It’s commonly thought that dark roast coffee is stronger, more potent, and ultimately more caffeinated than light roast coffees because of its bolder flavor and darker color. However, here’s the truth:
When brewed by volume (as in most regular coffee machines), dark roast coffee has less caffeine than light roast because some of the caffeine is lost during the roasting process.
Yes, that’s right. Your dark roast coffee may not be as potent as you think. Next time you’re picking up your morning coffee, try a light roast and see if you feel extra “productive” in the morning.
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