Caribou Coffee: The Complete Caffeine Guide

Caribou Coffee Caffeine amounts
The caffeine in Caribou Coffee can vary greatly depending on the type of beverage and size chosen.

Here we list most of their coffee and tea based beverages and the caffeine each contains by size.

Caffeine Amounts in Caribou Drinks

HotColdTeas
Beverage Small Medium Large
Brewed Coffee 230mg 305mg 385mg
Coffee with Steamed Milk 153mg 192mg 230mg
Brewed Decaf Coffee 4mg 5mg 6mg
Caffè Latte & Lite 180mg 180mg 270mg
Caffè Mocha 190mg 195mg 290mg
Caffè Americano 180mg 270mg 360mg
Cappuccino 180mg 270mg 360mg
Macchiato 180mg 270mg 360mg
Breve 180mg 180mg 270mg
Depth Charge (coffee + espresso) 290mg 370mg 445mg
Espresso 180mg 270mg 360mg
Caramel High Rise 180mg 180mg 270mg
Mint Condition 190mg 195mg 290mg
White Berry Mocha 185mg 185mg 275mg
Turtle Mocha 190mg 195mg 290mg
Vanilla White Mocha 185mg 185mg 275mg
Campfire Mocha 190mg 195mg 290mg
Hot Chocolate 10mg 15mg 20mg
White Hot Chocolate 0mg 0mg 0mg
Beverage Small Medium Large
Coffee Cooler 125mg 155mg 185mg
Espresso Cooler 190mg 221mg 252mg
Cold Press Iced Coffee 190mg 230mg 270mg
Iced Latte 180mg 270mg 360mg
Iced Mocha 190mg* 285mg* 380mg*
Iced Americano 270mg 360mg 450mg
Iced Caramel High Rise 180mg 270mg 360mg
Iced Mint Condition 190mg* 285mg* 380mg*
Iced White Berry Mocha 185mg* 275mg* 365mg*
Iced Turtle Mocha 190mg* 285mg* 380mg*
Iced Vanilla White Mocha 185mg* 275mg* 365mg*
Iced Campfire Mocha 190mg* 285mg* 380mg*
Caramel High Rise Cooler 110mg 125mg 145mg
Turtle Mocha Cooler 115mg* 135mg* 160mg*
Mint Condition Cooler 115mg* 135mg* 160mg*
Berry White Mocha Cooler 110mg 125mg 145mg
Campfire Mocha Cooler 115mg* 135mg* 160mg*
Vanilla White Mocha 110mg 125mg 145mg
Caramel Cooler 110mg 125mg 145mg
Chocolate Cooler 115mg* 135mg* 160mg*
Vanilla Cooler 110mg 125mg 145mg
Lite Coffee Cooler 135mg 170mg 200mg
Lite Caramel Cooler 120mg 150mg 175mg
Lite Chocolate Cooler 100mg 120mg 135mg
Lite Vanilla Cooler 120mg 150mg 175mg
Beverage Small Medium Large
Green Tea Sparkling Lemonade 30mg 45mg 60mg
Peach Black Sparkling Tea 20mg 35mg 45mg
Mango Black Tea 85mg 85mg 170mg
Citron Green Tea 45mg 45mg 90mg
Chai Latte 50mg 70mg 85mg
Mint Verbena Tea 0mg 0mg 0mg
Iced Chai Tea Latte 65mg 85mg 100mg
Pomegranate Vanilla Tea Latte 100mg 155mg 205mg
Iced Pomegranate Vanilla Tea Latte 155mg 205mg 255mg
Earl Grey 85mg 85mg 170mg
Hot Cinnamon Spice 85mg 85mg 170mg
Pomegranate Oolong 65mg 65mg 130mg
Iced Classic Black Tea 95mg 195mg 290mg
Iced Mango Black 95mg 195mg 290mg
Iced Tropical Green 75mg 150mg 220mg
Iced Pomegranate Oolong 50mg 100mg 155mg
Lite Green Tea Sparkling Lemonade 15mg 25mg 30mg
Lite Peach Black Sparkling Tea 10mg 20mg 30mg

*Estimated caffeine content based on the additional cocoa used in the beverage.

Unless noted, Northern Lite Beverages have the same caffeine content as their full calorie counterparts.

Caribou also produces a line of bottled coffee beverages. Here’s how they measure up caffeine-wise.

Caribou Bottled Coffee Drinks

Beverage (12 floz)
Caribou plus Espresso 159mg
Caribou (regular) 149mg
Caribou plus Vanilla 124.4mg
Caffeine in coffee can vary (due to coffee origin and blend used) and may be more or less than the amounts shown above.

Caribou Coffee’s Surprising Caffeine Levels

  • Some of the caffeine amounts posted by Caribou are pretty surprising. Here are a few of the ones that stand out.
  • The “Depth Charge” has a whopping 445mg of caffeine in a large, while the Iced Americano  has 450mg. This could be dangerous for some!
  • Some of their iced tea beverages are surprisingly high in caffeine. Many would expect tea to have less caffeine than coffee but their large Classic Black Iced Tea has a whopping 290mg of caffeine and their Pomegranate Vanilla Iced Latte has 255mg. This could catch some folks off guard.
  • Their espresso shot isn’t standard. Caribou’s espresso shots are more than double what would be typical at other coffee shops. (i.e. Starbucks)

How Does it Compare?

Caribou Coffee began in 1992 after it’s founders made a trek to Alaska and were inspired to start the business.

Caribou started in Minneapolis, but is now in 16 states with almost 500 company owned locations.

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Source: Caribou Coffee Nutrition Info.

Written by Ted Kallmyer, last updated on November 7, 2018