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How Much Caffeine is in Your Matcha Latte?

Matcha lattes have become a beloved cafe staple, offering a delicious and invigorating alternative to coffee. But have you ever wondered just how much caffeine you're getting in that frothy cup of green goodness?

Here at MatchaKo, we're all about transparency, so let's dive into the world of matcha latte caffeine content.

Matcha vs. Coffee: Which has more caffeine?

Unlike coffee, which gets its caffeine from roasted beans, matcha uses finely ground green tea leaves. This means the caffeine content can vary depending on several factors, including:

  • Matcha grade: Ceremonial-grade matcha, known for its vibrant color and smooth taste, tends to have slightly less caffeine than culinary-grade matcha.
  • Serving size: A traditional serving of matcha is around 2 grams, but lattes often use more.
  • Preparation: Stronger whisking can release more caffeine from the leaves.

The Magic Number: 60-90mg per Latte

Taking these factors into account, a typical matcha latte (made with 2-3 grams of matcha) will provide you with 60-90 milligrams of caffeine. MatchaKo’s beverages contain 76-86 mg of caffeine. This sits comfortably below the recommended daily caffeine intake for healthy adults (around 400mg according to the FDA). 

Is Matcha More Effective than Coffee?

Even though matcha may have less caffeine than coffee, some people report feeling a more sustained and focused energy boost. This is thanks to the presence of L-theanine, an amino acid that works synergistically with caffeine, promoting calmness alongside alertness.

Know Your Matcha

So, the next time you sip on a matcha latte, you can appreciate the complex interplay of factors that determine your caffeine experience. Remember, if you're sensitive to caffeine, opt for a smaller serving or choose a lower-grade matcha.

At MatchaKo, we offer a variety of matcha grades to suit your preferences. Explore our collection and find your perfect cup of invigorating calm!


Meta: A typical matcha latte from MatchaKo contains 60-90mg of caffeine, offering a gentler energy boost compared to coffee.