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Video:Reduce Caffeine in Your Coffee

with Bonnie Zaiss

Reduce caffeine in coffee in order to enjoy your favorite drink without ruining your sleep. Here are some tips on how to reduce caffeine in coffee.See Transcript

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Transcript:Reduce Caffeine in Your Coffee

Hi, I'm Bonnie Zaiss for About.com. Are you a coffee lover and worried about your caffeine intake? Here are some tips to cut down on caffeine.

The Mayo Clinic recommends no more than 200-300 mg of caffeine per day. One 8-ounce cup of coffee is equivalent to about 100 mg of caffeine.

Reduce the Amount of Coffee You Drink to Reduce Caffeine in Coffee

The first thing you can do is cut down on the number of cups of coffee your drink per day to no more than 3 cups of regular coffee.

Switch to Decaf to Reduce Caffeine in Coffee

Switch to decaffeinated coffee. It has only 2 to 4 mg. of caffeine. Also consider toning down your caffeine by drinking a mixture of half regular and half decaffeinated coffee.

Some roasters and coffee farmers are offering lower caffeinated coffee by using "low-caf" but high-priced coffee beans. Ask your local roaster for these specialty coffees that come from as far away as Italy and Japan.

For espresso, cut back on the number of shots in your espresso drink.

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