Nutrition Facts for Coffee: The 10 Ten List

Here’s some interesting nutrition facts for coffee that may be of interest to you. Especially those on a healthnutrition facts for coffee quest which includes the bodybuilder looking to build muscle.

Most people think of coffee as the beverage to get your caffeeine addition taken care of for the day. Worldwide numbers run as high at 85% of all caffeeine consumed comes from coffee. This figure alone makes the #1 reason people drink coffee is for stimulation.

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 nutrition facts for coffee on a particular brand or coffee house creation, 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.

Average Caffeine Content 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

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. Antioxidants in coffee (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 Coffee 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)

Overall, coffee offers many benefits and 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. Overconsumption of caffeine does have its drawbacks.

Recommended Resources for more Nutrition Facts for Coffee:

Plenty of health benefits are brewing in America’s beloved beverage

Daily caffeine ‘protects brain’

Coffee and health

Calories in Coffee

Photo of the coffee by Thomas Hawk. Used under a Creative Commons license.

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    I love coffee, but find that a product called TripleFX gives me a longer lasting lift and I think it is lot healthier because of other ingredients besides caffeine. The ingredients supposedly:

    * Improve learning*
    * Improve alertness and motor skills - even late at night or after sleep deprivation*
    * Increase physical performance during exercise*
    * Enhance oxygen capacity of the lungs*
    * Reduce free radical damage to cells*

    *The statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
    I'm skeptical of all those claims, but I know I like the sustained energy lift I get. Besides 80 mg of caffein, the ingredients include:
    Vitamin A
    Vitamin C
    Vitamin E
    Vitamin B6, and B12
    Pantothenic acid
    Copper gluconate
    Chromium citrate

    You can learn more at
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    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?
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    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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    @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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    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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    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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