Author: Chris

  • How Long Does Caffeine Last? Use My Calculator to Find Out!

    How Long Does Caffeine Last? Use My Calculator to Find Out!

    Caffeine is a stimulant found in many beverages and foods. Not just for my coffee lovers, but the chocolate, soda, and tea fans experience the same added pep in their step daily. Knowing how long caffeine stays in your system can help you make informed decisions about when and how much to consume caffeine. 

  • How Much Does a Coffee Bean Weigh: Math Made Easy

    How Much Does a Coffee Bean Weigh: Math Made Easy

    A typical coffee bean weighs 133 milligrams or .133 grams, but variations are expected. There are several factors that go into the weight and volume changing with each coffee bean. To learn about them, keep reading!

  • Pre-ground Coffee for Espresso Machines: Good Idea or Bad?

    Pre-ground Coffee for Espresso Machines: Good Idea or Bad?

    Using up the rest of your pre-ground coffee can be a tempting option after setting up your new espresso machine. Sure, you could save it for a slow-drip kind of morning. But the itch to make shot after shot, getting all the practice you can as an excited home barista, is almost too much to resist.

  • How Much Caffeine in a Shot of Espresso? Authorities Weigh In

    How Much Caffeine in a Shot of Espresso? Authorities Weigh In

    Espresso keeps picking up steam in the US, year after year. And the traditional coffee in Europe is still the go to brew of choice. So, with the full-bodied flavor 1 shot will give you, have you every wondered how much caffeine you’re drinking?

  • Does Starbucks Blonde Roast Have More Caffeine?

    Does Starbucks Blonde Roast Have More Caffeine?

    Is there a big difference in the amount of caffeine in a Starbucks blonde roast coffee versus their other in-store options? Thanks to the Starbucks app, it’s easy to tell how much caffeine is in their drinks. So let’s take a peek.

  • Does Dark Roast Have More Caffeine? Debunking the Myth

    Does Dark Roast Have More Caffeine? Debunking the Myth

    Don’t feel bad for asking. I’m just as guilty, or I was. It’s reasonable to look at a hopper full of dark roast beans and assume there will be more caffeine than a lighter roast offers. Unfortunately, it’s more complicated than that. I’ll give you the fast and loose answer for those in a hurry,…

  • Can You Regrind Coffee to Make It Finer?

    Can You Regrind Coffee to Make It Finer?

    Technically speaking, regrinding coffee will make a coarser ground finer. But the results in taste are hit or miss. And the damage to your machine can be disastrous. Sound scary? It can be…