A cup of coffee can contain a surprising amount of calories, depending on how it is prepared. According to the U.S. Department of Agricultures National Nutrient Database, an 8-ounce cup of brewed coffee contains just 2 calories. However, if that same cup of coffee is made using whole milk, it can contain up to 20 calories.
When it comes to adding flavorings to coffee, things can get even more complicated. A single tablespoon of regular (not light) cream adds about 52 calories. Sugar quickly adds upwards of 16 calories per teaspoon. Topping off your coffee with sweetened whipped cream can add another 100 or more calories.
If youre watching your calorie intake, regular brewed coffee is best. Theres no calorie penalty for adding in a bit of milk, but skip the cream and sugar and aim to stay under 10 calories per cup. To get the most out of your coffee without all the calories, additives like cinnamon, cocoa powder, or a few drops of artificial sweetener can give you a satisfying, tasty drink without all the calories.
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.