How much caffeine does the coffee we drink have?

How much caffeine does the coffee we drink have?

This is a question that we have heard countless times throughout our extensive experience as specialty coffee sellers, and directly in our cafes. So we decided to acquire a new “coffee toy”: a caffeine meter in order to satisfy the curiosity of all our clients. 

But before explaining how this caffeine meter works, a question... do you know what factors It depends on the amount of caffeine it contains. Cup of coffee?

  • Of the type of preparation: the more extraction, the more caffeine you get. 
  • Of the roast: The lighter ones have more than the darker ones.
  • Of the type of coffee beans: Depending on the type of grain, there may be a greater or lesser amount of caffeine.
  • Of the degree of grind: the finer it is, the greater the proportion of caffeine it contains.
  • Of the type of coffee: It can change depending on whether the coffee is filter coffee, espresso coffee, or decaffeinated coffee.
  • Of the Portion size: This can vary from 30 to 400 ml., which affects the amount of caffeine it contains.

How our caffeine meter works

Lighttells CA-700 Caffeine & CGA Meter

Our caffeine meter not only analyzes the amount of caffeine contained in coffee, but also the amount of chlorogenic born.

The caffeine and the chlorogenic acid are two of the most important compounds found in coffee that contribute to its flavor, aroma, and health benefits.

I'm sure many of you don't know what chlorogenic acid is: it is an antioxidant that helps protect the body against damage caused by free radicals.

Measuring the levels of these compounds in coffee is essential to ensure the quality, flavor and health benefits of coffee products.

In the video on the left we analyze how much caffeine and chlorogenic acid our Colombia Golden Huila specialty coffee contains, using the coffee extracted with Moccamaster, and the reagent. 



Below, we leave you a comparative image of the caffeine contained in some products famous for their caffeine content, with respect to our specialty coffees.

How much caffeine do our specialty coffees contain?

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