Caffeine levels in Excel

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Comparing caffeine levels in drinks from an Excel spreadsheet.

The Guardian’s Datablog has another interesting analysis, this time of caffeine levels in different foods.

Sounds boring until you read that reduced sugar colas have almost double the caffeine of a regular, sugared, cola. Or 1 cup of coffee can have as much caffeine as 2 cups of tea (depending on the brew time) while a single Red Bull can has less caffeine.

They’ve published the original US FDA data in a Google Docs spreadsheet which can be exported to Excel (File | Download As | Microsoft Excel)

In Excel you can format and chart the data as you’d like:

US FDA Caffeine data in Excel image from Caffeine levels in Excel at

So grab a cup of coffee and Excel your heart out!

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