We go through 450g of beans a week in our household
The number of posts on coffee roasting and buying suggest some homes are producing commercial quantities of grounds for weekly consumption. Good thing caffeine is a legal drug of dependency.
But who’s consuming it all? Are there people here bouncing off the walls as single users, or is it being equitably diluted among numerous family members? Given that some health experts say 400 mg is the upper limit of safe daily caffeine intake, that amounts to some 4 shots. How many shots do you drink a day?
We go through 450g of beans a week in our household
It was my understanding that espresso has 30-50mg of caffine per 1.5 oz shot with brewed coffee running 150-200mg per 6 oz cup. That said Ill own up to drinking probably about a dozen singles a day during the winter, made as lattes. In the summer its slightly less with only a couple being lattes and the rest in an iced drink of one kind or another.
Java "Hhhmmm...Time for a refill" phile
two espressi in the morning, double shots, usually made to latte or piccolo latte. One plunger coffee at work.
 Weekends is a different story. It would be 4 or 5 of the above espressi on an average weekend morning.
youre right tho, I send off so much more coffee to family than I drink myself !
Weekdays its one plunger at work in the morning...
Weekends its an espresso shot or two for me, and one for my girl.
Its not the quantity in our place... its the quality.
prob 4 or 5 a day. lattes in the morning, then often machiattos in arvo & espresso at night.
You could be right about the amount of caffeine, Javaphile. Its all so confusing. I took the 100 mg of caffeine per shot from the Italian National Institute of Espresso, which defines an espresso thus:
"...The following are some important conditions to obtain Espresso Italiano – though these alone would not be adequate to fulfil the quality requirements:
Necessary portion of ground coffee = 7 g ± 0,5
Exit temperature of water from the unit = 88°C ± 2°C
Temperature of the drink in the cup = 67°C ± 3°C
Entry water pressure = 9 bar ± 1
Percolation time = 25 seconds ± 2.5 seconds
Viscosity at = 45°C > 1.5 mPa s
Total fat = > 2 mg/ml
Caffeine = 100 mg/cup
Millilitres in the cup (including foam) = 25 ml ± 2.5."
That is their definition. However, I have also read other analyses which put espresso shots at around 40 mg of caffeine.
This very much depends on the blend of coffee and therefore the content of robusta / arabica, and it also depends on the size of filter being used and therefore actual quantity of coffee grinds / cup.
Robusta contains a much higher content of caffeine than arabica and,
Different sized filters are used in different markets.
Italian style espresso conatins a much higher content of robusta than other markets, but they can get away with using the smaller filters because they mostly drink "short" rather than long coffees where a larger filter (quantity of coffee grinds) is required.
As to the topic, afraid that Andy CJ is right on the money. If he were closer to us, we could slip him off some kind of prize for giving us the correket answer......... :) ;) :D ;D ::)
Thats makes sense Robusto as the Italians use a lot more robusto beans in their espressoss as FB pointed out. My figures came from several sources in the US where very little if any robusto is used in espressos, while it is quite common in brewed coffee blends, and they seem to be the figures that most agree with.
Oh and FC, shipping coffee long distance isnt a problem, just stick a civit cat in with the beans. That way the beans will be more valuable when they arrive and justify the postage! ;D ;D ;D
Java "If its not great quality why bother with it?" phile
Good one mate!
Keep a look out - Im sure this will be moved somewhere else :D ;D
I used to limit myself to 3 doubles before I got the giotto, etc. Now Im drinking 6 to 7 per day.
How many shots do you drink a day?
Ahh.... Giotto and Mini....damn fine combination that!!
I normally drink between 2 and 6 a day. More often than not when I pull a double, half stays as espresso and the other half gets mixed with milk. The reason I do this is to try and train my palate and develop my taste. So the shot goes down first (with the requisite "what can I taste?" thought), then I make a flat white to compare flavours (and possibly the old habit of only drinking milk based coffees)
2-4, unless its cupping day, then 4+.
2 - 3.
I average 6.
Sometimes more, sometimes less, sometimes none - no beans. :(
I average 4, but these are each the full contents of a 3 cup moka pot. The first one of the day is a big cuppaccino, the rest are straight out of the pot.
whoa - least you could do is pour them into a cup!Originally Posted by Bill44A link=1174008557/0#5 date=1174014430
When Im behind the bar, I will do as more than 10 espressos as I go through the shift. Sort of like tasting your wares like a chef does. It is a culinary art and as such should be treated as one.
Nah, you lose too much flavour if you do that. ::) ;DOriginally Posted by Dennis link=1174008557/0#6 date=1174014624
2-3, however, it seems to be increasing. I also make 2-3 for my wife in the morning. Its a great drug for me, and if taken after mid-day then sleep is retarded.
i drink 6 - 10 doubles a day except monday then its between 8 - 14 if i get to Epic. ;D
By Monday night, Sketchy, you must be ricocheting off the walls...
cmon Robusto, fess up ... how many do you do on that pie warmer of yours?
If Im home, like today, 3-4. If at work, 2-3
I drink 5-6 if Im at home. Somedays maybe 7-8, if Im trying a new roast. Then theres the decaf.....
I usually have 2-3 doubles, more than that and I cant sleep, and none later than about 4pm on weekends and 3pm workdays.
I used to drink waaaaay too much... thankfully, I am down to 1-2 double shots a day now.
Im thinking of cutting my intake... but I love coffee too much. The average day will see me consume 4 double ristrettos (double shots each shot), and a double shot flat white and probably a double shot short mac.
There are times that this number blows out, but lets not talk about that...
My, my, my....some of you should be ashamed!
"2 or 3 cups a day"...phut!
"have trouble sleeping"... So? What is wrong with that?
Personally, I am trying to avoid type2 diabetes and colorectal cancer, so the more coffee the better...I bet those little civets never get colorectal cancer
;D ;D ;D
Woah - theres some big consumption happening out there!
Me, 1 cappuccino in the morning for breakfast
1 espresso after dinner
1 espresso after lunch on weekends (ie when Im at home)
Hhhhmmmm.....Eight to twelve doubles a day.
Who needs sleep?
Java "Theres plenty of time for sleep when youre pushing up daisys!" phile
You be the man Javaphile!
Weve seen this one before...
Hhhhmmmm......I need one of those posters!! ::) ;DOriginally Posted by nunu link=1174008557/15#22 date=1174048348
Java "Sleep? Whats that?!" phile
I would average about between 2 - 5 cups per day, varying between espresso, flat whites, latte and caps.
i try and keep to 3 doubles a day ;D
Monday used to be only one or 2 doubles but now if i can get there Corey has me hooked ;DOriginally Posted by robusto link=1174008557/0#11 date=1174022444
i havnt been for 3 weeks so im suffering withdrawals
I keep myself square on 2 per day. Rarely I might have 3 or 4. Depends if theres a lady present and its the whole "want to come up to my place for a coffee" ehhhh ehhh ;)
4-5 singles a day.
Im not a great fan for the jitters, but Ive found that this number is fine and i can drink up until 7-7:30 at night without disturbing sleep. These days its roasting thats most likely to give me the shakes- over 2x100g roasts and then a coffee is about my limit.
When I drank instant or stovetop I got the shakes much earlier- double or more the caffeine.
So its flavour for me not buzz!
Good to see if youre bringing a lady back to your place youre relying on coffee to keep yourself up ;)Originally Posted by Alucard link=1174008557/15#27 date=1174357441
Ill have 2 or 3 double shot ristrettos before leaving the house in the morning. My consumption over the rest of the day then depends on where Im working & if I can find anyone actually able to pour something that comes close to the rich creamy mouthfeel & flavours I get at home. Probably another 2 or 3 during the day at the moment, although its often tempting to just jump on the bike & come home for a fix.
The weekends are a whole other matter. Especially with a visit to First Pour for my beans... come for the coffee, stay for the show. A long chat with Luca usually sees me having another 3 or 4 on top of the 3 before I left the house & the two I had with breakfast.
Just wondering how many coffees snobs average in a day? I myself usually only have one (when I get a new machine and grinder id say itll change) or if friends or family come over or I go to the local roaster/cafe ill have another, though I always have doubles on my machine.
bout 4, some milkies, some blacks,.... and then one decaf at night....
Only one, and thats first thing in the morning.
I tried having a coffee at night after dinner, and I couldnt sleep all night, so just one per day.
I seem to recall this has been asked before...maybe not?
I have 5 or 6 which usually include 2 after dinner, mostly milk based so that I can practice my latte potato art forms - used to keep me awake but I persisted and now it doesnt seem to bother me ;)
I got stuck into a 400gram bag of monte allegro I roast on the 26/5 very early yesterday morning(about 7am) and as at 1030pm today, its gone :(
dunno how many that equates to in that period I think I made about 4-6 that I didnt have...
I have too much blood in my coffee system anyway :D
Although Im finding that Im drinking more water these days now too just incase.
Where is the search function I must be blind I cant see it. I tried to use google to see if it had been asked before as I thought it would have.
Hey there Sarg,
If you look up at the top of the page where your PM Message Status is displayed, youll notice a line of buttons below that, the "Search" button is the 3rd from the Left....
Right in front of my face!! If you knew how many times I scaned my eyes over the page I even looked up there. When you looking to hard you seem to glance over what your looking for ( my excuse anyway).
Between three and five double shots (poured short) a day if Im working, and one or two if Im not.
Usually have a tripple shot chino in the morning on the way to work .. and then .. depending on how many stupid customers I get by noon I may or may not go back for a second tripple shot.. usually not much more then that. I tend to drink more coffee on my days off though .. because I live in the valley and often walk into the city to meet up with friends.. so I hit naked coffee.. then aromas .. then merlos cafe on queen .. so yeah.. I often drink alot more on my days off.