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    A friend told me that one coffee bean, when eaten, has roughly the same caffeine content as an espresso.
    Obviously there are many factors affecting caffeine content of both beans and espresso, but roughly speaking, does anybody know?
    Ive had a bit of a look on google but have only found average contents of brewed coffees, not beans.

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    Re: Caffeine content of beans when eaten

    Originally posted by cyrilgoldenrock link=1217744685/0#0 date=1217744685
    A friend told me that one coffee bean, when eaten, has roughly the same caffeine content as an espresso.
    Obviously there are many factors affecting caffeine content of both beans and espresso, but roughly speaking, does anybody know?
    Ive had a bit of a look on google but have only found average contents of brewed coffees, not beans.
    Weigh a single roasted coffee bean. If its Arabica it typically contains anywhere between 1% and 1.5% depending on the origin and level of roast.

    Espresso will contain anywhere from around 45mg to 100mg of caffeine.

    Do the math and let us know.

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      Re: Caffeine content of beans when eaten

      Hi

      Remember the old add "43 beans in every cup" ? Its actually pretty close.
      I checked it once by simply counting the number of beans I used ended up grinding for one shot.

      Mike

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        Re: Caffeine content of beans when eaten

        I conducted an experiment and posted it under 43 Beans

        43 Beans weigh 7 grams or close to it

        This from a coffee site http://www.gardfoods.com/coffee/coffee.caffeine.htm


        Edit
        Amounts of Caffeine in a various beverages.
        Item Serving Milligrams

        Vivarin Tablet 200 mg.
        Drip Cup of Coffee 8 oz. 115-185 mg.
        Brewed Cup of Coffee 8 oz. 80 - 135 mg.
        Espresso Coffee 2 oz. 100-150 mg.
        Instant Coffee 8 oz. 60 - 100 mg.
        Tea 8 oz. 30 - 70 mg.
        Jolt 12 oz. 71 mg
        Mountain Dew 12 oz. 55 mg
        Coca-Cola 12 oz. 45 mg.
        Shasta Cola 12 oz 44 mg.
        Pepsi Cola 12 oz. 37 mg.
        Dr. Pepper 12 oz. 39 mg.
        Chocolate Bar 6 oz. 30 - 50 mg.


        KK



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        • #5
          Re: Caffeine content of beans when eaten

          Note the espresso amount is for a doppio.

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          • #6
            Re: Caffeine content of beans when eaten

            1 - 1.5% eh? Thanks for that. When i get home ill be on the case, weighing and calculating.
            Was thinking of adding a few coffee beans to my trail mix for an extra boost when on the snow this weekend.

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              Re: Caffeine content of beans when eaten

              Oh yeah, thanks for the feedback yall.

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                Re: Caffeine content of beans when eaten

                Originally posted by Dennis link=1217744685/0#1 date=1217746569
                Weigh a single roasted coffee bean. If its Arabica it typically contains anywhere between 1% and 1.5% depending on the origin and level of roast.

                Espresso will contain anywhere from around 45mg to 100mg of caffeine.

                Do the math and let us know.
                So did anyone do the math? :P

                10g beans == between 60 & 70 beans == 100 - 150mg caffeine ==> say 2mg per bean.

                So, answer to original assertion: balderdash. Are we surprised? :

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