Believe it or not, caffeine is the most consumed stimulant substance in the world, but do you know everything about it? Let's do the test:

  • More than 60 different plants contain it. Some examples are coffee, cocoa, tea, mate, cola or guarana.
  • Caffeine starts to take effect after 15-20 minutes.
  • The effects can last from 8 to 14 hours depending on the person.
  • 10-20 grams of it is generally considered a lethal dose.
  • Caffeine doses depend on the size or type of coffee:
    • Filtered: 70-140 mg
    • Espresso (30-50 ml): 63 mg
    • Instant: 80 mg

To know in more detail how much caffeine a coffee has in a clearer way you can come here.

  • Popular belief thinks that decaffeinated coffee does not contain caffeine, but just because it is decaffeinated does not mean that it does not have caffeine. It contains 8.6 mg to 13.9 mg of it, a much smaller amount than a normal coffee. In Spain, it cannot exceed 0.3%.
  • The dose of caffeine generally considered lethal is 10-20 grams, although depending on the person this can be equivalent to between 50 and 100 cups of coffee.
  • 90% of people consume caffeine somewhere in the world. Approximately 1,400,000,000 cups are drunk every day in the world and the country that consumes the most coffee is Finland, while Spain is ranked 19th in the world ranking. Of the coffee producing countries, the one that consumes the most is Brazil.
  • The chemical name of caffeine is 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine. It is an alkaloid whose family is that of methylxanthines. It was discovered in 1819 by Runge.
  • A coffee can contain more caffeine than an energy drink. This may depend on the size or type of coffee and energy drink, and since this is healthier and more beneficial in almost all aspects, it is worth thinking about making the decision to give more value to it.


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