|02-16-2010, 10:10 AM||#1|
Way too much time on my hands!
Join Date: Jan 2008
Stats: Size 8 at Present
WOE: No flour or sugar.
How much caffeine is in your drink?
From Energy Fiend an 8oz. cup of instant coffee has 57mg of caffeine.
A Starbucks Grande Caffe Americano has 225mg!
I can see why I loved Diet Coke so much! It comes in at 45mg.
|02-16-2010, 10:33 AM||#2|
Major LCF Poster!
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Kissin' Armadillos
Stats: 235.7 | 216.8 | 135 @ 5'6"
WOE: HCG/Primal Blueprint/Leptin Reset
Start Date: 4/6/12
However much is in two shots of espresso. Sometimes twice a day.
Google says each shot of espresso is roughly 77 mg of caffeine.
|02-16-2010, 10:54 AM||#3|
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
Join Date: Aug 2008
Stats: 350++/under 240/wherever 30 net carbs a day leads
WOE: 30 net carbs a day or less...unclean eating
Start Date: August 2008
Been roasting our coffee (and pulling shots) for nearly a decade. Google & wikipedia are kind-of-right.
Depends on the kind of bean, and the level of roast. A double shot of espresso with 1.5-2oz liquid is 77-100g of caffeine & 7 oz of drip coffee is 115-175g of caffeine.
Robusta beans have far more caffeine than Arabica beans. So bargain bin tins of coffee will have the most caffeine of any when brewed.
Think of it this way...
Every double shot of quality espresso has 1/2 - 2/3 the amount of caffeine as a 7oz cups of coffee (who drinks 7 oz of coffee?).
A lot of the caffeine in Starbucks (or other coffee shops) comes from 'other' ingredients (like chocolate).
And the extra good news is if you really like your espresso ''Black'' and oily roasted - it has less caffeine yet (burns out in the roasting). I don't like burnt coffee, but for those who do, you can drink more!
Actually, I'm not worried about caffeine levels any more than I worry about calories...
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