Love your coffee, but not sure about the caffeine? Let’s take a closer look at coffee and caffeine and what you can do to have the best of both worlds.
What is caffeine?
Caffeine is the coffee plant’s natural defense against insects and pests native to tropical coffee growing regions. Caffeine can be found on the coffee plant’s leaves, cherries and seeds, which once roasted become coffee beans as we know them. Caffeine is extracted from the seeds or green coffee beans via various decaffeination processes, and is later added to soft drinks, cosmetics and over-the-counter medications for its stimulant properties.