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      Which Coffee Has the Most Caffeine?

      Which Coffee Has the Most Caffeine?

      9 minute read

      Starting the day with the perfect cup of coffee is crucial to so many people. Whether it’s cold brew, espresso, or a latte, it’s a must-have in the morning! A lot of us know all too well the feeling of exhaustion without our morning cup of joe, so, the pressing question is: which coffee has the most caffeine?  

      There are a lot of different factors that go into the amount of caffeine that a cup of coffee can contain. These factors can include the size of the drink and the strength of the brew, but let’s start with the beans. We all know that the coffee beans start from a seed, and then are dried roasted and ground, but what exactly happens for each step? The coffee cherry starts off with a bright red color and takes about 3 to 4 years for a coffee tree to produce fruit. All the coffee cherries are picked off the tree either by hand or with a machine. Next, the cherries are processed. The cherries are spread out on a surface to dry in the sun. They are moved throughout their drying period, so they don’t go rotten. This process can take many weeks to ensure they are all dried out. Next, the beans are milled and sorted. This is where the beans are looked at by their size and weight and have to make sure they do not have any imperfections to them. The beans are then exported to their next location so they can roast to darken. A roasting machine can reach about 550 degrees Fahrenheit. While in the machine, the beans are constantly moving to ensure they are not burning during the roasting process. Lastly, the beans are ground and brewed. That is how they end up in your cup!

      What Kind of Coffee has the Most Caffeine

       Did you know there are many different types of beans to choose from? You might be familiar with this if you know the ins and outs of coffee, but to some, this is new information. There are four different types of coffee beans to pick from when making a cup of coffee. So where do we start? The first kind is the most widely used and most popular – it is the Arabica coffee bean. These beans actually make 60% of the population’s coffee! They were the first coffee beans to ever be used and they originated from Ethiopia. Next up, we have Robusta coffee beans. These beans are the second most popular when it comes to using them to make coffee. The Robusta beans are larger than other beans and are grown mostly in Africa and Indonesia. These beans are bit harsher and more bitter tasting. Then we have Liberica coffee beans. These beans have a smoky flavor and they come from Liberia. Lastly, there are Excelsa coffee beans. These beans come from Southeast Asia and grow on 20-to-30-foot coffee plants. The Excelsa beans have less caffeine in them, so if you are looking for a stronger cup of coffee, it might be best to stay away from this kind! So, how should you know which beans to use? If you want coffee that is flavorful and smooth? Go for an Arabica bean – those are the most popular for a reason, right? Maybe you want a little bit more caffeine and don’t mind a bit of bitterness to your coffee? Use a Robusta bean. What beans will you choose?


      Which coffee has the most caffeine

       

      The lighter in color the bean is, the more caffeine it has. Although the lighter beans contain more caffeine, they definitely have a more acidic taste to them, so if you really want that coffee bean taste in your morning cup of joe, opt for a lighter roast. There can be a misconception about dark beans though. Dark beans are larger in size and spend a lot longer in a hot roaster, but don’t be fooled – this does not mean these beans contain more caffeine. So, if you want more caffeine, stick with the lighter beans!

      We also can’t forget how the coffee is brewed too. Drip and instant coffee will have less caffeine in it compared to espresso or cold brew. Luckily, Primula has what you need to set you up for smooth, delicious espresso and cold brew. To achieve the perfect espresso, choose between different sizes and colors with the Primula Stovetop Espresso and Coffee Maker. 

      Primula Stovetop Espresso Maker, 1-12 Cup, Italian Style Moka Café Brewing

      Primula Stovetop Espresso Maker, 1-12 Cup, Italian Style Moka Café Brewing

      $12.99

      Save yourself from trips to expensive coffee shops and make your favorite espresso drinks at home. The Primula aluminum stovetop espresso maker makes flavorful coffee in minutes! Sometimes referred to as a Moka Pot, this Italian espresso maker makes delicious… read more

       This espresso maker is made with carefully crafted and strong aluminum that provides even heat distribution for enhanced flavor and aroma. The best part? It’s easy to use! All you have to do is simply fill the lower chamber with water, add ground coffee or espresso to the filter, and place it on the stovetop. You’ll have fresh and delicious cups of espresso in no time. This espresso is compatible with all stovetops including electric, ceramic, and gas. You can even use it on propane, which makes it perfect for camping. Making craft coffee at home has never been easier. Make anything from Cuban coffee, lattes, mochas, and more! You simply can’t go wrong with espresso.

      Cold-brew has the most caffeine due to its bean-to-water ratio and extended brewing time. Per 16-ounce cup of cold brew, there is about 200 mg of caffeine in it. Next, we have old-fashioned drip coffee. On average, drip coffee (per 8-ounce cup) can have anywhere from 95 to 200 mg of caffeine. An espresso shot can contain anywhere from 45 to 75 mg per shot. So, if you’re looking to wake up and get going, reach for that cup of cold brew!

      We understand how important it is to get the most caffeine out of your coffee. With Primula’s Burke Cold Brew Maker, you’re guaranteed to have a fresh, highly caffeinated cold brew each time. Achieving the perfect cup of cold brew is simple. Although the process of making a delicious and smooth cold brew is simple, it requires time and care in order to create the perfect cup that you just can’t beat! The end result is worth it. You’ll have a tasty cup of coffee that is 65% less acidic than other brewing methods. To get this perfect cup of coffee, all you have to do is simply place your choice of coffee grounds into the fine mesh brew filter, soak the grounds at room temperature or cold water for 24 hours, and then remove the filter and pour into a glass, over ice, or add milk and flavorings! You’ll never go back to traditional brewing methods after tasting the smooth, highly caffeinated cold brew from Primula’s Burke Cold Brew Maker!

      Burke Cold Brew Maker, 1.6 Qt, Removable Mesh Brew Filter - Primula

      Burke Cold Brew Maker, 1.6 Qt, Removable Mesh Brew Filter - Primula

      $23.99

      Brew a distinctively smooth and perfectly balanced cup of coffee at home with the Primula Burke Cold Brew Coffee Maker. When Cold brewing the process extracts the unique and delicious flavor compounds from your coffee grounds. Making coffee in a… read more

      Sometimes you can want a strong-tasting cup of coffee, but a smaller amount of caffeine. We get that too! You can still get a stronger cup by opting for darker beans, remember the darker the bean, the less caffeine. Arabica beans are by far the most widely used, but they do have the least amount of caffeine. Try opting for a bolder cup with less caffeine by using these beans, after all, the arabica beans do have the best quality.

      Want some caffeine, but maybe you’re not a coffee fan? No worries! You can still get your caffeine intake with other drinks. Primula has a wide range of tea products so you can enjoy tea in a multitude of ways. Whether you start your day with tea, are feeling under the weather, want to warm up, or simply want to relax, there is nothing quite like a fresh, hot cup of tea. The Primula Avalon Whistling Kettle will set you up for success for the perfect cup or two of tea.

      Avalon Whistling Kettle, 2.5 Qt, Locking Spout, Stay Cool Handle - Primula

      Avalon Whistling Kettle, 2.5 Qt, Locking Spout, Stay Cool Handle - Primula

      $39.99

      Primula’s 2.5 Qt. Avalon Whistling Tea Kettle is crafted of stainless steel with a seamless bottom. The stainless steel design is as functional as it is beautiful—it heats up quickly and guards against rust and oxidation. This modern shape has… read more

       

      Did you know that the first tea kettles were used in ancient Mesopotamia for non-cooking purposes? With time, these artistically decorated earthenware containers became more frequently utilized in the kitchen. At Primula, we've combined this antique simplicity with modern innovations to bring you our efficient and easy-to-use Primula Avalon Whistling Kettle. The birthplace of tea dates all the way back to nearly 5,000 years ago in China. Emperor Shen Nung discovered tea when leaves blew into his boiling water on a windy day. This evolved into what we know today as tea! Tea quickly gained popularity throughout centuries and now it’s widely drunk every day all across the world!

      Avalon Whistling Kettle, 2.5 Qt, Locking Spout, Stay Cool Handle - Primula

      Avalon Whistling Kettle, 2.5 Qt, Locking Spout, Stay Cool Handle - Primula

      $39.99

      Primula’s 2.5 Qt. Avalon Whistling Tea Kettle is crafted of stainless steel with a seamless bottom. The stainless steel design is as functional as it is beautiful—it heats up quickly and guards against rust and oxidation. This modern shape has… read more

       

      Maybe you like tea but only like iced tea! Don’t worry, we’ve got that covered too! At Primula, we created The Big Iced Tea Maker Infusion Brewer. This is the last pitcher you’ll ever need for crafting your own impressive, delicious and healthy iced tea. The fine mesh brew core allows for various infusing and brewing purposes. You can now make a large amount of refreshing iced tea without the hassle or clean-up of other iced tea pitchers. This iced tea pitcher makes up to 1 full gallon of iced tea. No more worrying about having the perfect glass of refreshing tea ready when you have lots of it ready to go. To make this delicious tea, simply place your favorite loose-leaf or bagged tea and infuse your tea with your preference of fruits or herbs like citrus, peaches, strawberries, sugar, and more. You can make iced tea in just a few easy steps and then easily store and serve all from one attractive iced tea pitcher. What more could you ask for when it comes to getting that perfect, refreshing cup of tea?

      Big Iced Tea Pitcher, 1 Gal, Large Capacity Infusion Pitcher - Primula

      Big Iced Tea Pitcher, 1 Gal, Large Capacity Infusion Pitcher - Primula

      $34.99

      Whether you’re looking to brew hot tea, cold brew tea, loose-leaf, teabags tea with herbs or tea with fruits, this BIG Gallon-Sized Iced Tea Pitcher is the iced tea maker for you. The durable Tritan plastic this pitcher is constructed… read more

       

      Who knew that so much went into a cup of coffee? When it comes to finding the perfect drink, Primula has a wide variety of options to help you find what to sip on each morning to ensure you’re getting your caffeine intake. Getting craft coffee or tea at home has never been easier. Primula has products to help you choose between the perfect cup of tea, cold brew, espresso, and more! Now you know what kind of coffee has the most caffeine! Whether you’re a fan of coffee or tea, Primula can guarantee you will be satisfied with your choice of beverage!

       

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