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How Much Caffeine Is in Folger’s Coffee? We Found Out for You!

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Sarah Rose

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If you’re like me, a good cup of coffee is the perfect way to jumpstart the day. But have you ever wondered just how much caffeine is in that cup? Or maybe why it makes you feel so good?


The amount may vary depending on the brand, but we can start our search for answers with one of America’s leading brands, Folger’s Coffee.

Folgers offers a range of coffee varieties, each with varying caffeine content. Whether you’re sipping on their Classic Roast, a bold Black Silk blend, or a unique coffee drink with Folgers as the base, you’re getting a shot of caffeine. 


It helps to know how much you’re drinking, and here’s all the information you need toward that end.

Caffeine Folgers Coffee

How Much Caffeine is in Folger’s Coffee

The caffeine content in Folger’s coffee tends to vary depending on the product line. From decaf to bold flavors, the amount of caffeine in individual products varies. While the average caffeine content is around 30-40 mg per tbsp of ground coffee, it swells to between 60 and 80 mg per 12 oz of brewed coffee. 

Caffeine in Folgers Coffee Products

Folger’s Dark Silk immediately stands out from the other products. It offers bold flavors reminiscent of a strong cup of coffee at the cost of a high caffeine content.


How do the other Folger’s products fare?

Well, this Reddit user and former classic blend drinker mentions that it felt like somewhere between 70-100mg for the classic roast. Fortunately, you don’t need to rely on estimates.

Here’s all the information: 

Variant NameServing SizeCaffeine Content (mg)
Folger’s Classic Roast2 Tbspns120-160
Folger’s Half Caff2 Tbspns60-80
Folger’s Classic Decaf2 Tbspns2-8
Folger’s Black Silk2 Tbspns170-190

Folgers Coffee Classic Roast

That’s an impressive amount of caffeine in and of itself, but how does it stack up against other popular coffee brands and drinks?

Coffee BrandServing SizeCaffeine Content (mg)
Folger’s Classic Roast2 Tbspns120-160
Keurig K-Cup1 Pod75-150
Nescafe2 Tbspns60-70
Starbucks Via Instant Brew8oz135
Taster’s Choice8oz98
Maxwell House Coffee12oz168


Focusing on the caffeine content can be very easy. And while It’s good to keep track of what goes into your body, try not to sacrifice your enjoyment of the coffee—unless health reasons are involved.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Is 200 mg of caffeine a lot?

A healthy adult can safely consume about 400 milligrams of caffeine daily, roughly the equivalent of four cups of coffee. Thus, a 200-milligram intake doesn’t generally cause any significant harmful effects in healthy individuals unless otherwise advised by a doctor.

How much caffeine is in a cup of Folgers coffee?

Folgers coffee contains 14.00 mg of caffeine per fl oz (47.34 mg per 100 ml). Consequently, an 8 fl oz cup of Folgers coffee will have around 112 mg of caffeine.

Is Folgers coffee considered good coffee?

Folgers Black Silk is a highly appreciated variety. In a blind taste test, it was even preferred over Starbucks French Roast. Folgers strives to deliver premium coffee quality that satisfies different tastes.

Sarah Rose
Certified Barista & Authorised SCAE Trainer

After several years of experience running a specialty coffee shop and roastery in France, Sarah has since worked as an AST (Authorised SCAE Trainer) for 3 years before branching out into becoming a national barista trainer in France and an online consultant globally. Sarah represents Nuova Simonnelli in her area, is as passionate as ever about coffee, and is constantly appreciative of the people she meets in the industry from all walks of life. If you would like to get in touch with her, you can reach her here at #TeachMeCoffee

Sarah Rose

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