The 8 Refreshing and Most Caffeinated Drinks At Starbucks

Most Caffeinated Drinks At Starbucks

The 8 Most Caffeinated Drinks At Starbucks listed here are among the most energizing drinks at Starbucks.

These are listed based on their total amount of caffeine and hence are among the strongest caffeinated drinks at Starbucks.

Caffeine is a very addicting element, proving why people are obsessed with it. Caffeine tastes heavenly, however, there are limits that must not be crossed.

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Since caffeine is the crucial element in all of Starbucks’s drinks and we need to limit the consumption of said element, here we have a list of items that are the most caffeinated and need to be avoided.

Starbucks offers 2 to 3 different sizes of drinks that you can order, they come in small, medium, and grande sizes which level up to 16 fl oz per drink.

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8 of the Most Caffeinated Drinks At Starbucks:

Vanilla Sweet Cream Nitro Cold Brew:

When it comes to being the most caffeinated, this Vanilla Sweet Cream Nitro Cold Brew might not top the list, however, it still contains a high level of caffeine that is to be avoided.

The caffeine level of this drink tops at 265 mg along with 20 mg of sodium, and 4 g of sugar.

Nitro Cold Brew:

Nitro-brewed coffees have been there for a while, but it wasn’t until Starbucks released its own variation, the nitro cold brew, that this coffee beverage truly found its place in the coffee industry.

Both pale and darker colorings can be found in a Starbucks nitro cold brew coffee. But besides the flavor, the creamy, foamy top that resembles beer straight from the tap is really what gets the public’s attention.

This drink continues to be one of the most popular at many Starbucks stores because of its foamy texture.

Now the point of discussion is the caffeine content which marks up to 280 mg.

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This one has a special space as it comes in 4 different sizes, in a venti size that has 20 fl oz, it has 340 mg of caffeine.

Now what makes it a public favorite is the full blend of flavors that Starbucks claims is the highlight of their drink.

If you choose a smaller size of this drink, let’s say a grande that has 16 fl oz, you will save yourself 80 mg worth of caffeine as a grande size only has 260 mg.

You can go even smaller to save yourself from overconsumption of caffeine.

Pike Place Roast:

Fans of Starbucks have asked for freshly ground coffee to be served all day long since the company’s first location opened in Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

This creamy, well-balanced mix of Latin American coffee drinks with rich, subtle tastes of chocolate and roasted almonds was crafted by their expert blenders and roasters in 2008.

This drink also offers 4 various sizes from short to venti. A short size that has only 155 mg of caffeine is a lot in itself, if we move towards the biggest size that Starbucks offers, a venti has 410 mg of caffeine, exceeding the daily limit of caffeine.

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Iced Caffè Americano:

This item also comes in 3 different sizes ranging from a tall to a venti.

This drink is often compared to the iced latte, however, the critical difference is the addition of cold water to the iced caffe americano.

For this drink, the barista at your local Starbucks starts with shots of espresso followed by cold water and then ice.

In a venti (24 fl oz), there is 300 mg of caffeine.

Blonde Espresso Roast:

Exceptionally creamy in texture, mildly sweetened, and smooth.

Our espresso has a distinct taste for this milder roast. With a core of Latin American coffee, this special blend gives you a silky, velvety body and subtle citrus flavors while bringing out the lighter side of espresso.

The venti size has 475 mg of caffeine in it, which goes way beyond the daily limit of caffeine.

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Probably one of the most popular and loved drinks is espresso. This drink comes in 4 different sizes which range from:

  • solo (0.75 fl oz),
  • doppio (1.5 fl oz), 
  • triple (2.25 fl oz), and lastly
  • quad (3 fl oz).

The caffeine content, however, tops the list probably with Quad having 300 mg of it in only 3 fl oz. People who need the true energy dose usually go for this drink.

Iced Caramel Macchiato:

A personal favorite here, this Iced Caramel Macchiato has the sweetness that your sugar cravings need to be satisfied.

People who are a fan of sugary drinks but make them energetic can typically opt for an option like this.

Despite the fact that it has all of one’s favorite ingredients, the caffeine in it is rather high.

This drink comes in 3 different sizes from a tall to a venti. The biggest size has 225 mg of caffeine and the smallest one has 75 mg so probably stick with the tall one.

Aside from the caffeine, the calories in this drink are also a concern as a tall size has 180 calories and a venti has 350 calories.

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Some Side Notes:

Knowing that avoiding coffee is probably the most impossible thing for caffeine lovers and that is acceptable. So, decreasing the size of your coffee may help with limiting your daily caffeine intake.

Also while controlling your caffeine by reducing the size of your drink you will directly reduce the caloric intake which is equal to killing 2 birds with one stone.


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Written by Dr. Ahmed

I am Dr. Ahmed (MBBS; FCPS Medicine), an Internist and a practicing physician. I am in the medical field for over fifteen years working in one of the busiest hospitals and writing medical posts for over 5 years.

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