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For example, the following is Atlas Coffee Club’s breakdown of caffeine amounts in various preparations of coffee:
- Percolated coffee, 8-ounce serving — 200 mg caffeine
- Filter or drip coffee, 8-ounce serving — 95-165 mg caffeine
- French press coffee, 8-ounce serving — 107 mg caffeine
- Espresso, 1-ounce shot — 47-64 mg caffeine
- Cold brew coffee, 12-ounce serving — 150 mg caffeine
The remainder of the article offers wonderful insights regarding the world of caffeine and caffeinated beverages. Here are some of our favorites:
- Light roast coffee, despite not tasting as strong as a dark roast, contains more caffeine.
- Chocolate and pain medicines, despite seeming fairly normal, can contain decent levels of caffeine. For chocolate, this increases if it has a larger percentage of colid cocoa.
- The idea of “grabbing a coffee” can skew our perceptions of how much caffeine we’re actually consuming in a day. Where an 8-ounce cup of coffee will have 100 milligrams of caffeine, we often consume larger amounts than 8 ounces per cup, especially in the United States.
- One espresso shot contains about half of the caffeine content as a standard cup of coffee, so one must be careful with how many shots they are consuming.
- Drinking coffee can, however, reduce the risk of a number of diseases, including diabetes, heart attacks, and liver disease, among others.
Ultimately, Atlas Coffee Club ends on an optimistic and refreshing note: Always pay attention to your body, especially when consuming caffeine. Listen to your body’s response to it in general in addition to marginal amounts. If you find yourself disheveled, you may want to decrease the amount you are consuming per day. This will vary drastically from person to person, so it’s important to stay connected with your body.
You can find the complete caffeine guide from Atlas Coffee Club here. They also have a handy guide comparing coffee to energy drinks, which can be found here, among a myriad of other coffee-and-caffeine-related articles that can all be found throughout their website.
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