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Calories in Coffee: A Quick & Easy Coffee Calculator

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Are you wondering how many calories are in your morning cup of coffee? You’re in the right place! Using our simple coffee calorie calculator, you can quickly figure out how many calories you’re consuming in your favorite beverages.

Great news if you’re on a diet: a cup of black coffee only contains one calorie!

Whether you’re watching your weight or just curious about your favorite beverage, this coffee calculator will make it easy to figure out how many calories you’re consuming. And if you want to know more about the calories in coffee, keep reading. We’re covering the calories in black coffee, lattes, Bulletproof coffee, and your favorite coffee brands, like Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, and McDonald’s.

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Does coffee have calories?

The Short Answer
Coffee itself is almost calorie-free. The calories come in when you start adding cream, milk, or sugar.

So how many calories are in black coffee, espresso, or your favorite coffee shop brand? Scroll down to learn more about the calories in coffee:

1. Black Coffee Calories

black coffee

Are there calories in black coffee? You may be surprised to learn that black coffee contains very few calories — there’s about 1 calorie in an 8-ounce cup — and it’s even less if you use a paper filter. That’s because paper filters absorb the natural oils in coffee, leaving a clear, clean cup for you to drink.


2. Coffee with Sugar Calories

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If you add sugar to your coffee, you’re adding about 16 calories per teaspoon. That may not sound like a lot, but the calories can add up if you drink several cups a day.

Worth reading: 9 Healthier Sugar Alternatives for Your Coffee


3. Coffee with Milk Calories

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How many calories are in coffee with milk? It depends on the fat content of your milk. There are about 83 calories in a cup of skim or nonfat milk and 148 calories in a cup of whole milk.

Of course, most people don’t add an entire cup of milk to their coffee. If you add an ounce of whole milk to your coffee, you can expect about 18 calories.


4. Coffee with Milk and Sugar Calories

healthier sugar alternatives for coffee

Do you drink your coffee with milk and sugar? You’ll find about 34 calories in each cup.


5. Coffee Creamer Calories

Too much caffeine coffee with cream

There are many types of coffee creamers, and they’re readily available at grocery stores and online. You can even make your own — see the easy recipe here! An ounce of Coffee-Mate contains 40 calories, while an ounce of heavy cream contains 50 calories.

Looking for a low-calorie coffee creamer? A healthy coffee creamer might be made with almond milk or another alternative milk. An ounce of almond milk contains only 3.75 calories!

Take a look at this chart for more coffee creamer calorie information.

SEE ALSO: The Best Coffee Creamers of 2020


6. Starbucks Coffee Calories

Starbucks coffee calories

Starbucks coffee can be a tasty breakfast treat or afternoon pick-me-up, but how many calories does it contain? If you brew a pot of Starbucks coffee and drink it black, you’ll find the same calories as any other black coffee — about 1 per 8-ounce cup. If you order at a café, a sweetened Starbucks iced coffee contains 80 calories, and a Grande Starbucks latte has about 140 calories.

Trying to cut back? Order a sugar-free Starbucks drink like plain brewed coffee.

Find detailed Starbucks nutrition information (including the caffeine and calorie counts of every Starbucks drink) here.

RELATED READ: What are the best Starbucks coffee beans?


7. Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Calories

Dunkin Donuts coffee calories

Depending on what you order, Dunkin’ Donuts coffee can have a range of calories. On one end, Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee contains only 5 calories. On the other, a specialty frozen drink like the Caramel Swirl Frozen Coffee with Cream contains an impressive 860 calories!

Looking for a different Dunkin’ Donuts drink? You can find the calorie count of everything on the menu here.


8. Bulletproof Coffee Calories

Bulletproof coffee

Bulletproof coffee is made with butter and MCT oil, so you won’t be surprised to learn that it’s high-calorie. One 8-ounce cup of Bulletproof coffee contains 230 calories. If you’re making it yourself, you can adjust the calorie count by adding more or less butter — but this drink is high-calorie by design.


9. McDonald’s Coffee Calories

McDonald's coffee calories

As with the other brands we’ve looked at, McDonald’s coffee can range in calorie count depending on what you order.

Though iced coffee typically doesn’t contain a lot of calories, at McDonald’s, it comes with added sugar. That brings the calorie count for a McDonald’s iced coffee to 140 — the same calorie count as a McDonald’s latte.

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The Bottom Line

We hope this guide to the calories in coffee helps you figure out how many you’re consuming. Try our handy coffee calorie calculator to keep an eye on your calorie count!

Keep in mind that black coffee and espresso contain very few calories, while coffee drinks with milk, sugar, and creamer can contain hundreds of calories. If you’re looking for low-calorie coffee options, stick to black coffee, or add healthier coffee creamers like almond milk. And if you’re at Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, or McDonald’s, you may want to think carefully about what you order. Your delicious coffee could be anywhere from a few calories to hundreds or even 1,000!

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Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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