Brewed coffee refers to any method of coffee preparation where hot water comes in contact with coffee grounds for an extended period of time. Generally, for brewed coffee, two tablespoons of ground coffee is used per 6 fluid ounces of water.
Coffee Brewing Techniques
There are a number of techniques in brewing coffee: concentrate brewing, Turkish or Greek, vacuum brewing, percolating, or the French press (also called press pot or plunger coffee) and drip or filter coffee.
Caffeine by Type of Brewed Coffee
Like all coffee drinks, caffeine levels vary greatly - due to variations in coffee blend, exact amount of ground coffee used, and brewing technique.
|Brewed Coffee Type||Caffeine per 8 fl. oz.|
|Drip or Filter||115-175mg with an average of 145mg|
|French press or plunger||80-135mg with an average of 107.5mg|
|Percolated||64-272mg with an average of 200mg|
|Boiled (Turkish or Greek)||160-240mg with an average of 200mg|
The value of caffeine in brewed coffee featured above is an average, with values generally between 64 and 272 milligrams per cup.
Because brewed coffee requires that the water is in contact with the grinds for a long time, this leads to a higher caffeine concentration (and sometimes an over-extracted taste).
Drip Coffee is the Most Popular
Drip coffee is perhaps the most popular form of brewed coffee, at least in the USA. This is the method used by Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, McCafe as well as countless other restaurants.
Even K-cups are a type of drip brewed coffee.
Caffeine Content of Coffee Brands
Drill down into caffeine amounts for each outlet.
- Dunkin Donuts
- Tim Hortons
- Dutch Bros
- Keurig K-cups
- Seattle's Best
- Caribou Coffee
- Costa Coffee
- Caffe Nero
Where To Buy Brewed Coffee
Death Wish Ground Coffee, The World's Strongest Coffee, Fair Trade and USDA Certified Organic, 16 Ounce
Price: $19.99 $19.99 Available from Amazon / Death Wish Coffee Co.
Starbucks Breakfast Blend Medium Roast Ground Coffee, 20-Ounce Bag
Price: $11.89 $11.18 Available from Amazon / Starbucks
Folgers Classic Roast Coffee, 38.4 Ounce
Price: $7.51 $7.51 Available from Amazon / Folgers
Folgers Coffee, Classic(Medium) Roast, 51 Ounce
Price: $17.49 $11.58 Available from Amazon / Folgers
Dunkin' Donuts Original Blend Ground Coffee, Medium Roast, 12 Ounce
Price: $6.87 $6.87 Available from Amazon / Dunkin' Donuts
Ingredients in Coffee (Brewed)
Water and 100% Arabica Coffee Beans
Sugar content: Contains no sugar.Compare Sugar Content
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Coffee (Brewed) contains 20.38 mgs of caffeine per fluid ounce (68.90mg/100 ml).