Coffee. For many, it’s a part of their morning wake-up routine. For others, it offers a pick-me-up throughout the day. No matter which type of coffee you prefer, caffeinated, decaffeinated, brewed, roasted, iced, ready-to-drink, flavored or instant coffee, there’s no shortage of varieties from which to choose.
Plain coffee and espresso do not contain significant amounts of calories or vitamins and minerals. Add cream, milk, sugar or other popular flavorings like chocolate and syrups to coffee drinks and you're likely to see a big jump in the number of calories. While an 8 fl oz (240 mL) cup of black coffee may contain 4 to 7 calories, the same size mocha latte gourmet coffee has approximately 230 calories.
As most of us know, coffee also contains caffeine. But how much? Depending on how coffee is brewed, an 8 fl oz (240 mL) serving of regular drip coffee has about 65-120 mg (100 mg typical) of caffeine. A 1.5 fl oz (44 mL) 'shot' of espresso has between 30 to 100 mg caffeine. Even decaffeinated coffee contains a small amount of caffeine, about 2 to 4 mg per 8 fl oz (240 mL) serving. Learn more about caffeine.
Coffee beans, like many other plant-based foods, naturally contain polyphenols. Polyphenols are a class of compounds that are believed to have antioxidant properties. Research is ongoing to better understand their mechanism of action and function in the body.
To learn more about the nutritional content of our coffee beverages, be sure to read product labels which will provide, in accordance with local or regional labeling guidelines, valuable nutrition information. Our policy is to provide nutrition labeling information for all of our products, with the exception of certain returnable bottles, fountain beverages and waters (unsweetened, unflavored), for which nutrition information is provided by alternate means, e.g., via corporate websites.
We believe in the importance and power of ‘informed choice,' and continue to support fact based nutrition labeling and education and initiatives that encourage people to live active, healthy lifestyles.
For more information about coffee, visit The International Coffee Organization.