Here Are 3 Popular Drinks with More Caffeine Than Coffee

Coffee isn’t the only beverage that can boost your energy levels. While it naturally contains more caffeine than most other foods and beverages, it isn’t the most caffeinated option available.

Pouring hot coffee in a mug

USDA Recommends No More Than 400mg of Caffeine Per Day

Sure, a venti-size (20 ounces) Starbucks Pike Place Roast contains a frightening 410 milligrams of caffeine in one sip. However, keep in mind that an 8-ounce cup of brewed coffee normally contains roughly 95 mg of caffeine. Given that the USDA recommends consuming no more than 400 mg of caffeine per day, each of these three selections is within that limit.

Three common drinks that have more caffeine than one cup of coffee are listed below.

#1. Brew Dr. Uplift Yerba Mate

Brew Dr. Uplift Yerba Mate

Brew Dr. Uplift Yerba Mate provides 150 mg of “clean” caffeine from yerba mate, guayusa, and green tea in each 16-ounce container. The pleasant drink includes a rich supply of probiotics in addition to offering a modest boost in energy. Brew Dr. Uplift donates 1% of sales to social justice organizations such as Black Futures Farm and Mudbone Grown.

#2. Health-Ade Plus Energy

Health-Ade Plus Energy

When it comes to probiotics, Health-Ade PLUS is a great choice. At 120 mg per bottle, Energy is another gut-health-supporting beverage that has more caffeine than a cup of coffee. The kombucha drink is flavored with lemon and basil and contains guarana, a caffeine-rich substance derived from the seeds of a South American tree that is commonly used in energy drinks.

#3. Rowdy Energy Drinks

Rowdy Energy Drinks

The nootropic L-theanine, an amino acid derived from green tea that supports a mild boost in mental vigor, provides the 160 milligrams of caffeine in Rowdy Energy Drink. Furthermore, the drink is high in electrolytes such as potassium, magnesium, and sodium, making it a refreshing drink to reach for after a strenuous workout. Cherry limeade, orange citrus, cotton candy, chiseled ice, sour green apple, peach mango, and strawberry lemonade are among the flavors available.

Japanese brand Muji adopts ecofriendly ways by going plastic free


Just recently, Japanese retailer Muji announced that they would stop selling their beverages in plastic bottles, all over their country. They will also discontinue some of their beverages once the existing stock has been depleted. The remaining beverages will now be sold in aluminum cans. The world knows that Japan adopts more environmentally ways than any other country. This move has only cemented their cause to sustainable ways. 

Cracking down on plastic use

PET bottles, as the Japanese call plastic bottles, is short for polyethylene terephthalate. They belong to the polyester family and are sold nationwide at supermarkets through vending machines. Of course, there are advantages and disadvantages to using both materials but aluminum can be recycled easily and reused much more than plastic. 

Data collected from the Japan Aluminum Can Recycling Association states in Japan 97.9% of the aluminum cans are recycled with about 66.9% horizontal (can-to-can) recycling rate. According to the home goods, apparel, and food chain Muji, using aluminum cans will protect the beverages from exposure to sunlight and last longer. This means that not only would they be reducing plastic waste but they would also be reducing the burden of expired products.  And this is definitely a problem that most food and beverage companies face. Now, they can take a page from Muji’s book and follow in their footsteps to make the world more eco-friendly. 

Making the world a better place

It is heartening to see that such a big brand is making a move to be environmentally conscious. But many other brands are constantly working towards reducing plastic waste. Muji is now among those brands. 

The day is not far when Japan becomes free of plastic waste. They are setting a great example as a nation and the rest of the world should pay heed.