How Much Caffeine is in a Cup of Coffee?

What is the amount of caffeine in coffee?

All About Caffeine in Coffee

If you have to have that cup of coffee as soon as you wake up, you're not alone. Many people each day need to have that cup to help them get motivated and feel more awake. However, many coffee drinkers from around the world don't actually know the amount of caffeine content in a cup of coffee! Each cup of coffee has caffeine in it, and the amount of caffeine will depend on whether you drink regular coffee drinks or decaf coffee. Expect a regular cup of coffee to have between 85-95 mgs of caffeine per 8 oz. 


At One Great Coffee, our regular Arabica coffees have an average of 90 mg of caffeine per 8 fl oz, when brewed in a standard coffee maker. Our Decaf coffees contain just 2 mg of caffeine!


How much caffeine in brewed coffee?

You may be surprised to hear that there are about 95 mg of caffeine in brewed coffee, such as the Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Coffee. Considering the average person drinks more than one cup of coffee per day, the average daily caffeine intake of a coffee drinker is about 400 mg of caffeine per day, equivalent to four cups of coffee. Now, drinking coffee does have some great health benefits such as:

-Improving mental functioning
-Improving Memory
-Decreasing tiredness throughout the day

Individuals who intake more significant amounts of caffeine, such as 1,000 mg per day, have reported side effects of being too jittery, nervousness, and even heart palpitations.

Is there caffeine in decaf coffee?

Decaf contains very little caffeine. For instance, our decaf Southern Pecan Flavored Coffee has a lower caffeine content of about 2mg per cup. Decaf is a bit mellower tasting and smelling. So it's perfect for those who do not like the bitter taste or smell of regular coffee. This type of coffee is perfect for those that need an occasional small cup of coffee to help them start their day

What's the amount of caffeine in ground coffee?

If you're wondering whether ground coffee has caffeine in it, the answer is yes, it sure does. Grounds used still have a significant amount of caffeine in them, ranging from 3.59 to 8.09 milligrams per gram off grounds. In an 8-oz cup, that can mean you are getting 70-100 mgs off caffeine per 8 oz, depending on how strong you brew your coffee grounds in a pot of coffee. 

Are There Any Used Caffeinated Coffee Grounds Benefits?

Used coffee grounds serve several purposes, such as neutralizing odors, exfoliating your skin, or even using them in your garden due to their nutrients. The caffeine content helps regular coffee grounds serve many purposes. 

Does Espresso Have Caffeine? 

Yes, espresso has lots of caffeine. Espresso is perfect for an extra pick-me-up "double shot solution" for your busy day. This can be desperately needed during long days at the office! Double shot espressos are much smaller in size than a regular cup of coffee, but the espresso will give you a boost of energy with a caffeine level of 60-100mg of caffeine.

Espresso shots have the misconception of being bad for you as it has too much caffeine in them. However, studies show that espresso shots in moderation might reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease, especially in people who are obese.

What About the coffee bean?

Whether you enjoy grinding your coffee beans or eating them covered in chocolate, the coffee beans have a caffeine level of 5 to 10 mg of caffeine.

Coffee beans are an excellent sources of antioxidants. They can also improve memory and can reduce prolonged inflammation.


How Much Caffeine is Healthy?

Regular coffee has a good amount of caffeine content, with many health benefits such as staying energized throughout the day, getting focused, and being less exhausted. Studies have shown that 400 mg of caffeine per day is a healthy amount for most adults to indulge in. So, as long as your doctor doesn't protest and you aren't pregnant, grab that fully caffeinated cup of morning coffee before running out the door to get your mind well focused for the day! Just use moderation and your health as your guide. 


How Much Caffeine is in Our Coffee? (from www.OneGreat.Coffee.Com)

At One Great Coffee, our Regular, Fresh-roasted & Flavored Arabica Coffees have an average of 90 mgs of caffeine per 8 fl oz cup, when brewed in a standard coffee maker. Our Decaf coffees contain just 2 mg of caffeine per 8 oz cup! Some of our Gourmet and Single-Origin brews contain slightly varying caffeine levels, ranging from 85-100 mg of caffeine in a cup. 

Try our whole bean Caramel Honey Flavored Coffee to get your morning started!


1 comment

  • Melissa

    Hi! Your coffee flavors look amazing. I was just wondering about the caffeine content in the Raspberry Cream & the S’mores flavors. Thank you

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