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- 01-03-2013 12:37 PM #1
High Caffeine Bean?
New to the forum- hello!
Could someone point me to a bean that I can buy online/bulk (at a reasonable price) that naturally packs more of a caffeine punch than your usual "OTC" beans?
- 01-03-2013 01:18 PM #2
Welcome to the Coffee Forums website!
I'm not sure what you consider a reasonable price. If you do a Google search for high caffeine coffee, you will see several items listed.
Here's a couple for you:
Death Wish Coffee Promises 200 Percent More Caffeine Than Average Roasts
Atomic Coffee - 50 percent more caffeine - energy and flavor explosion
- 01-05-2013 07:42 PM #3
if you do your own roasting, do a light roast, the lighter roasts have more caffeine. the darker you roast, the more caffeine is lost.
- 01-05-2013 09:49 PM #4
Robusta beans have a higher caffeine content than arabica. They tend to be cheaper as well. So, find a lightly roasted robusta if caffeine content is the number one priority. I could roast you a batch if all else fails, but I really don't hang around here to make sales.
PM me if you like.
- 01-05-2013 11:08 PM #5
I just roasted some Robusta from Brazil.... I was thinking of blending with Sumatra and Yirgascheffe to make some espresso blend.... lol....
Saturday is my roasting day for rest of the week so..... I will roast another batch before I hit the sack ... I am surrounded by amazing smell of coffee... I am in coffee heaven....
- 01-06-2013 10:25 AM #6
I think the aquestion was really for a naturally high caffeine bean. and if it wasn't, I've been wandering that too. Light roasted robusta will prioduce higher caffeine coffee, but are their any beans "notoriously" high in natural caffeine content?
- 03-19-2013 12:47 PM #7
Look for light roasted coffee beans. Robusta coffee has more caffeine than Arabica but most people prefer the taste of Robusta coffee beans in a small amount hence they are used for espresso or in espresso blends. I just compensate by instead of just making one cup of Arabica coffee, making 1.5 or 2 cups of Arabica coffee and drinking it all at once.
- 03-20-2013 08:40 AM #8
As advised - lightly roasted coffee as caffeine is a water soluable chemical. When the coffee is dark roasted, more water is evaporated out of the bean and carries the caffeine with it. Think of water processed decaffeinated coffee, where simply resting green coffee beans in water causes the caffeine to leach out of the beans.
As for robusta - it is put into espresso because it helps produce greater volumes and lighter colored crema. Finding a good source of a single origin robusta is difficult as robusta is notoriously difficult to find in a high quality product, and when roasted by itself can end up smelling and tasting like burnt rubber if taken too dark in the roast.
If you would like to read a little bit about robusta go to this LINK
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