Kahlua K Cups - Does Kahlua K Cups Have Alcohol

Kahlua K Cups – Does Kahlua K Cups Have Alcohol?

Last updated on October 24th, 2023 at 14:56

If you are thinking of trying Kahlua K Cups but holding back because you are unsure about trying them and want more information like does Kahlua K Cups have alcohol? I’ll put your mind at rest straight away.


There is no Alcohol in Kahlua K Cups.

Keep reading for more information about this alcohol-free coffee liqueur beverage.

What Are Kahlua K Cups?

K-Cups are single serving coffee pods that are purposely designed to be used in Keurig single serve coffee pod coffee makers and have a wide range of flavors, some 600+  flavors from 60+ brands and manufacturers, and one of which is Kahlua.

Kahlua K Cup coffee pods have the same taste as the famous coffee liqueur using both natural and artificial flavorings. The taste of a cup of coffee made with a Kahlua K Cup tastes smooth, robusta and with notes of vanilla and caramel.

Unlike the coffee liqueur, Kahlua K Cup is fully caffeinated and contains no alcohol.

What Are Kahlua K Cups
Kahlua K Cups

Read: Kahlua coffee drinks

What Does Kahlua Coffee Taste Like?

Kahlua has an eye-catching caramel color and a deep rich taste of high-quality Mexican Arabica Coffee from Veracruz. There are hints of roasted chestnuts and sweet butter.

A very rich flavorsome coffee drink.

Kahlua Coffee Nutrition Details – Kahlua K Cups Nutrition

The nutritional details for 45 ml serving (1.5 oz) serving of Kahlua is as follows:

Nutrient Amount
Calories 148
Total fat 0 grams
Sodium 0 milligrams
Total carbohydrates 24 grams
Sugars 24 grams
Protein 0 grams

The details have been extracted from the Kahlua website.

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Does Kahlua K Cups Have Alcohol?

This is a non-alcoholic Keurig K-Cup. Just in case you are curious, there are no K-Cups that have alcohol. The flavor of the rum in Kahlua K Cups is from artificial flavorings. It’s a K-cup that is made of a mix of natural and artificial flavorings and 100% Arabica coffee.

It’s very nice, very tasty with lovely notes of caramel, vanilla and rum.

Try it. I’m an alcohol-free kind of guy and strictly avoid alcohol. These K-Cups are a great way of enjoying a tasty Kahlua coffee that is alcohol-free!

Kahlua Coffee Grounds

While Kahlua is a coffee-flavored liqueur that has its origins in Veracruz, Mexico. Made with a blend of locally sourced Arabica coffee beans, sugar and corn syrup and then aged in oak barrels for approximately a year.

The flavor is rich yet very smooth and has notes of vanilla a caramel. In essence, Kahlua is a coffee-Rum liqueur.

While Kahlua coffee grounds, whole beans, instant coffee and Keurig K Cups are available, these are not processed or made in the same way and contain no alcohol. The beans and coffee grounds are flavored artificially to create an alcohol-free coffee beverage that you can brew using any method that you wish.

Is Kahlua A Coffee Bean?


Kahlua is a coffee liqueur that originates in Veracruz, Mexico and dates back to 1936. While there are coffee beans, coffee grounds and even Kahlua K Cups available there is no such thing as the Kahlua coffee bean.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kahlua K Cups

Is There Alcohol In Kahlua K Cups?

According to the product details and information given by Kahlua, their Keurig K cups are both artificially and naturally flavored and contain zero alcohol. The original tastes of vanilla, caramel and rum are still there as is the roasted coffee flavor, just no alcohol! 

Does Kahlua Have Vodka In It?

 No, Kahlua does not have Vodka. It contains alcohol, which is from rum. This Mexican coffee liqueur is made with rum, sugar, and 100% Mexican-grown Arabica coffee beans.

Does Kahlua Have A Lot Of Alcohol?

No, the alcohol content of Kahlua is 20% ABV, which is classified as a low alcohol beverage, much less than the 40% ABV that you would expect from spirits like rum, gin, vodka or Whiskey.

Read: Kahlua coffee

Is Kahlua High In Caffeine?

No, the caffeine content of Kahlua is only 100 PPM, parts per million, which means that a single one ounce (30 ml) shot of Kahlua has only 3.34 mg of caffeine. About 20 shots of Kahlua would have 66.8 mg of caffeine which is about the same as a shot of espresso.

…by which time you will be too drunk to notice the stimulation from the caffeine!

It is fair to say that it is a product that is very low in caffeine and not where near what you would experience in a cup of coffee.

Is Baileys And Kahlua The Same?

Both Kahlua and Baileys are coffee liqueurs that compliment a well-brewed fresh cup of coffee perfectly.  But both are very different. Baileys is a rich creamy beverage that takes its taste from Irish Whiskey, cocoa and cream.

Kahlua takes its tase from rum, sugar and 100% Mexican-grown Arabica coffee.

Is RumChata The Same As Kahlua?

Kahlua is closer to RumChata than it is to Baileys. Kahlua is a coffee liqueur that has its taste from using locally grown Veracruz Arabica coffee beans, sugar and rum.

RumChata gets its flavor from cream, vanilla and cinnamon.

Final Thoughts – Kahlua K Cups

I admit that I am slightly biased and recommend trying these K-Cups as I am non-alcohol drinker and Kahlua K Cups offer me a very convenient way of enjoying an alcohol-free Kahlua coffee. 

I find them taste, convenient and work very well as general coffee and a very special after dinner coffee. 

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Derek Marshall, a certified barista by the Specialty Coffee Association possesses over two decades of experience in specialty coffee shops. He holds professional certifications for coffee brewing and barista skills. Derek is also an author with authoritative books covering various coffee topics including specialty coffee, sustainability and coffee, coffee brewing, coffee recipes, coffee cocktails and books focusing on Brazilian coffee, Vietnamese coffee, Indonesian coffee and Malaysian coffee. As a barista for over two decades, Derek Marshall has worked in specialty coffee shops across the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. His expertise extends to the distinct coffee cultures, specialty beverages, and brewing techniques of each nation. Functioning as a coffee consultant, Derek charges US$50 per hour. To learn more about Derek Marshall and Latte Love Brew, visit his About Me Page. For coffee inquiries, contact him at +34-639-410-375 or Derek@LatteLoveBrew.com, mentioning your name and location

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