Caffeine, caffeine, caffeine. What would coffee be if not for its caffeine content, right?

While most people don’t normally count their caffeine intake, some need to be cautious and watch their caffeine consumption--whether for health or other reasons.

If you frequently visit Dutch Bros coffee and are trying to limit your caffeine, knowing the amount of caffeine in their coffee drinks can be extremely helpful.

In this article, we will discuss the caffeine content of the most popular Dutch Bros coffee drinks, along with the other drinks you can find on their menu.

Dutch Bros Classic Coffee

Dutch Bros Hot Coffee
Caffeine content
  • small (12 fl. oz) / medium (16 fl oz) = 93.5 mg
  • largest size (20 fl. oz cup) = 187 mg

Let’s start with the most basic drink on the Dutch Bros menu--the Americano. Don’t confuse an Americano with brewed coffee, because these two drinks aren’t the same.

An Americano is made with espresso shots and hot water, while brewed coffee is usually made in a drip coffee machine, where the coffee is slowly infused in the water.

The caffeine content of this Dutch Bros Coffee Classic depends on the size of the cup you’ll order since each cup contains different amounts of espresso shots.

Both the small (12 fl. oz) and medium (16 fl oz) cups contain a double shot of espresso, which has 93.5 milligrams of caffeine.

On the other hand, the largest size (20 fl. oz cup) has twice the amount of espresso shots, which has 187 milligrams of caffeine.

On average, the Dutch Bros coffee classic contains about 10 mg of caffeine per fl. oz.

If you’re also trying to cut down on calories and sugar, it’s worth noting that the hot version of this Dutch Bros coffee beverage comes with whipped cream, which can be omitted if need be.

Dutch Bros White Coffee

Dutch Bros Iced White Coffee Breve
Caffeine content
  • For every fl. oz. cup = 5.4% more caffeine

Next up, Dutch Bros White Coffee. Okay, this section may be confusing, especially if you’re not a frequent visitor to this popular coffee chain.

So, let’s discuss what this is first before we discuss its coffee caffeine content.

Dutch Bros white coffee is a type of espresso made from beans roasted at a lower temperature and at half the normal coffee roasting time. This makes the coffee beans turn white, hence, the name.

While Dutch Bros haven't publicly released how much caffeine this type of coffee drink has, we can safely assume that it has more caffeine content than its classic coffee. Why is that?

According to some studies, light roasts or beans roasted shorter than the normal roasting time contains more caffeine than regular or dark roast.[1]

The longer the coffee beans are roasted, the more caffeine is burnt off from the beans. In general, lighter roasts, such as White Coffee, contain 5.4% more caffeine in every fl. oz. cup.

Dutch Bros Classic Mocha

Dutch Bros Iced Mocha with Oat Milk
Caffeine content
  • small cup (12 fl. oz) = 101.1 mg
  • medium cup (16 fl. oz) = 101.1 mg
  • large cup (20 fl. oz) = 199 mg

If you’re more into chocolate flavors, this Dutch Bros drink is probably your poison.

Like the classic Dutch Bros coffee, the classic Mocha drink is also an espresso-based coffee. In other words, its caffeine levels depend on the number of espressos in a cup.

For a small cup (12 fl. oz), this Dutch coffee drink contains two shots of espresso, containing 101.1 mg of caffeine.

The medium cup (16 fl. oz) has the same amount of espresso, which means it contains the same amount of caffeine or 101.1mg of caffeine.

Lastly, a large cup (20 fl. oz) has 199 mg of caffeine, since it contains four shots of espresso.

Dutch Bros Cold Brew

Dutch Bros Cold Brew with Caramel and Soft Top
Caffeine content
  • regular cold brew = 240 mg
  • nitro cold brew / can of cold brew = 293 mg

Apart from the number of espresso shots in a coffee drink, the way coffee is prepared can also affect the amount of caffeine in a drink.

This is the case with cold brew coffee. Although it doesn’t contain concentrated coffee shots, the brewing process makes this one of the most caffeinated drinks on the menu.

A regular cold brew coffee contains 240 mg of caffeine, while nitro cold brew or nitrogen-infused cold brew and a can of cold brew contain a whopping amount of 293 mg of caffeine.

So, if you’re trying to consume less caffeine, make sure you stay away from these highly caffeinated beverages.

Dutch Bros Espresso

Dutch Bros Iced Espresso with Almond Milk
Caffeine content
  • single shot = 46.75 mg
  • double shot = 93.5 mg
  • three shots = 140.25 mg

Is espresso your thing? In case you don't know, this drink contains high caffeine levels, even if it's a tiny cup.

A shot of espresso contains 46.75 mg of caffeine for a single shot, 93.5 mg of caffeine for a double shot, and 140.25 mg of caffeine per three shots.

Dutch Bros Latte

Dutch Bros Iced Latte with Almond Milk
Caffeine content
  • 12 fl. oz and 16 fl. oz cups = 93.5 mg 
  • 20 fl. oz = 187 mg

One of the Dutch Bros' classic espresso drinks is the Dutch Latte. It's essentially just shots of espresso with steamed milk and frothed milk.

If you're a latte fan like us, it's essential to know how much caffeine you're consuming in each cup.

Since it’s an espresso-based beverage, small and medium-sized beverage has the same amount of caffeine, as we’ve mentioned before.

The 12 fl. oz and 16 fl. oz cups have about 93.5 mg of caffeine, while the 20 fl. oz contains 187 mg of caffeine.

Dutch Bros Cappuccino

Dutch Bros Cappuccino
Caffeine content
  • Small and Medium Cups = 93.5 mg
  • Large Cup = 187 mg

Even if you’re more of a cappuccino person, you’re essentially getting the same caffeine levels as what you’ll get with a latte.

The small and medium cups contain the same amount of espresso, so there is about 93.5 mg of caffeine in Dutch Bros Cappuccino.

The large cup has double the amount of espresso, so the caffeine content is 187 mg.

Dutch Bros Drip Coffee

Dutch Bros Private Reserve Gift Box
Caffeine content
  • 1 level US tablespoon = 60 mg

While Dutch Bros don’t sell drip coffee, they sell coffee beans, which can be used at home for drip coffee, just like Starbucks drip coffee beans. This is called the Dutch Bros Private Reserve.

If you’re planning to take home this great coffee, its caffeine levels are measured depending on how many grams of coffee you add to your cup.

On average, there are 60 mg of caffeine per level US tablespoon of coffee. So, you can use this as a baseline and calculate depending on how many tablespoons you add to your cup.

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Private Reserve Whole Bean
Our Private Reserve Blend is specially roasted to create a symphony of flavors, while maintaining a balance of acidity and body. A versatile blend, Dutch Bros Private Reserve is comprised of 100% arabica beans from Central and South America.

Dutch Bros 911

Dutch Bros Iced 911
Caffeine content
  • 280.5 mg

If your reason for reading this article is to look for the Dutch Bros coffee drink that has the most caffeine, then the Dutch Bros 9-1-1 is what you’re after.

The 9-1-1 is packed with six shots of espresso, half and half, and Irish cream syrup. You can have this drink hot, iced, or blended.

This energy-packed drink contains 280.5 mg of caffeine in a single cup of coffee. That’s a lot of caffeine if you ask us, but if you need something strong, who are we to judge?

Caffeine Content Of Other Dutch Bros Beverages

Dutch Bros Rebel

Dutch Bros Galaxy Fish Rebel
Caffeine content
  • 80 mg

Coffee isn't the only drink that contains caffeine at Dutch Bros. Rebel drinks also have caffeine, so watch out for that, too if you're trying to consume less caffeine.

A can of Blue Rebel, Dutch Bros' own energy drink, contains 80 mg of caffeine.

That’s more caffeine in a can of Coca-Cola, less than a can of Monster energy drink, and as much as a Vilified energy drink.

However, the Rebel energy drink contains strawberry syrup, blackberry syrup, raspberry syrup, and lime syrup, which makes it yummier than other drinks.

Dutch Bros Freeze

Dutch Bros Golden Eagle Freeze
Caffeine content
  • 93.5 mg to 437.06 mg

This Dutch Bros coffee line is a blended espresso-based drink--think of it as the Starbucks Frappuccino counterpart. [2]

The amount of caffeine these drinks have depends on the type of Freeze you order, but it usually ranges from 93.5 mg to 437.06 mg, with the highest caffeine content coming from the Brain Freeze blended drink.

Dutch Bros Tea

Dutch Bros Iced Sugar-Free Peach Green Tea
Caffeine content
  • Iced Chai Latte = 56.91 mg
  • Blended Chai Latte = 40.65 mg

Of course, the Dutch Bros Tea line is on our list. If you’re trying to cut down on caffeine but not eliminate it, drinking tea, like green tea, is the best option.

An Iced Chai Latte contains 56.91 mg of caffeine for a medium cup, while a Blended Chai Latte only contains 40.65 mg of caffeine for the same size.

How Does Dutch Bros Caffeine Drinks Stack Up Against The Competition?

Apart from the highly caffeinated drinks at Dutch Bros like Double Torture, 9-1-1, and Brain Freeze, the average amount of caffeine in Dutch Bros drinks is pretty much the same as other brands like Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and other cafes.

This is because most coffee beans, especially dark roast, contain almost the same amount of caffeine.

The only difference would be the type of bean, how the coffee is brewed, and the amount of coffee added to the drink.

Frequently Asked Dutch Bros Caffeine Content Questions

What Is the strongest coffee at Dutch Bros?

The strongest coffee at Dutch Bros is the 9-1-1.

Can I get a caffeine-free Dutch Bros coffee drink?

There are a bunch of caffeine-free options at Dutch Bros, such as Dutch Hot Chocolate and Dutch Frost. If you enjoy coffee, like iced coffee, once in a while, you might want to consider getting decaf coffee or half-caf.

Does the size of the drink affect the caffeine content?

Yes sometimes, but only if the size dictates the number of espresso shots added to the drink. Most Dutch Bros small and medium sizes contain 2 shots. A large size contains 4 shots.

Does the type of beans used in a Dutch Bros coffee drink affect the caffeine content?

In general, it does. For example, Robusta beans usually have more caffeine than Arabica beans.[3] Dutch Bros White Coffee also has more caffeine than their regular roast.

How much caffeine is too much?

Adults are safe to consume up to 400mg of caffeine per day. Anything more than that is unhealthy and potentially unsafe.

Final Words

Caffeine is a part of most of our lives, and as long as we're keeping track of how much and how often we consume caffeinated beverages, it's no problem for most healthy adults.

Knowing the ins and outs of how much caffeine is in Dutch Bros coffee drinks can help. Happy sipping!



ShayAnne Weeks


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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