I love a good cup of joe in the morning, especially in the summer when I can actually savor and enjoy it. I know many physicians say it's okay to have a cup of coffee a day, but I for some reason worry about caffeine and the baby. I'm just not sure how well it all mixes together.
I decided that instead of my regular coffee, I'd just have a cup of decaf every day. I know there are trace amounts of caffeine in decaf, but at least it's not the full-fledged shabang.
Little did I know that the way most coffee companies process their decaf is actually a little unhealthy. Here's a little explanation of the different processes used to decaffeinate coffee.
The problem I have with every other option besides the Swiss Water Process is that they involve chemicals. One of the chemicals is Methylene Chloride which has been linked to cancer. The FDA says that there are so few trace amounts that it can't hurt you. I don't really care what the FDA says...
If there's a way for me to avoid a chemical process and opt for a more natural one, I'm going au natural. That's just my inner hippie coming out.
The coffee I opted to drink is water processed, which is the safest and most organic option of the decaf processes from what I've read. I got it delivered from Amazon for about $25 for a pack of 3. I store them in the freezer hoping the taste stays more fresh.