Caffeine is usually found in beverages, including:
- coffee and drinks such as espressos, lattes, and cappuccinos
- black, green, and white tea
- many soft drinks
- energy drinks
Even decaffeinated coffee contains some caffeine, and people who are very sensitive to caffeine should avoid it.
Caffeine can also be found in foods, such as:
- chocolate and products containing it, such as hot cocoa
- coffee or mocha ice creams
- guarana seeds and beverages
- some protein and energy bars
Caffeine is also a common ingredient in weight loss pills and over-the-counter headache medicines.
How much caffeine is in each product?
The amount of caffeine in products like coffee and tea varies.
- 8 ounces (oz) of brewed coffee – 95 mg
- 1 oz of espresso – 64 mg
- 8 oz of brewed tea – 47 mg
- 16-oz average energy drink – 158 mg
- 12-oz average caffeinated soda – 45 mg
- 55-oz milk chocolate candy bar – 9 mg
Drugs that contain caffeine will display exact amounts on their labels.