Caffeine is the internet economy's life blood. Yeah, that's a bold statement, but when your entire industry is over-worked, you should realize that there are complimentary things that we owe a great deal of debt to our success.
Personally, I'm suffering from some bad sleep depression and exhaustion right now. Today, I can not function without caffeine. My "sleep bank" has been exhausted and angry creditors beg for just a minute of rest. Not going to happen this week. I only have one cup of coffee Ghetto Mochatm (see recipe at the end of this post) a day so that I won't build too much of a caffeine tolerance. Coffee is my poison of choice, as it's convenient, ubiquitous, has less calories then Mountain Dew, and more caffeine then anything. What's your favorite pick me up?
If you are lacking sleep and you want to get the most caffeine per 12oz, the chart below should help you determine how to get your fix:
Source: Wilstar.com has breakdown of caffeine by drink taken from the National Soft drink Assoc, FDA, Bunker and McWilliams and Pepsi. My problem is they don't calculate the right quantities (ex: comparing 8oz of coffee to 12oz of soda). As such, below is the sorted list of caffeine quantities across both sodas and coffee (using the conservative estimates for coffee) for 12oz drinks. Bottom line, if you need your fix, order six espressos (2oz each * 6 = 12 oz), a 12oz coffee, or two red bulls. Aside - Who knew Pepsi One was stronger then Mountain Dew?!
Despite my Colombian heritage, I don't like the taste of coffee, I certaintly don't take it black, and I simply don't understand why anyone would ever want decaffinated coffee (unless their in coffee rehab and need a placebo). I need some cream and sugar or other flavors to offset the bitter taste. Which brings me to a delicious recipe for office/cube dwellers everywhere, the Ghetto Mochatm.