Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth. There are approximately 25 million farmers in over 5o countries involved in producing coffee. So with that being said lets see how many calories are in your coffee…
Tall cappuccino with skimmed milk from Starbucks:
Latte with semi-skimmed milk from Pret A Manger:
Large cappuccino from Greggs:
Chai latte from Cafe Nero:
Regular latte with full fat milk from Costa:
Mocha with semi-skimmed milk from Pret A Manger:
Regular latte from Greggs:
Large mocha with skimmed milk from Costa:
Grande latte with skimmed milk from Caffe Nero:
Grande mocha with cream and semi-skimmed milk from Starbucks:
Are you surprised? Remember that the average person will have more than just one coffee a day, so it may be more calories than you think just from taking a glance at the numbers above. Just adding a little (or a lot) of milk to your coffee can increase the amount of calories your consuming and lets not get started on the cream, syrups, chocolate and sprinkles.
Adding milk to your coffee actually decreases the stimulants as our bodies absorb coffee much slower when it has added milk. I’m not arguing with the fact that coffee can give you a nice boost in the morning but if you’re drinking it just for this effect, why not try an espresso with only 3 calories? If you prefer the smooth, creamy taste but enjoy these throughout the day, I would advice trying one of the better options for your health and your bank balance.