It’s no secret that coffee is a favorite morning beverage for many of us. Whether you’re enjoying a cup of joe to start your day, picking up an afternoon latte on your way home from work, or sipping an espresso to stay up and finish a project, there’s no denying that coffee plays an important role in our lives. But how much do we really know about its nutritional value? More specifically, how many calories are in coffee?
Surprisingly, the answer isn’t as straightforward as you might think. If you opt for black coffee with no sugar and no cream, you’ll be happy to know that it’s essentially calorie-free. A single cup of black coffee typically contains less than 5 calories.
On the other hand, if you usually enjoy your coffee with cream and/or sugar, your calorie intake increases significantly. A single cup of cream and sugar coffee contains roughly 150 calories. If you’re having multiple cups of sweetened coffee daily, those calories can really add up! Not to mention any extra flavors or syrups you might add. As an example, one pump of mocha syrup has around 25 calories.
Overall, it’s important to be mindful of the amount of sugar and cream you’re adding to your coffee. Try swapping out cream for dairy-free milk alternatives and use natural sweeteners such as raw honey or stevia instead of sugar if you want to keep your calorie count in check. With a few simple swaps, you’ll still get to enjoy your beloved cup of coffee while still staying within your daily calorie budget.
ELIMBARI is a rare and exotic coffee grown in small farms in the CHUAVE region of Papua New Guinea, with a unique spicy and bitter taste. Roasted very dark, its flavor profile boasts notes of pomelo peel, nutmeg, cloves, dark chocolate, and tobacco, making it a must-try for coffee lovers who enjoy bold flavors.