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How Much Caffeine Is In A Starbucks Cafe Americano?

How Much Caffeine is in Starbucks Cafe Americano

What is the caffeine content of Starbucks Cafe Americano?

A Cafe Americano when ordered as a 16 oz Grande will contain roughly 14 mg of caffeine per ounce for a total of 225 mg of caffeine with zero sugar.

A Cafe Americano is an espresso based drink made with shots of espresso topped with hot water. Starbucks will use 1 shot in their Short and add a shot per size upgrade. 


 Serving Size Caffeine (MG) Sugar (G)
8 oz (Short) 75 0
12 oz (Tall) 150 0
16 oz (Grande) 225 0
20 oz (Venti) 300 0

Is Starbucks Cafe Americano Caffeine Content Considered High?

At 14 mg of caffeine per brewed ounce and 225 mg in just the Grande Size, the Cafe Americano from Starbucks is considered to be one of the higher caffeinated retail chain coffee options.

Their Venti (20 oz) has 300 mg of caffeine before adding any extra espresso shots.

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


Ingredients In Starbucks Cafe Americano:

Espresso shots topped with hot water. You can ask to add milk or cream but this will basically turn the drink into a latte.


Comparison to other drinks

Average Caffeine Content MG of Caffeine
Black Insomnia Coffee 1105
Bang Energy 300
Starbucks Cafe Americano 225
Coca-Cola Classic 34

Is Their Sugar or Calories in a Cafe Americano?

Since the drink is made with Espresso and water, their is no sugar in this Starbucks Coffee and only about 10-15 total calories. This makes the Cafe Americano a great option for those looking to avoid the sugar bombs on the Starbucks menu (We're looking at you Mocha Chocolate Chip Frappuccino)


Where To Buy?

The Cafe Americano is only available at Starbucks retail locations and does not have a pre-made bottled or canned option.


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Caffeine In Folgers Classic Roast


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