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Food Surveillance Information Sheet


Food Surveillance Information Sheet Number103

ANNEX A

Table A5: Concentrations of caffeine, theobromine and theophylline in coffee products.
Product
Sample weight (g)a
Caffeine (mg/l)
Theobromine (mg/l)
Theophylline (mg/l)
Standard instant




Asda granules (Farmstores) instant granules 1.6 325 1.0 2.5
Cafe Direct 1.6 270 2.5 0.5
Co-op powder 1.6 295 1.0 1.0
Kenco Superior Blend 1.6 215 1.0 0.5
Kwik-Save no frills instant granules 1.6 330 1.5 4.5
Maxwell House 1.6 290 1.0 0.5
Mellow Birds 1.6 335 1.0 0.5
Nescafe Blend 37 1.6 315 0.5 0.5
Nescafe Gold Blend 1.6 265 1.0 0.5
Nescafe standard 1.6 305 1.0 0.5
Safeways Full Roast 1.6 310 1.0 1.0
Sainsbury's medium roast 1.6 300 1.0 1.5
Somerfield Medium Roast Instant Coffee Granules 1.6 340 0.5 1.0
Tesco Classic 1.6 275 0.5 0.5
Tesco Classic Gold 1.6 230 1.0 0.2
Waitrose instant coffee granules 1.6 210 1.0 0.5
Decaffeinated instant




Cafe Hag 1.6 11.0 0.5 <0.1
Nescafe Decaffeinated 1.6 10.0 0.5 <0.1
Filter and percolated




Lyons Original cafetiere & percolator 2.6 210 0.5 0.5
Lyons Original filter 2.6 215 0.5 0.5
Safeway's Medium Roast cafetiere & percolator 2.6 170 0.5 0.1
Safeway's Medium Roast filter 2.6 145 0.5 0.5
Sainsbury's Original filter 2.6 200 0.5 0.2
Sainsbury's original cafetiere & percolator 2.6 190 0.5 0.1
Tesco original cafetiere & percolator 2.6 205 0.5 0.5
Tesco Original filter 2.6 105 0.5 0.5
Miscellaneous




Cafe Frizzante NA 70 <0.1 <0.1
Nescafe Cafe au Chocolat 17.8 580 60 1.5
Nescafe instant cappuccino 1.6 70 <0.1 <0.1
Nescafe instant espresso 1.6 560 1.5 0.5

Notes:
a Sample weight in 200 ml water
NA not applicable


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