Caffeine

In: Food

18 Jun 2012

I love pointing out to people that a cup of coffee has more caffeine than red bull  – but nobody ever believes me.

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2 Responses to Caffeine

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Brian - DollarsAndCocktails

June 20th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Interesting chart. I think it’s a bit mislabeled, though.

I have to imagine that it’s not mg of caffeine per cup, but per serving.

According to the chart as labeled, a full 8 oz cup of espresso would have a third the amount of caffeine of a brewed cup of coffee. That doesn’t seem to pass the sniff test for me.

Of course, if I’m right, then the math doesn’t quite hold up either. At 1.5 oz per shot, then 8 oz of espresso would be about 144mg of caffeine, which is 1.5x brewed coffee. That doesn’t pass my sniff test either.

Maybe my sniffer is broken…

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Evan

November 26th, 2012 at 7:13 am

Here’s a great resource to look up caffeine content:
http://www.energyfiend.com/the-caffeine-database

Compared to everything else including 5 Hour Energy (138mg), Redbull (80mg) isn’t bad at all. According to the site, an 8oz cup of brewed coffee actually contains about 107.5mg of caffeine.

A Starbucks Grande contains about 330mg of caffeine which is more than a SPIKE energy drink shooter (ie the energy drink that is required to have a warning label). It doesn’t have as much per oz but the sheer amount you drink makes it much worse overall.

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