Caffeine Levels

per fl. oz shot


Incorrect? Send Feedback

In the purest sense, espresso coffee is made from 7 grams of finely ground coffee extracted to 1.5 fluid ounces (44 mls) over about 25 seconds.

Espresso is usually topped with a golden creamy color (called the crema).

Typically each barista and coffee shop have their own particular styles, coffee blends, machines, and even filter basket sizes.

The caffeine content used in the database has been averaged from caffeine testing done on six different espresso servings (each from a different coffee outlet). The caffeine content varied considerably, as did the volume of the serving.

Values ranged from 58 mgs up to 185mg for a double shot.

The USDA value for Espresso coffee is 64 mg caffeine per fluid ounce.

UPDATE: Analysis of 97 different Espresso drinks in Queensland, Australia found a much higher value of 106mg per serve. The range varied enormously (25mg to 214mg). Source: Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology.


  • A single serving of Espresso is called a "shot".
  • Two servings is called a double shot or Espresso Doppio.
  • Ristretto - A very short or "restricted" shot.
  • Espresso con panna - Espresso topped with whipped cream (sometimes called Café Vienne or Vienna).
  • Espresso Lungo - A "long" shot or pull. Instead of the traditional 1.5 fl. ounces, the shot is poured for 2 or 3 ounces.
  • Espresso Macchiato - The espresso is topped or "marked" with dash of foamed milk.

Other popular drinks such as a cappuccino, caffe latte (or latté), caffe mocha (or mochaccino) are based on one or two shots of espresso.

Some countries refer to a shot of espresso as a "Short Black", and a longer or double shot as a "Long Black". Australia and New Zealand typically serve an additional drink called a Flat White - similar to a cappuccino but using only steamed milk rather than any foamed milk.

Where To Buy Espresso

De'Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

Price: $140.00 Too low to displayAvailable from Amazon / DeLonghi

De'Longhi BAR32 Retro 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

Price: $210.00 Too low to displayAvailable from Amazon / DeLonghi

Update International EP-12 Stainless Steel Frothing Pitcher, 12-Ounce

Price: $8.71 $4.54Available from Amazon / Update

Mr. Coffee ECM160 4-Cup Steam Espresso Machine, Black

Price: $49.99 $39.97Available from Amazon / Mr. Coffee

Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine

Price: $999.99 $598.99Available from Amazon / Breville

Ingredients in Coffee (Espresso)

Sugar content: Contains no sugar.

Compare Sugar Content of Drinks

Similar Items

Adina Natural Highs Coffee Energy Drink 100mg
Americano Coffee 154mg
Barista Bros Iced Coffee 219mg
Bean and Body Coffee 72mg
Ben and Jerry's Fair Trade Coffee Ice Cream 70mg
Big Train Java Chip Ice Coffee 49mg
Biggby Brewed Coffee 200mg
Biggby Iced Coffee 192mg
Breyer's All Natural Coffee 30mg
Bulletproof Coffee 145mg
Cafe Viva Probiotic Coffee 125mg
Caffe Nero Coffee 80mg
Caribou Brewed Coffee 305mg
Chameleon Cold Brew Coffee 2160mg
Coffee (Brewed) 163mg
Coffee (Decaf, Brewed) 5.6mg
Coffee (Decaf, Instant) 2.5mg
Coffee (espresso) Beans 7mg
Coffee (Instant) 57mg
Coffee Bean & Tea leaf Coffee 333mg
CoffeeMallows 200mg
Costa Coffee 277mg
Dannon Coffee Yogurt 36mg
Dare Iced Coffee 160mg
Death Wish Coffee 660mg
Don Tomas Estate Coffee 145mg
Dunkin' Donuts Brewed Coffee 178mg
Dutch Bros. Coffee 256mg
Einstein Bros Coffee 206mg
Full Throttle Coffee + Energy 127.5mg
Gloria Jean's Coffee 67mg
Go! Coffee Energy 80mg
Greek Coffee (Metros) 50mg
Green Coffee Extract 50mg
Haagen-Dazs Coffee Ice Cream 48mg
High Brew Coffee 163mg
Jump Coffee Cola 0mg
K-Cup Coffee 120mg
McDonalds Coffee 145mg
McDonalds Iced Coffee 200mg
Meth Coffee 0mg
Nespresso Coffee Capsules 65mg
Peet's Brewed Coffee 267mg
Peet's Coffee Espresso 70mg
Pronto Coffee 67mg
Real Beanz Iced Coffee 66mg
Recon Coffee Energy Cola 144mg
Robusta Coffee 265mg
Seattle's Best Brewed Coffee 260mg
Shock a Lots Chocolate Coffee Beans 20mg
Shock Coffee Triple Latte 231mg
Starbucks Bottled Iced Coffee 115mg
Starbucks Coffee Ice Cream 60mg
Starbucks Decaf Coffee 25mg
Starbucks Doubleshot Energy + Coffee 145mg
Starbucks Grande Coffee 330mg
Starbucks Verismo Coffee Pods 60mg
Stok Black Coffee Shots 40mg
Tim Hortons Large Brewed Coffee 200mg
Tim Hortons Small English Toffee Coffee 60mg
Tim Hortons Small French Vanilla Coffee 60mg
Used Coffee Grounds 41mg

Caffeine Concentration

Coffee (Espresso) contains 51.33 mgs of caffeine per fluid ounce (173.58mg/100 ml).

Caffeine (mg) per Ounce


Refer to relevant sources here