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Blog Post: Myth or Fact?
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been told or thought that the Light roasts have less caffeine than the Dark roasts. Since the Darks can have a much stronger taste, it would make sense that they have a more concentrated, larger caffeine amount, right? Well, when it comes to coffee, there is so much to learn about each unique roast, which is why today we’ll be exploring the validity of this myth and bringing you the cold hard facts! Because as coffee-lovers, coffee-drinkers, and coffee-givers, it’s important to know how much caffeine you’re actually consuming, whether you’re in need of a small, mid-day pick-me-up or some fuel to burn the midnight oil. So let’s get into it and discover the truth.
Dark roasts have more caffeine than Light roasts: Myth or Fact? MYTH.
This is a common misconception that makes sense from a distance, but let’s take a closer look, shall we? In this case, taste actually has nothing to do with it. Our dear friend, caffeine, is extremely stable during the roasting process and actually differs based on measurements. Lightly roasted coffee beans end up losing less body than the darker beans do, which leads to the lighter beans weighing heavier. Think big, strong, light bean muscles! So this being said, if you brew your coffee by weight, you’ll ultimately be drinking the same amount of caffeine, whether you’ve made yourself a light or dark Cup of Joe. However, if you brew your cup or pot by the scoop or tablespoon, the light roast will have more caffeine than the dark because it is more dense.
We hope that our myth debunk has provided some clarity and helps you decide which roasts to choose and when! It’s important to us here at Beantween that you know exactly what you’re consuming with each sip, whether that be organic vs. non-organic coffee, where beans are sourced from, and of course, the age-old question of lighter vs. darker roast caffeine levels. Thanks so much for reading, and please reach out to us if you have any questions or feedback! Happy Holidays!
Written By: BeanBlogger, Lindsay Frazin ❤️☕️