Hi Valerie –
There’s been an assumption that it’s the caffeine in the coffee that triggers rosacea but I’m not sure that an absolute. I’ve had patients who flush with decaf and I’m not sure if that’s due to residual caffeine, the fact that its hot, or something else. The bottom line is that if the decaf doesn’t trigger your symptoms, keep drinking it. Remember that hot liquids alone trigger rosacea in some people.
I don’t have any recommendations in Orlando or Tampa but that doesn’t mean there might not be someone great there. If you find someone, let me know. I may include them after some additional research. Dr. I