Update: (as of March 2023) I have moved on to pour-over coffee as part of my daily routine. I use a Chemex pot and an electric kettle to boil the water. However you choose to enjoy coffee, at some point, you should definitely try pour-over. 10/10 would recommend it.

For perceived best flavor (and my own enjoyment), I usually boil water in a kettle and brew my coffee with a French press. For convenience, or when I am in a hurry, I use 1 of 2 different pod/capsule-based systems depending on the type of drink I want. (Nespresso vs. Keurig)

Based on the data below (originally) from the Nespresso website, 2 Roma cups would equal about a cup of coffee regarding caffeine content. (see "How much caffeine is in each Nespresso capsule?")

  • Espresso (1.35 oz/40 ml) --> around 55-65 mg of caffeine
    Lungo (3.75 oz/110 ml) --> around 77-89 mg of caffeine
  • Espresso decaffeinato (1.35 oz/40 ml) --> less than 0.005 mg of caffeine
  • Lungo decaffeinato (3.75 oz/110 ml) --> less than 0.008 mg of caffeine

According to the almighty Google, Starbucks espresso shots are about 75 mg per shot (Dopio is two shots in Starbucks land). To get a "single shot" of caffeine in your morning cup, you will need to use one of the Nespresso Lungo brands.

I share this with you in case you ever wonder how many Nespresso cups it would take to replicate your visit to Starbucks, CBTL, Petes, or any of the other corporate coffee chains.


Nespresso Caffeine Contents