How much caffeine is in McDonald’s Coffee?

McDonald’s coffee is branded as McCafe, with some outlets having a separate cafe area within the main restaurant area.

McDonald’s and McCafe caffeine amounts

(12 fl oz)
(16 fl oz)
(21-24 fl oz)
(32 fl oz)
Americano71 mg142 mg178 mg
Cappuccino71 mg142 mg178 mg
Caramel Cappuccino71 mg142 mg178 mg
Caramel Latte71 mg142 mg178 mg
Caramel Macchiato71 mg142 mg178 mg
Coffee (Premium Roast)109 mg145 mg180 mg
Decaf Coffee (Brewed)8 mg11 mg14 mg
Espresso71 mg (single)142 mg (double)
French Vanilla Capp.71 mg142 mg178 mg
French Vanilla Latte71 mg142 mg178 mg
Frappe (other flavors)75 mg90 mg130 mg100 mg
Hot Chocolate7 mg10 mg12 mg
Hot Tea42 mg42 mg42 mg
Iced Caramel Macchiato71 mg142 mg178 mg
Iced Coffee133 mg200 mg320 mg
Iced Latte71 mg142 mg178 mg
Iced Mocha86 mg167 mg200 mg
Iced Sweet Tea38 mg50 mg66 mg100 mg
Latte71 mg142 mg178 mg
Mocha86 mg167 mg200 mg
Mocha Frappe100 mg125 mg180 mg

Is 75 mg of caffeine a lot?

Small McDonald’s espresso-based coffees have around 75 mg of caffeine. The recommended caffeine limit for an adult is 400 mg; therefore, McDonald’s is not particularly high in caffeine.

But, caffeine in coffee can vary depending on the blend and brew method.

A 12-oz coffee from McDonald’s has around 110 mg of caffeine; this is higher than the espresso-based drinks due to the brew method.

Which has more caffeine: McDonald’s or Starbucks?

Starbucks has more caffeine.

A brief look through Starbucks caffeine amounts shows their brewed coffee drinks are much higher in caffeine. However, Starbucks has much more testing of caffeine amounts.

Does McDonald’s list caffeine amounts?

McDonald’s does not publish caffeine amounts, stating, “The FDA does not require publishing caffeine levels.”

The amounts listed on this page were obtained by communicating directly with McDonalds’ customer service. They responded:

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“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.”

However, this information has not been published on the website.

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 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 served in ceramic cups complete with latte art.

In the USA, McCafes aren’t as elaborate and have limited options for the most part. Some McDonald’s do not have true McCafe options at all.