The strongest L’OR Espresso coffees to keep you awake
Coffee is our favourite go-to drink if we want to get some extra energy. Whether you’re tired after a rough night, having a long day at work or you need to stay focussed: coffee will definitely pick you up. But which coffee will give you the best boost? We’ll help you through the day!
WHY DOES COFFEE KEEP YOU AWAKE?
The answer is simple: caffeine. Basically, caffeine acts like a compound in your body that tells you whether or not it’s time for sleep. This compound is called adenosine. If the level of adenosine in your brain and spinal cord is too low, it will tell your body via receptors to get ready for sleep. Caffeine mimics the effects of adenosine. Simply put, caffeine tricks your body into thinking it has still enough adenosine – so you can stay awake. Please note that the effect of caffeine differs per person.
WHICH COFFEE GIVES THE MOST ENERGY?
Let’s start with the coffee types. Which type of coffee will give you the most energy? This is different per person, but effectively it comes down to the level of caffeine. The strongest coffee will give you the biggest kick. Coffees with the highest coffee to water ratio are generally referred to as the strongest coffees. As those coffees have relatively the most coffee, they also contain the most caffeine. The most concentrated coffee type is a ristretto – this contains relatively the highest level of caffeine. However, a lungo is larger and thus contains more caffeine than a ristretto. Based on concentration levels of caffeine, these would be the strongest coffee types:
The larger the amount of pure coffee in your cup, the more caffeine it will contain. A large Latte Macchiatto with only one shot of espresso will hold less caffeine than a Lungo, as a Latte Macchiato contains a lot of milk.
L’OR capsules contain about 60-120 mg caffeine per capsule. It depends on the composition of the blend. L’OR blends with more Robusta have on average a higher caffeine content. Blends with only Arabica have on average a lower caffeine content.
THE ACTUAL AMOUNT OF CAFFEINE IN YOUR CUP DEPENDS ON A COUPLE OF VARIABLES:
Dark roasted beans have a stronger taste, but contain less caffeine. They have been roasted longer, so more caffeine has been burned away.
The type of bean
Robusta beans are said to contain almost twice as much caffeine as Arabica beans.
The brewing method
The longer it takes to brew your cup of coffee, the more caffeine it is likely to contain. Longer brewing times can increase caffeine levels, due to the longer steeping time.
THE 5 STRONGEST L'OR ESPRESSO CAPSULES TO GET YOU THROUGH THE DAY
Looking for a strong coffee to kickstart your day? At L’OR we use the intensity to indicate the strength of the aromas of coffee. Intensity does not per se relate to the level of caffeine, but is about perceived strength and richness. The higher the intensity, the stronger the coffee.
L’OR ESPRESSO ONYX – INTENSITY 12
If you like strong coffees, you’ll like our Onyx. This blend of finely grinded, dark-roasted Arabica and Robusta beans will surprise you with the pronounced and spicy aromas. Finished off with a bitter cocoa touch.
L’OR ESPRESSO RISTRETTO – INTENSITY 11
This Ristretto will dazzle your senses. Nutty and complex, striving for perfection. A small, strong cup of coffee. The Ristretto thanks its rich taste to the use of Arabica beans only.
L’ OR ESPRESSO OR NOIR – INTENSITY 11
A mysterious espresso that will amaze you with its powerful flavours. Enjoy the bold character with subtle chocolaty undertones. 100% Arabica.
L’OR ESPRESSO FORTISSIMO – INTENSITY 10
Ready for a remarkable coffee experience? Try L’OR Espresso Fortissimo. Blending deep roasted Arabica and Robusta coffee beans created this exciting, spicy espresso. It’s called ‘Fortissimo’ with a reason.
L’OR LUNGO ESTREMO – INTENSITY 10
Enjoy a big cup of strong coffee with Lungo Estremo. This blend is inspired by extremes, offering you a powerful and full-bodied coffee experience. Discover the surprisingly rich taste of this 100% Arabica blend.
RATHER HAVE A STRONG COFFEE WITHOUT CAFFEINE?
Try L’OR Espresso Ristretto Decaffeinato. With intensity 9, woody aromas and notes of toasted almonds, this decaf ristretto is everything you wished for.
CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF STRONG, BOLD, AND FIERY COFFEES?
Try our L’OR Intense Assortment. These coffees will surely get you through the day.