Caffeine content of drinks

The information in this table is from a variety of sources. You will find that the level of caffeine found in some drinks such as coffee can vary by quite a bit depending on how it is made, because of factors such as roasting and grinding, as well as brewing time. The caffeine content of tea also is affected by how long it is brewed. Please use these figures as a guide only.

Product Amount Caffeine (mg)
Monster energy drink 16 ounces 160
Brewed coffee (drip method) 5 ounces 115-175*
Coffee (espresso) 1 cup 100
Coffee (cappuccino) 1 cup 80-100
Red Bull energy drink 8.3 ounces (250ml) 80
Jolt cola 12 ounces (375ml) 72
Iced tea 12 ounces (375ml) 70*
Coffee (instant) 1 cup 65-100
Mountain Dew 12 ounces (375ml) 54
Diet Coke 12 ounces (375ml) 45.6
Tea - brewed 1 cup 40-60*
Pepsi 12 ounces (375ml) 37.5
Coca-Cola 12 ounces (375ml) 34
Coke Zero 12 ounces (375ml) 35
Cold relief medication 1 tablet 30*
Tea - instant (teabag) 1 cup 30*
Dark chocolate 1 ounce 20*
Green Tea 1 cup 15-25*
Milk chocolate 1 ounce 6*
Chocolate milk beverage 8 ounces 5-10*
7-Up 12 ounces (375ml) 0

* average amount of caffeine, individual drink contents may vary greatly

The source of most of this list is from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, National Soft Drink Association, Center for Science in the Public Interest, plus additional figures from several other sources.

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