Venti Americano - Everything You Need To Know And More!

Venti Americano – Everything You Need To Know And More!

Last updated on October 25th, 2023 at 13:57

This article covers everything that you need to know about a Venti Americano, be it a regular hot brewed venti caffe Americano or an iced venti Americano.

All the details including the caffeine, calories, fat, sugar and various choices or roast that you can have the drink served in.

Keep reading to get all the details that you need about a Venti Americano.

Venti Americano – An Overview

A Venti Americano, correctly ordered as a Venti caffe Americano, is a beverage on the Starbucks menu that consists of 4 shots of espresso, water and ice.

The regular hot version has the espresso shots diluted with hot water added while the iced version is made with hot brewed espresso shots and cold water with ice added to chill the beverage.

The beverage has 300 milligrams of caffeine and 15 calories.

The venti drink size when used for hot drinks is 20 Oz (600 ml) and 24 Oz (720 ml) for iced version. The extra 4 Oz (120 ml) is to permit for the ice while no loss in volume of your beverage.

Venti Americano
An Americano With Ice

Read: Iced americano with cream

Venti Iced Caffe Americano

A Venti iced caffe Americano coffee is the same as a regular venti caffe Americano only the 4 shots of espresso are diluted with cold water and ice added to chill the drink.

It is made with the same coffee beans, the same number of shots, has the same fat, sugar, calories and caffeine content as the hot versions.

The only slight difference is the size; an additional 4 ounces (120 ml) is to permit for the volume of the ice. The actual liquid volume of the coffee is still 20 ounces made up of 4 ounces of espresso shots and 16 ounces of cold water.

Venti Americano Calories

A Venti iced caffe Americano coffee is the same as a regular venti caffe Americano only the 4 shots of espresso are diluted with cold water and ice added to chill the drink.

It is made with the same coffee beans, the same number of shots, has the same fat, sugar, calories and caffeine content as the hot versions.

The only slight difference is the size; an additional 4 ounces (120 ml) is to permit for the volume of the ice. The actual liquid volume of the coffee is still 20 ounces made up of 4 ounces of espresso shots and 16 ounces of cold water.

Venti Americano Calories
An Americano Has Few Calories

Read: Who orders an iced Americano

How Much Fat Is In A Venti Americano?

Caffe Americano is available in various drink sizes, ranging from a short 8 Oz (240 ml) to a venti 20 Oz (600 ml) for a regular hot caffe Americano coffee and from a tall 12 Oz (360 ml) to a venti 24 Oz (720 ml) drink size for an iced Americano.

The amount of fat in all drink sizes, be it hot or iced, is zero. It’s a fat-free drink. Any fat added is from any milk, syrup or flavoring that you add to the drink.

How Much Sugar Is In A Venti Americano?

The sugar content as well as the fat and calorie count is something to keep an eye on when you are ordering coffee from Starbucks as many can unfortunately be described as liquid cakes.

Thankfully, the sugar content of a venti Americano and all other drink sizes hot or iced is zero.

It’s a sugar-free, low fat and low calorie drink. If you are on a diet, it’s the best choice on their menu.

Venti Americano Caffeine

The amount of caffeine in a Venti Americano coffee, iced or hot is 300 milligrams of caffeine.

Here is how much caffeine you can expect in an Americano, regardless of the temperature of the drink:

  • Short* 8 Oz (240 ml): 75 mg.
  • Tall 12 Oz (360 ml): 150 mg.
  • Grande 16 Oz (480 ml): 225 mg.
  • Venti** 20 Oz/24 Oz (600 ml/720 ml): 300 mg.

*Short drink size is only available for the regular hot drink size.

** Venti, 20 Oz (600 ml) is available for hot Americano, 24 Oz (720 ml) for iced Americano.

Venti Americano Caffeine
An Americano Is High In Caffeine

Read: What is an iced Americano?

Starbucks Espresso Roast

Starbucks espresso roast is used to make an Americano in their stores. It’s great coffee with notes of caramel, molasses and a strong, bold, intense flavor.

Pike Place Roast

Pike Place is Starbucks signature roast and coffee. It’s a tasty medium roast and works well for all their coffee drinks. It’s a perfect everyday coffee with notes of toasted nuts and cocoa. It’s well-rounded, smooth and an excellent blend of Latin American coffees.

Blonde Roast

If you love light roasts, you will love Starbucks blonde roast. It’s light, bright and tasty, sweet and creamy with citrus-like notes.

As a warning, it packs a serious caffeine kick, more than other coffees.

Frequently Asked Questions About Venti Americano

How Much Heavy Cream Does Starbucks Put In A venti Iced Coffee?

Heavy cream is not used in Starbucks iced coffee or their iced Americano. Heavy cream, half-and-half cream, milk or any dairy product does not form part of an iced coffee or iced Americano unless specifically requested.

In Starbucks, How Much Caffeine Is In The Americano Decaf?

The amount of caffeine that is in an Americano Decaf for all drink sizes at Starbucks is as follows:

  • Short 8 Oz (240 ml): 2.25 mg.
  • Tall 12 Oz (360 ml): 4.5 mg.
  • Grande 16 Oz (480 ml): 6.75 mg.
  • Venti 20 Oz (600 ml): 9 mg.

Decaffeinated doesn’t mean caffeine free and while there is no official information anywhere on the Starbucks website about the caffeine content of their Americano decaf.

The calculation that I made was after discovering that the decaffeinating process used by Starbucks is 97% effective, and removes 97% of the caffeine. I used this to calculate the approximate caffeine in each of the 4 drink sizes.

How Many Shots Of Espresso Are In A “Tall” Starbucks Drink?

The amount of shots of espresso that are in Starbucks Tall and other drinks are as follows:

Drink Size Latte Caffé Americano Flat White* Cappuccino Caffé Mocha 
Short 8 Oz (240 ml) 1 shot 1 shot 2 shots 1 shot 1 shot
Tall 12 Oz (360 ml) 1 shot 2 shots 2 shots 1 shot 1 shot
Grande 16 Oz (480 ml) 2 shots 3 shots 3 shots 2 shots 2 shots
Venti 20 O (600 ml) 2 shots 4 shots 3 shots. 2 shots 2 shots

*A flat white is made with shots of ristretto, a smaller and more focused espresso.

As you can see, the number of shots in a Tall drink at Starbucks depends on what drink you order. Mostly, the difference between a tall and a short drink is more steamed milk and milk froth and not necessarily more coffee.

Why Does Starbucks Americano Have Carbs?

The small amount of carbs in an American, a negligible amount, is due to the sugar content from the coffee beans.

  • Starbucks Short 8 Oz (240 ml) Americano: 1 gram.
  • Starbucks Tall 12 Oz (360 ml) Americano: 1 gram.
  • Starbucks Grande 16 Oz (480 ml) Americano: 2 grams
  • Starbucks Venti 20 Oz (600 ml) Americano: 3 grams.

Does An Iced Americano Have More Caffeine Than An Iced Coffee?

Yes, there is more caffeine in an iced Americano than an iced coffee. The difference is due to the different brewing methods used for each coffee.

Drink Size Iced Americano Iced Coffee
Short 8 Oz (240 ml) N/A N/A
Tall 12 Oz (360 ml) 150 mg 120 mg
Grande 16 Oz (480 ml) 225 mg 165 mg.
Venti 24 Oz (600 ml) 300 mg 235 mg.

 What Is The Difference Between Americano And Filtered Coffees?

The difference between café Americano and filtered coffee is their brewing methods.

A café Americano is made with 1 to 4 shots of espresso and an equal amount of hot water. Notably, Starbucks uses an espresso to hot water ratio of 1:7 to 1:5 depending on the drink size.

Filtered coffee is drip coffee or brewed coffee and may even have a reference to pour over or siphon coffee. The term “filtered coffee” is very generic and infers the use of a filter be it paper, cloth or metal.

Filtered coffee is a specific and intentional coffee brewing method while an Americano is espresso diluted with hot water. Generally speaking, when the traditional espresso to water ratio of 1:1 is adhered to an Americano has a stronger taste.

Final Thoughts – Venti Americano

If I have missed anything out about a Venti Americano, shoot me a message, and I’ll happily add the missing content, or sections, to help make this article as helpful as it can be for coffee lovers.

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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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