Theobromine // Caffeine’s Gentler Cousin
In every family, there's an annoying cousin. You know the one. She makes you wish you were in your room staring at the wall instead of being at your family gathering.
Caffeine is that cousin. She can be great in smaller doses, but if you overdo it, you feel like you're going to explode.
Fortunately, for you, caffeine's gentler cousin, theobromine, is the star of the show when it comes to cold brew cacao. Each bottle of Upriver Cacao only has 30mg of caffeine. That's like a green tea. Compare that to 160mg of theobromine and we're talking about a completely new type of energy.
Unlike caffeine, theobromine doesn’t make you jittery. That's because it's a heart stimulant and not a central nervous stimulant like caffeine. It’s gentler, but it lasts longer. Twice as long to be exact. It also dilates, or widens, your blood vessels, which helps promote circulation.
Caffeine can be great for that quick jolt, but theobromine will carry you through your day. So, next time you're thinking about grabbing that second cup of coffee, think how annoying all of that caffeine is going to be. Cheers to a gentler energy!