French vanilla cappuccino contains caffeine. A cappuccino is made with espresso, which has 40 to 75 milligrams of caffeine in a single shot, depending on the concentration.
A French vanilla cappuccino is a standard cappuccino made with French vanilla syrup. It is possible to request a certain number of espresso shots. A small-sized cappuccino likely comes with one shot, a medium with two and a large with three. At Starbucks, a 12-ounce cappuccino has 75 milligrams of caffeine, or one espresso shot, compared to the 260 milligrams of caffeine in a 12-ounce drip coffee. This means that anyone who is used to drinking drip coffee may want to order an extra shot or two with his cappuccino.