Is “half caff” coffee really 1/2 caffeine?

Is “half caff” coffee really 1/2 caffeine?

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  1. No.
    The term “half caff” refers to a mixture of regular caffeinated and decaffeinated beans. The ratio can vary anywhere from 90 /10 to 50/50. Since even decaffeinated coffee has a small amount of caffeine, you’re probably never going to get a blend of beans that has half the caffeine of an equal volume of regular beans.

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  2. That depends who is making it and their recipe.
    I mix roughly half caffeinated and half decaf coffee to make half caf. It’s pretty certain that’s 1/2 the caffeine of a regular coffee.

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  3. Maybe not, but close enough.
    A cup of regular brewed coffee contains between 100 and 150 mg of caffeine, depending on type, brand, and brewing process. But a cup of decaf does not contain 0 mg of caffeine. Rather it has between about 8 and 20 mg of caffeine, depending on the process used for decaffeination, though the average tends to be at the low end of that range.
    Thus a mixture of half regular and half decaf coffees would not have half the caffeine of the high test stuff, but somewhat more.
    Of course, roasters could blend more decaf and than caffeinated coffee into their mix and come closer to the half-caffeine claim and most of them probably do. Most big companies don’t provide that detailed data, but Green Mountain coffee says that their half-caf blend contains between 48 and 53 mg per cup. That qualifies as half caffeine.
    Nobody’s cheating here. “Decaffeinated” means that caffeine has been removed, not that the coffee is caffeine-free.

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  4. “Half coffee” refers to coffee that is a blend of 50/50 caffeinated and decaffeinated beans. The caffeine it provides is half that of regular specialty coffee, and the caffeine is one-fourth that of Robusta coffee.

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  5. No. The term “half caff” means that the cup has one-half caffeinated coffee and one-half de-caffeinated coffee.
    An 8-ounce cup of caffeinated coffee has about 100 mg. (or .00035 ounces) of caffeine.
    So, if an 8-ounce cup of coffee had 4 ounces of pure caffeine in it, as you suggest, then it would have 5,714 times as much caffeine as a regular 8-ounce cup of coffee. That would kill you.

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