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GabrielsThoughts, Mar 08, 2014, 10 am

The same way they process sugar,flour, or meat.... ammonia, chlorine, or bleach.

I've heard rumors that they harvest civet or lemur poop, and the acids in the belly wash do something chemically to the coffee beans as well. Yum!

I guess the best coffee really does taste nutty.

Big Nemo (Guest), Mar 09, 2014, 12 pm

On the blackboard...

...Drake equation! :-)

(I thought I recognized it, still I checked on Wikipedia to be sure!)

Duckerby (Guest), Mar 14, 2014, 05 am

Would anyone be surprised if Neil knew the answer? I know I wouldn't.

Thrudd, Mar 14, 2014, 02 pm

Coffee - the worlds #1 drug

Decaffeination was originally done using organic solvents on the beans to leach out the caffeine and then let the solvent evaporate. As most may know, unless you are 100% fastidious, there will always be some solvent left. Most of today's is with the water process which is just soaking in water, filter the caffeine out and use that water to soak the caffeine from the next batch and so on. This way you only use up one batch of beans and don't loose the soluble flavours from the beans.

The civet poop method does not decaf coffee. The cats eat only fully ripe coffee cherries and not green or over-ripe fruit. They are incapable of digesting the beans. Easiest way of collecting beans at peak of ripeness.

Sabbath (Guest), Mar 29, 2014, 04 pm

Neil DeGrasse Tyson? Epic Win. ;}

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