Does Coffee Break Fast?

by Anne Franklin 4 min read

Does Coffee Break Fast

Whether you’re a fan of intermittent fasting or you are simply curious if coffee can be consumed without breaking a fast, we welcome you to this handy guide. It’s time we dispel any doubts like clouds in the sky to shine some much welcomed light on the topic of coffee and fasting. 

Can you have black coffee when fasting? What about coffee with favorite add-ons? What are the potential benefits of drinking coffee when fasting?

This and more await you in our new article! Let’s break this down one step at a time. 

Key Takeaways

  • Black coffee doesn’t break fast due to its very low-calorie content. 
  • Flavored coffees are suitable to consume when fasting unless they contain added sugar or sweeteners. 
  • You should avoid drinking coffee with cream or sugar when fasting. 
  • Black coffee has numerous health benefits and can support your fast. 

Can You Have Coffee When Fasting?

The general consensus is that, yes, drinking black coffee without added sugar or cream won’t affect your fast in any significant way. It’s similar to any very low-calorie drink. For example, a glass of water has 0 calories. 

Can you guess  how many calories we consume in one cup of black coffee? If you guessed anything more than 3, you’d be wrong. 

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, an average cup of black coffee brewed from ground beans has around 2 calories, which is an amazing piece of news for anyone who tries to lose a few pounds but doesn’t want to give up their morning cup of joe either.

Additionally, black coffee contains trace amounts of protein, fat, and minerals – too little to break the fasting. 

So, can you drink black coffee when fasting?It’s a resounding yes from us! 

Can You Have Coffee When Fasting

What About Flavored Coffee?

Black coffee gets the green light, but what about all of us who enjoy a little bit of flavor in our aromatic cups of coffee? Delicious flavored coffees are an excellent way to start any day, but will they make you break your fast?

Here, the answer depends on the coffee itself. For example,  Angelino’s Coffee flavored coffees don’t contain any added sugar or sweetener, which means they are still in low-calorie territory. Meaning they are suitable for drinking while fasting. 

This doesn’t have to be the case with every brand, so it’s important to check this information before you put your coffee maker to work. 

Generally speaking, though, most flavored coffee pods will be suitable to drink during a fast. This, of course, doesn’t extend to coffee drinks with added flavor syrups, as these tend to be little sugar bombs. If you want to have yourcaramel latte, you have to wait for your window to drink it. 

When Fasting Can You Drink Coffee With Sugar and Cream?

As you can probably guess by now, adding anything higher in calories (which sugar and cream definitely are) to your coffee drink while fasting will cause you to break the fast. 

Here, the answer is simple and short – you should avoid coffee with milk, cream, or sugar while fasting. It’s best to stick to black orflavored coffee

What To Add to Coffee to Not Break the Fast

We know sugar, sweeteners, syrups, and cream are out of the question. But does that mean allcoffee add-ons should be avoided when you’re fasting? 

You’ll be happy to know that’s not the case! If you have some trouble with drinking plain black coffee, there is still a whole wide world of spices you can explore! 

Some of the spices you can add to our cup include: 

  • Cinnamon
  • Cacao powder
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Chili powder
  • Cardamom
  • Ginger

All of these can bring out some amazing flavor notes in your drink without the risk of breaking the fast. Be sure to experiment and find your favorite combination! 

Our tip! When adding any spices to your coffee, be careful not to overdo it. From our experience, it’s better to add very small amounts and build up the intensity to your desired flavor than to add too much of it and be forced to redo the drink. 

What To Add to Coffee to Not Break the Fast

Drinking Coffee Can Support Your Fasting. How? 

Did you know that drinking coffee can actually be beneficial for your fasting or provide similar health benefits?

Some studies suggest that both intermittent fasting and black coffee have anti-inflammatory properties. Regular coffee consumption can reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome, an inflammatory condition that is associated with high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar levels. 

Amazing, right? But that’s not all! Researchers are also interested in the properties of coffee that potentially reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. 

All of this goes to show that drinking black coffee every day is not only not going to break your fast but can also support your health long-term.  

Can I Drink Coffee When Fasting – Final Thoughts

Black coffee will not impact your fasting in any meaningful way. Those who love a little bit of spice will be glad to know the same goes for most flavored coffees (definitely the Angelino’s Coffee pods!) and coffee with various spices. 

The type of coffee drinks you should probably avoid is coffee with cream, sugar, or flavor syrups, as these tend to be high in calories. 

Ready to explore the world of high-class, quality, carefully crafted coffees from Angelino’s? Nothing makes us happier! Be sure to check out our selection ofcoffees and teas to fill up your day with flavor to the brim! 



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