How Much Caffeine In A Cup Of Coffee, Tea, Cola or Chocolate Bar?

How Much Caffeine In A Cup Of Coffee, Tea, Cola or Chocolate Bar?

How much Caffeine is in your Energy drink?
According to USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Popular Energy Drinks and Caffeine Content in Milligrams

Energy Drinks Size Caffeine in Milligrams
AMP 8.4 oz (250 mL) 74 mg
AMP, sugar free 8 oz 75 mg
Red Bull 8.3 oz 77 mg
RED BULL sugar free 8.3 oz 74 mg
Rockstar 8 oz 80 mg
Monster Energy 16 oz 160 mg
Full Throttle 16 oz 144 mg
Enviga 12 oz (355 ml) 100 mg
VAULT Zero sugar free 8 oz 47 mg
VAULT citrus flavor 8 oz 19 mg
No Fear 8 oz 87 mg
No Fear Sugar Free 8 oz 77 mg

Starbucks Ready-To-Drink Coffee  Products

Starbucks Double Shot (8 oz) Caffeine in Milligrams
Energy + Coffee – Vanilla Light 78
Coffee Drink 160
Light Coffee Drink 160
Energy + Coffee – Coffee 78
Energy + Coffee – Mocha 78
Energy + Coffee – Vanilla 78

How much caffeine is in a bottle or can of Soda?

Caffeine In Soda Size Caffeine in Milligrams
Coca-Cola 12 oz 34
Coca-Cola Zero 12 oz 36
Diet Coke 12 oz 47
Pepsi MAX 12 oz 69
Pepsi 12 oz 38
Diet Pepsi 12 oz 35
Pepsi Wild Cherry 12 oz 38
Diet Pepsi Vanilla 12 oz 38
Dr Pepper 12 oz 49
Pepsi One 12 oz 54
Diet Dr Pepper 12 oz 52
Mountain Dew 12 oz 54
Diet Mountain Dew 12 oz 54
Mountain Dew Code Red 12 oz 54
TaB 12 oz 47
A&W Cream Soda 8 oz 20
A&W Diet Cream Soda 8 oz 15
Ale 8 1 12 oz 37
BAWLS Guarani Soda 10 oz 65
vBAWLS Cherry 10 oz 65
BAWLS EXXtra Sugar Free 10 oz 95
Cheerwine 12 oz 48
SoBe Energize Citrus Energy 8 oz 32
SoBe Energize Power Fruit Punch 8 oz 31
AMP Energy Juice – Orange 12 oz (355 ml) 121
Starbucks Frappuccino (8 oz) Caffeine in Milligrams
Caramel 80
Coffee 76
Dark Chocolate Mocha 67
Mocha 67
Mocha Light 67
Vanilla 81
Vanilla Light 81

Brewed Tea

Amount of caffeine in tea Size Caffeine in Milligrams
Black tea 8 oz (240 ml) 48 mg
Oolong Tea 8 oz 30 mg
White Tea 8 oz 15 mg
Starbucks Tazo Chai Tea 16 oz (480 ml) 100 mg
Stash Premium Green 6 oz (180 mL) 26 mg
Green Tea 8 oz 20 mg
Amount of caffeine in Iced Tea Size Caffeine in Milligrams
AriZona Green Tea 8 oz (480 mL) 12 mg
Lipton Brisk Lemon Iced Tea 12 oz (355 mL) 7 mg
Nestea Iced Tea 12 oz (355 mL) 12 mg
WENDY’S 8 oz 19mg
Snapple Plain Unsweetened 16 oz (480 mL) 18mg

Other data on caffeine:

Amount of caffeine in Caffeine in Milligrams
Cup of coffee 90-150 mg
Instant coffee 60-80 mg
Tea 30-70 mg
Mate 25-150 mg
Cola 30-45 mg
Chocolate bar 30 mg
Stay-awake pill 100 mg
Vivarin 200 mg
Cold relief tablet 30 mg

How Much caffeine in Starbucks VIA?

Amount of caffeine in Caffeine in Milligrams
Starbucks VIA 8 oz 180 mg
Chocolate Caffeine in Milligrams
Baking choc, unsweetened, Bakers– 1 oz(28 g) 25
German sweet, Bakers — 1 oz (28 g) 8
Semi-sweet, Bakers — 1 oz (28 g) 13

Choc chips

Bakers — 1/4 cup (43 g) 13
German sweet, Bakers — 1/4 cup (43 g) 15
Chocolate bar, Cadbury — 1 oz (28 g) 15
1.4 oz bar of milk choc. 3-10
1.4 oz bar of white choc 2-4
1.4 oz. bar of dark choc 28
Chocolate milk 8oz 8
Chocolate milk 8 oz. glass 2-7


Jello Pudding Pops, Choc (47 g) 2
Choc mousse from Jell-O mix (95 g) 6
Jello choc fudge mousse (86 g) 12 Chocolate covered espresso bean 3-5


3 heaping teaspoons of choc powder mix 8
2 tablespoons choc syrup 5
1 envelope hot cocoa mix 5

Dietary formulas

Ensure, Plus, Choc, Ross Labs — 8 oz (259 g) 10
Brazil Bourbons 1.20 %
Celebes Kalossi 1.22
Colombia Excelso 1.37
Colombia Supremo 1.37
Ethiopian Harrar-Moka 1.13
Guatemala Antigua 1.32
Indian Mysore 1.37
Jamaican Blue Mtn/Wallensford Estate 1.24
Java Estate Kuyumas 1.20
Kenya AA 1.36
Kona Extra Prime 1.32
Mexico Pluma Altura 1.17
Mocha Mattari (Yemen) 1.01
New Guinea 1.30
Panama Organic 1.34
Sumatra Mandheling-Lintong 1.30
Tanzania Peaberry 1.42
Zimbabwe 1.10


Colombia Supremo Dark 1.37 %
Espresso Roast 1.32
French Roast 1.22
Vienna Roast 1.27
Mocha-Java 1.17

DECAFS–all @ .02% with Swiss Water Process

Often, people who rapidly reduce their caffeine intake have reported being irritable, finding it tough to concentrate at work, being extra nervous, restless, and feeling sleepy at odd times of the day. Headaches are common, and in extreme cases, nausea and vomiting can occur. At the same time, a major study has found fewer suicides among coffee drinkers than those who abstained from caffeine altogether. So best not to quit your caffeine fix completely, but perhaps you should wean yourself down to a healthy level- slowly.

Most people slowing their caffeine intake say that reducing their daily fix by a rate of 1/2 cup of coffee a day makes the change relatively pain-free. Others count their weekly intake and aim for three to five cups less per week.

Keep a tally of how much coffee you consume it might surprise you and it will definitely come in handy when you decide how to bring your coffee intake back to a healthy level.

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  1. an american cup of coffee as late as the 70,s was always a 5 oz. cup. When the Mr. Coffee machines hit the market is when all knowledge had gotten buried. Some of the early models still kept the 5 oz measurement as tradition would dictate Also Nate is correct most certainly correct about the WWII G.I.s

  2. I tried cutting down alot of caffine last week and I felt terrible, so I have gone back to normal and will reduce intake gradually over months to come
    Also I had trouble sleeping after I had no caffine which I thought odd so now I have a little and im sleeping well again

  3. @Will it all depends. My husband for example only drinks instant coffee and he has hard time sleeping if he takes starbucks via two or sometime 3 hours before bed.

  4. An “American” cup of coffee is 6 oz. And would be between 1-2 tablespoons of ground coffee depending on brand/blend/grind. However a “French” cup of coffee is 4 oz and requires a bit less. Unfortunately the term cup is not one specific measurement when used with coffee and none of the terms are equal to an actual 8 oz. Liquid measuring cup.

  5. And how many blasted grams of actual coffee powder are used to make a “cup” of coffee? It is not self-evident.

  6. The reason they call, “watered down espresso:, Americano; is from WWII. The soldiers all wanted coffee in italy, however, the cofee was espresso. The Americans wanted it watered down so the taste wasnt so strong. That is why they call it americano.

  7. @hemant If you mean a French Press that is purely a taste decision. The only thing you should do is grind your own beans and for use in the press they should be very coarse. I have my grinder set on the coarsest setting. I like my coffee very dark so I leave it soak for 3 minutes then press and pour.

  8. People on medication need to be careful of their caffeine intake. I was taking awake pill in the morning and relized just yesterday that they were not mixing well with meds and I was getting very dizzy and having nausea and will cause bloodpressure to rise.

  9. The tables above say Baker’s unsweetened chocolate has 25 mg caffeine per ounce. What is the source of this information? Thank you.

  10. I have an inherited disorder, ADD. I would drink a cup of strong coffee to focus on getting to sleep at night! I was prescibed the largest amount of Methiphenidate (Speed) they were alowed. When I took my first dose in the morning I could roll over and go back to sleep. They checked my blood pressure every time I went in to get re-evaluated, rarely so it to high. So all people are not the same! If anyone without ADD took half of one dose the would be up all night! I was aware coffee was a dehydrant so acted accordingly. Now they switched me to something different, and I don’t drink as much coffee, but still enjoy a nice strong cup every morning!

  11. If you need a coffee alternative to get your caffein, get some Guarana powder. make sure it is powder from the fermeded seeds and not the dried fruit. The seed powder I buy here in the brazilian supermarkets packs 270mg caffein per 8g serving. Originally used by the indians in amazonia as stimulant. I take this in the morning as a smoothie and include dried chillies, ginger powder, cacao powder, cinamon powder, linseeds, bran, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast and a banana. Beats a cup of coffee any day :-)

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