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Americans most wanted coffee drink

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latte in a white ceramics cup

It is no longer surprising that Americans love coffee where coffee has already become part of their morning ritual whether they are at home and making their single-serve coffee on their favorite coffee machine or run out of their beloved coffee pods and went straight to the nearest coffee shops to grab a cup of coffee before heading to the office or right after dropping the kids to school. America is a city where we can spot coffee shops at every corner. What’s surprising is that despite how many coffee chains in America and did you know what Americans most wanted coffee drink?

You might be thinking that its brewed coffee or espresso hence its a popular coffee drink and it is what mostly made at home. Yes, that is true, but, unexpectedly, a latte is American most wanted coffee drink. According to the Specialty Coffee Association and Square, a credit card processing service, the coffee drink that was ordered the most between June 2017 and June 2018 was, in fact, the traditional latte. Americans drank over 67 million lattes during that time frame.

If you notice when you go to a coffee shop out of ten people ordering coffee, seven of them are mostly getting a latte, and the other are the ones who explore other variants. And if it is your first time familiarizing yourself to the world of coffee, your first choice in mind when ordering is a latte.

So why latte has become the Americas most wanted coffee drink?

For coffee aficionados, they might say you are not drinking coffee if it is a latte go for espresso or Americano to experience a real pleasure. Latte may not be a favorable drink for some, but it is the most versatile drinks in all the coffee variations, which has the ability to adopt a lot of different flavors and customizations, that is why it is no wonder it’s the number choice for a lot of coffee lovers, especially for coffee beginners. Latte flexibility is what makes it stand out from the rest of other coffee, and it considerably appeals to the palate of most American coffee drinkers, who typically request two add-ons to their coffee order. 

Another thing why people are hooked up with the latte it is because its the fanciest coffee you can order. For the baristas, a latte is where all the magic happens of which they can put their decorative styles, and people love that, the stylish art of latte like the rosetta is appealing to consumers which adds to the lattes selling point. 

What is a latte, and how is it made?

For reference, a latte is a creamy espresso drink which is creamier than its other espresso-laden counterparts, such as the cappuccino and the macchiato. There’s a reason for that—most of the warm drink is made up of steamed milk. That piping hot milk is poured over top a shot of espresso and then topped with milk foam, which is typically traced into beautiful art or what is called the latte art. 

Why does coffee a healthy drink?

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the health benefits of black coffee

There are a lot of studies of which whether coffee is a healthy drink or not. Some researches say that drinking coffee can cause cancer others are considering coffee is bad due to its caffeine content. However, many still do believe and supported by studies that drinking coffee has many health benefits. So, why does coffee a healthy drink?

Drinking coffee has become a norm for every household, office, a bonding moment for family and friends. However, the health benefits of coffee, whether it is healthy or not, has been a hot topic over the years. Some studies have pointed out that drinking coffee can lead to immortality that people who love coffee has a longer life span than people who do not drink coffee. New research published in the European Journal of Epidemiology stated that “People who drink 2 to 4 cups of coffee a day have reduced all-cause mortality and reduced cause-specific mortality compared with people who drink no coffee.”

Does this mean coffee is a healthy drink?

Studies have proven that coffee is full of healthy antioxidants and nutrients that are essential to the body. Because of its healthy vitamins and minerals, yes coffee is a healthy drink, but even thou it is healthy, there is still a precaution on dosage. Keep in mind that anything too much is hazardous to health, whether that is healthful or not. It is better to take the expert advice to drink two to three cups of coffee a day than to exceed with the prescribe serving.

In the study of the European Journal of Epidemiologythe researchers have insistent on the ideal amount of coffee a person can drink per day to get its full benefits, and the study shows that 3.5 cups of coffee per day is enough serving to get the greatest risk reduction—15%—in all-cause mortality. For cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, 2.5 cups reduce risk the most, by 17%. And 2 cups per day is associated with the lowest relative risk in cancer mortality—4%—compared with drinking no coffee.

This new found study is another testament that coffee is healthy thou it is clearly stated by the researchers that beyond the prescribed dosage are no longer essential to health.

What does in coffee that makes it healthy?

It is not only the powerful antioxidant of coffee that makes it healthy, coffee contains 1,000 bioactive elements which includes the most popular substances such as caffeine, chlorogenic acids, and diterpenes. However, base on the new study, the researchers have hypothesized that several antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds are the ones responsible for lowering mortality risk.

“Coffee contains various antioxidant components such as caffeine, chlorogenic acid, melanoidins, cafestol, kahweol, and trigonelline,” which may prevent oxidative damage, wrote Youjin Je, ScD, assistant professor, Department of Food and Nutrition, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea, and co-authors.

Again this new study is another attestation that coffee is healthy which can help in prevention to some diseases, but this does not signify that if it’s healthy, we can abuse our selves into drinking more than the prescribed daily serving. We can always enjoy our daily jolt of java but in moderation.

Source: MDLinx, "Can Coffee Save Your Life?"

Maple Pecan Pie Recipe | Weekend Coffee Treat

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Maple Pecan Pie recipe Weekend Coffee Treat
Slice of pecan pie by Kimberly Vardeman on Flickr

This weekend my mind is debating between pumpkin pie vs. maple pecan pie, but hence I always get my pumpkin spice latte, and my body is almost overloaded of the taste of pumpkin so for this weekend coffee treat I decided to make a maple pecan pie featuring the recipe from the Taste of Home.

I can’t wait to start making and taste this delicious weekend treat!

Maple Pecan Pie Recipe

Author:  Mildred Wescom  via Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Roll out dough to fit a 9-inch pie plate. Transfer crust to pie plate. Trim to 1-inch beyond the edge of plate; flute edges.
  2. In a bowl, whisk eggs and sugar until smooth. Add maple syrup, butter, vanilla, salt, and pecans. Pour into prepared crust.
  3. Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 30-40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. If desired, top with whipped cream to serve. Store in the refrigerator.

This Maple Pecan Pie is easy and worth it to make, it only takes 10 minutes to prepare, and 40 minutes to bake, overall it only needs 2 hours until it is ready to serve, and enjoy with a cup of coffee.

Recipe credits are rightfully credited to Taste of Home and its Author.

The Best K-cup Coffee Pods on Amazon

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The best pf Amazon k-cup coffee pods 2019
Italian espresso coffee capsules or coffee pods with espresso cups and coffee beans on a rustic wood background. Coffee accessories composition

Don’t we love shopping online? Yes, we all do because of the convenience it gives us. Nowadays we can buy almost everything online, and one of the most searches is coffee, particularly on what is the best K-cup coffee pods on Amazon?

Single-serve coffee is a big hit in the coffee industry because of its ease of use, and varieties of K-cup coffee pods flavors available. However, it is a bit overwhelming to choose which of the coffee pods flavors are the best to try. So here’s a list of the best K-cup coffee pods on Amazon.

Green Mountain Coffee Kenya

The Green Mountain Kenya K-Cups has a nice balance of medium roast coffee with an insignificantly fruity undertone and a smoothness that you’d expect from any Arabian coffee blend. So if you are looking for the best tasting coffee pods, then this Green Mountain Kenya coffee may hit the right notes of your palette.

Caribou Coffee Caribou Blend

For starters who are looking for a smooth, mild blend for their morning coffee, the Caribou Coffee Caribou Blend is the perfect K cup for you.

Made from Indonesian beans, this medium roast coffee has a deep woodlike taste that is well-balanced with its fruity flavor. The blend has a refined taste with a rich, smooth flavor that carries almost no bitterness that is perfect for a lovely morning coffee roast for practically any coffee lover.

The Original Donut Shop Coffee Blend

Donuts and coffee are always a perfect pair that is why it no question why this Original Donut Shop Coffee Blend is a best seller coffee pod on Amazon. This K-cup offers a smooth, nutty chocolate taste with a well-balanced taste of medium roast coffee that is wholly delicious.

This Original Donut Shop Coffee Blend is one of the best tasting k-cup for all coffee lovers.

Death Wish Coffee K-Cups

‘Death with Coffee’ Keurig coffee K-Cups are intended for those people who like their coffee to give them a real kick when they drink it. This coffee has been advertised as “The Worlds Strongest Coffee,” and they try to live up to that motto.

Despite the strong taste, this Keurig coffee still has a pleasing taste, which is smooth and carries a lot of depth. If you are not satisfied with it, then Death Wish Coffee will give you a full refund so that you are 100% happy.

Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll Coffee

Cinnamon and coffee another classic pair that everyone loves. This Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll K-cup coffee pod is sure to delight your palate. You’ll certainly enjoy the taste of cinnamon rolls and a rich tasting coffee without the extra calories that a pastry add to your diet. This coffee is perfect for your morning brew or a treat throughout the day.

Dunkin Donuts Original Blend

If you love grabbing your coffee at Dunkin Donuts, you may want to save time and money by shopping online the Dunkin Donuts Original Blend. You will not get disappointed with the DD k-cups original blend and will enjoy more at the comforts of your home without waiting in the long line before you get to order your favorite blend of coffee.

This flavor is another bestseller on Amazon, and it’s no surprise. Dunkin Donut’s K-Cup coffee pods have a rich, smooth coffee blend that is delicious and enjoyable. If you’re looking to try some of the best coffee K-Cups, then this is an excellent option for you to try out.

These k-cups are not arranged in order, but they are the most reviewed as the best seller single-serve coffee pods on Amazon by customers who tested them out. Whether you are looking for new k-cup coffee pods to try, we hope that this helps you in finding your next favorite k-cups java.

Do you have a favorite k-cups coffee pod that is not on the list? Share it with us by commenting on the comment section below.

How you can find the right coffee machines to your office?

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Coffee machine in the office infographic.
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

There are a lot of things that co-workers share. For starters, of course, they share the same office. They may even share the same work surface if they have an open-office setup and the same cafeteria. And those are just a few of the physical attributes of an office. There’s one more thing that a lot of people who work together with love, and that’s coffee. That’s one of the reasons that so many companies have a coffee machine for their employees. It’s a pretty inexpensive perk that can help provide a little boost in the morning. It’s also a great way for employees to gather and share a feeling of kinship with those that they work with, and also gives them a chance to take a little break now and then, which is great for motivation and feeling refreshed.

Want to learn more about how you can find the right coffee machines to your office for your employees? This graphic offers some tips.

Finding the Right Coffee Equipment for Your Office



Carrot Cake Cheese Cake with Pecan Recipe |Weekend Coffee Treat

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Carrot cake with pecan recipe. Weekend Coffee Treat

We are craving for some carrot cake this weekend that is why for our weekend coffee treat we will be making a Carrot Cake Cheese Cake with Pecan. Oh boy, it sounds yummy, and we can not wait to make one and serve it with coffee this weekend.

Let’s grab now our gears and let us start baking!

Carrot Cake Cheese Cake with Pecan Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups grated carrots 
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, white sugar, and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in carrots. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  4. To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped pecans. Frost the cooled cake.
This recipe is by  Tammy Elliott originally shared on Allrecipes.com. Pictures and recipe are credited to All Recipes and to the owner. 

Fika Cafe, in Toronto Canada

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Fika Cafe, Toronto Canada

Are you looking for your next coffee destination? This cafe in Canada called Fika Cafe, in Toronto is a must-try coffee shop, and it is included in the travel site Big 7 most Instagramable cafes in the world.

As we all know, Canada is the hometown of Tim Hortons, which is another big coffee chain in the market. Canada is a beautiful city with much to explore, including their coffee shops, and coffee culture not only Tim Hortons, but Canada has more to offer.

The Fika Cafe is a must check cafe in Toronto. This cafe is on the list of the most Instagramabale cafe in the world because of there artistic book wall which features a lot of open books on the wall that coffee lovers can scam through while having a cup of coffee.

Fika Cafe is a Swedish inspired coffee spot in the Kensington Avenue owned by husband and wife Nikki Leigh McKean and Victor Barry. The idea in the making of Fika Cafe is through the brainwave of Nikki, who studied in Sweden for a year, and had a vision of, “bringing the culture of ceremonious break-taking to Canada.” They aim to have a spot for people to grab a quick bite and escape for a few minutes.

The style of the space is designed by Sarah Callanan, which furnishes a clean and bright ambiance. The combination of Caesarstone tables with a mixture of white, grays, and hues of blue leave the cafe uncluttered. A collection of vintage teacups can be found behind the bar those teacups were used from Nikki and Victor’s wedding, and some small accents around that still give a polished vibe of the cafe.

Of course, the day is not complete without coffee, Fika is outsourcing their coffee from  Pilot Coffee Roasters, with double shots of espresso packed into every drink. They also serve sandwiches and sweet treats. A recommendation from visitors is to try the mortadella sandwich, “a fat stack of the thinly-sliced meat is panini-pressed between two slices of Splendido’s potato bread.” They also have smoked salmon which is served open-face as a smorgasbord, layered with pickled red onions, radishes, and pickled cucumbers.

Their sweet treats are amazing the chocolate tarts are heavenly, it tastes like a snack-pack with a perfect buttery crust perfect pair to brewed coffee. They also have a chocolate chip cookie that is perfectly soft and moist that wouldn’t make you stop with a single bite. And you should not miss their jumbo-sized salted caramel macaroon it is to die for.

Can’t get enough of sweets? They also have an ice cream sandwich is comprised of a tart and sweet lemon compote, and vanilla bean ice cream, that is then nestled in-between two delectable pistachio cookies, oh it sounds so yummy!

Fika Cafe is truly a spot you should not miss when you visit Toronto. Your palates will surely be delighted with their coffee and sweet treats, and the space is airy and peaceful where you have a rest from an exhausting day.

What does your choice of beverage tell about your personality?

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two people drinking coffee | Lovers Coffee
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

Are you a tea or a coffee lover? What does your choice of beverage tell about your personality?

Both coffee and tea are caffeinated beverages which complete our everyday morning routine. However, drinkers have different preferences, for each beverage not only in the slant of health benefits. One of the reasons for this why others like coffee and others like tea because our choices depict our personality.

Yes, our choice of beverages tells what personality we have there is a reason why we like coffee than tea and vice-versa.

Are you a coffee or tea person? Here’s what your favorite beverages tell about your personality.

Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is used over the century for its medicinal properties that can relieve joint pain and indigestion. Aside from its healing benefits, people who loved to drink ginger tea is characterized to be calm and collected with a daring, bold, and brilliant personality.

Green tea

Green tea is a popular tea drink for detox, but aside from that it also has soothing and relaxing properties. Green tea has also energizing properties which can be an alternative drink for coffee. If you are a green tea lover, you have a personality that is down to earth, loves adventure to have a little bit of spark in life.

Peppermint tea

This popular choice of tea is uplifting, relaxing, calming, soothing and refreshing. It tastes slightly sweet, with a little surprise from the mint. Peppermint tea is great to relieve anxiety, so if you like this type of tea, you’re probably a sweet person, but a little bit anxious, and less focused at times. The anxiety probably gives you digestive problems and a bit of a headache. But worry not, a sip of peppermint tea could help, the tea is also known to calm the stomach, enhance focus, and relieve headache.

Now let us talk about how your favorite coffee link to your personality.

The majority of the world loves coffee, but there is a reason why we have different preferences, why others love espresso, while others like brewed coffee this is because our choices are linked to our personalities.

Cappuccino

Cappuccino is a morning coffee statement for most households, and it is on the frothy, and milkier side. If you are a cappuccino lover, it means you like to soften the bitterness of coffee, and it reflects that you like the little pleasures of life.

Espresso

Espresso is a bold type of coffee exploding with rich flavors. So if you love espresso, you are a straight-forward person, dependable, and efficient, and like to keep things simple at all times. Sometimes you can be resistant to change, and even act moody and abrupt at times.

Latte

Latte is one of the most expressive types of coffee. Latte lovers are often characterized as expressive, artistic, great friends and fun to be with, and are known to be generous with their time.

Latte Macchiato

Sharp, distinct and intense, the Latte Macchiato is an experimental blend of coffee that partners richness and originality all in one. Latte macchiato is a unique choice of coffee and is a lot like original bitter black coffee. If that’s what you order, it depicts a strong, headfast and purist personality.

Americano

You love to aim big, and have high aspirations of life. Your choice of pure, and honest flavors is evident in your personality as well.

So what does your pleasurable cup is it tea or coffee?

Vanilla Cream Puff Recipe | Weekend Coffee Treat | Lovers Coffee

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Vanilla Cream Puff Recipe. Weekend Coffee Treat
Image by 俊哉 佐伯 from Pixabay

Cream puff or profiterole in French is another staple pastry that perfectly pairs with coffee. This pastry is a filled French choux pastry ball with a sweet and creamy filling of different flavors like whipped cream, custard, pastry cream, or ice cream.

Here is a recipe of a delicious vanilla cream puff that we can make to our home over the weekend.

Vanilla Cream Puff Recipe | Weekend Coffee Treat

Ingredients

  • 2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup of water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs

Instructions

  1. Mix the vanilla instant pudding mix, vanilla, heavy cream, and milk. Cover and refrigerate to set.
  2. Place the butter and water in a heavy saucepan over medium heat and bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and with a wooden spoon or spatula, quickly add the flour mixture. Return to heat and stir constantly until the dough comes away from the sides of the pan and forms a thick smooth ball (about a minute or two).
  3. Transfer the dough to your electric mixer and beat with a mixer on low speed a minute or two to release the steam from the dough. Once the dough is lukewarm start adding the eggs one at a time and continue to mix until you have a smooth thick paste.
  4. Spoon or pipe mounds of dough onto a baking sheet covered in parchment paper, spacing them a couple of inches apart.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes and then reduce the oven temperature to 350.
  6. Bake for a further 30 to 40 minutes or until the shells have browned and are dry inside.
  7. PRICK EACH PUFF WITH A TOOTHPICK to allow steam to escape and prevent them from falling/flattening. Turn the oven off and, with the oven door slightly ajar, let the shells dry out for a further 10-15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
  9. When the shells are cool, either split and fill them with the pudding mixture, or use a pastry bag to pipe the pudding into the shells. Dust with powdered sugar. Enjoy!
This cream puff recipe we featured is by Ashley of Wishes and Dishes all credits are rightfully credit to her.

Which is better Decaffeinated or Regular Coffee?

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Decaf vs regular coffee

Coffee has become part of our daily diet where sometimes we became immobile when we haven’t drink our cup of java. Because of these, circumstances the body is getting dependent on coffee, many were looking into ways on how they can overcome their caffeine addiction, that is why some are switching into the decaffeinated coffee drink. But the question is, which is better decaffeinated or regular coffee? Which is more beneficial to health between the two beverage?

Before answering the questions, first, let us find out how decaffeinated coffee is processed.

“Decaffeinated coffee,” the word itself already describe that this type of coffee doesn’t have caffeine content that is why some coffee lovers who want to reduce their caffeine intake are switching into decaffeinated coffee and to coffee drinkers who strongly believe that caffeine is bad for the health prefers the decaffeinated version of it. However, one of the big questions, is decaffeinated coffee a healthier choice from regular coffee?

Decaffeinated coffee is not a naturally grown coffee bean. The regular coffee beans harvested are processed to extract the caffeine content of the coffee beans to produce a decaffeinated version of it. During the extraction, about 97% of the caffeine content from the coffee beans is removed, so that is almost liquidating all the sedative goodness of coffee. When caffeine in coffee extracted, expect that it will not provide the boosting effect or the morning pick me up, and other effects of caffeine in the body.

How was caffeine removed from the beans?

Extracting caffeine from the coffee beans does not require machinery, but it needs a solution composed of water, organic solvents or carbon dioxide to slowly wash and remove the caffeine from coffee producing caffeine-free coffee beans. So before the coffee beans being roasted, it will undergo the process of caffeine extraction to produce a decaffeinated coffee.

What is the difference between decaffeinated coffee and regular coffee?

Well, as simple as it sounds decaffeinated coffee does not have caffeine content while regular coffee is pack with the caffeine richness of coffee. In the aspect of taste, it is hard to tell the difference between the two coffee which one is decaf and which is regular coffee. Especially for coffee beginners, it will be difficult to tell which is which, but for coffee aficionados, long-time coffee drinkers who already understand their cup of coffee, they can easily tell the difference between the two.

Decaffeinated coffee is a little bit milder in taste and aroma, but the overall feeling of having a regular coffee is still the same but a bit lighter, that is why if you feel your decaf coffee is too mild for your preference you can opt for a stronger bean that has been decaffeinated and satisfy your palate.

Switching to decaffeinated coffee needs a bit of experimenting until you get the right satisfaction you are looking for into a cup of coffee.

If the coffee bean is decaffeinated, does it mean it has zero caffeine to it?

Decaffeinated coffee does not mean it is completely zero caffeine because in the process of removing the caffeine in the beans only 97% or less is washed during the mitigation, but some will remain. Therefore decaffeinated coffee has still caffeine, but lesser in content.

To put on a better understanding of the caffeine left in decaffeinated coffee beans, let us see how much caffeine is there between the two. Regular coffee contains between 70 to 140mg of caffeine per cup, and on decaf coffee, it only has 0-7 mg of caffeine per cup. So, you see almost the caffeine in the coffee beans is washed out during the process.

That is why when you are looking for some alternative or planning to lessen your daily caffeine intake, but do not want to drop the luxury of sipping coffee the decaffeinated coffee is a better choice for you.

Which is better Decaffeinated or Regular Coffee?

Coffee is pack with antioxidants, and other nutrients that are essential for health, this is also one of the many reasons why people drink coffee. However, when it comes to choices on which is better decaffeinated or regular coffee, that is still up to your preferences. Some were saying that regular coffee is bad for health because of the high amount of caffeine, and decaf is a better choice, but when we look on the other side how decaffeinated coffee was made it is an unnatural process of stripping away the essential nutrient of coffee which is the caffeine. Thou the solvent used in washing the caffeine in coffee is not dangerous, but still, it is removing the significant element in coffee. So if we are talking about a better choice on which is healthier we say that it is the regular coffee because of all the vitamins and other nutrients are still unimpaired in the single coffee bean. But of course, it does not mean that regular coffee is healthier than the decaffeinated coffee that we abuse the dose of it. Remember that we can enjoy the benefits of coffee if we drink in moderation and not an addiction.