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How Much Caffeine is in a Starbucks Grande Caffe Americano? Surprising!

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Perhaps the world’s most lucrative and popular coffee shop, Starbucks serves up a variety of delicious drinks on a global scale.

With its roots in specialty coffee, Starbucks gained its popularity by fashioning a convenient and consistent format that guarantees a drink for everyone, no matter their tastes.

It is the convenience and consistency that makes Starbucks stand apart from other coffee chains. No matter where you are in the world, you can grab a Caffe Americano and know what you’re in for.

With so many options to choose from, there is a lot to consider when you stop by a Starbucks, including caffeine content.

Let’s look at how much caffeine in a Starbucks Grande Caffe Americano and a few other drinks for comparison. A Starbucks Grande Caffe Americano will have 225 mg of caffeine. 

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Starbucks Grande Caffe Americano Caffeine Content

One of the most popular drinks that Starbucks offers is the Grande Caffe Americano. The Grande Caffe Americano is a classic beverage made up of espresso and hot water.

Since the grande is one of the large sizes that Starbucks offers, this drink will have 3 shots of espresso and 225 mg of caffeine.

Caffe Americanos offer a different flavor profile than Starbucks’ brewed coffee as it features espresso. Generally, a Caffe Americano will have a richer flavor and slightly thicker texture than brewed coffee. Surprisingly, the Caffe Americano and even the Blonde Caffe Americano have less caffeine than the brewed coffee options.

Starbucks Drink Caffeine Content

Beverage Short (6 oz) Tall (12 oz) Grande (16 oz) Vente (20 oz)
Blonde Roast Brewed Coffee 180 mg 270 mg 360 mg 475 mg
Pikes Place Brewed Coffee 155 mg 235 mg 310 mg 410 mg
Caffe Americano 75 mg 150 mg 225 mg 300 mg
Blonde Caffe Americano 85 mg 170 mg 255 mg 340 mg
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Image Credit: Kadarius Seegars, Unsplash

Starbucks Coffee 101

Starbucks is everywhere. You can grab a while you browse the houseware department at Target or fuel up before a long flight. You can speed by in the drive-through or sit a while in your local Starbucks. The option is yours!

Of course, beyond its convenience and consistency, Starbucks offers great coffee.

Starbucks’ coffee is sourced from around the world. While some of their most popular beans, the Starbucks Sumatra, are from Indonesia, Starbucks owns and runs one of the largest coffee farms in Costa Rica. You can even visit their Costa Rica farm Hacienda Alsacia for a coffee tour and a deep dive into the world of coffee growing.

Like any good coffee shop, Starbucks offers a variety of roasts from their famous Pike’s Place to their caffeine-heavy Blonde Roast or whatever smooth and cozy Dark Roast they’re featuring today.

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Conclusion

Of course, whatever you decide, be sure to choose the Starbucks drink that tastes great to you! With all the choices out there, it’s impossible to be disappointed.

And even though it contains espresso, the Grande Caffe Americano is a great option for those looking to enjoy the drinking experience of brewed coffee, the depth of espresso, and the perk of not too much caffeine.

Happy drinking!


Featured Image Credit: taelove7, Shutterstock

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Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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