How Many Calories Are in Your Favourite Coffee?

Nutrition // 12WBT Staff

I want you to think about the last coffee you enjoyed. Delicious? Soothing? Requires a 30-minute run to burn it off? WHAT?!

That’s right, your daily ritual of two cups before lunch could amount to a whopping 630 calories! When it comes to calories in coffee, the brew you choose takes a lot to burn.

We’ve tallied the number of calories hidden in eight popular coffees – and compared the amount of calories in skim milk vs. full cream milk. So before you have your new coffee, check below!

Coffee calories with skim or no milk, per serve

  1. Espresso: 1 calorie
  2. Long Black: 3 calories
  3. Piccolo Latte: 26 calories
  4. Cappuccino: 68 calories
  5. Flat White: 68 calories
  6. Chai Latte: 127 calories
  7. Mocha: 164 calories

Coffee calories with full-cream milk, per serve:

  1. Espresso: 1 calorie
  2. Long Black: 3 calories
  3. Piccolo Latte:46 calories
  4. Cappuccino: 134 calories
  5. Flat White: 155 calories
  6. Chai Latte: 224 calories
  7. Mocha: 394 calories

The big offenders

The monster of all coffees is the mocha, which contains 394 calories in a regular cup – with full-cream milk – and would take over 30 minutes of running to burn it off. So don’t bother with the Choco Mocha!

Related: How many calories are you really drinking?

An Iced Coffee with full-cream milk has the second highest amount of calories, with 249 and will set you back around 25 minutes of pounding the pavement.

If you want a coffee hit without the calories then grab an Espresso, which has only one calorie per regular cup. A Long Black will only set you back three calories, while a Piccolo Latte with full-cream milk contains 46 Calories.

Crave better coffee

Most people need a coffee pick-me-up at some point in their day (especially if you’re up at the crack of dawn to smash out a workout). But this beloved beverage has some hidden calories! So take note…keeping note on the number of calories in your brew is important – and can seriously add up.

3 tips for cutting down on excess coffee calories

  1. Choose a small serve.
  2. Go skinny – skimmed milk has roughly half the calories of full-cream milk.
  3. Say “no” to extras – avoid adding sugar, whipped cream or shots of syrup.
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