Here is a breakdown of the caffeine content in 18 mostly popular coffee drinks, including the standard cup of coffee. Note that the caffeine content in the coffee drinks can vary depending on the type of coffee bean you use, the brewing method, such as auto-drip, percolator, or pour-over, and the serving size of each drink, with espresso being the smallest drink size.
For each drink I have listed the drink name, the average caffeine content, and a short description of each drink, in case you are not familiar with what is in the drinks.
Coffee that has had most of the caffeine removed. Nearly ALL decaf coffee will still have trace amounts of caffeine since the decaffination process does not completely remove 100% of the caffeine.
A shot or two of espresso diluted with hot water to create a similar strength and flavor to drip coffee.
A Spanish coffee drink that contains espresso mixed with warm milk in a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio per serving.
A coffee drink made with espresso and steamed milk, hence the ‘white’ in the name, similar to a latte but with more espresso and less milk.
A classic ‘fancy’ coffee drink made with equal parts of espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam.
A coffee drink that is made with espresso and steamed milk, often topped with a very small amount of the milk foam.
A coffee drink you may have had before, but may not have been aware of the name. This is made by mixing a shot of espresso with regular drip coffee. A standard for caffeine addicts.
A coffee drink made with a fresh shot of espresso topped with a small amount of foamed milk. The foamed milk is more decorative in this drink. High class espresso!
A coffee drink made with hot and fresh espresso, steamed milk, and a chocolate syrup or sometimes a chocolate powder.
A twist on the latte – the Breve is made with half-and-half or heavy cream instead of the usual milk. A very rich coffee drink.
A fancier coffee that requires boiling finely ground coffee beans in a pot, and then carefully pouring out the contents of the pot which results in a coffee that is unfiltered and with the grounds still in the cup – This is not a ‘Good to the last drop’ type of coffee, unless you love that coffee grit as the last sip.
Regular coffee brewed and then poured over ice, Often includes a sweetener and milk or half and half to lessen the bitterness.
A coffee dessert that is a mix of a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a shot of fresh espresso poured on top. Not your every-day type of coffee drink.
A coffee drink made with equal parts of fresh coffee and steamed milk, just like a latte but without the milky foam on top.
An easy one to make at home if you have an espresso maker. It is just a shot of espresso topped with a spoonful of whipped cream. The whipped cream can help take the bitterness out of the espresso, if you consider espresso to be a bitter drink. Tastes like dessert.
The basic coffee without any milk or sweetener. Adding the sweetener or milk doesn’t change the caffeine content in this drink.
A coffee made with two shots of fresh espresso and whipped cream, often served in a fancy glass mug. Like the Espresso con panna, but with double the amount of espresso. A quick way to get your caffeine for the morning. Not a drink for new coffee drinkers.
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