Franchise Coffee Contains High Levels of Caffeine

      February 07, 2018 13:20

      While one or two cups of coffee may get you going, they could easily exceed the recommended caffeine intake, the Korea Consumer Agency warned Tuesday.

      Health authorities recommend only 400 mg of caffeine a day.

      In a survey of 36 varieties of coffees sold at major franchise coffee chains and five convenience stores, an average cup of Americano was found to contain between 75 and 202 mg of caffeine, up to half the daily limit of 400 mg.

      Canned coffee contains 88 mg of caffeine on average, which is even higher than the average caffeine amount in an energy drink (58.1 mg), which supposedly contains more caffeine.

      Even decaf coffee also contained some caffeine.

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