Believe it or not, black coffee has less caffeine than brewed drinks because it’s just coffee beans and water. The total calorie count for a plain cup of brewed coffee is less than 5 calories — and no fat.
The average small latte ( with approximately 220ml of regular milk) with no added sugar has around 120 calories – the ideal amount for a snack. But if you take it with sugar you’re adding around 16 extra calories per teaspoon.
A cappuccino made from skim milk has about 68 calories. The milk you choose to add to your coffee can make a huge difference in your caloric intake. One cup of regular milk has 150 calories but one cup of almond milk only has about 30 calories.
If your jeans are feeling a little tighter, your regular Kopi C in the morning or during tea break could be the culprit. A small cup of Kopi C (that’s coffee with evaporated milk and sugar) has about 90 calories in it while Kopi with condensed milk has a whopping 135 calories.
Think you’re safe by just ordering Kopi O? Most coffee shops add lashings of sugar into their drinks bringing a simple drink like the Kopi O to around 85 calories. Where possible, opt for siew dai (less sweet) or add the sugar yourself to control your intake.
Depending on the add-ons and toppings you choose for your iced coffee, your calorie intake can vary widely. Whipped cream, for example, adds 101 calories to your coffee with just two tablespoons. A frappucino, meanwhile, has an average serving of 140 calories!
Because of the addition of chocolate, 1 cup of Cafe Mocha has a caloric counter of 197 calories – and that’s if you make it yourself. Commercially prepared mocha coffees are the worst offenders, even with nonfat milk, and typically have upwards of 250 calories in them.
A simple packet of instant coffee can be quickly prepared at home and has no more calories that a cup of brewed black coffee so that’s about 5 calories per cup.