Does Kahlúa Have Caffeine? – Answered

Yes, Kahlúa has caffeine. In 1.5 ounces of this beverage, there is 5 mg of caffeine. Keep in mind that a typical shot glass holds about 1.5 ounces.

The primary ingredients in Kahlúa are arabica coffee, rum, and sugar. The caffeine in this drink comes from coffee. Kahlúa is often to mix with other liquids to make beverages such as White Russians or Mudslides. This means that most mixed drinks with Kahlúa are not heavy on caffeine.

The table below shows a comparison of the caffeine in Kahlúa versus other popular beverages.

BeverageServing SizeCaffeineCaffeine per fl oz
Kahlúa1.5 fl oz5 mg3.33 mg
Coffee12 fl oz136 mg*11.33 mg*
Coca-Cola12 fl oz34 mg2.83 mg
Red Bull12 fl oz114 mg9.5 mg
Black Tea8 fl oz48 mg*6 mg*
* Approximate numbers

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