How Much Caffeine in a Starbucks Double Shot Energy?

November 29, 2023
David Sunnyside

A Starbucks Double Shot Energy is a coffee and energy drink hybrid. It has caffeine from guarana and ginseng in it. It is marketed as an alternative to other popular energy drinks such as Monster and Rockstar. The Starbucks Doubleshot Energy is a little more expensive than those other drinks but it does have less sugar. The Starbucks Doubleshot Energy comes in different flavors. The Caffe Mocha has a rich chocolate flavor and the Vanilla and White Chocolate flavors have a sweeter taste. The Starbucks Doubleshot Energy also has taurine, B vitamins and ginseng in it to help boost energy levels.

Is 135mg of Caffeine A Lot?

The amount of caffeine in a starbucks double shot energy depends on how much of it you consume and your personal sensitivity to caffeine. However, the recommended daily caffeine intake is 400 mg per day. A can of Starbucks Doubleshot Energy has a maximum amount of 135 mg of caffeine, so it isn't excessively high in caffeine.

If you want to get more caffeine in your beverage, a regular cup of Starbucks espresso will give you more. A single shot of espresso uses 7g of finely ground coffee and produces 30ml of espresso which is equivalent to one liquid ounce. A double shot of espresso uses 14g of coffee and yields 60ml of espresso which is equal to 2 liquid ounces.

So, a single cup of espresso has around 95 mg of caffeine in it. If you want more than that, go with the iced Starbucks Doubleshot Energy which has 225 mg of caffeine.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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