So, you're probably wondering what more you need to know about caffeine; it wakes you up and keeps you alert, right? What else do I need to know?
Well, let me just give you some fun facts that I think you'll find pretty interesting...
1. there is no ideal time to drink coffee
Some people say that the ideal time to drink coffee is between 9am and 10am because that's when you get the maximum impact of caffeine in terms of the functional benefits. But, there’s also other research out there showing that the impact of caffeine varies based on when you regularly consume caffeine. However, ultimately, everybody is different, so there’s no one perfect time of day to drink coffee that will be ideal for everyone.
2. decaf contains caffeine
it’s very hard to remove all of the caffeine from coffee, even with very selective and specific extraction processes.
That said, most decaf coffees contain about between about 1% and 10% of the residual caffeine, inside the coffee, depending on the method.
That’s still a lot less caffeine that’s available in coffee beforehand, and actually it’s about the same amount as in as in a hot chocolate. So clearly, it’s unlikely to affect you as much as a regular caffeinated coffee or tea.
3. filter coffee has more caffeine
While espresso has a higher concentration of coffee, per serving, filter coffee (eg French press, drip filter, etc) typically has more caffeine per cup.
The main reason is because you typically drink more filter coffee per cup than a standard espresso
a double shot of espresso averages about 80 mg of caffeine v.s. around 125 milligrams in a 240ml (8oz) filter coffee.
4. dark roast does not have more caffeine
People often say because dark roasted coffee tastes stronger, it has more caffeine.
I’ve also heard the opposite: that because it’s been roasted darker, some of the caffeine has been ‘roasted off’.
The first statement is false.. Dark roasted coffee does taste stronger; it has been roasted longer.
So, it is stronger, but not in caffeine.
So, now that you know more about caffeine, and know what you're drinking, we'll be waiting to make you that amazing cup of coffee.
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