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A few weeks ago, I started a thread in the lounge: Caffeine in coffee....

The bottom line is, I love my coffee... I drink strong, black and expensive coffee because I like the taste, and I don't want this filthy vending machine s***[attention]

The above thread was inspired by my looking at some of the guidelines in the social-services handbook on addictive substances (amongst other things). It had a table of how much caffeine fitted into what bands (e.g. okay->addiction->toxic). It also had a table of how much caffeine was in what drinks.

Given that these were rough estimates, I thought I'd try and work out as precisely as possible how much caffeine I consume.

So... I did my research, and I kept a tally of how many cups I drank out of a 100g jar of instant coffee.

The numbers:

facts
100g got me 48 cups.
Robusta beans carry between 1.16% and 2.2% caffeine.

sums
48 cups -> 2.08g of instant coffee per cup
2.08g -> between 24.1 and 45.8 milligrams of caffeine
I averaged 6 cups a day -> between 144.6mg and 274.8mg a day

Thats a lot lower than I was expecting, which is good [smile]

I'm gonna dig up the charts and see which "level" I fit into. More on this later...

Jack
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"If it doesnt kill me, it'll only make me stronger" - forget where I heard that

By implication, coffee is not killing me, thus it can only be making me stronger...

[grin]

Jack

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I had similair questions a while back, I also was interested on the effects of caffiene on memory and found reports and lab test performed on rats, it was estimated that caffiene levels of excess of 1,000mg a day, I believe ( I can't quite recall and I'm too lazy to look it up right now) was stated to improve memory by leaps and bounds. The spand was for like a three hour period. I tested this on myself, and found that once I reached the 1,000mg mark, I was so wired, I couldn't really concentrate on anything. I suppose I should have paced myself however, as I injested all the caffiene in a single serving for the most part. (There are some strongly caffienated energy drinks out there.) Oh and a side note, Jolt Cola, and Mountain Dew have the most caffiene. I actually drink more Dew then coffee these days, caffiene is very addictive I found as well.Happy consuming! :P

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it was estimated that caffiene levels of excess of 1,000mg a day, I believe ( I can't quite recall and I'm too lazy to look it up right now) was stated to improve memory by leaps and bounds.

Over 1000mg/day on a regular basis is also toxic for humans - the only use for your enhanced memory would be catching all the details as your life flashed before your eyes when you finally O/D'd [lol]

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Oh and a side note, Jolt Cola, and Mountain Dew have the most caffiene.

Yeah, I've read some similar stuff. I can't drink that much soft drinks (think we get Mountain Dew here, but not Jolt Cola) - the sugar/sweetness is way too much for me [sad]

Cheers,
Jack

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What you need is..

Tesco's "Kick" energy drink < the win @ 96p/1Litre

I gave up on coffee when it made my teeth, eyes, skin, clothes, shoes and nails go yellow :-(

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Tesco's "Kick" energy drink < the win @ 96p/1Litre

Those cheap energy drinks should be classed as either WMD or crimes against humanity [smile]

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I gave up on coffee when it made my teeth, eyes, skin, clothes, shoes and nails go yellow

You sure someone didn't spike your jar of coffee with powdered yellow paint?

Jack

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What kind of coffee do you find the best? I like mine strong as well. I come from a long line of Folgers drinkers. I've been recently sampling Starbucks (buying the ground), I'm now trying Sumatra (not so flavorful if you ask me). I've also tried French Roast which is the best so far. Just wondering if you had any suggestions on what I should try next.

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