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Topic: caffeine content dependent on roast? (2 msgs / 43 lines)
1) From: Richard Ferguson
A co-worker recenlty told me that the caffeine content of coffee is affected
by the degree of roast.  He couldn't remember exactly how it worked, ie dark
roast = less caffeine or vise versa.  Can anyone else support this idea?  or
is my co-worker out to lunch?  It wouldn't be the first time =)
Thanks
richard

2) From:
Hi Richard:
Great question. While I think degree of roast may change/adjust/do something to the caffeine content, the original bean also must be looked at...
I have friends look at me in a very strange way when I say I have 2 or more double espresso's in the morning.
I may be wrong here and get tons-o-opinions but it is my understanding that espresso actually has less caffeine then say a regular cup of coffee (espresso being a process.)
Most people think that espresso is a dark, horrid, loaded to the eyeballs tiny cup of something that has way, way to much caffeine. NOT.
Mountain Dew has more then anything on the market...
Richard, guess I had better go do a bit more research...
will get back to to you,
ginny
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That said, how do we measure caffeine content.
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