November 18, 2020 1 Comment
Does dark roast have more caffeine or is it actually light roast coffee that does?
This seems to be a bit of a chicken and egg situation in the coffee community, with strong advocates on both sides. Luckily, though, it’s actually got a much simpler answer.
Take it from a team who roasts coffee all day!
No, dark roast hasn’t actually got more caffeine than light roasts or any other roast. Boom!
Caffeine levels are rather stable throughout the entire roasting process. It all depends on how you measure it:
Potayto, potahto. At the end of the day, the caffeine levels are the same despite this popular caffeine myth.
Caffeine aside, there are big differences among light, medium and dark roasts, especially when it comes to flavors.
To give you a little overview, coffee starts out as green seeds: for them to turn into the brown beans that you’re used to buying, they must undergo both physical and chemical transformations, which is actually what the roasting process is all about.
The heat reduces the water mass of the beans, produces CO2 and other gases, makes them more soluble in water, and releases oils.
Obviously, as well as color and size, this affects the final flavor of your coffee.
The moral of the story? You should pick a roast depending on the type of flavor and body that you prefer rather than worrying about the ‘does dark roast have more caffeine’ dilemma! We promise that you’ll still get the strong caffeine kick that you’re craving either way.
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