How Many Calories Are Really In Your Coffee

For all you coffee lovers out there, we know there are very few things that would get you to unclench your grip on your morning mug. And just like its taste, coffee comes with both sweet and bitter news. According to Healthline, the caffeine intake that goes along with drinking coffee can actually be an addiction. Yes, a socially acceptable one, but still, an addiction. If you already know that you are addicted and have accepted your fate, then this sweet news will only be sweeter. Your beloved (and necessary) morning brew is naturally very low in calories, Healthline shares. Just how many calories are we talking? According to the Mayo Clinic, one cup of plain brewed black coffee has less than five calories and zero fat.

Now that we know coffee alone is fairly low-calorie, we need to shift our attention to all of the delicious additions that are often added to our morning cup. According to Healthline, an eight-ounce cup of black coffee with a tablespoon of French vanilla creamer is a total of 32 calories. Coffee containing one tablespoon of half-and-half and one teaspoon of sugar is 38 calories. The often requested nonfat latte is 72 calories, and a flavored latte is 134 calories.

All the delicious additions in coffee add up

None of these common coffee additions add a drastic amount of calories, but you will find popular coffee concoctions that are guaranteed to add calories and sugar to your diet. According to the caffeineinformer, at around 600 calories, the Venti size seasonal drinks at Starbucks, like the Caramel Brulée latte and the Peppermint Mocha, are some of the highest calorie drinks a customer can order. A Cappuccino Blast at Baskin Robbins is 600 calories for a large size. And the popular caffè breve (a latte made with half-and-half instead of regular milk) can be 478 calories.

Now if you are a coffee purist and prefer your brew black, then you aren't facing too many obstacles when it comes to the calorie content of your beloved drink. But if you are like many others who enjoy that extra pump, drizzle, and sprinkle of something extra, it's best to find out just how many calories are in your favorite coffee drink. That way, you can decide if that's the source you want to get your comfort and caffeine from.