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Understanding Coffee: What is in Your Cup?

Understanding Coffee: What is in Your Cup?

Whether you’re a lover of lattes or a froth fanatic, knowing what is in your cup can help you enjoy your coffee that little bit more. Here at Beanies Flavour Co, we are lovers of all things coffee and knowing just how much caffeine you’re getting with each sip.

What is the caffeine content in coffee?

Per 100 grams of coffee, you will get 40mg of caffeine. The average coffee cup is around 8 to 10 ounces, which equals roughly 226 to 283 grams. This means that you can expect your average cup of coffee to have somewhere between 90 and 113mg of caffeine.

However, how much caffeine is in a cup of coffee can depend on the coffee you’re choosing, the size of your cup, and even the type of coffee you’re ordering – with some cups offering caffeine amounts ranging anywhere from 0mg all the way to 500mg.

How much caffeine is there in coffee pods?

Coffee pods can produce a cup of coffee quickly and easily. This means that the average caffeine in a coffee pod can range anywhere between 90 and 100mg of caffeine. However, it is worth remembering that different coffee pod manufacturers and coffee pod types can have different caffeine levels and coffee strengths.

Our coffee pods include 70mg of caffeine per pod.

Is 200mg of caffeine a lot?

No, 200mg of caffeine isn’t a lot for an average person to drink daily, especially if you’re used to having a cup or two of coffee a day. Most adults shouldn’t have more than 400mg of caffeine a day, so four cups of coffee are a good number for most – however, this will depend on your own tolerance and sensitivity to caffeine.

If you’re trying to cut down your caffeine intake, why not try out decaf?

How is instant coffee made?

Instant coffee is made with ground and roasted coffee beans. A process of hot water and high pressure is used to extract the water-soluble coffee from the beans. The extract is then cooled. To give you the best strength possible, it is heated again to increase the concentration, then freeze-dried to make the useful, instant coffee granules that we know and love.

As with all coffee, it all starts with good beans.

Where do coffee beans come from?

As the name suggests, coffee beans come from the coffee plant. The coffee beans, as we know them, are the pips of the fruits from the coffee plant. This coffee plant grows mostly in the Bean Belt, near the equator. South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia all have a hand in producing most of the world’s coffee.

Our coffee pods are 100% Arabica coffee. This coffee gives a sweeter taste as the lesser caffeine content makes it less bitter – making it the perfect choice for a range of coffee enthusiasts whether you’re just starting out or a certified home barista.

Want to put your coffee knowledge into practice? Find out how to make some of your favourite coffee types here.