The coffee at Prete Costa is the strongest on the street, according to which one?

With Costa, Pret, Starbucks, Caffe Nero and Greggs on almost every corner, coffee lovers have plenty to choose from when it comes to enjoying a cup of coffee on Britain's high streets. However, a recent study found that the caffeine content in some of our favorite drinks "varies widely" depending on where you buy it. Are you interested? Me too.

Research conducted by consumer group Which? compared the caffeine content in espresso, cappuccino and filter coffee drinks from the five chain coffee shops and found some "huge differences".

For example, Costa Coffee's medium cappuccino was found to be the strongest, containing 325 milligrams of caffeine, nearly five times as much as the Starbucks cappuccino (which contains 66 milligrams of caffeine). As for espresso and filter coffee, Pret tops the list with 180 mg and 271 mg of caffeine respectively.

"Our research shows you may be consuming more or less caffeine than you expect," nutritionist Shefalee Loth said in a statement, adding that some consumers should be more aware of the caffeine in the drinks they choose. Caffeine content. "Most of the time this shouldn't be a problem, but if you drink a lot of coffee or need to limit your caffeine intake, you may want to think about what you're ordering and where it's coming from," Loth adds.

In a statement to the BBC, a Costa Coffee spokesperson said they "encourage customers to understand the caffeine content in their favorite Costa coffee to ensure it is suitable for their dietary requirements or lifestyle choices."

Consuming 300-400 milligrams of caffeine per day (which adds up to about three to four cups) is "sufficient for most people" and can provide some health benefits. However, the UK's National Health Service (NHS) advises that some coffee drinkers should monitor their caffeine intake based on their health.

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