FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Caffeine content in different types of coffee can vary. A standard cup of Crush coffee (around 8oz) will contain an average of 94.8mg of caffeine. An Espresso on the other hand will have an average of 63mg of caffeine, and a standard latte will contain an average of 77mg of caffeine. The caffeine content depends on the size, strength and type of Crush Coffee you are consuming. 

 

Depending on the type of Crush Coffee you are drinking, the amount of calories will differ significantly. Adding extras such as milk, sugar and syrup will all directly affect the calorie content of a coffee. A standard cup of black coffee (around 8oz) contains 1 calorie, but a cappuccino for example can contain anywhere from 60 to 160 calories, depending on the type of milk you take and the size of the cappuccino. For a low calorie coffee, switch the sugar to sweeteners, and switch full milk to skim or soy (or cut out the milk altogether!).

You can drink Crush Coffee while you are pregnant, although it is recommended to limit the amount of caffeine you consume to around 200mg – which is about the equivalent of two mugs of coffee. Drinking more than this while pregnant could increase the risk of miscarriage, or having a baby with a low birth weight. Ultimately, the decision to consume caffeine is up to you, but you can cut down by switching to decaffeinated drinks and having smaller cups of coffee.

 

On average, the regular person is safe drinking 3-5 cups of coffee a day. Ultimately, its up to you to understand how your body responds to coffee, and to judge when you shouldn’t have any more. If you respond well to large amounts of caffeine, and don’t become jittery or get stomach pain, then you can drink what you want, but if you know that drinking lots of coffee keeps you up at night and leads to headaches in the morning, cut down to 3 cups a day. Drinking more than 5 cups of coffee a day has been linked to a raise in cholesterol, so if you’re a heavy coffee drinker sticking to 5 is the recommended amount.

 

Caffeine has a half-life of between 4-6 hours. This means that after the first half hour that is takes for coffee to kick in, the amount of caffeine in your system will cut in half after about 5 hours. This is why people often feel the need for a second cup of coffee during the day, as the caffeine amount has dropped significantly over the past few hours. If you are a smoker, the half-life of coffee is only 3 hours.

There are two main types of coffee bean: Coffee Robusta and Coffee Arabica. Coffee Robusta are a lower grade of beans, and are grown at lower altitudes. They are easy to maintain and are more disease resistant, meaning that they produce more. They also contain a larger amount of caffeine. Coffee Arabica make up for more than three-quarters of beans sold worldwide. They are referred to as gourmet coffee beans but only have half the amount of caffeine that Coffee Robusta has.