Coffee has an interwoven, global history of growing, trading, roasting and brewing. It is both cultural and social, customary and ubiquitous. According to the National Coffee Association, in 2009 about 54 percent of the adult population partook in daily consumption of coffee, with the amount averaging about 2.9 cups.

Many enjoy their morning cup of coffee for the flavor, some for the caffeine. In fact, an 8-ounce drip coffee contains approximately 104-192 milligrams of caffeine.

Energy drinks are a younger beverage category, also enjoyed by some for their flavor, and by others for the caffeine. But the popularity of energy drinks has produced some vocal opposition about caffeine levels. Unfortunately, the opposition is often uninformed on the facts. In fact, the amount of caffeine in mainstream energy drinks is moderate. To learn more, check out our caffeine comparison chart on our Web site.