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COFFEE CURIOSITY: Caffeination and Roast Profiles

From: marshfield.wickedlocal.com

The fall season is officially here and we are back to our busy day-to-day grind. So, when it comes to the morning caffeination, should I order the light roast or the dark roast?

Despite the myths, roast profiles generally do not impact caffeine levels in your daily brew. Although caffeine provides fuel for the daily hustle, it is a tasteless, colorless and odorless substance that cannot be immediately detected in your cup.

One common misconception is that a darker roasted coffee that is large in body – that is the weight or robustness it carries upon taste – may contribute to increased levels of caffeine. This is false.

A contrary belief is that the longer a coffee is roasted, the more caffeine disintegrates throughout the roast, and therefore a lighter roast is more caffeinated.

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