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How Many Calories Are In A Cup Of Coffee?

How Many Calories Are In A Cup Of Coffee?


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How many calories are in your coffee per cup?



Whilst many of us are cautious about how many calories we consume, it’s important to know the exact amount of calories in everything we eat and drink. Many of us forget to tally up liquid calories and simply go off food calories. Doing this could be a serious mistake as you’re missing out the calories included in the drinks we have, which could potentially send you into a surplus and be negatively affecting how you lose weight.

At Coffee Kingdom, we have counted the calories that are in a cup of coffee. As well as this, we look at how the calories change when extras, such as sugar and milk are added. This will give you a clear indication into how many calories you are consuming from coffee on a daily basis and whether or not you need to cut down on your coffee intake or perhaps remove extras like sugar and switch to alternatives such as zero calorie flavour drops.

How Coffee Affects Your Metabolism

Many people will have seen or heard the discussion, whether it be online or in person that coffee can help you lose weight. This is true to some extent, but understand what we actually mean by this.

With coffee being a great source of energy as it contains caffeine, it can speed up your metabolism, more precisely it increases the pace of your resting metabolic rate. This means that even when you are doing nothing, your body is burning calories. The faster your resting metabolic rate, the more calories you’ll burn, hence why coffee is seen to be a great calorie burner when not even doing any exercise.

This does not mean to say that you’ll lose weight simply by drinking loads of coffee and actually you should be careful about how much coffee you consume on a daily basis because there are recommended caffeine limits that you should abide by. Despite coffee helping to increase your metabolism, you should still be eating in a calorie deficit if you wish to lose weight. Don’t use coffee as your ultimate weight loss fix because it won’t be effective.

How Many Calories Are In A Cup of Instant Coffee?

For those that drink instant coffee (also referred to as black coffee), per tsp. Of coffee there are around 4 calories. This is purely for the instant coffee alone and does not include milk and other additions. However, you don’t necessarily need to add anything else to instant coffee as many enjoy it on its own.

Type of Black Coffee Calories Per Cup
Black Coffee 2
Black Coffee With 1 Sugar 18
Black Coffee With 2 Sugars 34
Black Coffee With 3 Sugars 50
Black Coffee With Zero Cal Flavour Drops 2

Calories in White Coffee

If you are wondering how many calories in a white coffee, then you’ve come to the right place to find out. Many of us prefer the taste of white coffee as it takes away some of the strength and bitterness of a black coffee. However, because you need to add milk into a white coffee, you are also adding calories.

Not to worry as milk won’t drastically increase the amount of calories in your coffee. Here is how the calories differ from black coffee to white coffee with different types of milk.

Type of White Coffee Calories Per Cup
Black Coffee 2
White Coffee With Skimmed Milk 12
White Coffee With Semi-Skimmed Milk 15
White Coffee With Whole Milk 21
White Coffee With Zero Cal Flavour Drops (Milk Type Calories) + 0
White Coffee With Sugar (Milk Type Calories) + 16

As you can see from both the tables in this article, by adding milk to your coffees, you will be adding up to 19 extra calories on top of the 2 calories already in coffee. This is not going to have a huge effect on your calories on a day to day basis but it is important to know if you are being very strict on your calories.

If you are consuming many white coffees with whole milk and multiple sugars, every day, then you will notice that you are consuming quite a lot of calories each day from your coffees. This is something you can easily cut down on. For starters, you can get flavour drops that have no sugar and no calories in and taste great! They come in many different flavours so you can choose your preference.

Calories in Milk

The calorie labelling in the white coffee table are of course averages. Some people like a dash of milk in their coffee whereas others like to pretty much have more milk than hot water it seems! If you want to get really specific with how much milk you are adding to your coffee and how many additional calories that is, then you can take a look at our table below which tells you how many calories are in each type of milk.

Milk Type Calories Per 100ml
Whole Milk 65
Skimmed Milk 35
Semi-Skimmed Milk 47

Calories in Plant Based Milk

Of course, not everyone uses whole milk, skimmed milk or semi-skimmed milk. Some people prefer plant based milk which does indeed have less calories in and could be a better option for you. The only downside to plant based milk is that it can be more expensive.

Here are the calorie amounts for almond milk, soy milk and oat milk.

Milk Type Calories Per 100ml
Almond Milk (unsweetened) 13
Oat Milk (unsweetened) 42
Soy Milk 54

Calories in A Cup of Coffee FAQs

Here are some of the frequently asked questions when it comes to how many calories are in a cup of coffee. Please note that all of these amounts are per average cup.

How Many Calories in a Latte?

If you have a latte with whole milk, the average calories is 146. A latte with semi-skimmed milk is 123 calories on average and with skimmed milk there is a total of 92 calories.

How Many Calories in a Flat White?

In a flat white with whole milk, there are 103 calories, with semi-skimmed milk there are 83 calories and with skimmed milk there are 88 calories.

How Many Calories in an Americano?

In an americano on its own there are a total of 10 calories. With a white americano, there are 29 calories.