How Many Calories Are Present In ‘’YOUR” Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide

Your coffee has zero calories, a few calories or a lot of calories.

How you prepare it or which type of coffee you buy determines the number of calories present in it.

Usually, milk, sugar or cream and other additions like a mini Kit-Kat bar increase the calories per serving.

How Many Calories In Coffee?

To give you a detailed estimate of how many calories are present in different types of coffee prepared and sold worldwide, here is a table that compares the caloric count.

calories in coffee

As a rough estimate, an 8 oz. cup of coffee contains only one calorie and zero fats.

Instant Coffee 1 rounded tsp. dry powder
Instant Coffee 8 oz.4
Espresso Coffee1 oz.1
Brewed Coffee8 oz.2
Brewed Decaf Coffee8 oz.0
Brewed Coffee
(w/2tbsp of cream)
9 oz.106
Brewed Coffee
(w/2tbsp of half & half)
9 oz.42
Brewed Coffee
(w/2tbsp of whole milk)
9 oz.20
Brewed Coffee
(w/2tbsp of 2% milk)
9 oz.17
Brewed Coffee
(w/2tbsp of skim milk)
9 oz.12
Brewed Coffee
(w/2tbsp plain powdered non-dairy creamer)
9 oz.68
Brewed Coffee
(w/2tbsp plain liquid non-dairy creamer)
9 oz.42
Homemade Latte
(6oz whole milk)
8 oz.91
Homemade Latte
(6oz whole milk) w/sugar
1 tsp. 107
McDonald's Cappuccino16 oz.130
McDonald's Latte16 oz.180
McDonald's Mocha16 oz.330
McDonald's Brewed Coffee (Large)16 oz.0
McDonald's Iced Coffee
17 oz.270
McDonald's Iced Coffee
17 oz.280
Dunkin Donuts Latte10 oz.120
Dunkin Donuts Cappuccino10 oz.80
Dunkin Donuts Mocha Swirl Latte10 oz.230
Dunkin Donuts Brewed Coffee10 oz.15
Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee (no milk)16 oz.10
Dunkin Donuts Coffee Coolatta with cream16 oz.400
Dunkin Donuts Iced Mocha Raspberry Latte16 oz.230
Starbucks Brewed Coffee16 oz.5
Starbucks Caffè Americano16 oz.15
Starbucks Caffè Latte16 oz.220
Starbucks Caffè Mocha (no whip)16 oz.290
Starbucks Caffè Mocha (whip)16 oz.360
Starbucks Cappuccino16 oz.140
Starbucks Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha (whip)16 oz.560
Starbucks Caffè Vanilla Frappuccino Blended Coffee (whip)16 oz.430
Starbucks Hot Chocolate (no whip)16 oz.330
Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino16 oz.240
Starbucks Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino 16 oz.500
Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino16 oz.390
Baskin Robins Cappuccino Blast24 oz.480
Dairy Queen Cappuccino MooLatté16 oz.500
Dairy Queen Caramel MooLatté16 oz.630
Arbys Jamocha Swirl Shake16 oz.610
Burger King Mocha Joe Iced Coffee16 oz.360


Calories In Coffee + Extras 

Coffee + Skimmed Milk100g11
Coffee + Skimmed Milk & 1 Sugar100g34
Coffee + Semi Skimmed Milk100g15
Coffee + Semi Skimmed Milk + 1 Sugar100g38
Coffee + Whole Milk100g21
Coffee + Whole Milk & 1 Sugar100g45


The Best Low/Zero Calorie Coffee

American Espresso Coffee1 oz.1
Brewed Coffee8 oz.2
Brewed Decaf Coffee8 oz.0

While it’s ok to enjoy coffee with milk, sugar or cream but overdoing that can result in weight gain and fats.

From the table, you should stick to plain coffee. It may not satisfy your taste buds for a few days; you’ll eventually start enjoying it.

Should You Avoid Coffee To Lose Weight?

Nutritionist Katherine Zeratsky says, “It depends on the type of coffee you drink. A plain cup of brewed coffee has less than five calories — and no fat. But if you dress up your coffee with extras, whether at home or your favorite coffee shop, you also add extra calories.”

Majority of the studies show that caffeine boosts metabolic rate and promotes fat burning. It also suppresses your appetite.

calories in coffee

That being said; as long as you are consuming plain brewed coffee, you aren’t consuming any calories or a very little.

To lose weight, you should only cut sugar, milk, and cream and drink regular coffee.

TBH, I drink three cups of plain coffee daily during winter and switch to green tea during summer since both the drinks promotes fat loss and keeps your body and mind refreshed.

What’s The Best Coffee Drink For You?

Whether or not you are on a diet plan, the best coffee drink for is “American Espresso + Water.” It has very few to zero calories and low caffeine content.

calories in coffee

Decaf coffee is also a great option. Not only it has low or zero calories but also 97% of the caffeine is removed.

Quick Tip: Try to prepare coffee at home. This way you’ll have control over those toppings and additives.

When you add sugar, cream or even milk to your coffee, you are not only drinking more calories but also ingesting fats. Dr. An says, “These daily intakes may seem small, but the extra calories every day can add up to extra pounds.”

Important Things To Consider

calories in coffee

  • Sugar: It is better not to use sugar to avoid fats. However, to satisfy that sweet tooth, you can add a very little quantity of it. Strictly prohibit yourself from using sweeteners. They do more harm. Using artificial sweeteners may increase your cravings for sweet items.
  • Cream: I know it makes your cup delicious and thick, but it contains a lot of calories and can make you obese. You should avoid cream or only add one tsp. of it.
  • Milk: You can drink milk coffee. I recommend using skimmed milk. Though it does add up the total caloric intake, still it is a better option than sugar or cream. However, you should limit milk coffee to only once or twice a week.

I hope you are pretty well aware of how many calories are present in a cup of coffee.

Let us know how many calories you’ve been consuming in the past.

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