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How much caffeine is in a cup of coffee?

How much caffeine is in a cup of coffee?

The average cup of coffee will have about 95mg of caffeine in it.

That’s a hugely popular question and one we’re very prepared to answer - as we consider ourselves somewhat of experts on caffeine.

While 95mg is a good estimation for more drinks, the actual caffeine number can greatly vary based on the size and strength of the brew, but that’s a good benchmark to work off.


How Much Caffeine Is There In Your Favorite Coffee Drink?

Okay, but you’re going to your local spot, grabbing a cup of coffee, how much should you expect to be drinking?

How much caffeine is in an espresso shot?

You’ll find espresso drinks are typically in the 40-65mg range for caffeine content.

You’ll find a one ounce “shot” is usually around the 60mg range and a double would be double that - so 120mg in your Italian espresso preparation.

How much caffeine is in an espresso drink?

Espresso drinks are just normal espresso with extra milk or other non-caffeinated ingredients.

Because of this, you’ll typically see the same caffeine stats as espresso - 60mg or so for a single shot and 120mg+ for a double.

What makes these dangerous is the amount of sugar you’ll find in these drinks. At this level, you’re better off trying a healthy energy drink instead.

How much caffeine is in Instant Coffee?

While instant coffee is usually less caffeinated than regular coffee - you’ll typically expect to see something in the 40-80mg range here but this varies widely based on the brand.

How much caffeine is in a Cold Brew?

Cold brews are significantly more caffeinated than standard coffees.

You’ll expect to have 150mg to 200mg of caffeine per drink when you’re cooling off with your favorite cold brew.

How much caffeine is in decaf coffee?

While decaf coffee says “decaffeinated” in the name - it’s not “nocaf” - there’s still caffeine in it.

You’ll see trace mg of caffeine in it still - typically in the 2-5mg range - so relatively unnoticeable unless you’re extremely sensitive to caffeine.

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