If you are anything like us, you need a strong jolt in the morning to get you going. We can barely open our eyes to hit the snooze button six or seven times, let alone be willing to face the day, without a little help. The best way that we have found to get up and get going is, of course, that delicious, vibrant cup of richness that we all know and love; coffee.
But sometimes a regular cup just isn’t enough
Sometimes, when we wake up, brew ourselves a cup, or stagger to our local coffee shop, the resulting lukewarm, thin cup of java is just disappointing at best. We aren’t asking for the strongest coffee in the world, but we don’t want to see the bottom of our cup goes in. There are few things more disappointing than a thin, barely caffeinated cup of Joe.
So we decided to do a little digging
That’s right, we put on our white lab coats and goggles, and decided to experiment with ways to make a highly caffeinated coffee brew at home. Afterward, we compiled our research and have brought to you our findings. If you follow our step-by-step process, you will be rewarded with a deliciously strong coffee brew that will have you bright eyed and bushy tailed, and willing to face whatever life throws your way. Without further ado, let’s jump in.
1. Get your ratios just right for that perfect cup: change your grinds to water balance.
If you want some highly caffeinated coffee, the first thing you have to do is change how much coffee grinds you are using. The simple rule is the more grinds, the stronger the coffee. The generally accepted ratio is two scoops of coffee for every six ounces of water for an average cup, but if you want to amp things up, alter the ratios to best suit your needs. This is an extremely important step when trying to make the most highly caffeinated coffee.
2. It’s all about the beans bro, so get to shopping
There are two kinds of coffee beans, Arabica and Robusta. Between the two, Robusta has more caffeine, so go in that direction if high caffeine is what you are looking for. Arabica is generally the more popular bean because of its milder flavor profile, but robusta can produce a vibrant, bright cup of java to please even the most distinguishing palate if you use the right ratios.
Make sure that you test out quite a few brands and styles of roasts before you buy. There are a few exceptionally strong beans out there that have been engineered to produce an eye peeling cup of coffee. If that is your thing, may we suggest Biohazard Coffee, a brew that has over 900 milligrams of caffeine in it! Be warned; that is an incredibly high amount of caffeine, but if that is what you are looking for, then you can’t go wrong with them. Purchase whole beans or ground coffee online if you want to try them out.
3. The darker the roast, the bigger the jolt to the brain
When purchasing a bag of coffee with caffeine in mind, go for the dark roasts. The darker, the better in our opinion. This also applies to your local coffee shop as well. Generally, there are three categories: light, medium, and dark roasts. When you stumble into your local café looking for that caffeinated helping hand, go for the dark roasts.
If you are buying your beans from a roaster, make sure that you buy a bag roughly 10-15 days off roast, or after the roasting process has completed. This will ensure a beautifully flavored coffee that doesn’t disappoint in the caffeine category.
4. Pick the machine to suit your needs
There is an assumption that espresso has more caffeine than a cup of coffee, and that isn’t necessarily true. For example, a 12-ounce cup of coffee has about 120 milligrams of the good stuff in it, while an espresso has about 40 milligrams. Espresso is stronger but has less caffeine than a larger cup of coffee. Granted, if you wanted to drink a full cup of espresso there would be a log more caffeine than a regular cup of coffee, but that isn’t how people generally drink espressos.
An espresso gives a quick jolt to make you get on the go quick, while a cup of coffee gives you more caffeine over an extended period of time. Make sure you decide which is better for you, and get a machine that perfectly suits your needs.
If you wanted to, you could go for the middle road and get an Americano, which is an espresso mixed with hot water. It is flavorful and rich, and though it has less caffeine than a drip cup of coffee, it has more flavor.
There you have it: The secret to exceptionally caffeinated coffee
Sometimes the best methods are the simplest. In order to make the most caffeinated coffee possible, just follow this simple list:
- Increase your grinds to water ratio
- Pick a dark roast Robusta
- Grab a machine that works best for you (we like drip coffee, but who’s asking)
Follow these simple rules, and you will be enjoying an eye-opening, heart pounding, jitter causing a cup of java in no time. A strong, dark roast robusta with just the right amount of water is guaranteed to get you moving just where you need to go.
We hope that you enjoyed our blog, and maybe learned a little something from it. If there is anything that we left out, or if you have any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to drop us a line in the comment section below. We will happily respond as quickly as we can. After all; we are perfectly caffeinated and have nothing but time on our hands.
Check us out at the New York Coffee Festival -
These Entrepreneurs Were Even More Energetic Than Usual: They Were at the New York Coffee Festival! - Entrepreneur
Interested in learning more about strong coffee? Check out these articles below:
How to Make Good, Strong Coffee
The Worlds Strongest Coffee Brands: 5 Brews That May Bite
How to Make Strong Coffee [Ultimate Guide to Better Coffee]
How Do I Make My Coffee Strong?
Want to see what else we're up to? Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for coffee updates.
Need a stronger coffee? Try Biohazard Coffee - Ground and Whole Bean Coffee containing 928mg of caffeine per 12 ounce.