Not ready to resort to decaf but still want to enjoy less-caffeinated cups of coffee? A simple change in brewing method -- the temperature and brewing time -- can lower the amount of caffeine in your cuppa.
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I Need Coffee detais a few ways to reduce the amount of caffeine in your coffee, including brewing at a lower temperature and brewing faster. Using a French Press or a Vietnamese filter brewer will produce coffee with less caffeine than a typical drip coffee maker because both are brewed at a lower average temperature and faster.
As mentioned previously, switching to espresso will also get you less caffeine, because espresso is brewed really fast. According to the article's caffeine chart, a 30mL shot of espresso has 30-50mg of caffeine versus the 140-200mg in drip brewed Robusta coffee or 75-130mg in Arabica coffee (per 180mL cup).
You can also switch to instant coffee, but that might be going too far.
For lots more on caffeine sensitivity and coffee, check out the full article below or learn more about what caffeine actually does to your brain.
Caffeine Sensitivity in Coffee [I Need Coffee]