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Coffee & Tea

When Is Decaf Not Decaf?

opinionatedchef | Jan 31, 201506:21 PM     11

Maybe this has an obvious answer, but I mostly wanted to ask if anyone has had the experience of familiar decaf coffee causing a caffeinated feeling? I understand that it's always possible that the beans were mislabeled by our vendor (a local small store) or that when that vendor ground them for us- they were combined w/ some caff grounds that remained in the grinder shute....But I can't know that, so I'm trying to figure out other possibilities.The coffee is Fair Trade Mexican Decaf that I have drunk occasionally for the last 2 years, and had not noticed a reaction like this before the current bag of grounds.The method of making- the chemex- is the same that we have used all along. (My personal physical reaction to 'too much caffeine' is that I feel tight/constricted in my throat.) Thx for any help!

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