3 thoughts on “My Personal Caffeine Experiment: The Setup

  • December 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Also of interest: the type of coffee-making method can have an effect on cholesterol, especially LDL, known to cause damage to arteries.

    “But how coffee is brewed can make a health difference. Two prominent chemicals in coffee beans, cafestol and kahweol, are known to raise blood levels of cholesterol and especially artery-damaging LDL cholesterol. These substances are removed when coffee is prepared through a filter, but remain in espresso, French press and boiled coffee. Single-serving coffee pods, like those used in a Keurig, contain filters.” (http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/25/having-your-coffee-and-enjoying-it-too/)

    So those Americanos (diluted espressos) contain cafestol and kahweol. They may not affect your panic/anxiety condition but will have an effect on your harmful cholesterol.

  • December 20, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I do want to know! I have become more caffeine sensitive – both GERD-wise and shakey-wise, and have restricted coffee to mornings. Or rather,just kind of stopped drinking it later because it bothered me.

    • December 28, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Have you ever tried Americano? It has less caffeine that regularly-brewed coffee, and less acid to boot. It was recommended to me by a barista who also has acid reflux.


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