Caffeine in Drinks

Espresso

Espresso Shot
Caffeine
77 mg
per 1.5 fl oz
MODERATE
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Calories
0
kCal
Sugar
0
grams

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

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

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

The caffeine content listed, is based on an average from 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 mg up to 185 mg for a double shot.

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

Definitions

  • 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 fluid ounces, the shot is poured for 2 or 3 ounces.
  • Espresso Macchiato - The espresso is topped or "marked" with a 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".

Australia and New Zealand typically serve an additional drink called a flat white - similar to a cappuccino but using only steamed milk and some micro foam rather than fluffy foamed milk on top.

The flat white has now spread to most other countries round the world.

Where to buy

Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine BES870XL, Brushed Stainless Steel
Amazon.com price $697.99
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CASABREWS Espresso Machine 20 Bar, Professional Espresso Maker with Milk Frother Steam Wand, Compact Coffee Machine with 34oz Removable Water Tank for Cappuccino, Latte, Gift for Dad or Mom
Amazon.com price $139.99
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De'Longhi Stilosa Manual Espresso Machine, Latte & Cappuccino Maker, 15 Bar Pump Pressure + Milk Frother Steam Wand, Black / Stainless, EC260BK, 13.5 x 8.07 x 11.22 inches
Amazon.com price $86.99
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Ingredients in Espresso Shot

Finely Ground Dark Roasted Coffee Beans And Water.

Is Espresso high in caffeine?

Espresso contains 77 mg of caffeine in a 1.5 fl oz shot.

This equates to 51.33 mg of caffeine for every fl oz and 173.58 mg for every 100 ml.

77 mg
Espresso Shot
160 mg
Monster energy
80 mg
Red bull
60 mg
Instant Coffee
35 mg
Coca-cola

Sources

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