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How easy is it to have decaf. coffee in Paris

Apr 30th, 2002, 12:57 PM
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Susan
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How easy is it to have decaf. coffee in Paris

I know this seems like a stupid question, but after many years of drinking coffee I finally managed to decaffinate myself. However I still love coffee, so I drink decaf. Decent decaf. is not hard to find where I live, would the same be true in Paris?
 
Apr 30th, 2002, 01:01 PM
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Many places in paris have decaf..but not as common as in US. Why not take a ziplock with freeze dried (or granular decaf) and ask for hot water? Works fine.
 
Apr 30th, 2002, 01:08 PM
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I was able to find decaf all over Paris.
Just ask for a "deca" ("Day-ka", sort of. I think not finding it would be the exception rather than the rule.
 
Apr 30th, 2002, 01:10 PM
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Thank you for making a suggestion Mary, but that route is not for me. If I can't have fresh brewed decaf. coffee there is no point to drinking it as I'm only drinking it for the flavor.
 
Apr 30th, 2002, 01:15 PM
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What Elaine said...
 
Apr 30th, 2002, 01:21 PM
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Unfortunately you will often get Sanka instead of real decaf. I usually go the tea route when traveling, or brew my own (sounds like we feel the same way about coffee). I have a tiny Zyliss travel drip coffee maker that works great. Also, a friend just got me a 1-cup travel French press from Peet's that works well. It looks like a commuter mug; just add hot water/coffee, wait four minutes and press. Only disadvantage over the Zyliss is that you need hot water, wheras the Zyliss runs on electricity. Good luck!
 
Apr 30th, 2002, 01:34 PM
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Susan,

I have ordered decaf on my past two trips to Paris and have always had good coffee. I am sure that it has not been Sanka (instant). Just give it a try and see if you like it.

 
Apr 30th, 2002, 01:40 PM
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Thanks for all the advice everyone. You know when you have not much left to plan for your vacation when you are asking about the coffee.
 
Apr 30th, 2002, 05:05 PM
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Decaf coffee in Paris has changed in a very short amount of time. Just a few years ago,decaf in Paris meant Sanka and that ilk. One year ago, I started noticing "real" decaf coffee in a few places. Last fall, that increased tremendously.

So while I don't think "real" decaf will be everywhere, I think you have a decent shot now.
 
May 1st, 2002, 07:27 PM
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u may be surprised at how good nescafe instant decaf is. we found it served at some breakfasts with a pot of hot water and the tubular packet of the instant.
 
May 1st, 2002, 07:33 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised at all -- I've tasted the stuff and it's horrible. But then some people like food at Red Lobster or milk shakes at MacDonald's, so there's no accounting for taste.
 
May 1st, 2002, 07:36 PM
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Very easy. Just ask for a décaf.
 
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