Caffeine FAQ

This FAQ file is a collaboration of information from numerous sources. I have made an effort to corroborate as much of this info as is possible but some info may be incorrect or misleading. If you find such info please let me know and I will do further research to find the truth. For this and other reasons please understand that I am not advising you to take any action based on this file. In the realm of medicine I am specifically recommending seeking the advice of a competent medical care giver. I am not giving medical or related advice.

This FAQ is dedicated to all beverages and products that contain caffeine; including tea, coffee, chocolate, mate, caffeinated soft drinks, caffeinated pills, coffee beans, etc.

There are several newsgroups in which these topics may be of relevance, including alt.drugs.caffeine,,, and

I welcome any and all contributions to this FAQ. If you do not agree with the info in here please let me know or write an article for the FAQ. If you feel you can explain something better than I have by all means rewrite the article and send it in.

Important: This information was excerpted from several sources, no claims are made to its accuracy. The FAQ mantainer is not a medical doctor and cannot vouch for the accuracy of this information.


The Chemistry of Caffeine and related products

How much caffeine is there in [drink/food/pill]?
How much caffeine there is in X coffee?
Chemically speaking, what is caffeine?
Is it true that tea has no caffeine/What is theine, theobromine, etc?
Where can I find a gif of the caffeine molecule?
Is it true that espresso has less caffeine than regular coffee?
How does caffeine taste?
How much theobromine/theophylline there is in …?
Does dark roast coffee have less caffeine than light roast?
How do I measure caffeine content at home?
Is there a legal limit for caffeine content?

Caffeine and your Health

What are the symptoms of caffeine withdrawal?
How can I cut my caffeine intake?
What happens when you overdose?
Effects of caffeine on pregnant women.
Caffeine and Osteoporosis (Calcium loss)
Studies on the side-effects of caffeine…
Caffeine and your metabolism


How do you pronounce mate?
How much caffeine is in decaf coffee?


Chocolate covered espresso beans
How to make your own chocolate
NOTE: for Coffee Recipes check the Coffee FAQ


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