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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal Decaffeinated coffee.

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  • n. a decaffeinated coffee, tea, or soft drink.

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  • n. coffee with the caffeine removed


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  • In the U.S. you can get some pretty great decaf from a number of sources: the aforementioned Terroir Coffee for lighter roasts, and for deeply-roasted plunger pot or espresso-style decaf try the Sumatra or any other decaf from Peets (www.

    Buying and brewing good coffee in Mexico

  • First off, let me say that I made the discovery that now one or two cups of caffeine are considered okay, so I am just limiting myself to one caffeinated beverage a day, and then I figure that leaves me room for little incidentals like the traces of caffeine found in decaf, in chocolate, and in the espresso powder that I've been sprinkling on my ice cream along with chocolate syrup (which, btw, makes for a passable imitation of the base of a cappucino skor blizzard, in case you are in need of one, just so you know).

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Numi Tea is seems hit and miss thus far — their vanilla decaf was absolutely nondescript yesterday, but their genmaicha, Toasted Rice Green, was decent, well-rounded and sweet, as all genmaicha are.

    Daily Tea: April 7, 2010 | Tea Derivations

  • I drink gallons of it during the day and end my dinner with a cup or two of decaf, which is something of a joke since I am already surfeited with caffeine, my drug of choice.

    Jay Weston: Wolfgang Puck's Iced Coffee: A Heavenly Glass of Iced Joe!

  • I drink gallons of it during the day and end my dinner with a cup or two of decaf, which is something of a joke.

    Jay Weston: Wolfgang Puck's Iced Coffee: A Heavenly Glass of Iced Joe!

  • Legitimate Tea Partiers were ready for these "decaf" counterfeits, peacefully surrounding them when they showed up and calling them out in comical fashion.

    ChronWatch - Articles

  • So, while the average cup of decaf contains between 6 and 10 milligrams of caffeine per serving, the regulation allows for "decaf" coffee to contain much higher levels of the stimulant, at least 30 milligrams in some cases, according to


  • We tested two bottles of the Pure Green tea, which both produced a decidedly "decaf" result, even though the company website reports the Pure Green tea to have 21.2 milligrams of caffeine.


  • The k-cups are easy to use but not so easy to find as they're not yet available in the grocery stores (from what I've seen but I've seen them in coffee shops and Home Outfitters) so I'll likely start ordering them online through Amazon so I can get many flavours such as decaf, breakfast blend, vanilla, chai tea, and more.

    WriteNiche - Freelance Writing Online

  • What is news is that boomers are asking their dealers for "decaf" pot with lower THC levels to allow for a mellower buzz: "I don't smoke too much ... the last stuff I bought got me paranoid about whether my kid is making car-insurance payments.

    Boing Boing: February 3, 2002 - February 9, 2002 Archives


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