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 (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