Starbucks Espresso Shots: All the Sizes and Caffeine Content
Starbucks espresso shots come in a variety of sizes with different caffeine contents. You can order them “ristretto” style for a more intense flavor or go for the “long shot” for an extra jolt of caffeine. Plus, see how to make them upside down!
Starbucks espresso shots come in a variety of sizes with different caffeine contents. You can order them “ristretto” which is an espresso shot that’s been made with less water. This gives it a more concentrated flavor and sweetness or go for the “long shot” for an extra jolt of caffeine. Plus, see how to make them upside down!
Starbucks espresso shots also come in the following flavors: chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. You can even add a shot of raspberry or hazelnut flavoring for an extra cost.
You can also choose between whole milk and nonfat milk. According to Starbucks, a single shot of espresso contains 75 milligrams of caffeine.
Starbucks Espresso Shot Ingredients
The main ingredients are Espresso bean extract (water, sugar, natural flavors), water.
Starbucks Espresso Shot sizes:
Tall – 12oz of liquid;
Grande – 16oz of liquid;
Venti Iced – 24oz of liquid;
Trenta Iced – 31oz of liquid.
The size matters when it comes to the caffeine content because each one has different amounts due to water volume.
Starbucks Espresso: Quick Facts
- Espresso shots come in a variety of sizes with different caffeine contents
- Ristretto, long shot, and upside down espresso shots all have unique flavors and prep methods
- A single shot of espresso contains 75 milligrams of caffeine.
- You can order espresso shots with whole milk or nonfat milk.
- You can add a shot of raspberry or hazelnut flavoring for an extra cost.
- Espresso shots are made with finely ground espresso beans, hot water and pressure.
- A single shot of espresso is the standard size in most coffee shops around the world.
- Starbucks will serve you up to four shots of espresso at a time.
Caffeine in Starbucks Espresso Shotss
All Starbucks espresso shots contain 75 milligrams of caffeine each. The standard size for an espresso shot is one ounce, which makes it the perfect amount of coffee to drink in about five minutes or less. That said, a lot can happen when you add water and milk to your cup! If you’re looking for more information about what makes an espresso shot different from drip coffee or cold brew, check out our guide to how Starbucks sizes its drinks.
Tall (12 ounces) = one shot of espresso
Grande (16 ounces) = two shots of espresso
Venti (20 ounces) = three shots of espresso
Starbucks Espresso Shot Options
Types of Shots
Starbucks offers a variety of espresso shots, each with its own unique flavor and texture
- The classic espresso shot is made with finely ground coffee beans that are compressed together to create a thick and rich brew
- Ristretto shots are my favorite! I get them every day at the coffee shop. They’re made with less water, making for a more intense flavor.
- The drink that I recommend the most is a lungo shot. It’s made with more water and less espresso, so it tastes smoother than an Americano. Plus, you can add milk to it!
- Espresso macchiatos are made with steamed milk and topped with a dollop of foam
- Café lattes are made with espresso and steamed milk, and often have flavored syrups added
One of the many cool things about Starbucks is that it has a variety of sizes for espresso shots. In fact, you can get a short, tall, or grande size. The espresso shot is a great way to start your day or get a quick energy boost. Let me know which size of espresso shot you prefer in the comments box below. Thanks for reading!