Folgers Decaf K Cups - What You Need To Know!

Folgers Decaf K Cups – What You Need To Know!

Last updated on October 26th, 2023 at 13:40

In this article we talk about Folgers Decaf K Cups and everything that you need to know before you buy and try these rather tasty single serve decaffeinated coffee pods.

By the time you have finished reading this article, you will know about the tasting notes, caffeine content, how the beans are decaffeinated, and more.

Keep reading as we dig down and talk about Folgers Decaffeinated K Cups.

Folgers Decaf K-Cup Tasting Notes

Folgers coffee is available all over North America and all over the world via online purchases from Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy to name only a few popular outlets.

Their decaf K-cup, specifically designed to be used in a Keurig K-cup coffee maker, their 100% Colombian Decaf Coffee K-cup is all that you would expect from a Colombian coffee. It has all the classic rich Colombian coffee bean flavor with the full-bodied taste and rich flavors of earthy, tobacco notes and an intense aroma, with hints of nuttiness and sweet, strong caramel flavors that is literally the classic flavor that you would associate with top quality Colombian coffee beans.

You will not notice at all that this is a cup of coffee that is decaffeinated. More surprising is the fact that it is a blend of Arabica and Robusta beans, which is a testament to the decaffeination process and how effective it is.

Folgers Decaf K-Cup Tasting Notes

Read: Dunkin Donuts K-Cups Decaf

Folgers Decaf K-Cup Caffeine Content

Like all great coffee brands, Folgers coffee has a line of decaf coffee K-Cups for people who perhaps don’t enjoy caffeinated coffee, like myself after 6pm, but still want to enjoy the taste of a great cup of coffee.

Decaffeinated coffee, as the word suggests, has the caffeine removed from the coffee beans but not all the caffeine is removed. It is not caffeine free.

Most brands are 99.9% caffeine free and legally must meet the minimum requirement set by the Food And Drug Administration of 97% caffeine free to be labelled as a decaffeinated coffee.

The owner of Folgers Coffee, J.M Smucker’s list their Decaf coffee as 99.7% caffeine free.


they do not list the exact caffeine content in the product details for the decaf Folgers K-cup is not revealed. An independent organization has measured the caffeine content to be 0.24 mg of caffeine in total for a 6 ounce cup of coffee.

There is no legal obligation for a coffee manufacturer or brand to reveal the exact caffeine content in decaffeinated coffee.

Folgers Decaf K-cup Caffeine Content

Is Folgers Decaf Coffee Naturally Decaffeinated?

Folgers uses the direct solvent process to decaffeinate their coffee. This process involves the use of the solvent ethyl acetate to remove the caffeine from the coffee beans.

The green unroasted coffee beans are steamed to open the pores of the coffee beans and then soaked in ethyl acetate, which attaches to the caffeine.

After soaking in the solvent, the beans are then steamed to open the pores again to remove the solvent and caffeine. The beans are then dried and roasted.

The process ensures that no solvent remains in the coffee beans. Unfortunately, other compounds are removed also and while it does remove a high amount of caffeine, it also removes some of the compounds that affect the flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions About Folgers Decaf K Cups

Is Folgers Decaf Really Decaf?

Yes, Folgers decaf coffee is really decaffeinated coffee. However, like all decaffeinated coffee, it is not completely 100% caffeine free. Folgers decaf is 99.7% caffeine free, meaning a 6 ounce cup of decaf coffee has approximately a quarter (0.24 mg) of a milligram of caffeine – a trace amount.

Does Folgers Make Decaf Coffee Pods?

Yes, and they make an excellent, lively flavor and is a very tasty 100% Colombian decaffeinated coffee that is decaffeinated with care, removing 99.7% of the caffeine content and tastes every bit as good as you would expect from a folgers coffee.

Which Decaf K Cup Has The Least Caffeine?

There is not at all a lot between any of the decaf K-cups in terms of caffeine content. Literally, there is only a milligram or a fraction of a milligram between them. If you are looking for a strong, balanced yet light tasting decaf, consider illy’s Classico decaf K-cup.

How Much Caffeine Is In A Decaffeinated K Cup?

Almost zero mg of caffeine. Decaffeinated coffee has at least 97% of its caffeine removed to qualify as decaffeinated under the FDA regulations. Most decaffeinated coffee, be it K-cup or regular coffee, is now 99.9% decaffeinated. Take Folgers for example, they are 99.7% caffeine free and has only 0.24 mg per 6 ounce cup of coffee. Others have even less!

Is Folgers Decaf Really Decaf?

Yes, Folgers decaf coffee gives you the flavor and quality of Folgers coffee that you would expect while going through a decaffeination process that removes 99.7% of the caffeine.

Is Folgers Decaf Coffee Good For You?

Decaffeinated coffee has all the health benefits associated with regular coffee such has being good for your heart health, your liver and reduces your risk of diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, without the caffeine kick.

Does Decaf Mean 100% Caffeine Free Coffee?

No, decaf coffee is not 100% caffeine free as the decaffeination process, depending on which one is used removes from 97% to 99.9% of all caffeine and thus is not completely caffeine free.

What Is The Healthiest Decaf Coffee?

The healthiest decaf coffee is is one that has been decaffeinated using the Swiss water process as it uses no chemicals, only water is used.

Due to having more of the potent antioxidant, chlorogenic acid, a Swiss water processed decaffeinated light roast coffee is the healthiest.

Frappé-Ing It All Up, Folgers Decaf K Cups

Now you know about Folgers Decaf K cups. You know if these meet your requirements and if they are worthy of trying or not or if you should look for another brand or a variety pack of decaf coffee K cups.

Let us know if you tried Folgers Decaf and what your thoughts were.

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Derek Marshall, a certified barista by the Specialty Coffee Association possesses over two decades of experience in specialty coffee shops. He holds professional certifications for coffee brewing and barista skills. Derek is also an author with authoritative books covering various coffee topics including specialty coffee, sustainability and coffee, coffee brewing, coffee recipes, coffee cocktails and books focusing on Brazilian coffee, Vietnamese coffee, Indonesian coffee and Malaysian coffee. As a barista for over two decades, Derek Marshall has worked in specialty coffee shops across the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. His expertise extends to the distinct coffee cultures, specialty beverages, and brewing techniques of each nation. Functioning as a coffee consultant, Derek charges US$50 per hour. To learn more about Derek Marshall and Latte Love Brew, visit his About Me Page. For coffee inquiries, contact him at +34-639-410-375 or, mentioning your name and location

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