Rwandan decaf coffee beans Lala Salama

Decaf Coffee: Exploring the Health Benefits of Decaffeinated Coffee

In a world where coffee is celebrated for its rich aroma, providing comfort, and awesome flavours, the debate between caffeinated and decaffeinated brews often takes centre stage. While caffeine lovers, like the Rounton team, swear by the morning buzz, there's a growing appreciation for decaf coffee. Beyond its reputation as a caffeine-free alternative to coffee, decaf coffee beans boasts an array of health benefits that are often overlooked.

Read on to find out how your body could benefit from decaf…

Reduced Anxiety

For many, the allure of coffee and other hot beverages lies not only in its taste but also the calming experience it provides. Think about it, when you’re stressed, the answer usually is to take a few minutes to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Decaf coffee provides the same comforting experience without the jitters or anxiety that comes with caffeine. It's the perfect choice for those seeking relaxation without the buzz.

Decaf coffee has a long reputation for being bland and flavourless. This is due to some of the processes used to make it decaf. However, we’re changing that with our decaf range. Our Peruvian Sparkling Water Decaf is so good, that it has won multiple Great Taste Awards. We give a lot of love and attention to our decaf coffees and want them to taste just like their caffeinated counterparts. Like any good Peruvian coffee, you can expect notes of caramelised brown sugar, cocoa, and a cherry-like sweetness.

Better Sleep

Say goodbye to sleepless nights of restless tossing and turning. While coffee is great for providing a buzz in the morning to get you ready for the day, it’s not what you need on a night before you settle down. By eliminating caffeine, decaf coffee allows you to enjoy the rich flavours, without sacrificing precious sleep.

Did you know the name of one of our decafs Lala Salama literally means ‘Sleep Well’ in Swahili? A very appropriate name for a decaf coffee we think! The Lala Salama Sparkling Water Decaf is a fantastic Rwandan coffee with so much flavour in the cup. Flavour notes include green apple, cinnamon and raisin - like a spiced apple pie, it will leave you wanting more and more.

Heart Health

Recent research has found cardiovascular benefits of decaf coffee beans, elevating it from a simple beverage to a heart-smart elixir. Studies have suggested that decaf coffee, rich in antioxidants like chlorogenic acid, possesses great properties that contribute to cardiovascular well-being. Chlorogenic acid, a potent antioxidant abundant in decaf coffee, combats oxidative stress and inflammation. These are key contributors to cardiovascular diseases. Chlorogenic acid safeguards heart and blood vessel health by scavenging harmful free radicals and reducing inflammation. This promotes good cardiovascular function. A bit lost? We are too - we’re not scientists but we know it's good stuff!

Beyond its protective effects, coffee - decaf or regular - delights taste buds and lifts mood. You're not only enjoying a delicious cup but also nurturing your cardiovascular health.

Digestive Health

For people with digestive conditions, like acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome, the mere mention of caffeine can provoke symptoms. Thankfully, decaf coffee steps in as a gentle alternative, offering relief without compromising on flavour.

By eliminating caffeine from the equation, decaf coffee alleviates the triggers that worsen digestive woes, providing a welcome respite. But its benefits extend beyond symptom relief. Decaf coffee's gentle nature makes it ideal for those with sensitive digestive systems, offering a soothing and enjoyable experience.

Antioxidant-Rich

Don't let the absence of caffeine fool you - decaf coffee is packed with antioxidants that rival those in its caffeinated counterpart. Every cup contains a treasure trove of polyphenols, flavonoids, and other potent compounds, each with the unique ability to combat stress and inflammation.

Polyphenols, revered for their multifaceted health benefits, act as guardians of cellular health, warding off free radicals and bolstering the body's natural defences. Meanwhile, flavonoids lend their protective prowess, shielding against chronic diseases and promoting longevity. With every sip, you're nurturing your body from the inside out.

In a world where health is so important, decaf is coming up and after reading this blog with all the health benefits, is it really any wonder? We’re on a mission to change the reputation of decaf coffee beans with our Sparkling Water Decaf range, which you can shop here. So, the next time you reach for your favourite Rounton coffee, consider decaf as a tasty alternative and enjoy!