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Posted Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:58pm
Subject: High Caffeine Bean?
 

Could someone point me to a bean that I can buy online/bulk (at a reasonable price) that naturally packs more of a caffeine punch than your usual "OTC" beans?

 
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Posted Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:25pm
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I won't speak for a bean but are you aware that the darker the roast the more caffeine is roasted out? So you're looking for lighter roasts if that helps any.
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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013, 9:52am
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Robusta has more caffeine than Arabica.  You could look for an espresso blend that contains C. Robusta.  Or you could chase down a No-Doz with good coffee.

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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:28am
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Yep, depending on the depth of the roast (dark roasts loose slightly more caffine than lighter roasts) going by memory, Arabicas are around 1.8% caffine & Robustas are 2.2%.

Correction: Arabicas 0.8-1.4%, Robustas 1.7-4.0% fron the ICO link below.


caffeine content of arabica vs robusta.

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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:35am
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These guys claim their coffee is super highly caffeinated and contains no robusta: http://www.shockcoffee.com/  I have never tried it so I can't say if it is drinkable.

Alternatively you can roast your own robusta.  Many of the green coffee suppliers sell it as a blending component to enhance crema in espresso.  Sweet Maria's actually made the claim for some which they were selling that you could roast it, brew it filter drip, and actually drink it. They are out of it now. I have bought the stuff in the past but really have no need of it. I can get plenty of crema with decent arabica.  I did try to brew and drink the stuff single origin and I would agree it was drinkable if you need a caffeine hit.  

Sweet Maria's also from time to time sells some real crap robusta for "educational purposes only" for about $1 / lb.  The claim is that as crap it is actually better crap than what goes into instant coffee.  I have also bought some of that to experiment with.  If you steam it before roasting, it can actually be drunk. I'm not claiming it is good, just that it can be ingested.  I don't know what effect the steaming has on its "medicinal" value however.

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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013, 4:13pm
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TheLogoMat Said:

Could someone point me to a bean that I can buy online/bulk (at a reasonable price) that naturally packs more of a caffeine punch than your usual "OTC" beans?

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www.CoffeeBeanDirect.com used to sell a "Poor Mans Blend" that I used to get alot of when I first started roasting.  It was cheap green, basically the bottoms of bags all mixed together and sold cheap per pound.  I recall it having quite a kick, probably alot of robusta mixed in.  Its worth a try.

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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013, 8:59pm
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I gave this once as a gift to someone (sort of as a gag)

http://store.thanksgivingcoffee.com/pony-express-p48.aspx

He said it packed a whollop.

 
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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:09pm
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I notice that they don't use the "R" word in describing this stuff but they claim it has twice the caffeine as their arabica coffees.  

Phil

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I gave this once as a gift to someone (sort of as a gag)

http://store.thanksgivingcoffee.com/pony-express-p48.aspx

He said it packed a whollop.

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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013, 1:29pm
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Liberica Coffee Bean has the highest caffeine. :)
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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013, 1:31pm
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Thank you for all of the recommendations!

 
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