Tim Hortons Coffee: Caffeine Content

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Tim Hortons have started to list caffeine amounts along with their regular nutrition information.

This table shows the Canadian caffeine amounts as well as the USA caffeine amounts.

Caffeine in coffee can vary (due to coffee origin and blend used) and may be more or less than the amounts shown.

The caffeine database here at Caffeine Informer contains a few of Tim Hortons drinks – but this table contains all of Tim Hortons beverages.

Tim Hortons Beverage Caffeine Amounts

  • Canada
  • USA
BeverageSmall
(286 ml)
Medium
(425 ml)
Large
(563 ml)
X Large
(678 ml)
Coffee140mg205mg270mg330mg
Decaffeinated Coffee6mg9mg12mg15mg
Espresso Shot45mg
Americano95mg140mg185mg
Cappuccino70mg100mg140mg
Hot Latte35mg50mg75mg
Mocha Latte65mg95mg125mg
English Toffee Capp.60mg80mg110mg135mg
French Vanilla Capp.60mg80mg110mg135mg
Café Mocha70mg90mg130mg160mg
Dream Latte Chocolate65mg95mg120mg
Dream Latte Vanilla35mg50mg70mg
Dream Latte Caramel35mg50mg70mg
Hot Tea Latte0-50mg0-70mg0-100mg
Hot Smoothee0000
Hot Chocolate15mg20mg30mg35mg
Flavor Shots0000
Apple Cider0000
Iced Latte (flavors too)30mg50mg65mg –
Iced Cappuccino90mg120mg150mg
Iced Coffee40mg90mg115mg
White Tea12mg20mg25mg30mg
Steeped Tea60mg90mg110mg140mg
Bagged Tea – Chai50mg70mg100mg170mg
Bagged Tea – Green25mg35mg50mg60mg
Bagged Tea – All Black Varieties50mg70mg100mg170mg
Decaffeinated Orange Pekoe6mg9mg12mg15mg
Bottled Teas20mg
BeverageSmall
(10 oz)
Medium
(14 oz)
Large
(20 oz)
X Large
(24 oz)
Original Blend Coffee140mg205mg270mg330mg
Decaffeinated Coffee6mg9mg12mg15mg
Espresso Shot45mg – –
Americano95mg140mg170mg
Cappuccino 75mg100mg140mg
Hot Latte 35mg50mg75mg
Mocha Latte65mg95mg125mg
English Toffee Capp.60mg80mg110mg135mg
French Vanilla Capp.60mg80mg110mg135mg
Café Mocha70mg90mg130mg160mg
Hot Tea Latte0-50mg0-70mg0-100mg
Hot Smoothee0000
Hot Chocolate15mg20mg30mg35mg
Flavor Shots0000
Apple Cider0000
Iced Latte (flavors too)40mg45mg85mg
Iced Cappuccino110mg140mg170mg
Iced Coffee95mg125mg205mg
Iced Tea95mg120mg190mg
Steeped Tea60mg90mg110mg140mg
Bagged Tea – Chai50mg70mg100mg170mg
Bagged Tea – Green25mg35mg50mg60mg
Bagged Tea – All Black Varieties50mg70mg100mg170mg
Decaffeinated Orange Pekoe6mg9mg12mg15mg
Bottled Teas20mg

How accurate is this?

The info is listed in their website, which features both a nutritional information calculator, nutritional report, and caffeine report.

Tim Hortons clearly states that “this information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, no warranty is expressed or implied regarding its accuracy.”

This is completely true; caffeine amounts in coffee-based drinks can vary wildly. I found a couple of discrepancies on different parts of their site.

Additionally, the caffeine content for tea depends on how long it is steeped.

Click here to find out how many cups of Tim Hortons it would take for you to overdose!

What’s up with all the caffeine in Tim Hortons Decaf?

Decaffeinated isn’t the same thing as caffeine-free. Some of the caffeine is left behind during the decaffeination process.

Are you a Tim Hortons Fan? Why do you prefer them over other coffee chains?

Sources

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  • ben

    “Additionally, the caffeine content for tea depends on how long it is steeped.”
    I’ve heard that the caffeine comes from the leaves rather quickly; do you have a source on this statement?
    Thanks.

  • Caffeine Fiend

    That quote is actually from Tim Hortons themselves. As far as we are aware – this is what current research says — the longer the brew – the more caffeine.

  • Tim’saddicted

    Most people can’t understand why at some point through their Saturday morning their minds start wandering towards going to Tim Hortons even though they have had a couple of regular brewed cups of coffee at home. I know it tastes better but even my boyfriend can’t get rid of his caffeine deprived headache without his daily Tim’s. Personally I think there should be a warning that there is so much caffeine in their coffee. I know people who will drink 4 or 5 large Tim’s in a work day, imagine getting up on a Saturday morning and having that kind of caffeine withdrawl. Now I know what was wrong with me back then. I stay home with the kids now, but I still start the day with a cold coffee energy drink and a whole pot of brewed coffee.

  • What strikes me as strange on this table is how the math doesn’t add up on some drinks. The caffeine content is diluted as you get a bigger size? Shouldn’t a 20 ounce Iced Cappucino have double the caffeine of a 10 ounce Iced Cappucino?

  • Janis

    The French Vanilla one doesn’t seem accurate. I have a couple Tim’s close to me and each one makes the drink different! If I want a sweeter one I go to one, if I want one with more coffee taste I go to another, and if I want one that tastes extremely bitter I go to the other. I think to put a caffeinated generalized amount and then go on and make it differ between stores that are five kilometers apart is absurd. I have also asked different Tim Horton’s employees from different stores and each will tell me a different answer for when I ask if there is actually caffeine in the french vanilla beverage.

    (side note: sometimes the drinks are ridiculously overpowered with sugar. I can only imagine what that is doing to our health)

  • Ashley

    Just to let you know.. your sources are unavailable now since Tim Hortons changed their website.. you may want to fix them

  • ted

    Thanks Ashley, I just updated the links. Cheers!

  • John

    The cafine soluability in water is more sensitive to temperature than time. Higher temperature extracts more cafine.

  • John

    I am not convinced that the pepermint tea is 0mg of cafine as I have trouble sleeping after just one. I would be interested in an independant test result. Anyone know where to find such independant data?

  • ted

    @John, peppermint oil is a stimulant.. if you look into aromatherapy, it is often used as a natural way to wake people up. Try chamomile tea before bed instead.

  • Jim McBride

    if it was caffeine free it wouldn’t taste like coffee. if you don’t want any caffeine at all and don’t want to drink herbal tea than try chicory. It is the closest you can find and chicory coffee is popular in Louisiana Mugica is a nice Korean drink made from roasted grain(historically they didn’t have coffee)

    genmaicha is green tea and brown rice which I enjoy some times.

    there are all esatz if you are a coffee drinker.

    nothing is as good as Tim Horton’s

  • Steve

    I think the cup sizes in the US are different than in Canada.

  • ted

    Yeah they are, which is why we indicated that in the chart above. Caffeine content is given for both the Canadian small and the American small and so on.

  • Alyx

    Dont forget! They’re changing their cup sizes and adding in a bigger cup in a few days so make sure to update 😛

  • ted

    I saw that. It looks to me like they are aligning with the sizes they have in the USA.

  • Dingle

    “Personally I think there should be a warning that there is so much caffeine in their coffee. I know people who will drink 4 or 5 large Tim’s in a work day…”

    If you drink 4 or 5 Large coffee’s everyday and don’t already know that there is caffeine in your coffee, you’re going to have a bad time.

    It’s coffee. Coffee means caffeine.

  • Alisha

    thank you for this chart and info. i found it quite helpful.

    one other thing to consider: my local Tims always asks if I would like my iced capp made with regular or chocolate milk. i believe this would up the caffeine content in a small by about 5-7mg.

  • Michael

    Can you add the cup size in ounces (like you do for the Starbucks page). After the renaming I believe it is:
    8 x-small
    10 small
    14 medium
    20 large
    24 x-large

  • ted

    Hi Michael, where did you get that info? From the store? I can’t find that listed anywhere on their website, which is why we didn’t include it. Thanks

  • yvonne

    I was just wondering the same thing! For starbucks I guess since they leave some space for you to add milk/cream they prob end up giving you less coffee than the volume says on this site (so for large they leave way too much more space than a small), but then it doesn’t make sense for timmy and I can’t think of an explanation……

Last Modified: December 14, 2016