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  • Difference Between Decaf and Regular Coffee | Explained

    It is difficult to identify which coffee is decaf and which one is the regular coffee. We have got a team who are expert in taste-testing tasks! So we assigned the task to a team of 5 and presented them with coffee shots of different types. These included hot coffee, iced coffee, and lastly the decaf one. Three among the contestants guessed the coffee shots right! While the rest of them identified the hot and the iced coffee. Now coming to the Decaf coffee, this is a bit tricky one. What if you order a Decaf next time, and you are served some other coffee? How'd you know if the coffee is a real Decaf? Here the difference will help you out in understanding both the Decaf and Regular coffee.

    Difference Between Decaf and Regular Coffee

    The word 'decaf' means devoid of caffeine, but in reality, decaf is not completely caffeine-free. Decaf coffee has got very less amount of caffeine, as this content is reduced to a great extent. Those who are strictly on a no-caffeine diet, even the decaf option is also not recommended for you guys. Difference Between Decaf and Regular Coffee So how is the Decaf coffee made? The coffee beans are treated with different solvent and other chemicals for removing the caffeine from them. And the main goal is to preserve the quality and flavor of the coffee, along with keeping the product safe from any side-effects. Coming to the taste parameter, Decaf won't be as flavorful as the regular coffee. This is mainly because of the no-caffeine property. Also, decaf coffee undergoes a double process which brings it in contact with the environment. Coffees flavors are also affected as they are subjected to open environment. Another difference is that Decaf is termed as "unnatural" as they are developed using different chemical processes. While the Regular Coffee is natural, with the proper amount of caffeine level. It is better to avoid Decafs and drink nothing at all! (For those looking out for a no-caffeine solution) If you found the explanation a bit confusing, we have listed some points for both the Decaf and the Regular coffee. Try to match the points from one to the other, for better understanding. Decaf Coffee
    • This is an unnatural drink
    • Good Quality Decafs are always hard to find
    • You will find less amount of caffeine in this coffee
    Regular Coffee
    • Regular coffee is completely natural
    • You will find many quality coffee shops serving the regular coffee
    • This coffee has got good caffeine level
    So, there you go! We are concluding the difference between both the Decaf and Regular Coffee. So which one are you gonna try next? As a true coffee lover, decaf won't be your cup of tea! But for the understanding, you can try out the decaf flavor and note the difference. Friends let me know which coffee type is your favorite, and if you have got any extra points to add here then feel free to share them by commenting below. Check out similar articles on our page ThisIsFederation.

  • No Family Stands Alone

    So much of the new in the Detroit area surrounds the difficult economic conditions which have caused much strain on our entire area, including the Jewish community. I won't recount for you all of the details. We know them all too well. Instead I want to take the opportunity to let you know that the Jewish community has a variety of resources in place to help. Hopefully you remember the signs and brochures found throughout Beth Ahm during the High Holidays with the slogan "No Family Stands Alone." This is part of a campaign by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit to spread the word about the many programs that are available to the Jewish community in these difficult times. Federation is such a multifaceted organization it is sometimes hard to remember all of the institutions that Federation supports. An in these difficult times, Federation agencies such as Jewish Family Service, Hebrew Free Loan Association, and others are helping increasing numbers of people in need of assistance. And in response to the high rate of foreclosures recently, Federation is beginning a new program called the Jewish Housing assistance Fund which will assist families facing foreclosure proceedings or who are having other housing issues. To find out more about Jewish Federation you can call Federation's Resource Line at (248) 592-2650 or go to There are other resources in our community as well. One new foundation is called Here to Help Foundation. Their goal is to provide grants "to provide a bridge, allowing one to weather a crisis or overcome an obstacle to success, while supplying hope and the ability to move forward." This private foundation is structured to help people who will be able to move forward with their lives if only they have a bit of help with one particular issue that is holding them back. They have already begun helping people in the Detroit area. You can find more information about Here to Help by calling (248) 544-4026 or at My hope is that no one in our Beth Ahm community actually needs the financial assistance that I am writing about. But, it is clear that there are many of us who are facing challenges. For some, those challenges are relatively minor while others have serious concerns about themselves and their families. I like Federation's new slogan—No Family Stands Alone. Federation agencies can provide financial assistance for those who may need it. If you or someone you know needs help, call (248) 592-2650. B'shalom, By :- Rabbi Steven Rubenstein