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3 shots of espresso...

Sooo I was so exhausted/dragging at work that I took a break and went to Starbucks for a large white chocolate iced drink - I bought it and then the vendor mentioned it had 3 shots of espresso and should "do the trick"...

I drank it all...and now I'm wondering if that was bad?

I'm 12wks, 2 days...I don't drink coffee everyday...so I feel like it's okay and I usually don't drink any coffee with espresso so this was a first...

 

Opinions?! 

Re: 3 shots of espresso...

  • image jamers601:
    I think there is about 95 mg of caffeine per shot. They say to keep it to 200 mg a day. I am sure that one drink didn't do any harm, but I would keep it to a double shot at most in the future. Just my opinion. You can even get a large and do a double vs. triple- it will just have more milk. 

    Absolutely not true. A two ounce doppio espresso (that is two shots) is around 150 mg of caffeine. So that is around 75mg per shot. If you had three then that is 225 mg total. Still over the recommended limit, if you are looking to stay at 200 mg and below.

    Contrary to popular belief there is actually more caffeine in the average brewed cup of coffee vs. an espresso.

     

    Coffees Service Size Caffeine (mg)
    Coffee, generic brewed 8 oz. 133 (range: 102-200) (16 oz. = 266)
    Starbucks Brewed Coffee (Grande) 16 oz. 320
    Einstein Bros. regular coffee 16 oz. 300
    Dunkin' Donuts regular coffee 16 oz. 206
    Starbucks Vanilla Latte (Grande) 16 oz. 150
    Coffee, generic instant 8 oz. 93 (range: 27-173)
    Coffee, generic decaffeinated 8 oz. 5 (range: 3-12)
    Starbucks Espresso, doppio 2 oz. 150
    Starbucks Frappuccino Blended Coffee Beverages, average 9.5 oz. 115
    Starbucks Espresso, solo 1 oz. 75
    Einstein Bros. Espresso 1 oz. 75
    Espresso, generic 1 oz. 40 (range: 30-90)
    Starbucks Espresso decaffeinated 1 oz. 4
    Teas Service Size Caffeine (mg)
    Tea, brewed 8 oz. 53 (range: 40-120)
    Starbucks Tazo Chai Tea Latte (Grande) 16 oz. 100
    Snapple, Lemon (and diet version) 16 oz. 42
    Snapple, Peach (and diet version) 16 oz. 42
    Snapple Raspberry (and diet version) 16 oz. 42
    Arizona Iced Tea, black 16 oz. 32
    Nestea 12 oz. 26
    Snapple, Just Plain Unsweetened 16 oz. 18
    Arizona Iced Tea, green 16 oz. 15
    Snapple, Kiwi Teawi 16 oz. 10
    Soft Drinks Service Size Caffeine (mg)
    FDA official limit for cola and pepper soft drinks 12 oz. 71
    Vault 12 oz. 71 (20 oz. = 118)
    Jolt Cola 12 oz. 72
    Mountain Dew MDX, regular or diet 12 oz. 71 (20 oz. = 118)
    Coke Blak 12 oz. 69 (20 oz. = 115)
    Coke Red, regular or diet 12 oz. 54 (20 oz. = 90)
    Mountain Dew, regular or diet 12 oz. 54 (20 oz. = 90)
    Pepsi One 12 oz. 54 (20 oz. = 90)
    Mellow Yellow 12 oz. 53
    Diet Coke 12 oz. 47 (20 oz. = 78)
    Diet Coke Lime 12 oz. 47 (20 oz. = 78)
    TAB 12 oz. 46.5
    Pibb Xtra, Diet Mr. Pibb, Pibb Zero 12 oz. 41 (20 oz. = 68)
    Dr. Pepper 12 oz. 42 (20 oz. = 68)
    Dr. Pepper diet 12 oz. 44 (20 oz. = 68)
    Pepsi 12 oz. 38 (20 oz. = 63)
    Pepsi Lime, regular or Diet 12 oz. 38 (20 oz. = 63)
    Pepsi Vanilla 12 oz. 37
    Pepsi Twist 12 oz. 38 (20 oz. = 63)
    Pepsi Wild Cherry, regular or diet 12 oz. 38 (20 oz. = 63)
    Diet Pepsi 12 oz. 36 (20 oz. = 60)
    Pepsi Twist, diet 12 oz. 36 (20 oz. = 60)
    Coca-Cola Classic 12 oz. 35 (20 oz. = 58)
    Coke Black Cherry Vanilla, regular or diet 12 oz. 35 (20 oz. = 58)
    Coke C2 12 oz. 35 (20 oz. = 58)
    Coke Cherry, regular or diet 12 oz. 35 (20 oz. = 58)
    Coke Lime 12 oz. 35 (20 oz. = 58)
    Coke Vanilla 12 oz. 35 (20 oz. = 58)
    Coke Zero 12 oz. 35 (20 oz. = 58)
    Barq's Diet Root Beer 12 oz. 0
    Barq's Root Beer 12 oz. 22 (20 oz. = 38)
    7-Up, regular or diet 12 oz. 0
    Fanta, all flavors 12 oz. 0
    Fresca, all flavors 12 oz. 0
    Mug Root Beer, regular or diet 12 oz. 0
    Sierra Mist, regular or free 12 oz. 0
    Sprite, regular or diet 12 oz. 0
    Energy Drinks Service Size Caffeine (mg)
    Spike Shooter 8.4 oz. 300
    Cocaine 8.4 oz. 288
    Monster Energy 16 oz. 160
    Full Throttle 16 oz. 144
    Rip It, all varieties 8 oz. 100
    Enviga 12 oz. 100
    Tab Energy 10.5 oz. 95
    SoBe No Fear 8 oz. 83
    Red Bull 8.3 oz. 80
    Red Bull Sugarfree 8.3 oz.. 80
    Rockstar Energy Drink 8 oz. 80
    SoBe Adrenaline Rush 8.3 oz. 79
    Amp 8.4 oz. 74
    Glaceau Vitamin Water Energy Tropical Citrus 20 oz. 50
    SoBe Essential Energy, Berry or Orange 8 oz. 48
    Frozen Desserts Service Size Caffeine (mg)
    Ben & Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch 8 fl. oz. 84
    Ben & Jerry's Coffee Flavored Ice Cream 8 fl. oz. 68
    Haagen-Dazs Coffee Ice Cream 8 fl. oz. 58
    Haagen-Dazs Coffee Light Ice Cream 8 fl. oz. 58
    Haagen-Dazs Coffee Frozen Yogurt 8 fl. oz. 58
    Haagen-Dazs Coffee & Almond Crunch Bar 8 fl. oz. 58
    Starbucks Coffee Ice Cream 8 fl. oz. 50-60
    Chocolates/Candies/Other Service Size Caffeine (mg)
    Jolt Caffeinated Gum 1 stick 33
    Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Bar 1.45 oz. 31
    Hershey's Chocolate Bar 1.55 oz. 9
    Hershey's Kisses 41g (9 pieces) 9
    Hot Cocoa 8 oz. 9 (range: 3-13)

    Over-The-Counter Drugs Service Size Caffeine (mg)
    NoDoz (Maximum Strength) 1 tablet 200
    Vivarin 1 tablet 200
    Excedrin (Extra Strength) 2 tablets 130
    Anacin (Maximum Strength) 2 tablets 64



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  • Just to add to what others said, if you go to Starbucks.com you can see how much caffeine is in each drink in the nutrition facts section.  I did that the other day to see how much was in a latte.  Personally, I stick to the under 200mg/day recommendation. It is unlikely that exceeding that amount for one day would cause any harm, but I wouldn't make a habit of it. 
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    I wouldn't worry too much about it! It's not as if you are drinking one of these everyday. My doctor also said 200mg a day is fine. I think as pregnant ladies we beat ourselves up too much about every little thing we consume. If it makes you feel better I had a turkey sandwich yesterday and I DIDN'T heat the meat up first :) 
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  • I go to starbucks frequently and was told (how I didn't already know this, I don't know... lol) that a hot venti drink has 2 shots and an iced venti drink has 3 shots. Just an FYI. I used to work at a starbucks-sponsored coffee shop during college and the starbucks man that trained us never told us that! 
  • There are 225 mg of caffeine in 3 shots of Starbucks coffee. You'll be fine! I wouldn't make it your regular daily drink but having if you have it occasionally you'll be just peachy!

    ETA PP is correct - your iced one has 3 shots [hot venti drinks only have 2 - but it's far too warm for that!] 


  • I don't think it'll hurt you. But now you know for future ordering. Some days I probably max out on caffeine, but that's safer than driving off the road exhausted. As my doctor says, "there are worse things a pregnant person can do."
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