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Calories in a Cup of Coffee With Skim Milk

author image Wendy Rose Gould
Wendy Rose Gould is a professional journalist who has contributed to "Glamour" magazine and the Huffington Post, among other publications. After internships at the "Indianapolis Business Journal," "Kiwanis International" and "NUVO Newsweekly," she earned BA degrees in journalism and philosophy from Franklin College in 2008. Gould specializes in lifestyle topics.
Calories in a Cup of Coffee With Skim Milk
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Coffee has becoming a leading staple in today's world. From grabbing a cup first thing in the morning to sipping on the beverage at work, many people desire their daily dose in order to function. Calorie count and nutritional data listed refer to a single serving of regular coffee with 2 tbsp. skim milk and no other additives.

Serving Size

One serving of coffee is equal to about 8 oz., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For the purposes of this article, measurements are based on a serving of 2 tbsp. of skim milk.


An 8 oz. cup of brewed coffee contains approximately 2 calories, none of which come from fat. Adding 2 tbsp. of skim milk to the coffee contributes an additional 6 calories, 0.25 of which come from fat.

Calories from Nutrients

The 8 calories found in an 8 oz. cup of coffee with 2 tbsp. of milk comes mostly from protein and sugar. The brew has 0.81 g protein and 0.75 g sugar. Because 1 g of protein and 1 g of sugar equals four calories each, they contribute 3.24 and 3 calories, respectively.

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