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Topic: more jitters from dark roasts?? (4 msgs / 82 lines)
1) From: Mike Koenig
I'm wondering if this is pure "placebo effect" or not, but it has
happened to me more than once now.  This afternoon's coffee was the
Yemen Sharasi, which I roasted on the dark end (with the intent of SO
espresso).  I went a little darker than I had hoped, and I'm getting
mostly roast notes (some nice flavor hidden behind the char though).
The last two days I brought some to work as my afternoon coffee, made
in the Aeropress.  I normally never get caffeine jitters, but got
pretty jittery both yesterday and today.  I seem to remember this only
happening when drinking darker roasts of brewed coffee (non-espresso).
 To make it even more curious, I've had less coffee the last two days
than I usually do,  since my supply of roasted is dwindling, in
anticipation of my Hottop coming tomorrow.
I doubt that there is a higher caffeine content here, I'm wondering if
there are some other products produced in darker roasts that cause the
jitters...maybe this is the cause of the myth that *$ is "stronger
coffee"...
Or maybe the darker stuff just pisses off my stomach, which my brain
interprets as jitters....I dunno..
Anyone else notice a similar effect??
--mike
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2) From: Bill
Not much help, but as the first response, I would point out that the darker
roasts contain less caffeine than lighter.  Not much, but measurable.  The
thought being that the caffeine is burned away...
So I wouldn't look to caffeine, but others, as you are.  Anyway, i've never
had that problem, so I don't know what to tell you.
When's the hottop due?  hope you find out a good answer to these questions.
bill
On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 2:15 PM, Mike Koenig  wrote:
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3) From: raymanowen
Hmmm- the latest roasts on a familiar roaster vs the very first roasts on an
unknown roaster. What was your question? - Were you wondering how the old
familiar roasts would compare with brand new roasts with an unfamiliar
machine?
There won't be any comparison of the new roast if you deplete the old
beforehand... -ro
On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 2:35 PM, Bill  wrote:
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4) From: Mike Koenig
Actually, this is the remainder of my stash from the old
roaster...Hottop should arrive today...
--mike
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