The 9 Best Decaf Coffees of 2019

Strong and flavorful coffee, minus the jitters

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Devoción Decaffeinated Colombian at Devoción

"Well-loved artisanal coffee roasters Devoción make a delicious decaf blend that's so good, you'll forget it's not the real thing."

Best Budget: Seattle’s Best Coffee Decaf Portside Blend at Amazon

"This well-balanced medium roast coffee is a solid choice if you're trying to save money while you cut back on your caffeine."

Best High-End: Koa Coffee Swiss-Water Decaf at Koa Coffee

"Made from 100 percent Kona coffee (some of the rarest in the world), this blend is intended for serious coffee lovers."

Best Instant: Mount Hagen Organic Instant Decaf Coffe at Amazon

"If you're looking for the best decaf coffee on-the-go, Mount Hagen's decaf instant coffee will hit the spot with minimal cleanup."

Best Organic: No Fun Jo Decaf at Amazon

"In addition to having a wonderful, complex flavor, you can feel good knowing this organic coffee is also free trade certified."

Best Coffee Pods: The Original Donut Shop Decaf Coffee Cups at Target

"These coffee pods are made extra-bold, so you can make sure you're not missing out on flavor when you cut back on caffeine."

Best Dark Roast: Kicking Horse Coffee at Amazon

"Chocolate and hazelnut flavor notes help make this organic decaf blend into an irresistible cup of coffee,"

Best Medium Roast: Koffee Kult Colombian Decaf at Amazon

"Smooth and robust, you'll never get tired of drinking this Colombian-sourced blend."

Best Light Roast: Cafe Don Pablo Light Roast Decaf at Amazon

"A smooth finish, low acidity, and rich flavor notes make this light roast blend a perfect after-dinner treat."

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    Best Overall: Devoción Decaffeinated Colombian

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    Deovión

    When it comes to decaf, every coffee lover wants it to taste just like the real thing. Well, Devoción provides exactly that with their Decaffeinated Colombian Coffee.

    This Brooklyn-born company was founded in 2006 and quickly garnered coffee clout for their artisanal roasts, as well as their commitment to sustainability. Devoción is a fair-trade company. All of their beans are sourced in Colombia and hand-picked with the help of over 400 micro-lot farmers. 

    While this coffee is on the more expensive end and harder to find at major retailers, it makes up for it with unbeatable freshness and taste. Even after going through the molasses process—a natural, no-chemicals-added way of decaffeinating coffee beans—Devoción's decaf blend retains a smooth finish and rich notes of sugar cane. You can purchase this coffee in whole bean or have it perfectly ground to match whatever coffee maker you use, be it French press, pour over, espresso machine, and more. 

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    Best Budget: Seattle’s Best Coffee Decaf Portside Blend

    Seattle’s Best strikes that perfect balance of high-quality beans at an affordable price point. This well-balanced medium roast holds high marks when it comes to both flavor and bang for your buck. The company is a subsidiary of fellow Seattle native Starbucks, but it’s far easier on your wallet and typically billed as a hearty, everyday coffee that keeps it simple. 

    Their decaf roast is crafted from 100 percent Arabica beans, all of which are sourced in Latin America. The only setback to this decaf blend is that it can currently only be purchased in a 12-ounce bag of ground coffee, rather than larger bags of whole beans.   

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  • 03 of 09

    Best High-End: Koa Coffee Swiss-Water Decaf

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    Koa Coffee

    The best decaf coffee doesn't have to taste like it's missing something. In fact, luxury decaf coffee can impress even the pickiest of coffee lovers. Koa uses 100 percent Kona coffee, which is one of the rarest and most sought after coffee varieties in the world. These beans pack your cup with a symphony of flavor: rich chocolates, sweet citruses, and a light nuttiness. 

    Koa brews their Kona beans using the Swiss Water method, which removes caffeine with as few chemicals as possible, all while retaining the bean’s flavor palette. 

    This quality comes at a cost—this bag of decaf coffee is pricier than most. Koa beans can be difficult to find at major retailers, but it's available on the brand's website. You can buy a 1-pound or 2-pound bag, depending on how often you drink decaf coffee.

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  • 04 of 09

    Best Instant: Mount Hagen Organic Freeze Dried Instant Decaf Coffe

    Mount Hagen Decaf Instant Coffee is organic, fair trade, and downright tasty. Customers describe the instant coffee as a well-balanced medium roast, one that’s surprisingly strong but not too acidic. 

    You can purchase the product in a 3.53-ounce jar or a box of individually packaged servings, which are perfect for coffee drinkers who are often traveling or running around. One note: You won't be able to control the strength of your brew as easily if you're using a single-serve packet, so if you like a big cup of coffee or prefer a stronger cup, go for the jar.

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  • 05 of 09

    Best Organic: No Fun Jo Decaf

    If you're going organic and trying to ditch caffeine at the same time, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better-tasting option than Jo Coffee. Their decaf blend combines notes of sweet blueberry and milk chocolate for a rich flavor you can’t resist.

    No Fun Jo uses the Swiss Water process to decaffeinate their coffee, which leaves the beans with a more natural, complex flavor. The beans are also fair trade certified and certified organic.

    The decaf blend is available in both whole bean and ground, and you can choose between a 12-ounce bag, a 2-pound bag, and coffee pods.

  • 06 of 09

    Best Coffee Pods: The Original Donut Shop Decaf Medium Roast Coffee Cups

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    The Original Donut Shop

    Available in-store and online at various big-name retailers, The Original Donut Shop is a favorite among Keurig owners, beloved by many for providing quick cups of top-grade coffee. Take that same great coffee, subtract the caffeine, and you get the best decaf coffee pods on the market.

    Fresh and flavorful, The Original Donut Shop makes their decaf roast extra bold, packing in even more Arabica beans than they do in their regular coffee. And even though taste buds vary and coffee preferences can be polarizing, this product has received widespread praise for being just as full-bodied as regular coffee.

  • 07 of 09

    Best Dark Roast: Kicking Horse Coffee

    "Rich notes of toasted hazelnuts" alone sounds like a dream coffee flavor profile, but add a smooth chocolate undertone and you've got an irresistible cup of decaf coffee.

    Kicking Horse Coffee is certified organic and fair trade and they roast all their beans right at home in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. A bag will cost you more than a standard grocery store brand, but it has a rich, complex flavor to make it worth the extra cost. Like some other coffees on this list, Kicking Horse uses the Swiss Water method to decaffeinate their coffee beans.

    You can purchase this blend in either a 10-ounce bag or a 2.2-pound bag, and it's easy to find online and in-store at major retailers.

  • 08 of 09

    Best Medium Roast: Koffee Kult Colombian Decaf

    Koffee Kult grows their beans in over fifty countries worldwide, in regions ranging from Indonesia to Africa to Central and South America; but, as the name suggests, this roast is made from Arabica beans sourced from Colombia, and is then roasted in Florida.

    It's made using the Swiss Water Process and, as a medium roast should be, it's the perfect combination of smooth and robust—something you’ll never get tired of drinking. 

    You can buy this coffee as whole beans or preground, depending on how hands-on you like to be when it comes to making your morning cup of coffee.

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  • 09 of 09

    Best Light Roast: Cafe Don Pablo Light Roast Decaf

    Consistent and palatable, light-roast coffee can be the perfect start to your day or a mellow after-dinner treat. No matter what time you take your coffee, however, Cafe Don Pablo's Colombian Decaf is the perfect choice. It comes with a smooth finish, low acidity, and rich notes of caramel, cocoa, and citrus. 

    One small downside to this beloved brand is that their decaf blend is only available in larger bags— you'll have to get 2 pounds or 5 pounds of coffee at once. Despite this, customers rarely say that the coffee tastes anything but fresh.

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