Oh, the sweet giver of life. The drink of the gods. The elixir to which we owe our awakened state. Of course I am referring to coffee. Nowadays we all seem to drink it in varying degrees (a lot, a lot more, and give me an IV are the degrees I suggest), but do we really know what is in there? I mean sure it’s infused with magical properties that get us up and going. There are some beans that are ground and there are different flavorings. What snaps my eyes awake though? I just described one of the magical properties: caffeine.
In this link you can find a nice graphic that shows you the information I am going to tell you about. Here is what you will learn from the graphic: 9 kinds of coffees were studied to see how much caffeine was in each one. The chart puts them in order and tells how much each contains.
The one with the least amount of caffeine (drum roll please) is McDonald’s. They have about 9.1 mg per fl oz of caffeine. Are you lovin’ it?
The next one is Seattle’s Best. That one comes in at a dreary 10.4 mg per fl oz of caffeine. Try harder Seattle.
Let’s truck on down to Biggby Coffee. The “big” in Biggby does not stand for levels of caffeine as it comes in at 12.5 mg per fl oz and that is not much higher than the other spots on the list.
Dunkin’ Donuts anyone? They have about 12.7 mg per fl oz of caffeine and we are headed toward the middle of the pack.
Dutch Bros Coffee is at 12.8 mg per fl oz of caffeine. Pretty close to Dunkin’ Donuts.
Caribou Coffee jumps to 15 mg per fl oz of caffeine to end out the middle contenders.
Next we arrive at Peet’s Brewed Coffee. Fore Pete’s sake this one is 16.7 mg per fl oz of caffeine.
Starbucks is not the top contender on the list. I’m not sure if you were expecting them to be (I was), but their 20.6 mg per fl oz is second.
Coming in first is Deathwish Coffee with 54.2 mg per fl oz. Well, now that I hear the name I suppose that it makes sense that they bury the competition.
These are the nation’s top consumed coffees. I have to be honest and say that I have consumed all but about 3 of them, so the story checks out for me. It’s important to know what you are putting into your body to see if you are experiencing negative side effects from the coffee. If you are drinking Deathwish Coffee and you get the shakes, based on the study you are able to see that it’s a little high on the spectrum of caffeine infused.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest was the source for the information. They also received some stats from EnergyField.com. Please check out this link for some more caffeine database information. Along with some statistical data there also appears to be some great information on coffee and caffeine in general as it relates to all food. Try not to get too crazy falling down that rabbit hole.
What an interesting question. First of all, may I ask- are you a scientist? No? Well then why would you do the study? Nevermind, that point aside no you would not. The chain to chain processing and brewing of these cups of java are going to vary based on preparation and the person making them. These figures are only to give an idea of comparison.
Please follow this link to the original article and infographic (first appearing on The Huffington post) here. Impress all your friends with your vast knowledge of the caffeination of their most beloved coffees.
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