One of the favorite drinks of people around the world for breakfast is coffee. But whether you drink it at home or buy it at a coffee shop, depending on the type of coffee you prefer, you consume a certain number of calories and a significant dose of caffeine. Here are the nutritional values of the most consumed varieties of coffee.
This drink is usually consumed after a meal, and is drunk in one gulp. Contains between 80 and 100 mg of caffeine, 5 calories and 0 protein. In fact, the only role of an espresso is to give you an energy boost, without having any nutritional value. The drink is usually consumed without milk or sugar.
A cappuccino usually consists of one or more shots of espresso over which milk foam is poured. The amount of caffeine increases in proportion to the number of shots of espresso in the drink (usually one or two). Here you add 6 grams of milk protein, but also between 95 and 150 calories, depending on the milk used. Although the drink is not recommended for those who want to lose weight, the amount of milk in cappuccino is a good source of calcium and protein for bone health.
Another Italian coffee specialty, latte is the milk version of a cappuccino. In short, a shot of espresso (80-100 mg of caffeine) and almost twice the amount of milk in a cappuccino, make a latte machiato have a number of about 200 calories and about 10 g of protein. The good part is that the milk becomes diluted when it is foamed and contains fewer calories than poured directly.
Mocha / coffee with syrup
More and more often cafes and bars offer the option of a coffee preparation with various varieties of syrup such as hazelnuts, vanilla, mocha (chocolate) and so on. This type of coffee also starts by adding skim milk to an espresso shot, but unlike the previously mentioned drinks, here the syrup is added and the drink is decorated with cream. Due to these ingredients, such a coffee contains a noticeable amount of fat (~ 10 g) and has around 300 calories and 80 mg of caffeine. Such a drink has the same effect on the body as a chocolate bar.
Frappe has the highest calorie intake of the body, reaching about 500 calories per drink (200 ml). It is usually prepared with instant coffee (ness), various syrups, milk, cream and ice. Instant coffee provides about 60 mg of caffeine. Milk and cream bring about 20 g of fat. Depending on the syrup used, a small number of calories are added. Because of this, nutritionists and dietitians consider frappe a dessert rather than a drink.