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Some coffee served in Lancashire shops ‘has five times the caffeine’
1:22pm Friday 6th July 2012 in Health
RESEARCH from Lancashire’s trading standards team investigating cafes found some coffees contain up to five times more caffeine per serving than others.
Food safety officers bought 20 shots of espresso from high street chain coffee shops, independent outlets and garages across the county.
Paul Noone, assistant director, said: “This survey will be of interest to many coffee drinkers but actually has important findings for pregnant women, who are advised by the NHS to limit their caffeine intake.
“It shows huge differences between the levels of caffeine in samples of espresso, which form the basis of many of the drinks on a menu, with milk or water often being added to make longer drinks or flavourings mixed in to taste.”