Decoding Coffee Sizes - Your Guide to Caffeine Intake

Decoding Coffee Sizes - Your Guide to Caffeine Intake

The article discusses the importance of understanding the actual size of a "cup" of coffee in the context of health recommendations regarding caffeine intake. The standard measure of a coffee cup is eight ounces, with health authorities advising a daily limit of 400 mg of caffeine, roughly equating to four eight-ounce cups of coffee. However, confusion arises with coffee makers and coffee shops using varying definitions of a "cup." For instance, a standard coffee maker might define a cup as six ounces, while at Starbucks, cup sizes range from eight to 24 ounces. This discrepancy can lead to consumers inadvertently exceeding the recommended caffeine limit, emphasizing the need for clarity and awareness when it comes to coffee consumption and health.

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You can also read Lux Cafe Club's article on Decoding Caffeine.