Inhaling caffeine

You may have heard of e-cigarettes – those battery-powered vaporizers that let you feel like you are smoking (called vaping). There are varied reasons for using them such as curiosity, someone they know was using them, they were given them, trying to quit smoking, belief they are safer than cigarettes.

So why the talk of e-cigarettes? Well, now you can get caffeine-inhalers. This is kind of a merger between e-cigarettes and triple-shot lattes. They are disposable and run about $8.99 to deliver about 500 puffs. They do deliver less caffeine than a cup of coffee. Thanks … but we like our coffee liquid, not gas!

Find more information here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/style/caffeine-inhalers-rush-to-serve-the-energy-challenged.html?_r=0
http://www.energyshisha.com/blog/introducing-caffeine-vape-stix-now-with-twice-the-caffeine-hit.html

Does “decaf” mean no caffeine?

Not on your life! Jody‘s crew found out that most decaf coffees contain up to 3% caffeine. That might not sound like a lot but depending on what types of beans, that can vary. We found a great article about it and you can read more about this at FoxNews.com. It will explain how Arabica beans have less caffeine than Robusto and some other interesting information.

In other news, would you drink coffee knowing the beans were eaten by elephants and then extracted from their dung. Made in Thailand by a company called Black Ivory Coffee, you can purchase the equivalent of 30 espresso cups worth for a mere $275! We talked about it in an earlier post but you can find out some new info from Forbes.com.

Jody Victor

Caffeine Info-Graphic

There is a great article about caffeine called 14 Surprising Facts About Caffeine, Explained by Scientists. Scientists/Lab Technicians are said to drink the most coffee.

In their graphics, they show what the caffeine molecule formula looks like, what caffeine looks like under an electron microscope (very colorful!), how coffee affects your brain, the difference of what beer vs. coffee does, and other affects on your body.

There is also an interesting graphic of how a spider spins his web on various substances along with coffee.

Jody Victor

Coffee drinks with the most caffeine

So which coffee drinks have the most caffeine? Lets start by saying a normal cup has around 80 mg caffeine. The FDA recommends no more than 400 mg of caffeine per day (4-5 cups).

So here is the list of most caffeinated coffee drinks:
Death Wish Coffee. This coffee uses robusta beans with 200% more caffeine. They have a money-back guarantee if it isn’t the strongest you’ve ever had. That’s 651 mg per 12 oz cup.
Starbucks Venti. This brewed cup contains 415 mg for 20 oz cup. (Size does matter.)
Dunkin’ Donuts large coffee with Turbo Shot. When you think you need more caffeine, you can get a Turbo Shot added. This will give you 395 mg for a 20 oz cup.
Shock Coffee Triple Latte. This comes in a can. There is also a mocha version. 231 mg for 8 oz.
Biggby Red Eye. This is brewed coffee with espresso. this combines normal drip coffee with espresso. 274 mg for 16 oz cup.
Peet’s Brewed Coffee. This medium roast contains 267 mg per 16 oz cup.
Panera Frozen Mocha. This frozen coffee drink has 267 mg for a 16 oz cup.
Starbuck Grand Caffe Americano. This is a mix of 3 full shots of expresso and water in a Grande size. 225 mg per 16 oz cup.

~ Jody Victor