Caffeine content of McDonalds coffee
Large 24 oz 180 mg
Medium 16 oz 145 mg
Small 12 oz 109 mg
The amount of caffeine in a cup of McDonalds coffee can vary from a cup of Starbucks coffee. Caffeine content depends greatly on whose coffee you are drinking. How much caffeine in a cup of coffee is determined by the beans used, the processing methods, and the brewing process.
As you can see, there are more milligrams of caffeine in a 16 oz cup of Dunkin Donuts than mg of caffeine in a large 16 oz. cup of McDonalds coffee. Click here for caffeine content of Starbucks coffee.
Here is a list of the caffeine content of McDonalds and other popular coffees*:
|McDonalds Medium 16 oz coffee||145|
|McDonalds small 12 oz coffee||109|
|McDonalds Large 24 oz coffee||180|
|Dunkin Donuts Large 16 oz||300|
|Einstein Bros Espresso 1 oz||75|
|Instant Generic 8 oz||27-173|
|Generic small 8 oz||102-200|
|McDonalds Latte small||71|
|McDonalds Latte medium||142|
|McDonalds Latte large||178|
|McDonalds Decaf small coffee||8|
|McDonalds Decaf medium coffee||11|
|McDonalds Decaf large coffee||14|
|Generic Tea Brewed 8 oz||40-120|
Check out this link for more nutrition information on McDonalds Coffee and other foods.
Caffeine (trimethylxanthine) has recently been called “Bodybuilding’s Best Drug” by Flex Magazine. And rightly so! Everyone is very familiar with caffeine, as most Americans consume multiple cups of coffee each day. But did you know that it is also a potent bodybuilders supplement?
Look on the labels of almost any pre- workout supplement or energy drink and you will find it contains anywhere from 50 to 200 mg of caffeine. It may be listed as caffeine anhydrous, which simply means that all the water or moisture has been removed.
What exactly is Caffeine?
Caffeine is actually a psychoactive drug that works in the nervous system to block the signals of adenosine, which makes you feel tired. With the effects of adenosine being minimized, your brain is more alert, helping you to stay awake when tired, but also to help you feel more energized when you are not tired!
What other effects does caffeine have?
Here is a short list:
- Helps release fat into the bloodstream to be used for fuel (fat loss)
- Boosts your body’s metabolism, which causes even more fat to be burned (more fat
- It expands the airways in your lungs, increasing flow of oxygen to your muscles
during cardio and aerobic activity (even more fat loss!)
- Improves mental focus, helping to increase intensity during weight training.
How much caffeine should I take? What is the right dose?
To improve workout performance, take the following caffeine dose on training days:
200-400 mg one hour before training
200-400 mg right after training
To aid in fat loss, take this dose every day:
200-400 mg in the morning
200-400 mg before as well as after training
What is the best way to get the right amount of caffeine?
Caffeine can be found in lots of popular drinks, coffee being the most obvious. This is how most people get caffeine on a daily basis. However, most people have no idea how much they consume on any given day.
Taking a caffeine supplement in pill form would be the easiest and most economical way to get the right dose.
Use the guide on this page to see how much caffeine is in your favorite cup of McDonalds coffee!
*These are estimates based on web research.