- Aug 9, 2010
8 cups of drip coffee maybe but 8 cups of espresso has less than 1/2 of the caffein of regular drip. The dark roast gets more flavour but the process destroys a lot of the caffein. The stronger flavour is often associated with caffein content but the content is actually less.Chuffy said:The old ban was never that extreme!
"Prior to that, the legal limit for caffeine was 12 microgram/ml in urine, said to be equivalent to around eight cups of espresso".
Really, so espresso is all bark and not much bite? I'd always assumed that it was super-concentrated rocket fuel!Master50 said:8 cups of drip coffee maybe but 8 cups of espresso has less than 1/2 of the caffein of regular drip. The dark roast gets more flavour but the process destroys a lot of the caffein. The stronger flavour is often associated with caffein content but the content is actually less.
Wow, this story could have been written by me. I don't drink coffee, tea or coke, but come race day or TT, I take 100mg caffeine tablet or a caffiene gel - both of which are only equivilent to one cup of strong coffee - and it does seem to pack a punch above the effect most people would get from the same dose.redtreviso said:speaking of caffeine...I stumbled across this the other day..
It does enhance performance. There are heaps of studies. It's a small effect though. It's a safe substance, found in food, it would be a massive inconvenience to athletes to ban it. I say it stays legal and unregulated. The funny thing is, the way the dose-response curve works, taking heaps of caffeine doesn't get you more benefit than taking a small-moderate amount. It just makes you feel nervous and anxious. So the athletes that get NO-DOZ and juice up on it are just being tools, not improving their performance.Michielveedeebee said:damn stupid, that would mean that you won't even be able to drink a cup of coffee. It's not like caffeine enhances performance. It will give you this little boost you also get with powergels... because of one guy taking an overdose of sleepingpills after taking a caffeinetablet(a Tablet by all means :s ). Stupid idea imho