You’ve been drinking coffee for years – But ever wondered how much caffeine content is present in your cup?
You might be consuming too much and it can lead to serious health issues.
Patrick Maloney who is the Co-Founder of ParadigmCoffee.co says that roughly 151 million standard bags/sacks of coffee are consumed every year and each bag contains 60 kg.
Also, a good cup of coffee requires only 20 grams of coffee. This means 151 million bags x 3,000 cups = 453,000,000,000 cups of coffee a year and approximately 1,241,095,890 (1.24 Billion) cups per day are consumed.
While it is difficult to estimate how many individuals are aware of the caffeine in their coffee. However, if you are like most of the individuals who walk like zombies from their beds to the kitchen for a cup of coffee, believe me, you are consuming too much caffeine.
As a rough estimate, if your caffeine intake per day is above 400 milligrams (mg), you must cut it to avoid health issues.
Especially if you are a pregnant o breastfeeding women, you need a professional advice for caffeine consumption. The ideal caffeine intake for such women is usually 200 milligrams a day.
How Much Caffeine is Too Much?
Undoubtedly, coffee comes with a variety of benefits.
It provides your body with B vitamins, niacin, choline, magnesium, potassium and tons of other nutrients.
The caffeine present in your cup of coffee also decreases the risk of liver, prostate, oral, colon, heart disease and strokes along with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Type 2 diabetes.
Moreover, the Harvard School of Public Health has found, individuals who drink two to four cups of coffee a day reduce the risk of suicide by 50%.
Not only that, coffee improves your memory, keeps you in good mood, helps in burning fat and even improve your performance in the gym if you consume it 30-60 minutes before.
But Too much is not better!
As mentioned earlier the sweet spot for coffee amounts to 400 milligrams or 4 cups a day to get the best health benefits.
To give you a much better estimate of how much caffeine in coffee, here is a detailed table chart of different types of coffee and the caffeine content present in them.
Typically, 1 cup (8fl oz.) contains 95 mg of caffeine in it.
|COFFEE TYPE||SERVING SIZE oz.||CAFFEINE CONTENT (mg)|
|Latte or Mocha||8||63-126|
|Starbucks Coffee, Blond Roast||Venti, 20||475|
|Starbucks Coffee, Pike Place Roast||Grande, 16||310|
|Starbucks Coffee Pike Place Roast||Tall, 12||235|
|Starbucks Caffe Americano||Grande, 16||225|
|Starbucks Iced Coffee||Grande, 16||190|
|Starbucks Caffe Mocha||Grande, 16||175|
|Starbucks Iced Black Coffee, Bottle||11||160|
|Starbucks - Caffe Latte or Cappuccino||Grande, 16||150|
|Starbucks Espresso||Doppio, 2||150|
|Starbucks Doubleshot Energy Coffee, Can||15||145|
|Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino, Bottle||14||130|
|Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino||Grande, 16||110|
|Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino||Grande, 16||95|
|Dunkin's Donuts Coffee With Turbo Shot||Large, 20||398|
|Panera Coffee, Light Roast||Regular, 16||300|
|Dunkin's Donuts Cappuccino||Large, 20||233|
|Dunkin's Donuts Coffee||Medium, 14||210|
|Panera Frozen Mocha||Medium, 16||188|
|Nespresso Kazaar Capsule||1 Capsule = 1 oz.||120|
|Maxwell House Light Ground Coffee||2 Tbsp. = 12 oz.||50-100|
|Folgers Ground Coffee, House Blend||2 Tbsp. = 12 oz.||60-80|
|Nespresso Capsule - Except Kazaar||1 Capsule = 1 oz.||50-80|
|Green Mountain Keurig K-Cup—Breakfast Blend or Nantucket Blend||1 Pod = 8 oz.||75|
|Maxwell House Lite Ground Coffee||2 Tbsp. = 12 oz.||50-70|
|International Delight—Iced Coffee or Iced Coffee Light||8||55-65|
|Califia Farms Café Latte Cold Brew Coffee||8||50|
|Dunkin' Donuts, Panera, or Starbucks Decaf Coffee||16||10-25|
|Maxwell House Decaf Ground Coffee||2 Tbsp. = 12 oz.||2-10|
Side-Effects Of Drinking Too Much Caffeine
There are several different types of side-effects resulting from excessive intake of too much caffeine.
- You can develop palpitations, dizziness, anxiety, nervousness and elevated blood pressure.
- Some individuals can also suffer from diarrhea and upset stomach.
- You may not be able to sleep since caffeine increases awareness and energy levels.
- While caffeine tends to improve the health of your heart, too much consumption can lead to a stroke due to increased blood pressure.
- In some very rare cases, hallucinations are also possible.
- It can develop a metabolic difference in your body.
How Much Caffeine does It take To Kill Someone?
While it depends on your weight but it would take approximately 50-100 cups of coffee to result in a lethal dose of caffeine. Moreover, a teaspoon of caffeine alone can be lethal.
If you are consuming powdered caffeine, it should be 1/16th of a teaspoon.
With all the stats mentioned-above, I hope you have a clear idea of how much caffeine is present in your daily cup of coffee and how much you should consume. Perhaps, it’s time to make that perfect cup of coffee.
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