Maxwell House is a division of Kraft Foods, the second-largest food company in the world. Along with different varieties of Maxwell House Coffee, the Kraft website says that as of 2010, beverages account for 18 percent of Kraft Foods' net revenues. Maxwell House coffee comes in several varieties, including regular ground coffee, decaffeinated coffee and International Cafe Instant Coffee. If you like to add sugar or creamer to your coffee, it will affect the overall nutrition values.
All coffee contains caffeine, unless it has gone through the decaffeination process, and Maxwell House coffees are no exception. Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant, and like many other people, you might enjoy a cup or two of coffee first thing in the morning. According to the website Guarana.com, in general, one 8 oz. cup of brewed coffee contains 135 mg of caffeine. One 8 oz. cup of Maxwell House International Cafe French Vanilla coffee has 45 to 50 mg of caffeine. Decaffeinated products are not completely caffeine-free, but do contain far less, at about 5 mg per 8 oz. cup.
A good, strong cup of black coffee, either regular or decaffeinated, has no calories. The calories come from any additives, such as milk, cream or sugar. According to LIVESTRONG.com, adding 1/2 oz. of 2 percent milk, approximately the amount contained in one creamer cup, adds 8 calories. Adding 1 tsp. of sugar to your coffee adds 11 calories. Maxwell House International Cafe coffee mixes come with creamer and sugar already added. One serving, or 4 tsp., of Maxwell House International Cafe French Vanilla mix has 60 calories, while Decaffeinated Sugar-Free International Cafe Suisse Mocha has 30 calories. Although not a major source of your daily calories, one serving of flavored coffee provides 1.5 to 3.0 percent of your calories for a typical 2,000-calorie daily diet.
Carbohydrates, derived from the starches and sugars in your diet, provide your body with its main source of energy. One cup of regular or decaffeinated coffee taken black contains no carbs. However, add 1/2 oz. of 2 percent milk and one packet of sugar, and an 8 oz. cup of Maxwell House regular coffee has 1 g of carbs. International Cafe coffee mixes already have cream and sugar in the powder, with 10 g, with 8 g of sugar in 4 tsp. of French Vanilla coffee mix and 2 g of carbs in Decaffeinated Sugar-Free Suisse Mocha coffee blend. Remember to add in the additional nutrition values if you have more than one packet of sugar or 1/2 oz. of 2 percent milk in your coffee.
An 8 oz. cup of regular black coffee offers no other nutrition. If you add 1/2 oz. of 2 percent milk and one packet of sugar, one cup of regular coffee then provides less than 1 g total fat and 8 mg sodium. A serving of 4 tsp. International Cafe French Vanilla coffee contains 3 g total fat and 55 mg sodium, while one serving of decaffeinated sugar-free Suisse Mocha coffee mix has 2 g total fat and 45 mg sodium. MayoClinic.com says you should limit your total fat intake to 44 to 78 g per day, and your sodium to 2,300 mg per day.
- MyFitnessPal: Maxwell House Original Roast
- MyFitnessPal: Maxwell House Coffee with 2 Percent Milk and Sugar
- MyFitnessPal: Maxwell House International Cafe French Vanilla
- MyFitnessPal: Maxwell House International Cafe Decaffeinated Sugar-Free Suisse Mocha
- Guarana.com: Caffeine Content of Food and Drugs
- LiveSTRONG.com: Sugar
- LiveSTRONG.com: 2 Percent Milk