Caffeine in McDonald’s Latte

McDonald's Latte

142 mg

in one Medium (16 fl oz.) serve.

Based on FDA’s 400 mg daily limit for adults, the caffeine level is,


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The McDonald's Latte is a popular beverage choice for coffee lovers who frequent the globally recognized fast food chain. Known for its rich, full-bodied flavor and creamy texture, this latte offers a delightful blend of freshly brewed espresso and steamed whole or nonfat milk.

McDonald's ensures that every cup of their latte is made with 100% Arabica beans sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. This not only guarantees quality but also supports sustainable farming practices. Whether you prefer it hot to warm up your day or iced for a refreshing lift, the McDonald's Latte never fails to satisfy your caffeine cravings.

The McDonald's Latte is available in three sizes,

  • Small (12 fl oz.), 71 mg caffeine, 140 calories
  • Medium (16 fl oz.), 142 mg caffeine, 140 calories
  • Small (20 fl oz.), 178 mg caffeine, 140 calories

Is it high in caffeine?

According to the FDA’s daily caffeine limit of 400 mg for adults, the caffeine level in McDonald's Latte is considered Medium (142 mg) for Medium size.

This equals 8.9 mg of caffeine per fl oz.

The table below compares McDonald's Latte against other popular caffeinated drinks.

Drink NameServing SizeCaffeine AmountCaffeine / fl. oz
McDonald's LatteMedium ( fl. oz)142 mg8.9
Starbucks AmericanoGrande (16 fl. oz)225 mg14.1
Starbucks Coffee FrappuccinoGrande (16 fl. oz)95 mg5.9
Red Bull Original1 can (8.4 fl. oz)80 mg9.5
Monster Energy Original1 can (16 fl. oz)160 mg10
Coke Original1 can (12 fl. oz)34 mg2.8
Pepsi Classic1 can (12 fl. oz)38 mg3.2

Is it high in sugar?

The McDonald's Latte contains g sugar in a fl oz. ( ml) can. This equals teaspoons of sugar.

The table below compares McDonald's Latte against other popular drinks.

Drink NameServing SizeSugarSugar (Teaspoon)
McDonald's Latte1 can ( fl. oz) g
Starbucks Coffee FrappuccinoGrande (16 fl. oz)45 g11.3
Red Bull Original1 can (8.4 fl. oz)27 g7
Monster Energy Original1 can (16 fl. oz)28 g7
Coke Original1 can (12 fl. oz)65 g16.3
Pepsi Classic1 can (12 fl. oz)41 g10.3

Ingredients List

Espresso, Whole Milk, Water

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