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Coffee Nutritional Values

Nutrition plays a significant part in your health and wellbeing and it can be important to understand the nutritional value of coffee - one of the worlds favourite drinks. How you take your coffee can have a huge impact on the nutritional properties, please see the below table for an indication of typical nutritional values of a coffee:


Typical Values 50ml Espresso Shot 100ml Lungo Shot 125ml With Milk 300ml With Milk 125ml With Milk and 2 Sugars 300ml With Milk and 2 Sugars
Energy (kJoules) 4.2 8.4 37.7 87.9 205 255
Energy (kCals) 1 2 9 21 49 61
Fat (g) Tr Tr 0.5 1.2 0.5 1.2
Carbohydrate (g) 0.2 0.3 0.7 1.5 10.7 11.5
- of which sugars (g) 0.2 0.3 0.7 1.5 10.7 11.5
Fibre (g) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Protein (g) 0.1 0.2 0.7 1.5 0.7 1.5
Note: Values are rounded to 1 decimal place

The above data is an indication of typical values only, the type of Milk (Whole, Semi Skimmed, Oat, etc.) and Sugar (White, Brown, etc.) used will cause variances with the above data. Our data is based on a typical Whole Milk (UK Blue Top) and White Granulated Sugar.

It is evident from the above table that coffee, served as a straight coffee drink, can be an important part of a calorie conscious diet but adding milk and sugar rapidly increases the amount of energy one drink provides. Most importantly, for some, adding milk into coffee will cause a considerable rise in Carbohydrate and Fat content. Just 3 mugs of coffee a day, taken with Milk and 2 Sugars, would account for approx 183 kCals, which is just short of 10% of a persons recommended total daily intake but cut out the milk and sugar and the same 3 mugs of coffees would barely be noticable at a mere 18 kCals total for the day.

Eliminating any additives from your coffee has multiple benefits, it protects the natural detoxifying properties of the coffee and allows you to fully savour the incredible flavours that specialty coffee offers.

Due to the caffeine content, we do not recommend regularly consuming more than 4 coffees daily.