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 is also affected by how long it is brewed for. Please use these figures as a guide only.
|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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