Most caffeine intake comes from beverages other than energy drinks.

In their 2015 scientific opinion on the safety of caffeine, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) found that the contribution to total caffeine intake from energy drinks is negligible in children and low in adolescents. By far the most caffeine consumption – for people of all ages – comes from other sources, namely coffee, tea, chocolate and cola beverages. This clearly shows that other popular products, which are consumed more regularly, such as coffee, tea, chocolate and cola beverages, are the key contributors to daily caffeine intake in Europe.