Caffeine Content

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How much caffeine is in your coffee? Does it depend on the coffee?

Nutrition Action Healthletter has a Caffeine Corner chart that gives the mg of caffeine in beverages. For example:

  • Caffe Americano, short (8 oz.) Starbucks 35mg
  • Coffee, tall (12 oz.) Starbucks 375mg
  • Coffee, non-gourmet (8 oz.) 135mg
  • Cola (16 oz.) 50mg
  • Tea, leaf or bag (8 oz.) 50mg

So, if you are looking for a caffeine jolt from Starbucks, avoid the espresso based drinks (latte, etc) and go for plain old coffee. And if you are going based on caffeine only, Starbucks packs more caffeinated punch than other coffee houses.

Via Boing Boing

2 Responses to “Caffeine Content”

  1. The Rooster says:

    This just does not add up to me. Mainly the coffee strengths. I am a bit of a coffee lover and I own my own machine. All coffee’s are based on “the shot”. One shot is about 30mLs of coffee from 7 grams of ground coffee. Foe a “double” it is 14 grams of ground coffee to make 60mLs. From this shot – you either add water, milk whatever to get whatever style of coffee you are after. There are exceptions such as the ristretto. But that is the exception rather than the rule and a lot of ppl don’t even know what it is.

    So based on that it would not matter if you were having a short black, long black, flat white or cappachino – they would all have the same base and therefore the same caffene content… This is assumming that the average barista knows how to make a coffee and that they follow the standard.

    Or am I missing something?

  2. Mark Michel says:

    Great post.That content is very interesting.I am a bit of a coffee lover and I own my own machine.

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