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    Different caffeine levels of different coffee?

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    I recently clicked on the above ad, proclaiming "6X times stronger coffee". I can imagine different beans have different caffeine levels and roasting technique may affect the levels (I really have no idea) - but 6 times? Does anyone have any idea how much caffeine levels vary between beans or roasting techniques? The web page this linked to didn't have much detail except the beans were roasted by 'renegade roasters' (not like those conservative bike speed record roasters!) and used some flattering terms like 'satisfy your coffee snobberry' which was obviously put in to capture some google leads

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    As far as I am aware there are two possible factors involved.
    1. The darker the roast, the more caffeine per bean, but less per gram. If they roasted really lightly it'd have a bit more caffeine per gram (I think max 10%)
    2. The addition of caffeine powder. I know the American equivalent of this that came out years ago added caffeine powder.
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    Thanks Ninja and I never knew about adding caffeine powder. Think I would prefer another coffee rather than adding caffeine if I wanted to up the caffeine intake.

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    I agree, I've always felt restricted by my caffeine intake abilities, I've never looked for shortcuts to hitting it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 338 View Post
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    I recently clicked on the above ad, proclaiming "6X times stronger coffee". I can imagine different beans have different caffeine levels and roasting technique may affect the levels (I really have no idea) - but 6 times? Does anyone have any idea how much caffeine levels vary between beans or roasting techniques? The web page this linked to didn't have much detail except the beans were roasted by 'renegade roasters' (not like those conservative bike speed record roasters!) and used some flattering terms like 'satisfy your coffee snobberry' which was obviously put in to capture some google leads
    Capture me they did! Funnily enough they didn't seem 6x stronger than the last roast I got elsewhere. From memory they were an very dark roast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timothyp View Post
    Capture me they did! Funnily enough they didn't seem 6x stronger than the last roast I got elsewhere. From memory they were an very dark roast.
    I also thought your standard one or two coffees would be very memorable if they left you jumping around like you had six or twelve hits of coffee ��
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    Quote Originally Posted by 338 View Post
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    I recently clicked on the above ad, proclaiming "6X times stronger coffee". I can imagine different beans have different caffeine levels and roasting technique may affect the levels (I really have no idea) - but 6 times? Does anyone have any idea how much caffeine levels vary between beans or roasting techniques? The web page this linked to didn't have much detail except the beans were roasted by 'renegade roasters' (not like those conservative bike speed record roasters!) and used some flattering terms like 'satisfy your coffee snobberry' which was obviously put in to capture some google leads
    Hahaha ah wow this is awesome XD

    Yeah I often think it's just a confusion or misapplication of terms.. strength generally being a function of the ratio of coffee to water (and extraction level). But I think what most people use the term strength for is to describe 'intensity' rather than caffeine level.

    There seems to be such an obsession with strength, and coffee constantly described as 'strong' or 'not strong', and to me it's a base level cupping term, and not really relevant. For coffee not of very good quality that's all you can use I guess as a descriptive term
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