Caffeine levels in High Street coffee varies hugely, testing found
Source link The findings of a recent study conducted by Which? have revealed that there is a wide range of levels of caffeine present in coffee from well-known High Street coffee chains.
The survey conducted tested the samples of regular lattes from Starbucks, Costa, Nero and Café Nero, and the results revealed huge differences between the caffeine content in the drinks. Costa had the most in their latte with 174 mg per serving followed by Starbucks with 166 mg, Nero with 151 mg and Café Nero with just 73 mg.
The results clearly showcased that there is a substantial difference between the caffeine levels in different coffee chains This has raised some serious questions around the amount of caffeine intake customers should be having and whether they are aware of the varying levels of caffeine in their coffee.
Dr. Sarah Schenker, a registered nutritionist and spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association, commented on the findings saying:
“It’s interesting that the beverages tested all have different levels of caffeine, so it’s good to be aware of this variation when deciding what to drink. Too much caffeine can leave us feeling jittery and this has a direct affect on our sleep. Generally caffeine should be limited to no more than 400mg per day for pregnant women and no more than 200mg per day for children.”
Overall, it is essential for people to understand that the caffeine levels between different coffee retailers vary for a number of reasons, such as the type and amount of coffee used, and how long the espresso is extracted for. It is important to be aware of the caffeine content when ordering coffee from a High Street chain and check the recommended regular daily intake of caffeine when necessary.