Nutrition for Black Coffee

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Black Coffee Nutrition Summary

One cup of black coffee (248 grams) contains 5 calories and 0.7 grams of protein. Black coffee consist of 99.5% water, and less than 1% of total fat, carbohydrates or protein.

Black coffee is a source of potassium.

In one cup of black coffee:

  • Calories: 5
  • Protein: 0.7 g
  • Sodium: 2.5 mg
There is no significant amounts of sugar, dietary fiber, total fat, saturated fat or cholesterol in black coffee.

See the Black Coffee Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Beverages, coffee, brewed, breakfast blend.

Calories in Black Coffee

Black coffee has 5 calories per cup or 2 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from protein and carbohydrates.

64 percent of calories in black coffee are from protein and 36% of calories are from carbohydrates.

Calories from Fat

Black coffee contains no fat. It also is cholestrol free.

Calories Similar to Black Coffee

Some other beverages or drinks with similar calories to black coffee by weight:

Protein in Black Coffee

A single cup of black coffee contains 0.7 grams of protein. Black coffee is relatively low in protein, and is not a source of complete protein, containing little or small amounts of the majority of the nine essential amino acids.

  • Protein: 0.74 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, valine or histidine in black coffee.

Protein Similar to Black Coffee

Some other beverages or drinks with similar amounts of protein to black coffee by weight:

Vitamins and Minerals in Black Coffee

Black coffee is a source of potassium. It also contains significant amounts of niacin (Vitamin B3).

Minerals in black coffee (1 cup):
  • Calcium: 5 mg
  • Potassium: 124 mg
  • Magnesium: 9.9 mg
  • Phosphorus: 7.4 mg
  • Manganese: 0.1 mg
There is no significant amounts of iron, zinc, selenium, copper, choline, vitamin a, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6, vitamin c, vitamin e, folate, vitamin b12 or vitamin k in black coffee.

Black Coffee Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Black Coffee in Cooking

Most recipes call for one or two cups of black coffee.


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