Caffeine Kick Crisis

As the mornings get darker and the days get colder, there’s nothing we crave more than a cup of hot coffee and most of all, a big caffeine KICK!


However, you need to be aware of just how much caffeine is in your daily cup of coffee and how much of these you are consuming throughout the day. In my opinion, you only really need one cup of coffee a day to give you the fuel you need. 

You can actually SAVE MONEY by swapping sizes or switching to getting your coffee from Costa as opposed to the other high street brands.

Mail online results show that Costa coffee has the most caffeine at a whopping 185mg. Starbucks coffee however, retails at the most expensive at £2.60 for a medium yet has the second to least amount of caffeine in it at just 75mg – only 4mg off of a £1.49 McDonald's one. Crazy!

Get your money’s worth and rather than buy several coffees a day that have such a small amount of caffeine (for a high price) why not opt for 1 or 2 maximum a day where you get a genuinely worthy caffeine kick and most of all, save lots of £££!

However, it could be argued that some people don’t want that much caffeine in their daily coffee and that the high levels scare them, so they would rather get a dozen much lower caffeine coffees a day. Although I say,

"Why waste all your money on several expensive cups of basically 'hot brown water' with not a substantial amount of caffeine in it at!?" 

Be savvy with your cash and get the caffeine hit when you actually need it; morning and mid afternoon. If it’s a good coffee then you won’t need to keep your caffeine kick topped up several times a day! If it’s a hot drink you crave, switch to a nice fruit tea which has natural sugars for your energy levels or if you really really crave the 'C hit' – why not switch to a cup of breakfast tea which has around 50mg of caffeine in. It’s not too much to get you buzzing but it’s a nice amount to keep you ticking!

Check out the Costa Coffee drinks menu here


Sophie Millington is a marketing professional, writer and performing arts fanatic! Working for Altitude London as a marketing executive, Sophie has responsibility for marketing for the ALTITUDE GROUP retail brands which includes Reels Millbank. Follow Sophie on Google Plus: