More than half of us drink coffee daily, averaging slightly over three cups a day and another 25% drink coffee occasionally. We rarely think about the calories in a cup of coffee, but maybe we should.
When health professionals give recommendations for drinking coffee, they are referring to 8-ounce cups, not 20-ounce mocha grandees with added syrup and whipped cream. One ounce of regular coffee with cream and sugar equals 10 calories. When you order a small coffee it is typically 10 to 12 ounces which adds up to 100 to 120 calories per cup. Multiply this times the number of servings you drink in a day and coffee calories quickly add up.