Coffee Nutrition Facts: The 10 Ten List

Coffee nutrition facts that shocked me!  Here are some that may be of
interest to you. Especially those on a health quest which includes the bodybuilder looking to build muscle.  If you dislike the taste, or the calories in coffee drinks that restaurant-prepared stores like Starbucks Coffee, Dunkin Donuts or Subway put into the drinks or maybe the caffeine in coffee that’s fine but if you are curious as the potential benefits to a straight black cup of joe, keep reading.

The caffeine in coffee for the energy is the main reason people drink this beverage.  Worldwide numbers run as high at 85% of all caffeine consumed comes from coffee. This figure alone makes the #1 reason people drink coffee is for stimulation.  But there’s many more black coffee nutrition facts you should know that make this drink a powerful health elixer far beyond the amount of caffeine in coffee.

The actual caffeine content can vary greatly depending on the beans and method of brewing used. But here’s a quick breakdown of the average caffeine in coffee. If you need more coffee nutrition on a particular brand like Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts or Subway, it’s best to check out that vendor’s website. Adding in sugars and additional shots can change your standard cup of joe into something entirely different and take the calories in coffee to a level you may not be comfortable with depending on your goals which can change the coffee nutrition facts you may be reading right now.

Average Caffeine in Coffee:

* Drip coffee: 115–175 mg
* Espresso: 100 mg
* Brewed: 80–135 mg
* Instant: 65–100 mg
* Decaf, brewed: 3–4 mg
* Decaf, instant: 2–3 mg

Some Coffee Nutrition Facts You’ll Really Like!

Possible Benefits of Drinking Coffee (in no particular order):

1. Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease
2. Reduced risk of gallstone disease
3. Reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease (80% less likely to develop for those regular coffee consumers)
4. Enhanced cognitive performance
5. Analgesic enhancement (increases the effectiveness of certain types of pain killers)
6. Reduced risk of Type 2 Diabetes
7. Coffee Antioxidants (many people get their only source of antioxidants from coffee)
8. Cardioprotective
9. Reduced risk of cancer (oral, esophageal, and pharyngeal cancer)
10. Reduced asthma attacks

Potential Risks of Excess Caffeine Consumption:

1. Sleep pattern changes
2. Increased anxiety
3. Staining of the teeth (my dentist always bugs me about this one.)
4. Effects on pregnancy and menopause
5. Cholesterol (French Press method can use trap cafestol and kahweol which may raise LDL levels that paper filters capture)

These are a short list of the coffee nutrition facts you need to know.  Overall, coffee offers many benefits and the caffeine in coffee poses very little side effects to the average consumer of this beverage. You’ll reap more rewards by drinking it in moderation. That’s 1-2 cups per day. Over consumption of caffeine does have its drawbacks.  Drinking coffee at big chains like Starbucks can change the calories in coffee to something that takes all the benefits and reduces them because of the added calories.

One of the more interesting coffee nutrition facts to surface in recent years is the long believe that coffee is a diuretic might not actually be true!  Here’s more information on coffee as a diuretic.

Recommended Resources for more Coffee Nutrition Facts:

More Coffee Nutrition Facts

  • Officers Arrest Knife-Wielding Woman Following Coffee Clash | SPD … – Patrol officers arrested a woman in downtown Seattle Friday afternoon after she threw a cup of coffee on a coffee shop employee and pulled a knife on officers. Around noon, the female suspect threw a cup of coffee on an …
  • Is Coffee Good or Bad for You? – This is a question that has sparked debates, research papers, and discussions. Many people have pondered whether coffee is the best way to get an energy boost. Does coffee stunt your growth? Does it help people wake up …
  • Coffee May Lower Risk of Death From Mouth Cancer: Study … – TUESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) — People who drink more than four cups of caffeinated coffee daily could significantly reduce their risk of death from certain forms of cancer, according to a new study from the American …
  • Living on coffee – A study indicates coffee may be more than just something to drink. At the National Institutes of Health, researchers looked at data on 400000 people ages 50 to 71, to see if coffee drinking was linked to risk of death.

I do hope some of these coffee nutrition facts might change your mind about that straight cup of black coffee.

Be Fit, Stay Strong!

Marc David – CPT

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10 Responses to "Coffee Nutrition Facts: The 10 Ten List"

  1. Marc David:
    December 26, 2010 11:07 pm

    No carbs. No fat… In black coffee. Start adding stuff, and it’s a game changer.

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  2. Coffee of the Month Clubs:
    March 30, 2010 04:11 am

    I would to also add that another possible benefits of drinking coffee is it can reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

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  3. Marc David:
    January 26, 2010 03:51 am

    Straight black coffee would equal 0 calories. 2 tsp of sugar (no specifics to the type or brand) would be 33 calories. Total coming to 33 calories for a cup of black coffee with 2 tsp of sugar.

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  4. brenda2164:
    January 26, 2010 03:46 am

    Like to know how many calories are in a cup of coffee with 2 teaspoons of sugar?

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  5. Chris:
    July 18, 2008 09:32 am

    Ive started drinking coffee now I work, instant, 2 spoons, no sugar, no milk

    peps me up a bit when Im nodding off at the desk, good to hear there may be health benefits as well!

    I’d prefer camomile tea or something but its a chore to make it here.

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  6. George:
    June 07, 2008 07:13 am

    1. I use coffee for fat loss on my abdominals. I mix 1ml of 200% coffeine benzoat with 1ml of domethylsulfoxide DMSO and apply it on my abdomial problem area once a day. It helps to melt fat quickly!
    2. I use mixture of 1ml of domethilsulfoxide and green tea extract (coffeine) to keep my hair grow fast and not disappear at all.
    3. I use mixture (ECA) of coffeine or coffee with aspirin and effeddrine to quick fat loss in whole body.
    4. I use coffeine bezoate topically on my head to maintain good hair grow.
    5. I use cofee to purify my lifer.

    Coffeine is good stuff.

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  7. Marc David:
    May 21, 2008 07:48 pm

    @Andre – If you want. Or if you actually enjoy coffee, just have a cup or two during the day. Morning hours. I don’t really use it much as a pre-workout supplement unless I’m on a cutting phase. It does tend to disrupt sleep in the afternoon hours. If you don’t actually enjoy it, then forget it.

    @Kyle – Different not really better. Everybody is always looking for some comparison between the two. Tea has beneficial properties as well. But different, especially green teas. Coffee or tea can have gastrointestinal effects. It depends on the brand, brew and other factors. Too much may have adverse affects as well. I drink a fair amount of green tea because I enjoy it and the value or potential benefits are different than coffee. I’ll do a cup of coffee in the morning and then switch to green tea.

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  8. Marc David:
    May 21, 2008 07:48 pm

    @Andre – If you want. Or if you actually enjoy coffee, just have a cup or two during the day. Morning hours. I don’t really use it much as a pre-workout supplement unless I’m on a cutting phase. It does tend to disrupt sleep in the afternoon hours. If you don’t actually enjoy it, then forget it.

    @Kyle – Different not really better. Everybody is always looking for some comparison between the two. Tea has beneficial properties as well. But different, especially green teas. Coffee or tea can have gastrointestinal effects. It depends on the brand, brew and other factors. Too much may have adverse affects as well. I drink a fair amount of green tea because I enjoy it and the value or potential benefits are different than coffee. I’ll do a cup of coffee in the morning and then switch to green tea.

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  9. Kyle:
    May 21, 2008 12:47 am

    I heard that herbal tea is even better for you than coffee. But I also heard that it can interrupt gastrointestinal functions. What’s the scoop: Coffee or Tea?

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  10. Andre:
    May 20, 2008 07:53 am

    I stopped drinking coffee 6 months ago. About 2 months ago I had a half cup before my workout, I was so hot and did sweat loads. Didn’t try that again…

    Should I start again slowly?
    Andre

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