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How Much Caffeine In Starbucks Pike Place Roast Coffee?

How Much Caffeine In Starbucks Pike Place Roast Coffee?

Sean Gregory
3 minute read

Starbucks' Iconic Pike Place Roast is a medium-roasted blend of Latin American coffee beans. The Pike Place Roast has subtle sweet notes of chocolate and toasted nuts. 

The roast got its name in honor of Starbucks' first store in Seattle's Pike Place market. Today it is the most commonly brewed and poured blend of all their roast for those ordering standard hot and iced coffees.

You may be wondering just how much caffeine a Starbucks Pike Place has compared to other coffee options on the market. Well, the total may shock you.

Caffeine content of Starbucks Pike Place Blend

Starbucks Pike Place Coffee when ordered as a 16 oz Grande will contain roughly 19.5 mg of caffeine per ounce for a total of 310mg of caffeine with zero sugar.

The caffeine content is based on in-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) 155 0
12 oz (Tall) 235 0
16 oz (Grande) 310 0
20 oz (Venti) 410 0


Is Starbucks Pike Place Roast A Good Source of Caffeine?

At 19.5 mg of caffeine per brewed ounce and 310 mg in just the Grande Size, the Pike Place from Starbucks is more caffeinated compared to most standard grocery store brands and comes in just behind the Starbucks Veranda Blend.

Their Venti (20 oz) has an energy-boosting 410 mg of caffeine in just one serving. This is almost four times that of a standard 12 oz coffee brewed 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.


Ingredients In Starbucks Pike Place Roast

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


Comparison to other drinks

Average Caffeine Content MG of Caffeine
Black Insomnia Coffee 1105
Starbucks Pike Place 310
Bang Energy 300
Coca-Cola Classic 34

Sugar And Calories in the Starbucks Pike Place Roast

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.


Where Can You Buy Starbucks Pike Place Online?

You can find the bagged Pike Place coffee at all Starbucks, at 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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