More and more these days, you see teenagers hanging out at your neighborhood coffee shop, craving a caffeine kick.
But what will it do for their health?
“It’s kind of like a coffee date,” Caroline Rubach, 15, said. “We just go out and drink coffee and talk.”
Amanie Aiyash is also 15. She’s having a caramel frappuccino with extra caramel. Rubach is having a pumpkin spice latte.
What they’re drinking is a lot of caffeine. The caramel frappuccino has 100 milligrams of caffeine in 16 ounces. Both the pumpkin spice latte and a cappuccino contain espresso. Each carry 150 milligrams of caffeine.
So more young teens are drinking coffee drinks these days, but what’s the harm?