Let’s talk about calories in coffee. The delicious aroma and unsurpassed taste-a Cup of black coffee will help you Wake up in the morning, cheer up after lunch and cause a surge of strength, energy, and mental activity in the afternoon. But if you deny yourself your favorite drink for fear of getting better, we hasten to console you: your fears are completely futile. According to the US Department of agriculture, a 200-gram Cup of ground coffee contains only 2 (Yes, two) calories, which come from protein and a small amount of monounsaturated fat. The fact is that coffee beans contain fatty oils (which is why the bartender so often has to clean the coffee maker). Sometimes coffee turns out to be bad precisely because of the oils (as a rule, this happens when burnt or overcooked grains emit oils that after long storage on the shelf begin to deteriorate, making the coffee tasteless and rancid.
So, water plus coffee – zero calories. But you can still get better from coffee.
It’s all about the milk.
When we talk about coffee as a high-calorie drink, we actually mean what is added to this very coffee. Caffeine is very bitter, like all products containing it. So we used to sweeten it with milk, sugar, or syrup. And the bigger your Cup, the more milk and sugar you add to it.
In the category of espresso drinks (latte, cappuccino) contains a minimum amount of water (usually about 45 ml/42 g per serving). And now the usual math: a 450 g Grand latte from Starbucks contains two servings of espresso (84 g), and the remaining 360 g is pure milk (depending on the volume of foam). Total: about 160 calories (if milk is 1.5%). Now add cream, syrup, and a little sugar to this and you get one of the most calorific drinks, which is more like sweet milk than coffee.
Caloric content of the most popular coffee drinks.
– Instant coffee: 4 kcal per serving 226 ml
– Espresso: 1 kcal per 28 ml
– Natural coffee: 2 kcal per 226 ml
– McDonald’s cappuccino: 130 kcal per 450 ml
– McDonald’s latte: 180 kcal per 450 ml
– McDonald’s natural coffee (large serving): 0 kcal per 450 ml
– McDonald’s mocha: 330 kcal per 450 ml
– Starbucks natural coffee (large serving): 5 kcal per 450 ml
– Starbucks Americano: 15 kcal per 450 ml
– Starbucks latte: 220 kcal per 450 ml
– Starbucks mocha (without cream): 290 kcal per 450 ml
– Starbucks mocha (with cream): 360 kcal per 450 ml
– Starbucks cappuccino: 140 kcal per 450 ml
– Starbucks vanilla frappuccino (with cream): 430 kcal per 450 ml
– Starbucks mocha with white chocolate and mint syrup (with cream): 560 kcal per 450 ml
– Starbucks hot chocolate (without cream): 360 kcal per 450 ml
Many people prefer herbal supplements to coffee, rather than dairy. However, as practice shows, these supplements also contain calories; we have given the energy value per tablespoon.
– Cream-52 kcal
– A mixture of milk and cream in equal parts-20 kcal
– Whole milk – 9 kcal
— Skimmed milk-5 kcal
– Sugar-48 kcal
– McDonald’s liquid cream for coffee-20kcal
– Dry vegetable cream-33 kcal
– Light dry vegetable cream-25 kcal
– Flavored vegetable cream (powder) – 45 kcal
– Low-fat flavored vegetable cream (powder) – 40 kcal
– Vegetable cream (drinking) – 20 kcal-Light vegetable cream (drinking) – 10 kcal
– Flavored vegetable cream (drinking) – 35 kcal
– Flavored low-fat vegetable cream (drinking) – 20 kcal
This is, of course, an approximate energy value. After all, each product may contain a little more or a little less carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, something may not be digested in our body, and it is impossible to measure an absolutely accurate amount of sugar or milk, for example, for each Cup. Therefore, it is more reasonable to count the caloric content in tens, rather than in units, rounding it up (remember the arithmetic?).
If you can’t live without coffee and want to reduce the number of calories consumed, then you should pay attention to sugar and various additives – by reducing their amount, you will get rid of the extra calories obtained with coffee. The best option for you is the Americano (espresso + water). As strange as it may sound, espresso contains less caffeine than natural coffee, where the water is in contact with the coffee beans for much longer.