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Caffeine In Starbucks Medium Roast Breakfast Blend Coffee

Caffeine In Starbucks Medium Roast Breakfast Blend Coffee

Sean Gregory
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Starbucks Breakfast Blend Coffee is a medium roast and is packed with caffeine. Just how much? See below for a full breakdown.

The breakfast blend can be purchased for at-home brewing and is also often available in store. This blend is known for hints of orange and brown sugar flavors and a smoother but strong flavor perfect for a morning wake-me-up.

What is the caffeine content of Starbucks Breakfast Blend Coffee?

Starbucks Breakfast Blend Ground Coffee when consumed at home or in store as a 16 oz Grande will contain roughly 23.4 mg of caffeine per ounce for a total of 375 mg of caffeine in a 16-ounce Grande

The caffeine content is based on store brewing. Home brewing can alter the below caffeine levels based on brewing methods and the volume used to brew.


 Serving Size Caffeine (MG) Sugar (G)
8 oz (Short) 170 0
12 oz (Tall) 280 0
16 oz (Grande) 375 0
20 oz (Venti) 445 0



Is Starbucks Breakfast Blend's Caffeine Content Considered High?

At 23.4 mg of caffeine per brewed ounce and 375 mg in just the Grande Size, the Breakfast Blend Coffee from Starbucks is more caffeinated compared to most standard grocery store brands and comes in just ahead of the Starbucks Veranda Blend which has 360 mg of caffeine per 16 ounce brew.

Their Venti (20 oz) has a energy boosting 445 mg of caffeine in just one serving. This is almost four times that of a standard 12 oz brew made at home.

Since the FDA states 400 mg of caffeine is generally considered as safe for healthy adults, drinking one of these should not be an issue. Any consumption of two or more in one day can cause caffeine-related side effects.

Caffeine In Other Starbucks Drinks


Short (8oz)

Tall (12oz)

Grande (16oz)

Venti (20oz)

Bottled Frappuccino N/A 110 mg (13.7oz) N/A N/A
Breakfast Blend 170 mg 280 mg 375 mg 445 mg
Cafe Americano 75 mg 150 mg 225 mg 300 mg
Nitro Cold Brew 215 mg 280 mg N/A N/A
Pike Place 155 mg 235 mg 310 mg 410 mg
Pumpkin Spice Latte 75 mg 75 mg 150 mg 150 mg
Veranda Blend 180 mg 270 mg 360 mg 425 mg



Caffeine has a half-life of 6 hours, meaning that half of the amount you consumed will be out of your body within 6 hours. The other half will take another 4-6 hours to leave, so that means you'll need to wait 12 hours for complete clearance from your system. But this is just an average; some people may clear it more quickly than others due to individual factors such as age and genetics.

Comparison to other drinks

Average Caffeine Content MG of Caffeine
Black Insomnia Coffee 1105
Starbucks Breakfast Blend 375
Bang Energy 300
Coca-Cola Classic 34

How Many Calories And Sugars Does Starbucks Breakfast Blend Have?

The actual coffee when brewed and consumed black will not have any measurable sugar and just 2 calories. The added sugar and calorie content will come from the creamer, flavoring and added sugar thrown into the cup.

Ingredients In Starbucks Breakfast Blend Coffee

When served as just black coffee the sole ingredient is 100% Arabica Coffee.


Where To Buy?

You can find the bagged Pike Place coffee at all Starbucks, most grocery stores and with free prime delivery from Amazon.

Looking for something else? Check out all the coffee options from Meadow Ridge Coffee. 

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