Caffeine in Starbucks Espresso

Starbucks Espresso

150 mg

in a Doppio (1.5 fl. oz) serving.

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


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Starbucks Espresso is a rich, full-bodied classic espresso beverage that has become synonymous with the Starbucks brand. It's crafted from high-quality Arabica beans sourced from Latin America and Asia/Pacific regions, which are then roasted to bring out their deep flavors.

This drink can be enjoyed on its own for those who appreciate its strong taste or used as a base for other popular beverages like lattes and cappuccinos. The Starbucks Espresso offers an intense coffee experience with notes of caramel, making it both robust and subtly sweet. Whether you're starting your day or need an afternoon pick-me-up, this espresso delivers a satisfying jolt of caffeine.

The Starbucks Espresso is available in these sizes,

Sizefl. ozCaffeine (mg)Calories
Starbucks Espresso sizes and caffeine content

Is it High in Caffeine?

According to the FDA’s daily caffeine limit of 400 mg for adults, the caffeine level in Starbucks Espresso is considered Medium.

It contains 150 mg caffeine in a Doppio serving, which equals to 100.0 mg of caffeine per fl. oz.

The table below compares Starbucks Espresso against other popular caffeinated drinks.

Drink NameServing SizeCaffeine AmountCaffeine / fl. oz
Starbucks EspressoDoppio (1.5 fl. oz)150 mg100.0
McDonald’s AmericanoMedium (16 fl. oz)142 mg8.9
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 Starbucks Espresso contains g sugar in a Doppio serving(1.5 fl. oz, which equals to teaspoons of sugar.

The table below compares Starbucks Espresso against other popular drinks.

Drink NameServing SizeSugarSugar (Teaspoon)
Starbucks Espresso1 can ( fl. oz) g
McDonald’s Caramel FrappeMedium (16 fl. oz)62 g15.5
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

Brewed Espresso

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