When are restaurants likely to substitute decaf coffee for caffeinated?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you order coffee past 8 p.m., it’s most likely decaf. Restaurants don’t want to wash two pots, so they often use one and fill it with decaf. It saves them time and money to serve only one option.

If you need caffeine, order an espresso or cappuccino. Because these options are made when you order them, there is a better chance they are caffeinated.

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