osteenjames Senior Member Joined: 1 Aug 2013 Posts: 50 Location: St Paul Minnesota Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Fri Feb 7, 2014, 5:30pm Subject: Re: Wow Am I Ever Getting High !!
I have found that different espresso beans will give you different caffeine lifts. The lighter the bean the bigger the lift. I would recommend trying a dark roast. I like Redbird espresso it is very chocolate tasting and the caffeine does not beat me up.
Posted Sun Feb 9, 2014, 9:26pm Subject: Re: Wow Am I Ever Getting High !!
Very little caffeine is lost during roasting, so light or dark roasted will not have a significant caffeine difference. Robusta beans have almost twice the caffeine content of Arabica, so if it is in the blend, will make the numbers jump.
pstam Senior Member Joined: 27 Jan 2004 Posts: 2,349 Location: Beijing Expertise: Professional
Espresso: ECM, SAN MARCO, EURO 2000 Grinder: MAZZER Vac Pot: YES Drip: YES Roaster: YES, HOME STYLE
Posted Sun Feb 16, 2014, 10:31pm Subject: Re: Wow Am I Ever Getting High !!
People always talk about caffeine, but the responce of a body is not from caffeine but also other things in the coffee, whether is drip coffee or espresso.
Besides that, one has to consider the tastes of your coffee, specially for espresso, the bad tastes from the espresso might make my heart painful. On the other hand, as people knows, espresso has less caffeine but more effects of waking people up. It means that cafeine is not working alone, there are other things exist and working together with caffeine.
If you don't feel well by drinking espresso more than drip coffee, like pressed coffee, it might be due to your body does not fit the espresso drinking, specially after many times of drinking. Most people can get used to espresso drinking after several times of try, but may not be so for every one.
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Posted Fri Feb 21, 2014, 1:07am Subject: Re: Wow Am I Ever Getting High !!
Some different values
Type of coffee Size* Caffeine** Espresso, restaurant-style 1 oz. (30 mL) 40-75 mg Espresso, restaurant-style, decaffeinated 1 oz. (30 mL) 0-15 mg Generic brewed 8 oz. (240 mL) 95-200 mg Generic brewed, decaffeinated 8 oz. (240 mL) 2-12 mg Generic instant 8 oz. (240 mL) 27-173 mg Generic instant, decaffeinated 8 oz. (240 mL) 2-12 mg
Adapted from Journal of Food Science, 2010; Pediatrics, 2011; USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 23, 2010; Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 2006; *Sizes are listed in fluid ounces (oz.) and milliliters (mL). **Caffeine is listed in milligrams (mg).
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