Coffee is a popular choice for its caffeine content, providing a boost of energy. Iced coffee is often preferred due to its ease of drinking and refreshing taste. However, cold brew coffee, steeped in cold water for up to 24 hours, offers a stronger alternative. Starbucks, a popular coffee chain, offers a grande cold brew coffee with 205 milligrams of caffeine, compared to 165 milligrams in a regular iced coffee.
Starbucks has been offering cold brew since its initial launch in select markets in 2014, with small batches steeped for 20 hours daily. A grande cold brew coffee has five calories and zero grams of sugar or fat. Starbucks also offers other sizes of cold brew, such as tall, venti, and trenta, with varying amounts of caffeine.
Customers can customize their order by adding simple syrup or flavoring with caramel, hazelnut, toffee nut, or vanilla syrups. For more caffeine, adding an espresso shot to the cold brew can add an additional 150 milligrams, giving a grande cold brew with a shot a total of 355 milligrams.
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