If you’ve ever wondered if that decaf coffee is really devoid of caffeine, or if your waiter really brought you the decaf tea, Silver Lake Research may have a very convenient answer to your constant paranoia: decaf beverage test strips. This is science, people.
Sadly, it might not work on your lattes. Silver Lake Research cautions that the strips should be used before you add any syrups or milk to your drinks, but they can be used on either hot or cold beverages. Oh well. Perhaps the perfect gift for your maiden aunt? You know, the one who swears that real coffee will make her bladder explode through her nostrils.
Since all decaf bevvies still contain a little jolt, the single-use strips will only detect caffeine above a 20 mg-to-6 oz ratio, and they’re available in packs of 20 for $9.95. Might be worth the cash to buy a few and start indiscriminately dipping them into your friends’ drinks. Knowledge, people, is power.