Health

Do you know how many calories are in your morning coffee?

If you’re like many of us mums, you probably can’t imagine life without your morning cup of coffee.

But depending on what you order, there can be a huge difference in the calories that you are consuming with your caffeine.

Calories in Coffee

The good news is that a relatively ‘normal’ coffee from the café such as a flat white, latte or cappuccino will set you back less than 170 calories (under 130 for skim milk).

The fat and sugar content comes from the milk rather than from any added extras. For the lowest calorie option of all, a black coffee is the way to go at just 3 calories per cup.

It’s when we take a look at some of the hot drinks made with full fat milk, syrups, cream and sweeteners from some popular cafes that you can see the calories, fat and sugar content for some of them is much higher than you may have realised.

All of the calories below are based on the medium sized coffee available, using full cream milk.

Calories in popular coffees:

Long black 300ml

3 calories
0g fat
0.3g sugar

Cappucino 300ml

165 calories
9.6g fat
12.3g sugar

Flat white 300ml

168 calories
9.6g fat
12g sugar

Latte 300ml

168 calories
9.3g fat
12.6g sugar

Calories CoffeeHot chocolate 300ml

282 calories
11.4g fat
31.8g sugar

Popular cafe bought coffees:

Gloria Jeans Very Vanilla Latte 316ml

290 calories
10.6g fat
37.1g sugar (that’s more than 9 tsp).

McCafe Chai Latte Standard Size

300 calories
12.1g fat
35g sugar (almost 9 tsp).

Starbucks Hazelnut Mocha with Whipped Cream 355ml

338 calories
14.9g fat
39g sugar (almost 10 tsp). 

Max Brenner Salted Caramel White Hot Chocolate Regular

529 calories
31g fat
51g sugar (almost 13 tsp).

Sources: starbucks.com.au / mcdonalds.com.au / gloriajeanscoffees.com.au / maxbrenner.com / calorieking.com.au

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written by:

Lee Price

Lee is a mother of two children who loves writing, the beach, cooking, and drinking coffee. She lives on the south coast of NSW and can usually be found pushing her kids on the swing at the local park.