Which Starbucks Drink Has The Most Caffeine?

A morning cup of joe that actually wakes you up is a tall order. But if you're going to Starbucks, there's no doubt that this coffee will do the trick.

The venti size of the Blonde Roast has the most caffeine of any order from the Starbucks menu. Yes, more than the cold brew, and yes, more than your espresso. Just one cup packs 475 milligrams of the buzzy drug and will give you a morning jolt like no other order can. The tall size of the Blonde Roast has over 100 milligrams more than a double espresso. So it's not simply the size of the drink that's making it so intense.

Why is the Blonde Roast the strongest?

It is a common misconception that dark roast coffee has a higher caffeine concentration than lighter roasts. The difference between a light and a dark roast are that dark roast brews are roasted for a longer period of time in order to cultivate a richer and "darker" flavor profile. However, when coffee beans are burnt, they actually lose some of their caffeine content in the process.

So it makes sense that the Blonde Roast venti at Starbucks has the most caffeine. In terms of volume, the venti contains the most coffee, and by caffeine content of the brew, the Blonde Roast is top notch.

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