After getting curious about the caffeine amounts in Dunkin' Donuts coffee, I dove down a rabbit hole. Now, I've got the scoop on just how much caffeine is in your regular Dunkin' brew.

Let's compare how much caffeine Dunkin' Donuts drinks have across the entire menu. 

  • A single shot of Dunkin' espresso contains around 118 mg of caffeine 
  • Dunkin's iced coffees contain around 18-396 mg of caffeine per serving
  • A cup of cold brew contains 174-465 mg of caffeine - talk about a wake-up call!
  • Dunkin' teas contain between 42-180 mg of caffeine per cup
  • A cup of hot coffee could contain between 7 and 371 mg of caffeine at Dunkin'
  • A Dunkin' hot chocolate typically contains between 4 and 136 mg of caffeine per cup
  • The strongest drink is a large Energy Cold Brew which contains 465 mg of caffeine 

How Much Is The Caffeine Content Of Dunkin' Donuts Drinks? 

So a simple, single shot of espresso has 118 mg of caffeine content at Dunkin' Donuts, and a small, hot brewed Dunkin' Donuts coffee is typically 150mg. 

Their iced latte tends to have about 160-210mg (depending on size), and their cold brew has 260mg - cold brew tends to be the strongest in most coffee shops. 

Dunkin' Donuts has a wide range of drinks available, including their option for an "Extra-Charged Coffee." Customers can add this to any hot and iced coffee containing additional green coffee extract to deliver 20% more caffeine than their original coffee or Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee. 

For a better understanding of how much caffeine Dunkin' drinks have and which will give you a decent pick me up, here's a break down of the caffeine counts on their menu of caffeinated drinks (for each size).  

Dunkin' Donut Iced Coffees- Caffeine Content 

Drink 

Small (16 fl oz) 

Medium (24 fl oz) 

Large (32 fl oz) 

Iced Latte 

118 mg 

166 mg 

252 mg 

Iced Macchiato 

237 mg 

284 mg 

371 mg 

Iced Coffee (Iced Americano)

198 mg 

297 mg 

396 mg 

Decaf Iced Coffee 

18 mg 

27 mg 

35 mg 

Iced Dark Roast 

124 mg 

186 mg 

248 mg 

Frozen Coffee 

196 mg 

295 mg 

393 mg 

Dunkin Donut Cold Brew - Caffeine Content 

Drink 

Small (16 fl oz) 

Medium (24 fl oz) 

Large (32 fl oz) 

Nitro Cold Brew 

174 mg 

260 mg 

347 mg 

Energy Cold Brew 

292 mg 

378 mg 

465 mg 

Dunkin' Donut Tea Drinks - Caffeine Content 

Drink 

Small (16 fl oz) 

Medium (24 fl oz) 

Large (32 fl oz) 

Hot Tea 

90 mg 

90 mg 

180 mg 

Hot Green Tea 

70 mg 

70 mg 

140 mg 

Iced Tea 

45 mg 

67 mg 

90 mg 

Iced Green Tea 

42 mg 

64 mg 

91 mg 

Dunkin' Donut Hot Coffee Beverages - Caffeine Content 

Drink 

Small (10 fl oz) 

Medium (14 fl oz) 

Large (20 fl oz) 

Coffee - Brewed 

150 mg  

210mg 

300 mg 

Decaf Coffee - Brewed 

7 mg 

10 mg 

15 mg 

Extra Charged Coffee 

180 mg 

252 mg  

360 mg 

Extra Brewed Dark Roast 

117 mg 

164 mg 

235 mg 

Espresso  

118 mg Single Shot 

N/A

N/A

Americano 

237 mg 

284 mg 

371 mg 

Latte 

118 mg 

166 mg 

252 mg 

Cappucino 

118 mg 

166 mg 

252 mg 

Macchiato 

237 mg 

284 mg 

371 mg 

Dunkin' Donut Hot Chocolates - Caffeine Content 

Drink 

Small (10 fl oz) 

Medium (14 fl oz) 

Large (20 fl oz) 

Espresso Hot Chocolate

127 mg 

131 mg 

136 mg 

Hot Chocolate

9 mg 

13 mg 

18 mg 

Dunkaccino 

58 mg 

85 mg 

119 mg 

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

6 mg 

9 mg

12 mg 

Oreo Hot Chocolate 

4 mg 

6 mg 

8 mg 

Mint Hot Chocolate

8 mg 

12 mg 

16 mg 


What Is The Most Caffeinated Drink At Dunkin' Donuts? 

Dunkin' Donuts coffee and iced coffee has more caffeine than most brewed coffee served by other coffee shops.

The iced coffee (like an iced latte or iced macchiato) has on average 297mg, whereas the Frozen Coffee's (frozen coffee is blended to give it a thicker texture) has an average of 295mg.

Cold brew has a bit more at 260-300mg and is not great if you're trying to limit your caffeine consumption.

For a strong hot coffee option, choose a large Extra Charged Dunkin' Donuts coffee, and you'll have over 350 mg of caffeine in you quick. 

These have the most caffeine, and are very popular drinks, especially in the summertime. 

Here is a list of popular hot drinks ordered at Dunkin' Donuts. I’ve also added the medium size so you can see how much caffeine is in this variety of Dunkin' Donuts brewed coffee. 

  • 1
    Original Blend Coffee: 210mg medium 
  • 2
    Dunkin' Midnight Brewed Coffee164mg medium 
  • 3
    Hot Latte, Signature Latte151mg medium 
  • 4
    Hot Cappuccino151mg medium 
Dunkin Donuts Caffeine Content (Entire Menu Compared!)

Dunkin' Donuts Caffeine-Free Drinks 

If you’re on the lookout for a coffee shop that does more than extra-charged coffees, you are in luck. 

Dunkin' Donuts has a wide range of Refreshers, chocolate drinks, and decaf Dunkin' coffee and Dunkin' iced coffee drinks available in its many stores - all of which are caffeine-free. 

Coffee drinkers can treat themselves after a long day's work with a frozen chocolate drink in a peppermint or thin mint swirl flavoring. 

You can make your decaf coffee sweet with a mocha or caramel swirl; the choice is up to you.  

If you prefer to keep things hot, then choose a decaf latte, coffee, or hot chocolate.

These coffee recipes have less than 5 mg or less caffeine content and can be ordered in the flavor of your choosing.

These drinks can be enjoyed by those in any age group or for a treat on any occasion:

  • Mint Hot Chocolate
  • Coconut Refresher
  • Decaf Iced Coffee
  • Frozen Chocolate
  • Cool Mint Herbal Infusion Tea
woman drink caffeine free drink at Dunkin

Frequently Asked Dunkin' Caffeine Questions 

Does Dunkin' cereal have caffeine? 

Dunkin' cereal does have a small amount of caffeine. There is about 10 mg of caffeine content per serving of 1 1/3 cup of cereal, which isn't much at all but might affect little ones. 

Do Dunkin' Donuts drinks have higher caffeine content than Starbucks? 

Dunkin' Donuts drinks do not typically have higher caffeine content than Starbucks, according to testing done by Labdoor. In this study, Starbucks coffee scored higher in caffeine for an average small cup of joe (267 mg compared to Dunkin’s 220 mg). 

Where does Dunkin' get their coffee beans from? 

Dunkin' get their 100% Arabica beans from Central and South America. They also 100% Arabica beans from Central and South America. They also inspect coffee beans from Brazil, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, and more according to strict quality specifications.

What is the difference in caffeine levels for small, medium, and large Dunkin' coffees? 

The difference in caffeine levels in your Dunkin' donuts brewed coffee will vary from drink to drink, but here are the estimates for each size across different drinks.  

  • Small (10 oz): 215 mg of caffeine.  
  • Medium (16 oz): 302 mg of caffeine.  
  • Large (20 oz): 431 mg of caffeine.  
  • Extra large (24 oz): 517 mg of caffeine. 

Conclusion

As you can see, the caffeine contents in Dunkin' Donuts can vary quite a bit, but what’s good to know is that there is an option for all coffee lovers.

My personal favorite is the Dunkin' Coconut Refresher.

With only 66 milligrams of caffeine, it's sweet and refreshing, and it’s ideal for a nice energy boost during any afternoon without over caffeinating or becoming nauseous. 

ShayAnne Weeks

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ShayAnne Weeks
Shay is a fun-loving content writer and DJ who enjoys traveling the world whenever, wherever possible. The lifeblood that makes it all attainable has always been a strong cup (or 3) of coffee.

My favorite drink? I'd go with... A Café Cubano con Leche

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