The Complete Guide to Starbucks Caffeine

starbucks caffeine
Starbucks has some of the highest caffeine amounts of any coffee chain.

These charts were compiled using data from Starbucks in-store leaflets, their website, and from independent laboratory tests.

Caffeine in coffee can vary (due to coffee bean origin and blend used) and may be more or less than the amounts shown.

Starbucks Hot Beverage Caffeine

  • USA
  • UK/Europe
BeverageShort
(8 floz)
Tall
(12 floz)
Grande
(16 floz)
Venti
(20 floz)
Pike Place Brewed Coffee180mg260mg330mg415mg
Blonde Roast180mg270mg360mg475mg
Clover Brewed Coffee170mg280mg375mg445mg
Featured Dark Roast130mg195mg260mg340mg
Brewed Decaf Coffee15mg20mg25mg30mg
Caffè Americano75mg150mg225mg300mg
Caffè Latte (also flavored)75mg75mg150mg150mg
Latte Macciato150mg150mg225mg225mg
Caffè Mocha (also flavored Mochas)90mg95mg175mg180mg
Cappuccino75mg75mg150mg150mg
Flat White130mg130mg195mg195mg
Caramel Macchiato75mg75mg150mg150mg
Caramel Flan Latte75mg75mg150mg150mg
Molten Chocolate Latte95mg100mg185mg195mg
Espresso75mg
(solo)
150mg
(doppio)
Espresso Macchiato75mg
(solo)
150mg
(doppio)
Espresso con Panna75mg
(solo)
150mg
(doppio)
Hazelnut Macchiato75mg75mg150mg150mg
Cinnamon Dolce Latte75mg75mg150mg150mg
Pumpkin Spice75mg75mg150mg150mg
Salted Caramel Mocha90mg95mg175mg185mg
Tiramisu Latte75mg75mg150mg150mg
Smoked Butterscotch Latte75mg75mg150mg150mg
Toasted Graham Latte75mg75mg150mg150mg
Peppermint Mocha75mg75mg150mg150mg
White Chocolate Mocha75mg75mg150mg150mg
Hot Chocolate15mg20mg25mg30mg
Caffe Misto75mg115mg150mg195mg
Oprah Chai Tea Latte25mg40mg50mg65mg
Classic Chai Tea Latte50mg70mg95mg120mg
Teavana Earl Grey Latte40mg40mg40mg40mg
Teavana Green Tea Latte25mg55mg80mg110mg
Teavana Royal English Breakfast Latte40mg40mg40mg40mg
Pineapple Kona Pop Brewed Tea0mg0mg0mgomg
Teavana Brewed Earl Grey65mg65mg65mg130mg
Teavana Emperor’s Cloud & Mist0-15mg0-15mg15-25mg15-25mg
Teavana Jade Citrus Mint15-25mg15-25mg40mg40mg
Teavana Mint Majesty0mg0mg0mg0mg
Teavana Oprah Chai Brewed Tea15-25mg15-25mg40mg40mg
Teavana Passion Tango0mg0mg0mg0mg
Teavana Peach Tranquility0mg0mg0mg0mg
Teavana Royal English Breakfast40mg40mg40mg40mg
Teavana Youthberry0-15mg0-15mg15-25mg15-25mg
White Hot Chocolate0mg0mg0mg0mg
Starbucks Verismo40-45mg
espresso pod
50-60mg
brewed pod
BeverageShort
(236ml)
Tall
(254ml)
Grande
(473ml)
Venti
(591ml)
Brewed Coffee160mg240mg320mg400mg
Brewed Decaf Coffee15mg20mg25mg30mg
Caffè Americano75mg150mg225mg300mg
Caffè Latte (also flavored)75mg150mg150mg225mg
Caffè Mocha (also flavored Mochas)90mg170mg175mg255mg
Cappucino75mg150mg150mg225mg
Caramel Macchiato75mg150mg150mg225mg
Flat White150mg
Espresso75mg
(solo)
150mg
(doppio)
Piccino157mg
(doppio)
Espresso Macchiato75mg
(solo)
150mg
(doppio)
Espresso con Panna75mg
(solo)
150mg
(doppio)
Pumpkin Spice Latte87mg87mg174mg174mg
Salted Caramel Mocha99mg192mg199mg292mg
Orange Mocha91mg171mg181mg270mg
Egg Nog Latte87mg87mg174mg174mg
Gingerbread Latte87mg87mg174mg174mg
Toffee Nut Latte87mg87mg174mg174mg
Vanilla Spiced Cadamom Latte87mg87mg174mg174mg
White Chocolate Mocha75mg150mg150mg225mg
Signature Hot Chocolate10mg15mg20mg25mg
Classic Hot Chocolate15mg20mg25mg30mg
Vanilla Spice Hot Chocolate4mg5mg7mg9mg
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate12mg18mg25mg31mg
Caffe Misto75mg115mg150mg195mg
Chai Tea Latte50mg75mg100mg120mg
White Hot Chocolate0000
Starbucks Verismo40-45mg
espresso pod
50-60mg
brewed pod

Note: The caffeine amounts in Teavana retail teas are found here.

Starbucks K-Cups

It is difficult to determine caffeine amounts per blend in Keurig K-Cups. However, Keurig claim that “specialty beverages containing tea, coffee, or chocolate may have up to 60mg per 8oz serving”.

How Many Shots?

The caffeine amounts of the espresso-based drinks show that a Tall Latte (and Cappuccino) has just a single shot of coffee. For a 12 oz cup size – this is quite weak and has considerably less caffeine than a brewed coffee of the same size.

Most conscientious coffee vendors serve at least a double-shot in drinks over 8 ounces. Most provide double-shots (by default) in regular takeaway cups. This is because many takeaway cups tend to have more volume than their china or crockery counterparts.

starbucks frappuccinos, iced coffee

Frappuccinos, Iced Coffees, Iced Teas, Refreshers

  • USA
  • UK/Europe
BeverageTall
(12 floz)
Grande
(16 floz)
Venti
(24 floz)
Trenta
(30 floz)
Cold Brew Coffee 150mg200mg300mg330mg
Cold Brew Coffee w/milk150mg200mg300mg330mg
Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew140mg185mg275mg
Nitro Cold Brew*230mg325mg
Nitro Cold Brew w/sweet cream*215mg280mg
Caffe Espresso Frappuccino75mg105mg135mg
Molten Chocolate Frappuccino80mg110mg150mg
Vanilla Frappuccino65mg95mg125mg
Caramel Flan Frapp65mg90mg125mg
Caramel Frappuccino70mg100mg130mg
Caramel Ribbon Crunch
(Creme: caffeine-free)
60mg85mg115mg
Cinnamon Dolce
(Creme: caffeine-free)
65mg90mg125mg
Coffee Frappuccino70mg95mg130mg
Double Chocolaty Chip10mg15mg15mg
Espresso Frappuccino
(coffee and espresso)
130mg165mg185mg
Hazelnut Frappuccino65mg90mg125mg
Java Chip75mg110mg145mg
Mocha Cookie Crumble75mg105mg140mg
Mocha Frappuccino70mg110mg140mg
Green Tea Creme50mg70mg95mg
Strawberries & Creme0mg0mg0mg
Vanilla Bean Creme0mg0mg0mg
White Chocolate Creme0mg0mg0mg
White Chocolate Mocha70mg90mg125mg
Iced Latte (and flavors)75mg150mg225mg
Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte75mg150mg225mg
Iced Mocha (and flavors)95mg175mg260mg
Iced White Chocolate Mocha75mg150mg225mg
Iced Caramel Macchiato75mg150mg225mg
Iced Americano150mg225mg300mg
Doubleshot on Ice150mg225mg375mg
Iced Flat White90mg130mg175mg
Iced Coffee120mg165mg235mg285mg
Iced Coffee with Milk90mg125mg170mg190mg
Iced Classic Chai Latte70mg95mg145mg
Iced Teavana Green Tea Latte55mg80mg110mg
Teavana Iced Green Tea
(and Lemonade)
30-35mg40-45mg60-65mg85-90mg
Teavana Iced Peach Green Tea30-35mg40-45mg60-65mg85-90mg
Teavana Black Iced Tea
(and Lemonade)
30-35mg40-45mg65-70mg85-90mg
Teavana Green Iced Tea
(and Lemonade)
30-35mg40-45mg60-65mg85-90mg
Teavana Iced Passion
(and Lemonade)
0mg0mg0mg0mg
Oprah Iced Chai Latte40mg50mg75mg
Chocolate Smoothie15mg
Chocolate Milk20mg25mg40mg
Shaken Sweet Tea
(also Lemonade)
15-20mg20-25mg35-40mg45-50mg
Iced Refreshers (all flavors)35-45mg45-55mg70-85mg90-110mg
BeverageTall
(254ml)
Grande
(473ml)
Venti
(591ml)
Caffe Espresso Frappuccino139mg171mg194mg
Vanilla Cream Frappuccino0mg0mg0mg
Caramel Frappuccino65mg95mg120mg
Caramel Frappuccino (light)60mg85mg100mg
Mocha Frappuccino59mg74mg107mg
Mocha Frappuccino(light)60mg95mg115mg
Java Chip Frappuccino57mg71mg101mg
Stawberries & Creme Frappuccino0mg0mg0mg
Coffee Frappuccino73mg104mg131mg
Coffee Frappuccino (light)60mg90mg105mg
Triple Caramel Frappuccino78mg117mg156mg
Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino86mg129mg171mg
Chocolate Cream Frappuccino2mg3mg3mg
Iced Latte (and flavors)150mg150mg225mg
Iced Cuppuccino150mg150mg225mg
Iced Mocha (and flavors)170mg175mg255mg
Iced Caramel Macchiato150mg150mg225mg
Iced Americano150mg225mg300mg
Iced Coffee180mg260mg330mg
Iced Chai Tea Latte75mg100mg120mg
Iced Cold Brew180mg260mg330mg

*There appears to be an error on the Starbuck’s website. Regular Nitro Cold Brew should have more caffeine than the added sweet cream version. We’ve emailed Starbucks concerning this.
starbucks bottled coffee

Caffeine in Starbucks Via, Bottled, and Canned Drinks

BeverageSizeCaffeine
Starbucks Bottled Iced Coffee (all flavors)11 floz110mg- 115mg
Starbucks Bottled Frappuccino13.7 floz130mg
(Flavors range from 45mg-130mg)
Starbucks Canned Doubleshot Espresso6.5 floz110mg
Starbucks Canned Doubleshot Salted Caramel6.5 floz70mg
Starbucks Canned Doubleshot Espresso Light6.5 floz120 mg
Starbucks Canned Doubleshot Cubano6.5 floz 85mg
Starbucks Canned Doubleshot + Energy15 floz145mg
Starbucks Canned Doubleshot + Energy  Mexican Mocha15 floz145mg
Starbucks Canned Doubleshot + Energy Mocha15 floz145mg
Starbucks Canned Doubleshot + Energy Vanilla15 floz145mg
Starbucks Canned Doubleshot + Energy White Chocolate15 floz145mg
Doubleshot Coffee + Protein (Coffee)8 floz110mg
Doubleshot Coffee + Protein (Vanilla)8 floz110mg
Doubleshot Coffee + Protein (Chocolate)8 floz110mg
Starbucks Via Instant Coffee1 sachet130-140mg
Starbucks Iced Via1 sachet260-280mg
Canned Refreshers (all flavors)12 floz50mg
Via Refreshers1 sachet40-55mg
Starbucks Classics-Caramel Macchiato (and Skinny)8 floz85mg
(510mg/48 fl oz. bottle)
Starbucks Classics-Caffe Mocha8 floz85mg
(510mg/48 fl oz. bottle)
Starbucks Classics Vanilla Latte (and Skinny)8 floz85mg
(510mg/48 fl oz bottle)
Tazo Black Tea w/lemon13.8 floz30-45mg
Tazo Black Tea Mango13.8 floz15-30mg
Tazo Berry Blossom White13.8 floz30-45mg
Tazo Giant Peach13.8 floz30-45mg
Tazo Organic Black Tea13.8 floz30-45mg
Tazo Organic Green Tea13.8 floz30-45mg
Tazo Plum Pomegranate13.8 floz15-30mg
Tazo Tazoberry13.8 floz30-45mg
Tazo White Cranberry13.8 floz30-45mg

* Canned and bottled Starbucks’ drinks are produced and distributed by PepsiCo.

Please visit our complete caffeine database for all other beverages.

See detailed breakdowns of caffeine in other coffee chains.

Tazo Tea Caffeine: Retail vs Outlet

The caffeine amounts for Tazo Brewed Tea are high.

Independent Lab tests have shown that Tazo Earl Grey has about 40-59mg caffeine (when brewed in 6oz water).

Tazo China Green Tips has 23-41mg caffeine. Apparently, Starbucks cafes use a different size teabag in-store compared to the retail packets (but we have been unable to confirm).

See more about caffeine in black tea here.

Tazo Replaced by Teavana

Starbucks has begun phasing out Tazo Tea and replacing it with Teavana after they acquired the brand last year. We’ve removed Tazo from our table above, but here they are for your reference.

BeverageShort
(8 floz)
Tall
(12 floz)
Grande
(16 floz)
Venti
(20 floz)
Tazo Black Tea Latte50mg75mg100mg125mg
Tazo Chai Tea Latte50mg75mg100mg120mg
Tazo Green Tea Latte30mg55mg80mg110mg
Chocolate Chai Tea Latte10mg10mg20mg25mg
Tazo Awake Brewed Tea70mg70mg70mg140mg
Tazo Calm Brewed Tea0mg0mg0mg0mg
Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte0mg0mg0mg0mg
Full Leaf Chai Tea40mg40mg40mg40mg
Awake Tea Latte70mg70mg70mg140mg
Passion Brewed Tea0mg0mg0mg0mg
Zen Brewed Tea30mg30mg30mg65mg
Refresh Brewed Tea0mg0mg0mg0mg
Earl Grey Latte65mg65mg65mg130mg
Tazo China Green Tips Tea45mg45mg45mg85mg
Tazo Earl Grey Brewed Tea65mg65mg65mg130mg
Iced Chocolate Chai Latte10mg10mg20mg
Iced Green Tea Latte50mg80mg110mg
Iced Chai Latte70mg95mg145mg
Iced Awake Tea Latte50mg50mg100mg
Tazo Chai Frapp20mg40mg45mg
Tazo Green Tea Frapp50mg70mg100mg

How Accurate Are These Amounts?

Starbucks makes it clear that “caffeine information is approximate and is based on limited analytical data.” and also that “Values can vary greatly based on the variety of the coffee and the brewing equipment used.”

Here are a few independent tests that showed some discrepancies from what Starbucks lists.

A recent test conducted by BuzzFeed found Starbucks Brewed Coffee to average about 17 mg/ounce or 272 mg per 16 fluid ounces (Grande). This is about 60 mg less than what Starbucks reports.

One lab test sampled Starbucks Breakfast Blend brewed coffees. Caffeine varied from 299.5mg to 564.4mg per 16 fl oz (Grande) cup! The 6 samples were obtained from the same outlet on 6 consecutive days.

An interesting example: If you look at the brewed coffee varieties you would think that the blends that have more caffeine in the Grande size would also have more caffeine in the Short size. This isn’t always the case according to Starbuck’s data, but this would make sense logically.

Beware: Decaffeinated Drinks Still Contain Caffeine

Decaffeinated isn’t the same thing as caffeine-free.

An independent lab test of Starbucks coffee showed the following:

  • Decaf Brewed Coffee – 12.0–13.4 mg/16 fl oz serving (Starbucks have decided to list considerably more caffeine than this – 25mg per 16 fl oz).
  • Decaf Espresso – 3.0–15.8 mg/shot.
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  • ted

    @Bob, because decaf doesn’t mean caffeine-free

  • exbaristamephista

    For those concerned, this caffeine info is not just specific to Starbnucks. No caffeine is added by virtue of it being a Starbucks drink. All coffee and tea should abide by the same caffeine information (featured above are only averages and may vary by roast, tea leaf, steep time, etc, as the Barista said before me). What should concern people is the nutritional value (or lack thereof)and caloric content of the Frappuccino (c)! Take a look at the nutritional information on one of those creme based ons many love so much!

  • Frank

    Wow, now I don’t feel bad about 0.5 – 1.5 cans of energy drinks a day, Starbucks coffee has insane amounts of caffiene! I’ll stick with my half a can of celcius for only 5 calories at a time.

  • SteveHC

    I don’t know if anyone still ever checks these comments here, but anyway for those who REALLY want to know the TRUTH:

    1) All other things being equal, the darker the roast, the LESS the caffeine given the same amount of ground coffee BY VOLUME (which is how virtually *everyone* measures ground coffee for use in brewing). This is due to TWO reasons: a) the longer a bean is roasted, the more caffeine in it is vaporized OUT of it (due to the heat applied and the length of time the heat is applied), AND b) the darker the roast, the LARGER the roasted bean becomes because it EXPANDS, producing more ground coffee by VOLUME than a more lightly roasted bean will yield.

    2) REPEATED studies throughout the world have shown the following:

    a) Unless your ingestion of caffeine – and ONLY caffeine (i.e. EXCLUDE other “energy drinks” that have all other kinds of crap added to them) – produces (in *YOU SPECIFICALLY*) significant “subjective” feelings of “jitteriness;” or “heart palpitations,” “heart flutter or murmur,” and/or *significantly* increased pulse rate and/or blood pressure – AS OBJECTIVELY MEASURED BY ECG, ACCURATE B/P and PULSE RATE measurements, etc. – low-to-moderate amounts of caffein consumption (anywhere from 60 mg to about 250 mg/day) are considered to be not only harmless but actually BENEFICIAL in that it helps improve memory and mental alertness, improve one’s ability to engage in appropriate exercise routines (when ingested 20 – 45 minutes prior to the start of a work-out), and helps avoid or at least delay onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease (when consumed daily over a period of YEARS).

    b) Coffee that is brewed using a PAPER FILTER – whether in a drip brewer, espresso maker or a percolator – will generally have NO significant effect on your cholesterol or triglyceride levels. HOWEVER, coffee that is brewed using a french press, espresso machine, drip brewer or percolator WITHOUT the use of a PAPER filter (i.e. espresso, percolator or french press WITHOUT the use of a paper filter, or drip or french press using a metal or nylon-screened “filter”) WILL tend to increase your cholesterol and/or triglyceride levels at least to some degree. This is ONE of the reasons why the Nespresso-brand espresso capsules (for use ONLY in their Nespresso espresso machines) actually have miniature paper filters in them.

    c) There is NO evidence that coffee, regardless of how it’s brewed, has ANY effect on your chances of developing or inhibiting the development or growth of ANY form of cancer.

    d) As caffeine (as well as alcohol) is a diuretic, people whose doctors have prescribed them a daily synthetic diuretic (most commonly for the purpose of helping to reduce or control blood pressure) SHOULD discuss their level of caffeine (and alcohol) consumption with their doctor as it may affect the frequency and/or dosage of your prescribed diuretic. Accordingly, it is good practice to drink at least 8 oz. of water for each cup (or shot) of coffee that you consume – especially 30 – 45 mins. prior to engaging in an exercise routine – to avoid dehydration.

    d) People who find that consuming caffeine-laden beverages tends to make it difficult for them to fall asleep at their desired bedtime should NOT consume such drinks at or after dinner; some cannot drink such beverages even after LUNCH. For such individuals who nevertheless enjoy the flavor of a good cup of coffee later in the day, drinking DECAFFEINATED coffee (fresh-brewed from freshly-ground beans) should just as satisfying. But as the decaffeination process tends to result in a decrease in the “intensity” of its brewed flavor, such people will probably find that their use of DARKLY roasted decaffeinated beans will prove to be more acceptable or satisfying (as well as yielding less residual caffeine due to their longer and/or hotter roasting process).

    e) As coffee of ANY kind does not introduce bacteria into the digestive tract and does NOT induce gastric bleeding, it is generally safe for people with gastric ulcers to consume coffee in at least low-to-moderate amounts. HOWEVER – the more *acidic* the coffee (and in SOME people caffeine increases their stomach’s production of acid), the more it is likely to exacerbate the *symptoms* of GERD or inflammatory bowel disease of any kind, or alter the amount of prescribed medications in their bloodstream regarding those meds that are “sensitive” to gastric acid levels. People in these categories would generally do best to at least start off drinking small-to-moderate amounts of darkly-roasted decaffeinated INSTANT coffee, gradually progressing to darkly-roasted “regular” instant coffee, and from there to darkly roasted ground coffee but only as they can tolerate it.

    f) Caffeine in beverages takes anywhere from 20-45 mins to actually get into your bloodstream. The quick “wake-up” effect that people attribute to their morning cup of coffee (or tea) within the first half-hour or so of drinking it is ACTUALLY due to their simply ingesting a warm beverage! So if you simply like the flavor of coffee or tea first thing in the morning (or whenever) and only feel the need for its “immediate” perceived boost in energy level, you’d do just as well to stick to decaffeinated coffee or tea… it will give you that same *immediate* “boost” that caffeinated products will (but will NOT provide you with the longer-term, sustained effects of caffeine).

    g) Because warm-to-hot beverages – ESPECIALLY those with caffeine in them – often have the effect of stimulating your intestines’ muscular activity and production of intestinal mucous, people with IBS, Chron’s disease, hemorrhoids, etc. should take this into consideration when deciding whether or not, WHEN and HOW OFTEN to drink such beverages.

    h) There is currently NO research indicating that drinking coffee has any effect on diverticulitis or diverticulosis per se. HOWEVER – keep in mind that when trying to manage these conditions – ESPECIALLY if your are prone to occasional bouts of the symptoms of exacerbated diverticulosis, or worse yet diverticulitis – your MAIN goals are generally 1) to keep the amount of fecal matter stuck to the interior linings of your colon’s “pockets” to a minimum (as it can promote the development of unwanted bacteria in the lining of those pockets), AND 2) to also keep the amount of PRESSURE on the usually thinned tissue comprising those “pockets” to a minimum. Generally your best bet to control these conditions is to take one dose of Miralax (or its generic equivalent) each day (or initially twice per day if you are experiencing consistent and/or severe constipation) mixed with PLENTY of water – and be sure to drink PLENTY of water THROUGHOUT the day – REGARDLESS of whether or not you choose to drink coffee, tea or any other such beverage.

    I hope this information proves helpful.

  • Cabell

    When Starbucks makes a tea latte, they use their own brewed tea, which is standardized–steeped for a standard amount of time. When Starbucks sells you a cup of tea plain, they leave the bag in, and the caffeine content of your tea is affected by how long you wait to take the bag out. That’s why they can give hard numbers for the tea lattes but not the tea itself.

  • Catherine roberts cera

    How much caffine is actually in a starbucks Decaff venti coffee drink?

  • ted

    A venti drink would have two espresso shots. A decaf shot can range from 3mg to 15.8mg so a decaf venti drink would have between 6mg and 31.6mg of caffeine.

  • Yobuddy67

    To SteveHC THANK YOU!!! I really liked reading your detailed comment. It was so informative. Your posting really made a difference. 🙂

  • Robert06880

    Thank you Steve for you post. I have chrons and now knowing that my 20oz expresso decaf times two a day might be partially causing periodic flare ups, I need to choose what’s more important. Tough choice as I love my coffee. Thanks again for taking the time to being so thorough!

  • MikeL

    I am looking for caffeine content in the roasted coffee beans. I assume this will vary by variety of coffee bean, type of roast, and other factors.

  • ted

    Hi MikeL, I thought we had that listed but we didn’t… However, I just listed it for you https://www.caffeineinformer.com/caffeine-content/coffee-beans

  • SB’s fan

    SB is totally the shit. I love the fraps and the chaps. Am I hot or am I cold?

  • Tess

    Wow, Steve, are you a doctor or something? What an educated post! I’m so happy to find someone out there who’s aware that darker roasts aren’t more caffeinated than lighter ones!
    Thank you for providing so much useful information.

  • Janey

    Thank you for this. I’m allergic to caffeine and thought I was going mad that after a Starbucks Hot Chocolate I would be in a real bad way for the rest of the day. I guess at least I know now that Starbucks is not an option for me.

  • Mike

    I’m surprised to hear that a doppio espresso has less caffeine than a drip coffee.

  • Bill

    Darker roasts actually have less caffeine than lighter roasts. As the beans are roasted, they become darker. As this happens, more caffeine is expelled as well. In fact, many decaf roasts are over-roasted to remove as much caffeine as possible. You’ll see that decaf roasts are consistently darker in color and less shiny (oil is removed through roasting as well).

  • Jonn

    Thank you.This was really helpful. Im 18 years old and I lift weights almost everyday. I knew caffeine is an energy booster, but I thought that they all had the same effect. Ive read up to 400mg is the re ommended dose for weightlifters. So I guess now I have a much wiser site on which coffees I should get. Thanks

  • roblethal

    I think the reason straight Tazo is unknown because there are different types, and they are steeped teas, where the latte uses a concentrate Tazo Chai. Just some info for your article.

  • mike

    you don’t need 1mg to lift weights. but if you’re an addict like me and coffee makes you feel good, go for it. lol

  • Judy Marriott

    I had one sall cu of Starbucks Anniversary blend coffee – an hour later I was in serious trouble – head pounding, pulse racing, blood pressure 198 over 111. Face on fire. Body to hot. And so I walked and walked = outside – for an hour, and drank lotks of water. I can tell you, it took three hours before the “caffeine rush” subsided. I looked at the caffeine content in that particular blend – 219 mg. Never ever again. It was a horrible experience and we threw the rest of the bag of coffee away.

Last Modified: August 25, 2017

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