June 13, 2017

The Chemistry Behind Caffeine

As sad as it is for us to say, we understand that caffeine isn’t for everyone.  Caffeine is quite literally a chemical and it creates a chemical reaction in the body.  It reacts differently for everyone.  For some people, the reaction is too much to handle.  Some people love the taste of coffee and can only do one cup a day.  For some it becomes habitual and the only way they feel like they can face the day (cue the “but first coffee” signs and mugs”).

That being said, we want to cater to everyone.  The Decaffers and the Death Before Decaffers alike.

So let’s break it down. A normal dose of caffeine is generally considered to be 100 mg, which is roughly the amount found in a cup of coffee. Though, the average American adult consumes more than 300 mg of caffeine every day, which makes it America’s most popular drug.***psst let us be your coffee dealer. coffee dealer. 😉

But what’s behind the beans? Caffeine (C8H10N4O2) is the common name for trimethylxanthine (systematic name is 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine or 3,7-dihydro-1,3,7-trimethyl-1H-purine-2,6-dione). The chemical is also known as coffeine, theine, mateine, guaranine, or methyltheobromine. Caffeine is naturally produced by several plants, including coffee beans, guarana, yerba maté, cacao beans, and tea. For the plants, caffeine acts as a natural pesticide. So even though it’s too strong for the bugs, it’s great to perk us up! 

It’s important to have that extra jolt from your morning (or afternoon) cup,but we want to make sure you’re getting the most quality scientific blend. That’s why we’re nerds about coffee, so much so that we take the time to be apart of the coffee growing process and make sure our beans are properly (and ethically) sourced. We do this because it’s one thing to just get the caffeine fix to get us going through the day, but it’s a whole other experience having a delicious tasting cup of coffee to sip and savor.

So whenever you see one of our staff members, they’re high-eneregy because they’re drinking coffee all day, but because they simply love it, not necessarily “need” it. That’s what we want to do for you: show the many sides of coffee while also letting you in on the secret of how delicious it really can be.

Bottom line is, we just want you to #staycaffeinated or #staytrimethylxanthinated, if you can. #staydecaffeinated if you prefer.  But most importantly #stayamazing.

Thank you for being you,

-The Rosalind Coffee Company Team