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The Amount of Caffeine in Coffee Drink

With so many coffee drinks how do you  determine the amount of caffeine in coffee drinks. As we all know there many different coffee drinks available. Many  factors can influence the level of caffeine in coffee drinks, so that is why each drink can vary widely. Using the guideline below can give you a pretty good idea on how much caffeine is in your coffee drink.
Caffeine in Coffee - Drip Brewed

    Arabica Coffee (6 oz) – 80 to 130 mg (average 110 mg)
    Robusta Coffee (6 oz) – 140 to 200 mg
    Arabica Low-Caffeine Coffee Blend (6 fl oz) – 40 to 60 mg
    Decaf Coffee (8 oz) – 2 to 12 mg, testing has shown that some decaf can have much higher caffeine in coffee.

Instant Coffee

    Instant Coffee (8 oz) – 27 to 173 mg (average 90 mg)
    Instant Decaf Coffee (8 oz) – 2 to 12 mg

Commercial Coffee Shop Coffee

Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee (16 oz) – 143 to 206 mg

Einstein Bros. Coffee (16 oz) – 206 mg

Percolated Coffee (5 fl oz) – 80 to 135 mg

Starbucks Coffee Drinks – Varying levels

Caffeine in Coffee – Espresso Drinks

    Espresso, Single Shot – 29 to 100 mg (average 75 mg)
    Espresso, Double Shot- 58 to 185 mg (average 150 mg)
    Decaf Espresso, Single Shot – around 8 -10 mg
    Decaf Espresso, Double Shot – around 16 mg
    Nespresso Espresso Capsules – 56 to 66 mg
    Nespresso Lungo Capsules – 76  to 89 mg

Caffeine levels in Starbucks Espresso Drinks and Starbucks Iced Espresso Drinks vary by drink

The Mayo Clinic recommends 200 to 300 mg of caffeine a  day. Figuring around a 100 mg per 6oz cup that allows for 2 to 3 cups a day. That is 12 to 18 oz of coffee per day.

Ways to cut back on our caffeine in coffee.

    Simply drink less coffee per day
    Drink a coffee style that has less caffeine
    Use a coffee blend of decaf and regular coffee
    Drink decaf coffee and espresso