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, their app, 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.

Now showing listings for their Blonde Espresso based beverages and their Clover Brewed® coffee beverages.

Starbucks Hot Beverage Caffeine

USA UK/Europe
Beverage Short
(8 floz)
Tall
(12 floz)
Grande
(16 floz)
Venti
(20 floz)
Pike Place Brewed Coffee 155mg 235mg 310mg 410mg
Blonde Roast 180mg 270mg 360mg 475mg
Featured Dark Roast 130mg 195mg 260mg 340mg
Clover® Brewed Coffees
-Reserve roasts 190mg 280mg 380mg 470mg
-Blonde roasts 155mg 255mg 340mg 425mg
-Medium roasts 170mg 280mg 375mg 445mg
-Dark roasts 190mg 280mg 380mg 470mg
Brewed Decaf Coffee 15mg 20mg 25mg 30mg
Caffè Americano 75mg 150mg 225mg 300mg
Blonde Caffè Americano 85mg 170mg 255mg 340mg
Caffè Latte (also flavored) 75mg 75mg 150mg 150mg
Blonde Caffè Latte (also flavored) 85mg 85mg 170mg 170mg
Cordusio Mocha 155mg 155mg 315mg 320mg
Reserve Latte 135mg 135mg 135mg 265mg
Latte Macchiato 150mg 150mg 225mg 225mg
Caffè Mocha (also flavored Mochas) 90mg 95mg 175mg 185mg
Cappuccino 75mg 75mg 150mg 150mg
Blonde Cappuccino 85mg 85mg 170mg 170mg
Flat White 130mg 130mg 195mg 195mg
Blonde Flat White 150mg 150mg 225mg 225mg
Caramel Macchiato 75mg 75mg 150mg 150mg
Caramel Flan Latte 75mg 75mg 150mg 150mg
Molten Chocolate Latte 95mg 100mg 185mg 195mg
Espresso 75mg
(solo)
150mg
(doppio)
Blonde Espresso 85mg
(solo)
170mg
(doppio)
Espresso Macchiato 75mg
(solo)
150mg
(doppio)
Espresso con Panna 75mg
(solo)
150mg
(doppio)
Hazelnut Macchiato 75mg 75mg 150mg 150mg
Cinnamon Dolce Latte 75mg 75mg 150mg 150mg
Pumpkin Spice 75mg 75mg 150mg 150mg
Salted Caramel Mocha 90mg 95mg 175mg 185mg
Tiramisu Latte 75mg 75mg 150mg 150mg
Smoked Butterscotch Latte 75mg 75mg 150mg 150mg
Toasted Graham Latte 75mg 75mg 150mg 150mg
Peppermint Mocha 75mg 75mg 150mg 150mg
White Chocolate Mocha 75mg 75mg 150mg 150mg
Hot Chocolate 15mg 20mg 25mg 30mg
Caffe Misto 75mg 115mg 150mg 195mg
Oprah Chai Tea Latte 25mg 40mg 50mg 65mg
Classic Chai Tea Latte 50mg 70mg 95mg 120mg
Teavana Earl Grey Latte 40mg 40mg 40mg 40mg
Teavana Green Tea Latte 25mg 55mg 80mg 110mg
Teavana Royal English Breakfast Latte 40mg 40mg 40mg 40mg
Pineapple Kona Pop Brewed Tea 0mg 0mg 0mg omg
Teavana Brewed Earl Grey 65mg 65mg 65mg 130mg
Teavana Emperor’s Cloud & Mist 0-15mg 0-15mg 15-25mg 15-25mg
Teavana Jade Citrus Mint 15-25mg 15-25mg 40mg 40mg
Teavana Mint Majesty 0mg 0mg 0mg 0mg
Teavana Oprah Chai Brewed Tea 15-25mg 15-25mg 40mg 40mg
Teavana Passion Tango 0mg 0mg 0mg 0mg
Teavana Peach Tranquility 0mg 0mg 0mg 0mg
Teavana Royal English Breakfast 40mg 40mg 40mg 40mg
Teavana Youthberry 0-15mg 0-15mg 15-25mg 15-25mg
White Hot Chocolate 0mg 0mg 0mg 0mg
Starbucks Verismo 40-45mg
espresso pod
50-60mg
brewed pod
Beverage Short
(236ml)
Tall
(254ml)
Grande
(473ml)
Venti
(591ml)
Brewed Coffee 157mg 229mg 308mg 387mg
Brewed Decaf Coffee 15mg 20mg 25mg 30mg
Caffè Americano 75mg 150mg 225mg 300mg
Cortado 157mg
Caffè Latte (also flavored) 75mg 150mg 150mg 225mg
Turmeric Latte 75mg 150mg 150mg 225mg
Caffè Mocha (also flavored Mochas) 85mg 165mg 170mg 250mg
Cappucino 75mg 150mg 150mg 225mg
Caramel Macchiato 75mg 150mg 150mg 225mg
Flat White 150mg
Espresso 75mg
(solo)
150mg
(doppio)
Piccino 157mg
(doppio)
Espresso Macchiato 75mg
(solo)
150mg
(doppio)
Espresso con Panna 75mg
(solo)
150mg
(doppio)
Pumpkin Spice Latte 75mg 150mg 150mg 174mg
Salted Caramel Mocha 99mg 192mg 199mg 292mg
Orange Mocha 91mg 171mg 181mg 270mg
Egg Nog Latte 87mg 87mg 174mg 174mg
Gingerbread Latte 87mg 87mg 174mg 174mg
Toffee Nut Latte 87mg 87mg 174mg 174mg
Vanilla Spiced Cardamom Latte 87mg 87mg 174mg 174mg
White Chocolate Mocha 75mg 150mg 150mg 225mg
Signature Hot Chocolate 10mg 15mg 20mg 25mg
Classic Hot Chocolate 15mg 20mg 25mg 30mg
Vanilla Spice Hot Chocolate 4mg 5mg 7mg 9mg
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate 12mg 18mg 25mg 31mg
Caffe Misto 79mg 121mg 142mg 185mg
Chai Tea Latte 46mg 69mg 92mg 115mg
Matcha Tea Latte 30mg 60mg 90mg 120mg
Rooibos Latte 0 0 0 0
White Hot Chocolate 0 0 0 0
Starbucks Verismo 40-45mg
espresso pod
50-60mg
brewed pod

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

Starbucks K-Cups

Starbucks standard K-Cup coffee pods have on average 130 mg of caffeine per 8 fluid ounce cup. Starbucks Plus (2x caffeine) pods have 260 mg per 8 fluid ounce cup. The Plus variety contains coffee and additional coffee extracts.

Lighter roasts will contain slightly more and darker roasts, slightly less. But, all coffee pods will vary in caffeine so 130 mg and/or 260 mg is the average amount to expect.

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
Beverage Tall
(12 floz)
Grande
(16 floz)
Venti
(24 floz)
Trenta
(30 floz)
Cold Brew Coffee  155mg 205mg 310mg 360mg
Cold Brew Coffee w/milk 150mg 200mg 300mg 330mg
Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew 140mg 185mg 275mg 320mg
Reserve Cold Brew 150mg 200mg 300mg
Protein Blended Cold Brew 180mg
Cold Foam Cold Brew 155mg 205mg 310mg 360mg
Salted Cream Cold Foam CB 140mg 185mg 275mg 320mg
Salted Cream Nitro 200mg 270mg
Reserve Nitro Cold Brew 280mg 400mg
Cold Foam Cascara Nitro 200mg 270mg
Dark Mocha Nitro w/milk 225mg 295mg
Cold Foam Dark Cocoa Nitro 215mg 290mg
Torched Vanilla Nitro 210mg 280mg
Nitro Latte 115mg 155mg
Nitro Freddo 215mg 285mg
Nitro Cold Brew 215mg 280mg
Nitro Cold Brew w/sweet cream 230mg 325mg
Molten Chocolate Frappuccino 80mg 110mg 150mg
Vanilla Frappuccino 65mg 95mg 125mg
Caramel Flan Frapp 65mg 90mg 125mg
Caramel Frappuccino 70mg 100mg 130mg
Caramel Ribbon Crunch
(Creme: caffeine-free)
60mg 85mg 115mg
Cinnamon Dolce
(Creme: caffeine-free)
65mg 90mg 125mg
Coffee Frappuccino 70mg 95mg 130mg
Double Chocolaty Chip 10mg 15mg 15mg
Espresso Frappuccino
(coffee and espresso)
130mg 165mg 185mg
Hazelnut Frappuccino 65mg 90mg 125mg
Java Chip 75mg 110mg 145mg
Mocha Cookie Crumble 75mg 105mg 140mg
Mocha Frappuccino 75mg 110mg 140mg
Green Tea Creme 50mg 70mg 95mg
Strawberries & Creme 0mg 0mg 0mg
Vanilla Bean Creme 0mg 0mg 0mg
White Chocolate Creme 0mg 0mg 0mg
White Chocolate Mocha 70mg 90mg 125mg
Iced Latte (and flavors) 75mg 150mg 225mg
Iced Blonde Latte 85mg 170mg 255mg
Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte 75mg 150mg 225mg
Iced Mocha (and flavors) 95mg 175mg 260mg
Iced White Chocolate Mocha 75mg 150mg 225mg
Iced Caramel Macchiato 75mg 150mg 225mg
Iced Americano 150mg 225mg 300mg
Iced Blonde Americano 170mg 255mg 340mg
Iced Cappuccino 75mg 150mg 225mg
Iced Blonde Cappuccino 85mg 170mg 255mg
Doubleshot on Ice 150mg 225mg 375mg
Iced Flat White 90mg 130mg 175mg
Iced Coffee 120mg 165mg 235mg 285mg
Iced Coffee with Milk 90mg 125mg 170mg 190mg
Iced Clover Reserve 280mg 380mg 470mg
Iced Clover Blonde 255mg 340mg 425mg
Iced Clover Medium 280mg 375mg 445mg
Iced Clover Dark 280mg 380mg 470mg
Iced Classic Chai Latte 70mg 95mg 145mg
Iced Teavana Green Tea Latte 55mg 80mg 110mg
Teavana Iced Green Tea
(and Lemonade)
30-35mg 40-45mg 60-65mg 85-90mg
Teavana Iced Peach Green Tea 30-35mg 40-45mg 60-65mg 85-90mg
Teavana Black Iced Tea
(and Lemonade)
30-35mg 40-45mg 65-70mg 85-90mg
Teavana Green Iced Tea
(and Lemonade)
30-35mg 40-45mg 60-65mg 85-90mg
Teavana Iced Passion
(and Lemonade)
0mg 0mg 0mg 0mg
Oprah Iced Chai Latte 40mg 50mg 75mg
Chocolate Smoothie 15mg
Chocolate Milk 20mg 25mg 40mg
Shaken Sweet Tea
(also Lemonade)
15-20mg 20-25mg 35-40mg 45-50mg
Iced Refreshers (all flavors) 35-45mg 45-55mg 70-85mg 90-110mg
Beverage Tall
(254ml)
Grande
(473ml)
Venti
(591ml)
Caffe Espresso Frappuccino 87mg 121mg 149mg
Caffe Espresso Light Frapp. 87mg 110mg 137mg
Vanilla Cream Frappuccino 0mg 0mg 0mg
Caramel Frappuccino 42mg 64mg 91mg
Caramel Frappuccino (light) 42mg 54mg 80mg
Mocha Frappuccino 45mg 66mg 91mg
Mocha Frappuccino(light) 45mg 57mg 88mg
Java Chip Frappuccino 46mg 68mg 96mg
Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino 0mg 0mg 0mg
Coffee Frappuccino 42mg 65mg 92mg
Coffee Frappuccino (light) 42mg 59mg 87mg
White Chocolate Mocha Frapp. 42mg 62mg 86mg
Triple Caramel Frappuccino 78mg 117mg 156mg
Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino 86mg 129mg 171mg
Chocolate Cream Frappuccino 2mg 3mg 3mg
Macha Tea Frappuccino 57mg 83mg
Iced Latte (and flavors) 150mg 150mg 225mg
Iced Cappuccino 150mg 150mg 225mg
Iced Mocha (and flavors) 170mg 175mg 255mg
Iced Caramel Macchiato 150mg 150mg 225mg
Iced Americano 150mg 225mg 300mg
Iced Coffee 180mg 260mg 330mg
Iced Chai Tea Latte 69mg 92mg 115mg
Iced Matcha Tea Latte 60mg 90mg 120mg
Iced Cold Brew 148mg 207mg 266mg
Cold Brew Latte 139mg 186mg 276mg
Nitro Cold Brew 166mg
(10 oz)
244mg
(Tall)
Niro Cold Brew Sweet Cream 139mg 186mg 276mg
Nitro Cold Brew w/cold foam 140mg
(10 oz)
164mg
(Tall)
Nitro Cold Brew w/caramel cold foam 165mg
(10 oz)
195mg
(Tall)
Iced Teas (all flavors) 20-25mg 25-30mg 35-40mg
starbucks bottled coffee

Caffeine in Starbucks Via, Bottled, and Canned Drinks

Beverage Size Caffeine
Starbucks Bottled Iced Coffee (all flavors) 11 floz 110mg- 160mg
Starbucks Bottled Frappuccino 13.7 floz 130mg
(Flavors range from 45mg-130mg)
Starbucks Bottled Cold Brew 9 floz 190mg
Starbucks Canned Doubleshot Espresso 6.5 floz 110mg
Starbucks Canned Doubleshot Salted Caramel 6.5 floz 70mg
Starbucks Canned Doubleshot Espresso Light 6.5 floz 120 mg
Starbucks Canned Doubleshot Cubano 6.5 floz  85mg
Starbucks Canned Doubleshot + Energy 15 floz 145mg
Starbucks Canned Doubleshot + Energy  Mexican Mocha 15 floz 145mg
Starbucks Canned Doubleshot + Energy Mocha 15 floz 145mg
Starbucks Canned Doubleshot + Energy Vanilla 15 floz 145mg
Starbucks Canned Doubleshot + Energy White Chocolate 15 floz 145mg
Doubleshot Coffee + Protein (Coffee) 8 floz 110mg
Doubleshot Coffee + Protein (Vanilla) 8 floz 110mg
Doubleshot Coffee + Protein (Chocolate) 8 floz 110mg
Starbucks Via Instant Coffee 1 sachet 130-140mg
Starbucks Iced Via 1 sachet 260-280mg
Canned Refreshers (all flavors) 12 floz 50mg
Via Refreshers 1 sachet 40-55mg
Starbucks Classics-Caramel Macchiato (and Skinny) 8 floz 85mg
(510mg/48 fl oz. bottle)
Starbucks Classics-Caffe Mocha 8 floz 85mg
(510mg/48 fl oz. bottle)
Starbucks Classics Vanilla Latte (and Skinny) 8 floz 85mg
(510mg/48 fl oz bottle)
Tazo Black Tea w/lemon 13.8 floz 30-45mg
Tazo Black Tea Mango 13.8 floz 15-30mg
Tazo Berry Blossom White 13.8 floz 30-45mg
Tazo Giant Peach 13.8 floz 30-45mg
Tazo Organic Black Tea 13.8 floz 30-45mg
Tazo Organic Green Tea 13.8 floz 30-45mg
Tazo Plum Pomegranate 13.8 floz 15-30mg
Tazo Tazoberry 13.8 floz 30-45mg
Tazo White Cranberry 13.8 floz 30-45mg

* 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.

Beverage Short
(8 floz)
Tall
(12 floz)
Grande
(16 floz)
Venti
(20 floz)
Tazo Black Tea Latte 50mg 75mg 100mg 125mg
Tazo Chai Tea Latte 50mg 75mg 100mg 120mg
Tazo Green Tea Latte 30mg 55mg 80mg 110mg
Chocolate Chai Tea Latte 10mg 10mg 20mg 25mg
Tazo Awake Brewed Tea 70mg 70mg 70mg 140mg
Tazo Calm Brewed Tea 0mg 0mg 0mg 0mg
Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte 0mg 0mg 0mg 0mg
Full Leaf Chai Tea 40mg 40mg 40mg 40mg
Awake Tea Latte 70mg 70mg 70mg 140mg
Passion Brewed Tea 0mg 0mg 0mg 0mg
Zen Brewed Tea 30mg 30mg 30mg 65mg
Refresh Brewed Tea 0mg 0mg 0mg 0mg
Earl Grey Latte 65mg 65mg 65mg 130mg
Tazo China Green Tips Tea 45mg 45mg 45mg 85mg
Tazo Earl Grey Brewed Tea 65mg 65mg 65mg 130mg
Iced Chocolate Chai Latte 10mg 10mg 20mg
Iced Green Tea Latte 50mg 80mg 110mg
Iced Chai Latte 70mg 95mg 145mg
Iced Awake Tea Latte 50mg 50mg 100mg
Tazo Chai Frapp 20mg 40mg 45mg
Tazo Green Tea Frapp 50mg 70mg 100mg

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.
Look here to find out how many cups of Starbucks it would take for you to overdose.
Written by James Foster, last reviewed on October 31, 2018

References

  • McCusker R.R.; Goldberger B.A.; Cone E.J., Caffeine Content of Specialty Coffees, Journal of Analytical Toxicology, Vol. 27, October 2003, pp 520-522. study link
  • McCusker R.R.; Goldberger B.A.; Cone E.J., Caffeine Content of Decaffeinated Coffee, Journal of Analytical Toxicology, Vol. 30, October 2006, pp 611-613. Study link
  • Chin, J. M., Merves, M. L., Goldberger, B. A., Sampson-Cone, A., & Cone, E. J. (2008). Caffeine content of brewed teas. Journal of analytical toxicology, 32(8), 702-704. Study link
  • Starbucks Nutrition.
  • http://globalassets.starbucks.com/assets/1b6d5e3b95bb4090ad1685d4512cc729.pdf