We are only one day away from the kick-off of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Have you checked the schedule of the games yet? If you haven’t, bad news, the games Australian team plays in are all at late night. Would you give up watching our proud players playing just for one good night sleep? Well, maybe not.
We all know caffeinated drinks are going to keep us awake, but what would be the best and most effective one? Here’s a list of some drinks with their caffeine contents for you to choose from. Hope these help you survive through the night and enjoy every bit of the games!
1. SOFT DRINKS
Most of the soft drinks contain caffeine, Coke and Pepsi as the most popular ones. To some people, sugar in these effervescent sodas works in a delicate way (AKA, ‘sugar buzz’) to keep them awake apart from the caffeine as well. These soft drinks will not only keep us from falling asleep but also give us a refreshment with their fizziness! Not to mention - they taste amazing. Here are caffeinated soft drinks listed in the order of amount of caffeine they contain according to Mayo Clinic:
Mountain Dew 46-55 mg per 12 oz
Diet Coke 38-47 mg per 12 oz
Dr. Pepper 36 mg per 12 oz
2. ENERGY DRINKS
Remember the legendary Red Bull, the lifesaver that made us survive through procrastinating on the night before exams? Well, we are now in 21st century and are exposed to wider range of energy drink choices even more effective than Red Bull. Here are energy drinks listed in the order of amount of caffeine they contain according to Foods for Better Health:
5 Hour Energy 215 mg per 2 fl. oz bottle
NOS 160 mg per 16 fl. oz can
Monster Energy 160mg per 16 fl. oz can
Yes, here comes the brown stuff. You can never underestimate coffee with its caffeine contents. Did you know a shot of espresso has almost triple the amount of caffeine contents than a can of Red Bull? This brown stuff will work smoothly giving us extra 3-4 hours of alertness pass our bed time, just the right amount of caffeine to stay up to watch the game! Here are caffeinated soft drinks listed in the order of amount of caffeine they contain according to Mayo Clinic:
Espresso 160-300 mg per 4 oz
Brewed Coffee 47-100 mg per 4 oz
Instant Coffee 13-86 mg per 4 oz
So, what kind of caffeinated drinks did you choose for the upcoming games? Is it coffee? Then there’s another problem, it takes time brewing a fresh cup of coffee at home and it is a bit too late to go grab one at a café outside just before the games. Try our Barsetto Capsule Espresso machine or Tripresso. Fresh cup of espresso (that can be blended into americanos, lattes, mochas and more) ready in a minute!