Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Caffeine Content Guide

Dunkin’ Donuts started as a donut bakery shop back in 1950 in Quincy, Massachusetts and since has become a worldwide franchise comprising more than 11,300 stores worldwide and 8,500 USA locations.

Over the last 20 years, Dunkin’ Donuts has strengthened its coffee brand significantly by introducing espresso-based drinks.

Dunkin coffee tends to be more affordable than other coffee houses. They are arguably more popular for their coffee than for their 52 varieties of donuts.

Most Popular Dunkin’ Beverage

Dunkin' Donuts Brewed Coffee
CAFFEINE
210 mg
CALORIES
5
PER SIZE
14 fl oz
Dunkin' Donuts Brewed coffee is a popular coffee sold in Dunkin' Donuts Restaurants. The figure listed is for their standard…

Caffeine Amounts in Dunkin Donuts Beverages

Here’s the full list of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and other beverages and their caffeine content.

Beverage Small
(10 fl oz)
Medium
(14 fl oz)
Large
(20 fl oz)
Extra-Large
(24 fl oz)
Coffee (Brewed) 150 mg 210 mg 300 mg 359 mg
Decaf Coffee (Brewed) 7 mg 10 mg 15 mg 18 mg
Extra Charged Coffee* 180 mg 252 mg 360 mg 431 mg
Brewed Dark Roast 117 mg 164 mg 235 mg 282 mg
Espresso 118 mg (single)
Americano 237 mg 284 mg 371 mg
Latte 118 mg 166 mg 252 mg
Decaf Latte <5 mg <5 mg 7 mg
Cappuccino 118 mg 166 mg 252 mg
Macchiato 237 mg 284 mg 371 mg
Espresso Hot Chocolate 127 mg 131 mg 136 mg
Dunkaccino 58 mg 85 mg 119 mg 129 mg
Hot Chocolate 9 mg 13 mg 18 mg 19 mg
Vanilla Chai 54 mg 80 mg 107 mg
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate 6 mg 9 mg 12 mg 14 mg
Oreo Hot Chocolate 4 mg 6 mg 8 mg 9 mg
Mint Hot Chocolate 8 mg 12 mg 16 mg 20 mg
Hot Tea 90 mg 90 mg 180 mg n/a
Hot Green Tea 70 mg 70 mg 140 mg n/a
Cold Brew 174 mg 260 mg 347 mg
Energy Cold Brew 292 mg 378 mg 465 mg
Iced Latte 118 mg
(16 fl oz)
166 mg
(24 fl oz)
252 mg
(32 fl oz)
n/a
Iced Macchiato 237 mg
(16 fl oz)
284 mg
(24 fl oz)
371 mg
(32 fl oz)
Iced Coffee 198 mg
(16 fl oz)
297 mg
(24 fl oz)
396 mg
(32 fl oz)
n/a
Extra Charged Iced Coffee* 240 mg
(16 fl oz)
358 mg
(24 fl oz)
475 mg
(32 fl oz)
n/a
Decaf Iced Coffee 18 mg
(16 fl oz)
27 mg
(24 fl oz)
35 mg
(32 fl oz)
n/a
Iced Dark Roast 124 mg
(16 fl oz)
186 mg
(24 fl oz)
248 mg
(32 fl oz)
n/a
Frozen Coffee 196 mg
(16 fl oz)
295 mg
(24 fl oz)
393 mg
(32 fl oz)
n/a
Frozen Chocolate <5 mg 6 mg 8 mg
Iced Tea 45 mg
(16 fl oz)
67 mg
(24 fl oz)
90 mg
(32 fl oz)
n/a
Iced Green Tea 42 mg
(16 fl oz)
64 mg
(24 fl oz)
91 mg
(32 fl oz)
n/a
Bottled Iced Coffee and Milk
(original)
171 mg (13.7 fl oz)
Bottled Iced Coffee and Milk
(Cookies & Cream)
189 mg (13.7 fl oz)
Bottled Iced Coffee and Milk
(Espresso)
153 mg (13.7 fl oz)
Bottled Iced Coffee and Milk
(French Vanilla)
184 mg (13.7 fl oz)
Bottled Iced Coffee and Milk
(Pumpkin Spice)
187 mg (13.7 fl oz)
Bottled Iced Coffee and Milk
(Mocha)
186 mg (13.7 fl oz)
Bottled Iced Coffee Original
(4 servings per bottle)
1152 mg (48 fl oz)
Bottled Iced Coffee Vanilla
(4 servings per bottle)
1308 mg (48 fl oz)
Shot in the Dark Mocha 128 mg (8.1 fl oz)
Shot in the Dark Vanilla 127 mg (8.1 fl oz)
Shot in the Dark Caramel 134 mg (8.1 fl oz)
Bottled Cold Brew Caramel 136 mg (9 fl oz)
Bottled Cold Brew Midnight 152 mg (9 fl oz)

*Extra Charged hot and iced coffee contains additional green coffee extract to deliver 20% more caffeine than their original coffee or iced coffee. Src.

A 2017 test conducted by BuzzFeed found Dunkin’ Donuts Brewed Coffee to average about 15.6 mg/ounce or 218 mg per 14 fluid ounces. This is just about 8 mg more than what Dunkin reports.

Flavored Coffees

In addition to the above-listed beverages, Dunkin’ Donuts has several flavored versions of their brewed coffee and espresso-based coffee drinks. Some are available seasonally and others all year long.

The caffeine content of the flavored varieties are the same as above, depending on whether it is a brewed coffee beverage or an espresso-based flavored beverage.

How Does Dunkin’ Compare?

The caffeine content in Dunkin’ Donuts coffee used to be less than other restaurants such as Starbucks, Peets, or Caribou coffee, but this has changed.

Dunkin in the past used less ground coffee to make their brewed coffee and their espresso-based beverages also contained less caffeine. This was nice for consumers that didn’t want the huge caffeine hit brands like Starbucks were pushing.

This is no longer the case. Dunkin’ Donuts now has beverages that have just as much caffeine, if not more, than Starbucks.

Many offerings are right around 400 mg of caffeine, which is the recommended safe daily dose of caffeine for the average adult. However, the recommended single dose of caffeine is just 200 mg.

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Written by Ted Kallmyer, last updated on May 19, 2021