Caffeine in Monster vs. Coffee: Which Has Higher Content?

A Can of Java Monster Mean Bean Energy Drink

Caffeine is a stimulant in many popular beverages, including energy drinks like Monster and coffee. While both beverages contain caffeine, the amount and how it affects the body can vary drastically. This article will explore the differences between the caffeine in Monster and the caffeine in coffee and which is healthier for you.

How Much Caffeine in Coffee?

The amount of caffeine in coffee varies depending on the type of coffee, the brewing method, and the cup size. A typical 8-ounce cup of brewed coffee contains around 95 milligrams of caffeine, while espresso contains around 63 milligrams of caffeine per shot. 

Flat-lay Photo Cup of Coffee

Does Monster Have More Caffeine Than Coffee?

The short answer is yes, but it depends on several factors. Firstly, Monster energy drinks come in many flavors and have caffeine amounts ranging from 20 to 300 mg per can. Secondly, it’s important to consider the size of the beverage, as some Monster energy drinks come in much larger containers than a single cup of coffee.

Overall, a 16-ounce can of Monster energy drink has 160 mg of caffeine. As a result, the 16-ounce Monster can has more caffeine than an 8-ounce cup of brewed coffee. However, If you drink 16 ounces or two cups of brewed coffee, you get 180 mg of caffeine.

Caffeine Content by Monster Type

Monster TypeCaffeine Content (mg)Size (fl oz)
Monster Energy16016
Java Monster20015
Java Monster Mean Bean20015
Java Monster Cold Brew Latte20013.5
Monster Zero14016
Monster Low Carb14016
Monster Mango Loco15216

Which is healthier – Monster or Coffee?

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Regarding calories and sugar, coffee is the healthier choice, depending on your choice of coffee and the additional ingredients. A can of Monster Energy has 210 calories and 54g of sugar, while an 8-ounce cup of black coffee has only 2 calories and 0g of sugar. Adding milk, cream, or flavored syrups to coffee can significantly increase the calorie count and sugar content. If you choose coffee without any sugar, it wouldn’t affect your diet much and minimizes the possibility of sugar crashes.


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