Does Espresso Wake You Up?

Even after dinner, some people can get away with having that shot of espresso and still sleep soundly the next morning. For our part, the vast majority of us will be awake all night, tossing and turning, because of the holiday. For the caffeine we consume to completely leave our bodies, it takes at least 8 hours.

In addition, because it is the most potent non-prescription stimulant that is readily available, the vast majority of people rely on it to wake themselves up. The answer to the question of whether or not espressos can help you wake up in the morning is almost always yes.

Espresso shots are the best option if you want to get the most caffeine out of your coffee as quickly as possible. They contain 45-75 milligrams of caffeine per ounce, depending on the variety. When you take into consideration how many ounces of coffee you actually consume at a time, the total becomes significantly higher. An espresso latte made with two shots of espresso can contain up to 150 milligrams of caffeine, while a 12-ounce cup of drip coffee can contain up to 240 milligrams of caffeine, depending on the brand.

What about light and dark roasts, do you think they're good? Since the beginning of time, coffee drinkers have been perplexed by this fact, as the majority of them believe that a dark roast contains more caffeine as a result of its full-bodied, robust flavor, and dark hue.

This, however, is not the case at all. After some research, we discovered that lighter roasts tend to have more caffeine per scoop than darker roasts, which may be due in part to the roasting process. It is believed that light roasting increases caffeine retention because the beans lose water and expand during the roasting process, whereas dark roasting decreases caffeine retention.

The finer you grind a bean, the greater the surface area available for the caffeine to be extracted from the ground bean. Additionally, water temperatures between 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit appear to be the most effective for extracting the most caffeine from ground coffee.”

Because of the temperature difference between the water and the coffee, iced coffee contains less caffeine than drip coffee. To put it another way, while drinking cold brew coffee can be refreshing, it may not be as energizing as drinking a drip coffee or a hot espresso beverage.

Do you want to make the most of your caffeine consumption? You prefer the taste of a double espresso made with Robusta beans as your beverage of choice. Despite the fact that Arabica beans account for 70% of all coffee produced worldwide, Robusta beans contain twice the amount of caffeine found in Arabica beans.

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OCM ( was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link). 

In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years: 

OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM 

OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM

Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops: 

OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more. 

So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates: 

For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube

For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG

For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN 

PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).

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