Knowing how many calories in coffee is crucial if you are to succeed at any weight loss or weight control program.
Consuming calories in liquid form can lead to weight gain, especially in a typical diet in the western world. In this article we will focus on the amount of calories in common coffee drinks in table format.
You may also be interested in another article that answers the question, Is Coffee Fattening? It explores ways to enjoy your coffee while limiting your caloric intake.
The information collected and displayed in the following charts are accurate at the date this article was published. Calorie numbers may not be 100% accurate due to inaccuracies of home or restaurant measurements and ingredients.
The “N/A” symbolizes either “none” or “not available”. You can typically calculate the number of extra calories from additives if you use the base calorie count of 1 cup of black coffee at 5 calories per cup.
For our purposes where indicated:
- 1 cup = 8 US fl Oz (fluid ounces)
The following should be taken as a general guide. It should also be noted that we tend to add more extras at home than we’d like to believe.
Hot Coffee Calories
Here is the heart of most coffee beverages. You can see that black coffee has very few calories and that it’s the extra ingredients that give coffee calories.
|Black Coffee||1 cup||N/A||N/A||5|
|Coffee With Cream & Sugar||1 cup||1 tbsp half & half||1 tbsp||64|
|Coffee With Cream||1 cup||1 tbsp heavy cream||N/A||57|
|Hazelnut Coffee||1 cup||N/A||N/A||20|
|Latte||1 cup||2% Milk||N/A||124|
|Cappuccino||12 Oz||Non-Fat Milk||N/A||75|
|Bulletproof Coffee||1 cup||1 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp MCT oil||N/A||215|
- USDA – United States Department of Agriculture
- Mayoclinic – Should I cut back on coffee
Iced Coffee Calories
The following chart contains the calories for common iced coffee beverages. Since these drinks can be made differently by different people, we’ve made estimations based on caloric calculators and the sources listed below.
|Iced Coffee||1 Cup||1 TBSP 2% Milk||1 TSP||25|
|Vietnamese Coffee||1 Cup||4 TBSP Sweetened -Condensed Milk||N/A||245|
|Thai Iced Coffee||1 Serving||4 TBSP Sweetened -Condensed Milk||N/A||184|
|Wawa Iced Coffee||16 oz||1 tbsp whole milk||N/A||200|
- LiveStrong – Calories in Vietnamese Iced Coffee
- Fat Secret – Iced Coffee
- Wawa – Nutrition Calculator
Starbucks Coffee Calories
The following chart contains the calories for popular Starbucks coffee drinks. The measurements of their sizes are as follows:
- Short – 8 Us fl Oz
- Tall – 12 US fl Oz
Starbucks drinks larger than Tall such as Grande (16 Oz), Venti (20 Oz), Venti Ice (24 Oz) and Trenta (31 Oz) will add to the caloric values.
|Caramel Frappuccino||Tall||Whole Milk||320|
|Coffee Frappuccino||Tall||Breve Milk||190|
|Light Coffee Frappuccino||Tall||Non-Fat Milk||110|
|Hazelnut Coffee (Macchiato)||Tall||Whole Milk||200|
|Flat White Coffee||Tall||Whole Milk||170|
|Small Latte||Short||Whole Milk||110|
|Iced Caramel Latte (Skinny)||Tall||2% Milk||90|
|Caffè Mocha||Tall||Non-Fat Milk||260|
|Iced Coffee (Sweetened)||Tall||2% Milk||
- Starbucks – Nutrition Menu
Coffee Shop & Restaurant Coffee Calories
The following restaurant and coffee shop values are an estimation. You may receive a drink that has more or less of the indicated values at the time of purchase. It’s also very common to order two beverages at the same time that vary greatly in calories.
|7 Eleven coffee||12 fl Oz||N/A||N/A||10|
|McDonald’s iced coffee (french vanilla)||6 fl Oz (medium)||N/A||sugar-free french vanilla syrup||120|
|Peet’s coffeeLatte Macchiato||16 Oz (medium)||2% milk, no whipped cream||N/A||210|
|Panera hazelnut coffee||16 Oz (medium)||N/A||N/A||20|
|Alterra coffee Fabulous Froth||1 packet||N/A||N/A||47|
|Speedway coffee English Toffee||12 fl Oz||Yes N/A||Yes N/A||220|
- FatSecret – 7-Eleven Coffee
- Peet’s – Latte Macchiato
- Panera – Nutrition
- CalorieLab – Speedway Coffee
What We’ve Learned
The majority of calories in coffee comes from additives such milk, cream, sugar, and syrups.
It’s easy to overlook the calories that we consume in a single cup of coffee. Some ranging up to a ¼ days’ worth of calories based on a 2000 calorie per day diet.
With this knowledge we can either reduce the amount of coffee beverages we consume or choose to drink those with fewer calories.
The choice is simple, but not always easy when we’re feeling low on energy and need that delicious boost of energy.