[Homeroast] Caffeine - Hit My Limit

michael brown disracer at msn.com
Mon Apr 23 13:31:58 CDT 2012


Now that is interesting Phil,I wonder why that is. Store bought versus home roasted caffeine content...could it be chemical process versus swiss or mountain water process?Or perhaps "aged" roasted coffee has an affect.Again, very interesting.Michael Bb'ham, AL

> From: phil.palmintere at gmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:42:23 -0700
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Caffeine - Hit My Limit
> 
> I sometimes get headaches from too much coffee.
> 
> My wife is quite sensitive to caffeine - and when I roasted decaf for her,
> she could feel the caffeine within 10 mins of drinking a latte (a wired
> feeling & some hand shaking) -- she's that sensitive.  For some reason,
> store-bought decaf doesn't trigger a reaction.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On Behalf Of Larry
> Dorman
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> Subject: [Homeroast] Caffeine - Hit My Limit
> 
> I just posted about trying to make decaf espresso in an attempt to cut back
> on my caffeine consumption.  I've really increased my coffee consumption in
> the past month...  in particular espresso in the evenings which I only used
> to do occasionally.
> 
> In my case I started feeling itchy all over and at its worst I started
> breaking out in hives.  It's been bad enough a couple times that I've had to
> take an antihistamine for relief.  So now I've cut back on my coffee
> consumption overall and switched to decaf in the short term to 'detox' a
> little bit.  (I went from having an average of 28 oz of brewed coffee per
> day on weekdays and occasionally that much on weekends to having closer to
> 42 oz of brewed per day along with 2-4 shots of espresso per day.)
> 
> Has anyone else ever hit a limit where the caffeine started causing problems
> for them?  How did you manage the situation?  What is your limit?
> 
> LarryD
> 
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