How Much Caffeine’s in Your Coffee?
There are many misconceptions about coffee and caffeine content, so here’s a simple explanation of how much is in your favourite cup, from a single espresso to a filter coffee. (Brace yourself for some serious myth-busting in between.)
What Is Caffeine?
Caffeine (or 1,3,7-Trimethylxanthine for the chemistry wizards among you) is a natural stimulant found in plants – namely the tea, coffee and cocoa variety.
We’ve broken down a couple of widely held myths…
“The darker the roast, the higher the level of caffeine”
The caffeine in a coffee bean is the same whether it’s a light or dark roast. The roast level alters the flavour profile of your brew, but doesn’t remove caffeine.
“Decaffeinated drinks have zero caffeine”
No decaffeination process can remove 100% of the caffeine; decaf coffee contains approximately 3mg of caffeine.SHOP MEXICAN MOUNTAIN WATER