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! Unfortunately, some health-related issues have forced me to stop drinking my favorite coffee, but this didn’t stop me from drinking coffee altogether: I just had to switch to decaffeinated coffee instead! And after months of testing different brands and flavors, I finally managed to pick my winners and I am here to share them with you: the best organic decaf coffee you can drink in 2018!
If you 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.
So, 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 the decaf coffee in the first place. Most of the regular decaf coffee brands out there use various unhealthy chemicals to wash the caffeine away.
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 healthy and you are guaranteed that no chemicals have been used in the process. Plus, the coffee itself grown organically, which is always a bonus!
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 flavor, the taste, the pleasant bitterness of regular coffee, but with almost no caffeine, so it’s usually safe to drink by those who are not allowed to get extra caffeine in their bodies. The coffees listed here are in no particular order as I consider them all delicious and great!
1. Jeremiah’s Pick Coffee
I love Jeremiah’s Pick Coffee and it’s usually this brand that I go for when buying extra organic decaf coffee. It tastes amazing, a mixture of caramel and dark chocolate with bittersweet intensity – not too bitter, but not too light either. A great choice and many people I know to whom I recommended this decaf coffee have switched entirely to drinking it (and loving it!) even if they used to drink regular coffee instead. It manages to keep the flavor intact and doesn’t have the rotten taste that many decaf coffees have. Five star coffee here without a doubt!
2. Green Mountain K Cup Newman’s Special Decaf
I think that you can’t have a respectable “best of” list involving coffee without featuring the Green Mountain brand. This delicious decaf coffee comes in K-Cups, so you need a special brewer for them. 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. I’d call it a medium-dark coffee, one that you can easily fall in love with. Below, you will have the link for the 24 K-Cup Pack, but in the future I would recommend you getting the 96 K-Cups pack since you pay the least amount per pack. Don’t go for the 48 or 72 packs as the price per K-Cup is, strangely, higher than what you’d pay if you got the 24 cups pack (at least at the moment of writing this article).
3. Kicking Horse 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 know the brand since tasting, a few years ago, their caffeinated coffee, which packed a real punch. 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!
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 a bit of the bitterness of regular coffee, and it also tastes great, with a sweet, nutty flavor. If you want something delicious and a coffee that’s not very bitter, this is a great option for you!
5. San Francisco Bay French Roast Decaf
A coffee that has over 25,000 ratings on Amazon and an average of 4.6 stars out of 5 is definitely one you have to look at 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 as a decaffeinated option as well. This is also one for those who can prepare a K Cup, 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!
Have in mind that all decaf coffees still have traces (more or less) of caffeine, so if you are not 100% sure you are allowed to drink even the best organic decaf coffees recommended above, ask your doctor! If you can drink them (and most people should be allowed to), then I am sure you will enjoy your decaf coffee cups and fall in love with the taste!