My boyfriend introduced me to the Starbucks veranda blend brewed coffee during our summer tour to Japan. As a lover of strong coffee, I fell in love with the drink at the first sip. What I liked most about this drink was its flavorful, mellow taste and lovely softness. Over time I have also tried out other strong coffees at Starbucks. This article lists and talks about these coffees in detail. Enjoy!
How much caffeine is in Starbucks coffee?
The amount of caffeine in Starbucks coffee differs greatly. It is mainly determined by the roast level of the coffee grounds used to prepare the coffee.
There are three coffee roast levels at Starbucks. The first is the blonde roast level; blonde roast coffee beans are roasted for a short time. The grounds prepared using these beans give your drink a mellower flavor.
The second roast level is the medium roast which is arrived at by roasting the coffee beans moderately. The result is smooth and well-balanced grounds with rich, approachable flavors. Last is the dark-roast coffee, which is full-bodied with a robust, bold taste.
The highest amount of caffeine in Starbucks coffee is in a venti serving of the veranda blend brewed coffee which has 475 milligrams of caffeine. The lowest amount is in a short serving of the decaf pike place, which has 15 milligrams of caffeine.
A standard serving of the veranda blend brewed coffee contains 360 milligrams of caffeine. On the other side, a standard serving of a decaf pike place roast contains 25 milligrams of caffeine.
How can you make your Coffee from Starbucks stronger?
You can strengthen your Starbucks coffee by adding the espresso shots you want the barista to use when preparing your coffee. For instance, a standard serving of the pistachio latte is prepared using two espresso shots. However, you can add the number of espresso shots by editing the espresso and shot options under the customization tab.
How we choose the strongest Coffee at Starbucks
The strongest coffee at Starbucks is identified by looking at the caffeine content of all coffees on the Starbucks website menu. The coffee with the highest caffeine content is the strongest.
Open the Starbucks website menu, and list all the coffees on the menu down; hot and cold. Click on each coffee’s icon and open the “full nutrition & ingredients list” at the bottom left side of the page that pops up. Match each coffee on the list with its caffeine content. The coffee with the highest caffeine content on the list is the strongest.
Note: when doing this, use the same serving option for all coffees. You can go with the grande or standard serving.
12 strongest Coffee at Starbucks
Veranda Blend Brewed Coffee
This coffee is prepared using lightly roasted coffee. It took Starbucks master roasters more than eighty tries to get it right. It is flavorful and mellow with a nice softness. A standard serving of the veranda blend brewed coffee contains 360 milligrams of caffeine. It is the strongest coffee at Starbucks. A venti serving of this drink is available. It has 475 milligrams of caffeine which exceeds the daily caffeine intake. An adult is supposed to take at most 400 milligrams of caffeine in a day. Note that you can make the veranda blend brewed coffee stronger by requesting the barista to add the espresso shots when preparing your drink.
Featured Medium Roast – Pike Place® Roast
Starbucks created this coffee blend to provide customers with a brewed coffee they could enjoy throughout the day. It is a smooth and well-rounded blend of coffee sourced from Latin America. The coffee has a subtly rich flavor of toasted nuts and chocolate. A standard serving of the coffee contains 310 milligrams of caffeine, making it one of the strongest coffees at Starbucks. A venti serving of the drink contains 410 milligrams of caffeine. This is above the recommended daily caffeine of 400 milligrams for adults. You can make this drink stronger by adding espresso shots.
Nitro Cold Brew
Baristas at Starbucks slowly steep the company’s small-batch cold brew to give it a super-smooth taste. They then infuse the drink with nitrogen to give it a sweet flavor without sugar. This also gives the drink a cascading, velvety crema. A Grande serving of the drink has 280 milligrams of caffeine. You can only get this drink’s tall or Grande serving at Starbucks. You can make your nitro cold brew stronger by adding more espresso shots.
Vanilla Sweet Cream Nitro Cold Brew
This is a cascade of velvety coffee that is more shippable than ever. It is prepared by topping your nitro cold brew with a dash of vanilla sweet cream. A standard serving of drink contains 265 milligrams of caffeine. It is available in two serving options; tall or venti. Like other coffee, if you wish to make your vanilla sweet cream nitro cold brew stronger, add the number of espresso shots when ordering.
Featured Starbucks Dark Roast Coffee
This coffee has bold, robust flavors thanks to Starbucks’ full-bodied dark roast coffee. A standard serving of this drink contains 260 milligrams of caffeine. This makes it one of the strongest coffees at Starbucks. If you want to make this coffee stronger, add the espresso shots.
Iced Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
This energizing drink will boost your day. It is prepared by combining Starbucks blonde espresso with notes of caramelized vanilla and shaking them together. A grande serving of the drink contains 255 milligrams of caffeine. You increase the amount of caffeine in your iced toasted vanilla oat milk shaken espresso by adding the shots to more than three in a standard serving.
Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso
This refreshing drink will power you throughout the day. It combines notes of malt, cocoa, and Starbucks blonde espresso. This blend is shaken and crowned with ice and almond milk to refresh you. A Grande serving of the beverage contains 255 milligrams of caffeine.
Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
Order this drink if you want a cool little jolt to power you through your day. It is prepared by shaking brown sugar, cinnamon, and Starbucks blonde espresso together and topping the blend off with oat milk and ice. A standard serving of this drink contains 255 milligrams of caffeine.
This is the go-to option if you want a rich cup with nuance and depth. It is prepared by topping espresso shots with hot water to create a light layer of crema. A standard serving of the drink contains 225 milligrams of caffeine. This serving is prepared using three espresso shots. If you want to make it stronger, add the espresso shots.
Iced Shaken Espresso
Make sure to order this deliciously convenient on-the-go beverage. It is made using Starbucks’ rich, full-bodied espresso. The espresso is shaken, chilled, and sweetened with classic syrup and 2% milk. A standard serving of the drink has 225 milligrams of caffeine. It is prepared using three shots of espresso. To make it stronger, add the number of shots to more than three.
Cold Brew Coffee
This drink with a super-smooth flavor is prepared using brewed coffee and ice. Starbucks makes its cold brew from its custom blend of coffee beans grown to be steeped long and cold. The grounds are steeped in cool water for about twenty hours without touching heat. A standard serving of the drink has 205 milligrams of caffeine, making it one of the strongest coffees at Starbucks.
Cold Brew Coffee with Milk
This is another beverage you can order if you want a cup of coffee with a super-smooth flavor. It is prepared using brewed coffee, milk, and ice. The cold brew is prepared by steeping Starbucks’ custom blend of coffees. The grounds are steeped for roughly twenty hours before being blended with a splash of milk and ice to give you a super–smooth drink that will make you a loyal customer of the Starbucks store. A Grande gives you a decent 200mg of caffeine. This translates to 26mg per fluid ounce.
Does cup size affect the strength of coffee at Starbucks?
Yes, cup size affects the strength of coffee at Starbucks. For instance, a tall serving of an iced shaken espresso has 150 milligrams, a Grande 225 milligrams, and a venti serving 300 milligrams of caffeine. This is the same for all other coffees.
What roast level at Starbucks makes strongest coffee?
The blonde roast level at Starbucks makes strongest coffee. For instance, the veranda blend is the lightest roasted (blonde) coffee at Starbucks and is used to make the veranda blend brewed coffee, the strongest coffee at Starbucks.