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Published on March 28, 2018

Cups of coffee

Do You Know How Much Caffeine You're Drinking?

Cups of coffeeAccording to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, moderate consumption of caffeine – up to 400 mg per day – can be incorporated into a healthy eating plan. That’s about the amount in 3 - 5 8-oz. cups of coffee. This amount of caffeine has not been linked to an increased risk of disease or early death, but if you don’t already consume caffeine, you’re not encouraged to start.

Caffeine is widely used in beverages and food but amounts are not listed on nutrition labels. This list shows how much caffeine some of your favorite beverages contain.  

Beverage

Size (fl oz)

Caffeine (mg)

Generic Brewed Coffee (average)

8oz

50-100

Starbucks® Pike Place Roast

12oz

235

Starbucks® Regular Frappuccino

16oz

95

Black Tea (average)

8oz

45

Green Tea (average)

8oz

30

Herbal Tea (average)

8oz

0

Coca-Cola® Classic

12oz

34

Diet Coke®

12oz

46

Sprite®

12oz

0

Mountain Dew

12oz

54

5 Hour Energy®

2oz

200

Monster Energy Drink®

16oz

160

Red Bull® Energy Drink

8oz

80

 

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