I have a quick question about coffee and coffee beans. I have a couple characters that do enjoy their coffee and caffeine, and I was curious as to the effects of eating coffee beans. Would the effect of the caffeine be stronger or weaker due to the fact that the beans would not be ground and brewed, and just consumed almost like peanuts? Odd question, I know, but I see two possible answers: either the caffeine would have less of an effect because the beans are not brewed, or it would be more intense because the whole bean is being eaten. For reference, they are not any specific beans, just general/generic coffee beans--I am not really specifying. This is just something odd I would like to toss in and it is not a vital part of the story; I would just like to use it to add some quirkiness to the characters.