Everyone knows Starbucks, but not everyone knows what is the strongest coffee at Starbucks. After a long weekend full of joys and parties, you might need some caffeine to start your Monday morning. If caffeine is what fuels you for the long day, then you must check out this list of coffee drinks in Starbucks.
Before we start with the list, here are the few things that I would like to note:
- The ranking is done based on the caffeine content.
- All facts and numbers are from the Starbucks official website.
- Standard Tall size (12oz) will be used for all the drinks on the list.
1. Starbucks Clover brewed coffee – 280mg/12oz
Clover brewed coffee is not something new, and Starbucks offered it since 2007. The coffee is brewed by using Clover Machine, which is powered by Vacuum-Press technology. It is kind similar to the french press, but instead, it is done by the automatic brewing system in the machine. The system controls the time and temperature digitally and gives you a perfect cup of coffee at the end of the brewing process.
A tall size cup of Clover brewed coffee at Starbuck contains 280mg caffeine which is nearly double the caffeine content in a tall size cup of regular Americano (150mg/12oz). With this amount of caffeine, Clover brewed coffee is the strongest coffee at Starbucks.
Also, people choose Clover brewed coffee for not only its caffeine but also the unique taste. The coffee beans that Starbucks use for the clover system is different from the beans that are used for other methods. Some of them are quite rate and have limited quantities.
2. Blonde Roast Brewed Coffee – 270mg/12oz
Blonde roast is one of the light roast coffee that Starbucks offers and is loved by people all over the world. It is the mixture of coffee beans from South America and East Africa and then roasted lightly at the Cinnamon roasting level.
A cup of blonde roast brewed coffee will taste nuttier, less bitter, and more acidity than other roasts.
It is not only known for its fancy name and flavorful taste, but blonde roast brewed coffee is also the second strongest coffee at Starbucks. In a 12oz cup, there is 270mg caffeine.
As it is popular, thus you might be able to find it in any Starbucks across the US. It will be good on its own or mix with milk, cream, or flavor syrups.
3. Pike Place Roast Brewed Coffee – 235mg/12oz
This roast is named after the place where the first Starbucks store is opened – Pike Place Market. It is Starbucks’ signature blend and available in almost every Starbucks location.
Chocolaty, well-balanced, and smooth is what Starbucks describes the taste of this medium roast.
In terms of caffeine content, it comes third place with 235mg in a stall size cup.
4. Nitro Cold Brew – 215mg/12oz
Next in the rank is nitro cold brew, which offers 215mg of caffeine in a 12 oz coffee cup.
For those who do not know, nitro cold brew is made by infusing Nitrogen into cold brew coffee. You might be surprised as it looks light glass of Guinness beer with tiny bubbles and dark brown color.
Starbucks offers nitro cold brew since 2016, and it is also one of the popular coffee drinks every summer.
5. Nitro Cold Brew with Sweet Cream or Cascara Cold Foam – 200mg/12oz
As the drink getting more and more popular, Starbucks started to offer many different variations. Nitro cold brew with sweet cream and nitro cold brew with cascara cold foam are 2 of them.
For those who love their nitro cold brew sweeter, it is definitely their choice.
In the same size cup but with add-on ingredients (sweet cream or cascara cold foam) thus the amount of coffee is reduced. Therefore the caffeine content is slightly lower than the original nitro cold brew. However, it still manages to get in the fifth position with 200mg caffeine in a 12oz cup.
6. Featured Starbucks Dark Roast Coffee – 195mg/12oz
For those who love bold and robust flavors, then Starbucks dark roast coffee must be their choice. It is bitter, less acidity, and gives you a lingering mouthfeel.
In terms of caffeine content, featured Starbucks dark roast coffee is ranked number 6 with 195mg caffeine in tall size cup.
7. Starbucks Blonde Caffè Americano – 170mg/12oz
Placed 7th in the list of strongest coffee at Starbucks, Starbucks blonde caffè Americano is the only espresso-based coffee in this list.
Americano is a simple coffee that is made by topping up hot water on top of 2 shots of espresso. Starbucks makes it unique by using blonde roast (light roast) instead of the medium roast as other coffee shop offer. It makes the coffee smoother and sweeter.
Although it might taste lighter, its caffeine content is not. There is 170mg of caffeine in the 12oz cup of Starbuck Blonde caffè Americano which is enough to fuel you up for the whole day.