Does pour over coffee contain less caffeine than a drip coffee, a French press, or an Americano?

Does pour over coffee contain less caffeine than a drip coffee, a French press, or an Americano?

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  1. The first thing to make sure you understand is that a pour-over is drip coffee. They are identical in how they are made, other than a pour-over is made one cup at a time. It’s drip coffee.
    Second, the amount of caffeine is more related to how strong the coffee is. Stronger coffee has more “coffee” in it than weaker coffee does.
    Espresso, (“s” not “x”), is very strong, concentrated coffee, so it will have more caffeine per ounce than coffee made with other methods. However, and this is important, you normally only drink an ounce or two, while you can easily drink 8–12–16 ounces of “regular” coffee.
    So, the amount of caffeine depends on how strong the coffee is, and how much of it that you drink per serving.
    As far as the three options you asked about, a cup of coffee made with the French Press method will have the most caffeine, drip coffee or pour over will be in the middle, and the Americano will be the weakest by far, with the least caffeine. Because, weakest.
    Also, although the difference is not significant, lighter roast coffees contain slightly more caffeine than darker roast coffe…

  2. Pourover and drip coffee are essentially the same.
    An Americano is a watered down espresso shot.
    French press is coarsely ground coffee which has been brewing for 6–8 min in boiling water.
    Caffeine content is determined by the brew time, water temp and coarseness of the ground coffee.
    If you would use the same ground coffee for all of the above coffees, Americano would have the least caffeine and french press the most. Simply because it is allowed to brew the longest (all other things kept equal for each coffee)

  3. Use decaffeinated coffee.
    This is the only method. Don’t follow silly instructions by silly people telling you to do things like preinfusions, throwing away the early part of the brew, or anything like that. Caffeine is extracted roughly linearly; and doing any of these things will remove far more taste and aroma than they will caffeine.

  4. Some points :
    In real coffee making, pour over method is also called drip method, but I guess, you’re meant to say the coffee machine with pot, that some people refer to as “coffee pot”.
    I read an article on a guy experimenting with his coffee pots (yep, several machines), and none of the cups from his machines contains the same amount of caffeine compared to a cup made with proper drip/pour over.
    French press is basically a filtered coffee made similar like cupping, so, it’s quite strong.
    Espresso contains the most caffeine in a serving in comparison to other methods. I personally found syphon is the weakest.
    In short, to answer the question, this is the ranked list, from the strongest (with most caffeine), and the weakest (with less caffeine):
    Moka pot
    French press
    Vietnam drip (without milk)
    Mesh filter (metal filter)
    Cloth filter (sock filter, flanel, etc.)
    Paper filter
    Coffee pot (automatic dripper)
    These are all brewing methods using hot water. I’ve never tried Turkish coffee, but judging from the method, it probably is the strongest. If you say there are strong coffee made out of coffee pot, it is usually because they’re using darkest roast to make the taste unbearable, or playing with the water ratio, the bitterness doesn’t mean it contains more caffeine.
    Note: coffee is a very subjective topic, experiences may differ.

  5. Espresso is going to be the highest caffeine of the methods you listed next will be a pour over matching the levels of a French press and then an automatic drip machine.
    A drip and a pour over are sort of the same same thing. If you can compare an automatic transmission to a 5 speed. No, the drip is not the 5 speed. A pourover has more control, if you chose to use it, in temperature and in the amount of time the grounds will have with the water. A separate vessel can even be used for an extra long extraction time making it the same as a French press in strength or it can be poured through fast to make something more tea-like, like a Keurig. All of these can make some differences in the caffeine and flavor levels too.
    Thank you for the A2A Keith Lea


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