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how much caffeine in a raw coffee bean? As in, raw, freshly picked, just remove hard outer shell and eat the rest.

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There are about 6 mg of caffeine in one coffee bean. Darker roasts may have 10-15% less.

...dark roasts have a stronger taste, but the roasting procedure they experience decreases their caffeine content by 10 to 15 percent. If you prefer dark roasted beans, congratulations! They basically contain 15% to 20% less caffeine than the lightly roasted ones.

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    Its my understanding that the roasting process removes a lot of the caffeine - you are referring to roasted beans – swinters Feb 13 at 18:31
  • you are right @swinters I updated my answer to clarify this point (+ change broken links for new ones...) cheers – PabTorre Feb 18 at 19:48

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