There’s truly something special about brewing a fresh cup of coffee at home. Despite what some people may lead you to believe, you don’t have to visit some fancy barista to get a perfect cup of Joe. Starting your day right means knowing exactly what’s in your morning coffee.
Why Choose Folgers?
Folgers is a beloved brand of coffee you can find just about anywhere. Not only is it popular among coffee drinkers, but it’s also commonly used by larger corporations and companies who serve coffee as well.
Many gas stations and convenience stores offer Folgers as their standard brew, and it’s also easy to find in your local supermarket. Folgers coffee is available in K-cup pods, grounds, and whole beans. It’s a delicious, affordable way to enjoy your daily dose of caffeine. But wait – how much caffeine is in Folgers, anyway?
Types of Folgers
When you’re looking at the caffeine content in your coffee, it’s important to take note of the type of brew. Different types of coffee beans are roasted differently, thus giving them a unique flavor and caffeine content.
Likewise, even different blends under the same brand will have their own unique properties. Here are some types of coffee blends Folgers has to offer:
Folgers’ most popular blend, their Classic Roast, is a somewhat run-of-the-mill coffee blend with a robust flavor and a delightful, enticing aroma. This coffee blend is a great place to start if you’re still trying to learn your preference. It’s reliable, delicious, and will get you through the day due to the 112 mg of caffeine present (on average) in every cup.
FUN FACT: Folgers’ Breakfast Blend contains the same amount of caffeine as their Classic Roast, but with a lighter, smoother taste. I recommend this blend for coffee drinkers who might not want that underlying bitterness most coffee contains.
Folgers’ intense, richly flavored 100% Colombian Blend was a long-standing favorite of coffee connoisseurs, especially those with a preference for coffee served black. With about 175-200 mg of caffeine in every 8 oz. cup, it’s clear that this blend packs a serious punch! Unfortunately, recent reviews reflect disappointment in the latest versions of this blend. What a shame!
Black Silk Coffee
Folgers’ Black Silk coffee blend is a dark roast brew, meaning the beans are roasted more thoroughly and at a higher temperature than they are for other blends. This gives the blend a more bitter, intense flavor for those of who like a bolder option.
The Black Silk coffee Folgers offers is made with Robusta beans, not Arabica beans, which are more commonly used. Because of this, it’s slightly more expensive, and the beans contain more caffeine – about 100mg per cup.
Naturally, Folgers offers a decaf option if you’re looking for something without any caffeine. The taste is very similar to their classic roast, but without the extra jolt of energy attached. Needless to say, if you’re looking to relax, this is going to be the ideal choice for you.
Folgers Half Caff
If you want a little bit more of a kick than what’s in their decaf option, Folgers has got you covered once again with their reliable half caff. Folgers’ Half Caff is described as having a bold and flavorful yet not too bitter taste. With just 62.5 mg of caffeine in each cup, it’s a great solution to early morning sluggishness.
Surprisingly, French Roasts don’t refer to coffee beans grown in France. The name actually comes from the cultural preference in France for coffee to be roasted much darker than other blends. French Roast is one of the darkest roasts possible for coffee, delivering an intense, smokey, and bitter flavor that many would agree is an acquired taste.
Despite the unforgettable and bold taste of a French Roast, its caffeine content is generally unimpressive. Folgers’ French Roast contains about 63 mg of caffeine per cup, which is comparable to Folgers’ Half Caff.
What Else Affects Caffeine Content in Coffee?
Even among other brands, different coffee blends have different properties and flavors that make them suitable for people of all different lifestyles. There are multiple factors which can determine the caffeine content in any coffee beans.
There are two types of coffee beans which you’ll find while out and about getting your caffeine fix: Arabica beans and Robusta beans. Arabica beans, the more common of the two, contain naturally less caffeine, but in exchange they offer a much sweeter taste with undertones of chocolate.
Robusta beans, on the other hand, contain much more caffeine, but are known to be more bitter. Robusta beans are easier to grow due to their natural resilience, and are considered a “less refined” taste, thus making them cheaper.
Interestingly enough, the method with which you brew can affect the amount of caffeine in your cup of coffee. Brewing using an espresso machine, for example, extracts much more caffeine from the grounds you put in it than your everyday drip machine.
A French Press will provide more caffeine than a drip machine, but less than espresso. Finding the perfect brewing method is an adventure in itself! Fortunately, Folgers caters to all of these brewing techniques and more.
FUN FACT: You may have heard that the longer a coffee bean is roasted, the less caffeine it will contain – this is actually a myth. In fact, the caffeine content among coffee beans remains relatively stable throughout the roasting process. The actual temperature at which the beans are roasted at, however, can affect the caffeine extraction, but only marginally.
Which Folgers Blend is Right for You?
It’s not easy finding the perfect coffee blend. Sometimes trying a few different varieties can give you a feel for your preferences and dislikes. Write down your hangups and praises about certain blends so that next time you run to the supermarket, you know exactly what you’re looking for.
Folgers has so many unique blends and flavors to choose from; you’re guaranteed to find the right one for you eventually! No matter your machine or coffee drinking experience, there’s a fresh cup of Folgers waiting for you.