Today, I must reflect on the meaninglessness of decaf. Really? Really?? What we’re the inventors of decaffeinated coffee hoping to accomplish when they first extracted the caffeine from the coffee bean. What’s the freakin’ point?

This morning in my apartment we were out of regular coffee because we haven’t been grocery shopping in a couple weeks. One day a few months back Miss Ava mistakenly bought some decaf grounds so that’s all we had on hand. Erin made the coffee just the same as always, but it’s not the same.

I apologize to all the decaf coffee drinkers in this world, but I must ask why? How does a cup of flavored, hot water wake you up in the morning. If I wanted decaf, I’d drink tea. This is why I must agree with the Sugar House Coffee slogan “Death to Decaf.”

That’s all.


About kristamaesmith

I'm a writer living with my boyfriend in Salt Lake City, Utah where I cheer for the Jazz, walk my dog, and spend too much money in local restaurants. I work in marketing for higher education and blog about food, travel, television, and whatever shiny moment catches my fancy.
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3 Responses to Coffee

  1. Irelandsgem says:

    No Wonder…. they need to make the DECAF bigger on the package.

  2. now-what87 says:

    As far as I can tell Decaf has two uses. One is for people like me, who maybe want to drink some coffee, but it’s kinda late, and I have work tomorrow.And two, revenge. Option number 2 is most usually deployed by people in the food service industry.

  3. Krista Smith says:

    Ewww…I love Ava’s plan. I agree, revenge is totally why decaf was invented. Then marketers realized there were people who might prefer decaf at certain times of day. And wa-la we have decaf on grocery store shelves.

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