the coffee beans are soaked in water and either a charcoal filter is used for sucking the caffeine, or mineral water is used to wash it away.
This method to decaffeinate the coffee beans is known as the Swiss Water Process or Swiss Water Method and is considered the healthiest available. You are guaranteed that no chemicals have been used in the process. Plus, the coffee itself is grown organically, which is always a bonus!
Have in mind that all decaf coffees still have traces (more or less) of caffeine, so if you want to stay 100% away from caffeine, you should not drink them!
However, even those on a restricted caffeine diet can still have them safely as there are only traces present and I am sure that you will fall in love with the taste of our recommended products.
But if you are staying away from caffeine from medical reasons, make sure to discuss with your doctor first if you are allowed to have decaf. If you are, then you can safely pick any on our list and enjoy!