Whats the deal with mixing normal and decaf coffee in re overall caffeine levels?
August 17, 2011 11:18 AM Subscribe
If I drink normal coffee in the day and decaf at night, I sometimes still end up feeling like I have drank too much normal coffee. Why is this?
posted by marienbad to Food & Drink (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It is almost like, when mixing the two, that the decaf is "reactivated" and works like normal coffee. Is this all just imaginary, in that, because I smell coffee when drinking decaf my brain doesn't connect that its decaf and psychosomatically* becomes wired? Or is the mixing of the two in the day/evening actually having an effect on the amount of caffeine in my body?
I am aware that decaf is not 100% decaf, but I do not drink much decaf, I generally drink Lemon and Ginger infusion in the evening.
* I know this is probably not the right word but I can't think of a better one.