How Many Calories Are in a Keurig®  K-Cup® Pod?

Posted on Thu, Jun 06, 2013

how many calories are in a keurig kcupThis post was inspired by a customer inquiry that got me thinking… do consumers know that most Keurig®  K-Cup®  pods are calorie and sugar-free?

Yep. that’s right, no need to worry. The majority of Keurig®  K-Cup®  coffees are simply coffee and a filter, nothing added. Since ground coffee is calorie free so are K-cup pods® !  At first I could not understand the confusion on this subject. Then I read the descriptions of some of the coffees.

Caramel Vanilla Cream reads:

A light roast, flavored K-Cup®  coffee with a traditional French Vanilla flavor taken up a notch by the addition of buttery caramel and hints of brown sugar!

Chocolate Glazed Donut:

Chocolate Glazed Donut is a combo that’s hard to resist. A fresh chocolate donut, topped with a sweet, sugar glaze, dunked into your mug.

Who wouldn’t think that these coffees are filled with sugar, fat and calories?! If I did not know better, I certainly would question it. When you read the descriptions of Keurig®  K-Cup®  pods or any coffee for that matter, know that the author is simply describing the hints of flavor that they detect in the coffee, not the actual ingredients. If you still aren’t sure, look for nutritional information.

If there are no ingredients or nutritional information is listed it means that it only contains coffee and you are good to go!

There are a few varieties that DO contain calories. They fall under two categories. Brew Over Ice teas and coffees (except Twinings) and Cafe Escapes. Keurig®  has kept those around 60 calories each.

When in doubt consider the consistency of the coffee. If it is creamy- it contains calories and most likely sugar. If it is a simple black coffee, calories are not an issue.

But, what if you want to doctor your K-Cup®  coffee up a bit without adding a tremendous amount of calories?


We all want and deserve a treat from time to time. If you are confused about which K-Cup®  coffees have what in them, I have an excellent solution. Stick with a simple black coffee, add a little skim milk, maybe a little cinnamon and vanilla syrup and viola you have a quick, easy and most importantly tasty indulgence!

Keurig®  K-Cup®  pods are a part of my everyday world and have been for many years. Sometimes I don’t see things from your perspective. I hope to answer any questions that you might be wondering to yourself. But, by all means, please ask. I need your help in making sure that everyone is happy and confident with their Keurig® K-Cup® choices!

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