McCafe Coffee Caffeine Content
McCafe restaurants are located within McDonald’s and offer espresso-based beverages as well as McDonalds’ standard brewed coffee.
Here are the caffeine amounts for the most common McCafe beverages.
McCafe Coffee and Tea Caffeine
|Decaf Coffee (Brewed)||8mg||11mg||14mg||–|
|Espresso||71mg (single)||142mg (double)||–||–|
|Cinnamon Cookie Latte||71mg||142mg||178mg||–|
|French Vanilla Latte||71mg||142mg||178mg||–|
|French Vanilla Capp.||71mg||142mg||178mg||–|
|Frappe (other flavors)||75mg||90mg||130mg||100mg|
|Iced Caramel Macchiato||71mg||142mg||178mg||–|
|Iced Sweet Tea||38mg||50mg||66mg||100mg|
How Accurate Are These Amounts?
We obtained these caffeine amounts by communicating directly to McDonalds’ customer service. However, they stated:
” McDonald’s uses the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference to estimate the amount of caffeine in its coffee products. Not all of our McCafe products have been tested for caffeine content at this time.
We are in the process of gathering this data and will make it available on our website as soon as possible.”
Therefore, some of the above amounts are estimates and could vary from store to store depending on how each store prepares the beverages. We also noticed that cup sizes vary depending upon where in the world the McCafe is located.
McCafe’s are extensive in some parts of the world, offering a full line of beverages and pastries with hot beverages being served in ceramic cups complete with latte art! Have a look at the McCafe New Zealand site to get a sense of how different they are from the US version.
In the USA, McCafes aren’t as elaborate and have limited options for the most part. Some McDonalds do not have true McCafe options at all.
McCafe has done well in other parts of the world by offering espresso-based coffee at more affordable prices and it will be interesting to see how it continues to grow in the USA.
Do you prefer McCafe over more expensive places like Starbucks?