This question is interesting. Most of us like to take coffee but don’t know how much caffeine they exactly contain. Have you ever thought of this?
When I started to think of it, I was baffled.
As you know, a lot of caffeine is bad for our health. But how much caffeine our body can tolerate? What type of coffee we should take?
Here I’ll answer all of these questions.
How much caffeine we can take per day?
If you are caffeine addicted then you should have knowledge of how much caffeine your body can tolerate per day.
Most persons can consume up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine without experiencing negative effects. Equal to about four cups of coffee, ten cans of cola, or two “energy shot” drinks.
The FDA has warned that consuming caffeine in powder or liquid form can lead to overexposure. A single teaspoon of caffeine powder is equal to around twenty-eight cups of coffee. Caffeine in such large quantities is dangerous, perhaps fatal.
If you are pregnant or in the breastfeeding phase then you should take less than 200 mg of caffeine per day. Otherwise, it’ll leave a bad impact on your newborn.
Which coffee contains how much caffeine?
The majority of cups of coffee that are 8 ounces (oz) contain between 80 and 100 milligrams (mg) of caffeine.
Caffeine content varies widely, however, depending on variables such as coffee variety, brewing technique, and manufacturer.
Based on the brewing process
We brew coffee in so many processes. But be aware, that those brewing methods can also vary in the amount of caffeine in coffee.
So let’s get to know…
Whether or not we are overdoing our daily caffeine dose depends a lot on how we brew the coffee:
A cup of brewed coffee (24cl) contains approximately 70-140 mg of caffeine
The caffeine content of a 12-ounce cup of cold brew coffee ranged from 153-238 milligrams in research conducted in 2017.
Approximately 63 milligrams of caffeine can be found in a single espresso shot that is 1 ounce in size.
Caffeine levels in instant coffee are typically lower than those in brewed coffee.
Most ordinary instant coffee, enough for an 8-ounce cup, has roughly 62 milligrams of caffeine.
Though its name is decaffeinated, this one also contains some caffeine. To give you an idea, there are around 2 milligrams of caffeine in a standard 8-ounce cup of brewed decaf coffee.
Based on the top coffee brands
You are all aware that there is a plethora of coffee brands, the vast majority of which are fairly well-liked by us.
It’s possible that the method of roasting or the ingredients used to make the coffee powder make a noticeable difference in the amount of caffeine present in each brand.
So, let’s find out how much caffeine is in coffee of different brands.
A well-known coffee brand.
The following is an estimate of how much caffeine can be found in a medium cup (14 oz) of some of Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee drinks:
Coffee (brewed coffee): 210 mg
Coffee (iced coffee): 297 mg
Americano: 284 mg
Cold brew: 260 mg
Latte: 166 mg
Espresso: 118 mg.
In the realm of coffee, Starbucks ranks among the most well-known names.
And what will be the degree of caffeine if you go to Starbucks for a cup (16 oz) of coffee:
Pike Place roast: 310 mg
Decaffeinated Pike Place roast: 25 mg
Starbucks reserve cold brew: 200 mg
Iced caramel macchiato: 150 mg
Cappuccino: 150 mg
And last, with reference to the amount of coffee:
Short: 180 mg of caffeine
Tall: 260mg caffeine
Large: 330 mg caffeine
Venti: 415 mg of caffeine
Frozen Mocha: 16.5 fl. Oz contains 267 mg of caffeine
Regular: 16.8 fl. Oz contains 189 mg of caffeine
Keurig Coffee K-Cup
All varieties contains 75-150 mg of caffeine in 1 cup, which makes 8 fl. Oz
The majority of Americans drink caffeine every day. In most cases, it won’t be harmful to your health. However, keep in mind the potential negative effects of caffeine and be prepared to reduce your intake if necessary.