Sunday, August 31, 2014

All About Caffeine

Many of the common questions we get are about caffeine. It's one of the major reasons that people drink coffee, so I thought it would be interesting to learn more about it.

First, let's cover some basics:

Caffeine content in coffee can vary based on type of coffee and preparation. For example, espresso is more concentrated than drip coffee, so it has more caffeine per oz. 

One thing that's commonly debated is if lighter or darker roasts have more caffeine. I was under in impression that some of the caffeine burnt off during roast, meaning lighter roasts would have more caffeine. After doing some research, I learned that neither is correct. Coffee loses mass but gains volume as it roasts. So if you measure your beans by weight, you'll have more caffeine in dark roast coffee. If you measure it in scoops, you'll have more caffeine in light roast. 

Want to learn more?

What do you think about caffeine? Does it help you focus? Or are you more of a Decaf person? Comment below

-Jessamyn at Voyage Coffee Roasters