The Best Decaf Nespresso Pods UK
Why drink Decaf?
For many coffee purists the question "why drink Decaf?" is often asked.
There are many benefits to drinking decaf coffee as it contains all the health benefits and antioxidants of regular coffee but without the caffeine.
For many people this is important as they love the taste of coffee but have to avoid caffeine due to health and diet reasons, such as caffeine sensitivity.
Ditching caffeine can also help lower anxiety, especially in individuals that suffer from anxiety disorders.
How is coffee decaffeinated?
There are three main methods for making decaf coffee: Swiss water, organic solvents, or carbon dioxide.
The best method of decaffeination is the Swiss water method. In this method green (unroasted) coffee beans are soaked in hot water until the water is saturated with caffeine and other soluble components in coffee (such as flavour compounds).
This is called the ‘green coffee extract’, which is passed through a carbon filter to remove the caffeine.
The extract is then added to new green coffee beans that contain caffeine, and the caffeine is forced out of them into the extract due to osmosis, until the beans are almost entirely caffeine-free.
The solvents method is the least popular as it uses chemicals to decaffeinated the coffee beans which many people want to keep out of their body.
The Best decaf Nespresso pods UK
1. Rejuvenation Water keto coffee pods
For our keto coffee pod lovers, you can now enjoy the great flavour of our keto coffee pods but in a decaffeinated form.
These are the best keto coffee pods for someone following the diet as they have MCT oil already blended into them. This saves the hassle of having to add it yourself with the use of a blender when making a keto coffee.
They can be used in a range of keto snack recipes or simply add butter (or. a vegan alternative) to make bulletproof coffees. Bulletproof coffees have become a very popular staple, to many people following the diet, as a convenient but filling breakfast.
With the long list of benefits of keto coffee, it is no wonder these pods are so popular, not only in the keto community, but by people not following the diet that understand the health benefits of adding MCT oil to the diet, such as for a pre-workout.
Adding MCT oil to the diet can have many health benefits, such as, weight loss, management of blood sugar levels and - most importantly for the keto diet - it helps you get into a state of ketosis.
We use the Swiss water method to decaffeinate the 100% Arabica Honduran coffee beans in our Nespresso capsules, as we feel this is the best method as there are no chemicals and solvents used. Making them better for your health and the environment.
Along with this, rejuvenation water's decaf keto coffee pods are also made using fully compostable materials. This means after 6 months they will be fully broken down and returned to mother nature.
2. Volcano works decaf coffee pods
Located in Brixton, this small coffee company focus on high quality and ethically sourced coffee beans.
For their decaf coffee pods they use single origin Peruvian coffee that has ground almond, stone fruits and liquorice notes.
For the decaffeination process they use the CO2 method. This is chemical free method and is similar to the Swiss water method.
The coffee is packed into 100% industrially compostable coffee pods. The capsules, lids and bag packaging are made from a bio-based cornstarch material.
This combination of packaging, that is caring for the environment, and ethically sourced beans, that are caring for farmers, is why these decaf coffee pods are so high up on our list of the best decaf Nespresso pods UK.
Volcano Decaf Nespresso Pods are available on Amazon - £7.00 for 10
3. Caravan Coffee Roasters - Decaf
Next on the list of best decaf Nespresso pods UK is Caravan Coffee Roasters decaf coffee pods.
What's special about their decaf coffee is it’s processed in Colombia using by-products from the growers’ local sugarcane production adding distinctive flavours of tropical sweetness.
Like rejuvenation water's decaf keto coffee pods, they use 100% Arabica coffee which has been carefully selected and responsibly sourced before being expertly roasted by us.
Which is all packed into a compostable Nespresso compatible coffee pods.
You can buy a pack of 30 for £14.25
4. L'OR Espresso Decaffeinato
The 4th decaf coffee pod non our list are L'OR Espresso Decaffeinato.
A popular Nespresso pod brand, L'or is part of the Douwe Egberts group and has decades of coffee expertise.
They have a huge range of coffee pods, comprised of different strengths, roasts and beans. This means they cover a wide range of preferences and having a great tasting decaf coffee pod is one of them.
While many roasters neglect the less-popular decaf, that is not the case here. This is no one-note affair; it’s been crafted with the same skill and attention as the top-selling caffeinated blends.
It’s richly aromatic with an intensity of 9 and exceptionally bold flavours to match.
Unfortunately, the decaf coffee pods had to come 4th on our list due to the use of aluminium pods!
You can buy a pack of 100 pods for £28
5. Starbucks by Nespresso Decaf Espresso
Finally, for the Starbucks lovers, you can now get decaf coffee pods for your Nespresso machine with Starbucks coffee. With some frothed milk, these coffee pods can give you a Starbucks latte in the comfort of your own home.
The decaf espresso coffee pods are a blend of Latin American and Asia Pacific decaf coffees. So for the coffee purists who enjoy single origin these may not be the decaf coffee pods for you.
Also, unfortunately they use aluminium coffee capsules which are very bad for the environment and when in landfill for 500 years.
You can buy a pack of 80 for £24
By Alex Warmisham ANutr - Nutritionist at Rejuvenation Water