Caffeine in Drinks

Espresso

  • Caffeine Amount
    77 mg
  • Caffeine strength
    MODERATE
  • Calories
    0
  • Serving size
    Espresso Shot
    1.5 fl oz shot
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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).

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

We derived the caffeine content 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.

Note: A 2007 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.

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.

Where To Buy

De'Longhi Stilosa Manual Espresso Machine, Latte & Cappuccino Maker, 15 Bar Pump Pressure + Manual Milk Frother Steam Wand, Black / Stainless, EC260BK
Amazon.com Price $89.95
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Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
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Espresso Machine 3.5 Bar 4 Cup Espresso Maker Cappuccino Latte Machine with Steam Milk Frother and Pot
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Ingredients in Espresso Shot

Finely Ground Dark Roasted Coffee Beans And Water.

Is Espresso high in caffeine?

Espresso contains 51.33 mg of caffeine per fl oz (173.58 mg per 100 ml). A 1.5 fl oz shot has a total of 77 mg of caffeine.

See the most caffeinated coffees.

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