How Many Calories in a Cup of Coffee

By itself Coffee is a very low calorie beverage, however, once people begin adding things like sugar, milk and flavorings coffee can be transformed from almost no calories to many calories very quickly.

Calories in Various Coffees

Beverage
Volume (oz)
Calories
Instant coffee
1 rounded tsp dry powder
4
Instant coffee
8
4
Espresso Coffee
1
1
Brewed Coffee
8
2
Brewed Decaf Coffee
8
0
Brewed Coffee
(w/2tbsp of cream)
9
106
Brewed Coffee
(w/2tbsp of half & half)
9
42
Brewed Coffee
(w/2tbsp of whole milk)
9
20
Brewed Coffee
(w/2tbsp of 2% milk)
9
17
Brewed Coffee
(w/2tbsp of skim milk)
9
12
Brewed Coffee
(w/2tbsp plain powdered non-dairy creamer)
9
68
Brewed Coffee
(w/2tbsp plain liquid non-dairy creamer)
9
42
Homemade Latte
(6oz whole milk)
8
91
(Adding Sugar to above)
1tsp
add 16
McDonald's Cappuccino
16
130
McDonald's Latte
16
180
McDonald's Mocha
16
330
McDonald's Brewed Coffee (Large)
16
0
McDonald's Iced Coffee
(Flavored)
17
270
McDonald's Iced Coffee
(Regular)
17
280
Dunkin Donuts Latte
10
120
Dunkin Donuts Cappuccino
10
80
Dunkin Donuts Mocha Swirl Latte
10
230
Dunkin Donuts Brewed Coffee
10
15
Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee (no milk)
16
10
Dunkin Donuts Coffee Coolatta with cream
16
400
Dunkin Donuts Iced Mocha Raspberry Latte
16
230
Starbucks Brewed Coffee
16
5
Starbucks Caffè Americano
16
15
Starbucks Caffè Latte
16
220
Starbucks Caffè Mocha (no whip)
16
290
Starbucks Caffè Mocha (whip)
16
360
Starbucks Cappuccino
16
140
Starbucks Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha (whip)
16
560
Starbucks Caffè Vanilla Frappuccino Blended Coffee (whip)
16
430
Starbucks Hot Chocolate (no whip)
16
330
Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino
16
240
Starbucks Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino
16
500
Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino
16
390
Baskin Robins Cappuccino Blast
24
480
Dairy Queen Cappuccino MooLatté
16
500
Dairy Queen Caramel MooLatté
16
630
Arbys Jamocha Swirl Shake
16
610
Burger King Mocha Joe Iced Coffee
16
360

Conclusions

As the table shows, as soon as a person strays from plain coffee, Calorie amounts increase drastically with many restaurant specialty coffees having a meals worth of calories. The key is learning to drink coffee as plain as possible which will take some time for your taste buds to adjust, but soon you'll even enjoy drinking coffee this way.

Should you ever drink a decadent speciality coffee? Yes, it's OK to have one as a treat every once in awhile, but drinking them all the time could prevent you from achieving your weight loss and health goals.

Last Updated 10 Sept. 2012