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These charts never cease to surprise me.

Starbucks Brewed Coffee > Dunkin Donuts > Stabucks Espresso < Ben & Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch


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Sigh. The chart is somewhat helpful, but it's also really misleading. Sometimes it helps to know why something is more caffeinated than not. Simple rule of thumb regarding coffee and caffeine: the caffeine difference between coffee beans is minute, and depends more on the roast. The darker the roast, the less caffeine. I'm pretty sure Starbucks espresso blend is really heavily roasted / prepared different, since their double shot has the same caffeine content as a single shot in most other places. That said, an espresso shot usually has the same caffeine content as a 6

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The darker the roast, the less caffeine. I'm pretty sure Starbucks espresso blend is really heavily roasted

Did you get this backward, or am I misreading? Starbucks was tops in caffeine on the chart and is heavily roasted, so it has more caffeine, not less, right? (Maybe I need some more coffee. Hey, wait -- I'm sipping on a freshly brewed cup right now...)


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Did you get this backward, or am I misreading?

No and no. I could be wrong, but Starbucks probably puts more ground coffee than they should in the filters when they brew their drip coffee (kind of like adding five tablespoons of sugar to your cereal instead of one).

Think about this: coffee beans have caffeine in them. Roasting these beans at ~400 degrees F for dozens of minutes burns caffeine away. So, the darker the roast, the less caffeine. Not everyone measures the same, though, so these can vary.

Example: the admissions office at Geneva has two drip machines. They uses some heinous pre-ground stuff, using a certain number of scoops per carafe of water. One student receptionist always adds twice that amount, though, and he calls it 'bold' coffee. It's just over saturated, and has more caffeine as a result.

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Example: the admissions office at Geneva has two drip machines. They uses some heinous pre-ground stuff, using a certain number of scoops per carafe of water. One student receptionist always adds twice that amount, though, and he calls it 'bold' coffee. It's just over saturated, and has more caffeine as a result.

Kids. Go figure. I can taste that tactic a mile off and it's why I usually bring my own to work. But Jason, if I read you correctly, his "bold" brew will have more caffeine, yes?

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Kids. Go figure. I can taste that tactic a mile off and it's why I usually bring my own to work. But Jason, if I read you correctly, his "bold" brew will have more caffeine, yes?

Yes, if only because he put, like, four more scoops of Folger's in. (Just like there will be more caffeine in your tea if you use twenty teaspoons of leaves as opposed to four.)

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