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Coffee vs. Espresso — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Coffee and Espresso different?

  • Espresso has more Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, and Copper than Coffee.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 from Espresso is 31% higher.

Beverages, coffee, brewed, prepared with tap water and Beverages, coffee, brewed, espresso, restaurant-prepared are the varieties used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Iron +1200%
Contains more Magnesium +2566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +134.7%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +2400%
Contains more Manganese +117.4%
Equal in Calcium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 1% 3% 2% 5% 1% 1% 1% 3% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 5% 58% 3% 11% 2% 2% 17% 7% 0%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Iron +1200%
Contains more Magnesium +2566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +134.7%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +2400%
Contains more Manganese +117.4%
Equal in Calcium - 2

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Coffee
3
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +807.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2626.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.01
Equal in Choline - 2.6
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 0% 4% 18% 4% 16% 1% 2% 0% 2% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 41% 98% 2% 1% 1% 0% 2% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +807.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2626.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.01
Equal in Choline - 2.6
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +104.3%
Contains more Fats +800%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Protein - 0.12
Equal in Water - 97.8
99%
Protein: 0.12 g
Fats: 0.02 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 99.39 g
Other: 0.47 g
2% 98%
Protein: 0.12 g
Fats: 0.18 g
Carbs: 1.67 g
Water: 97.8 g
Other: 0.23 g
Contains more Other +104.3%
Contains more Fats +800%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Protein - 0.12
Equal in Water - 97.8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +9100%
11% 83% 6%
Saturated Fat: 0.002 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.015 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.001 g
50% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.092 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.092 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +9100%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Coffee Espresso
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Coffee Espresso Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.67g Espresso
Protein 0.12g 0.12g
Fats 0.02g 0.18g Espresso
Carbs 0g 1.67g Espresso
Calories 1kcal 9kcal Espresso
Calcium 2mg 2mg
Iron 0.01mg 0.13mg Espresso
Magnesium 3mg 80mg Espresso
Phosphorus 3mg 7mg Espresso
Potassium 49mg 115mg Espresso
Sodium 2mg 14mg Coffee
Zinc 0.02mg 0.05mg Espresso
Copper 0.002mg 0.05mg Espresso
Manganese 0.023mg 0.05mg Espresso
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.01mg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.2mg Espresso
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.001mg Coffee
Vitamin B2 0.076mg 0.177mg Espresso
Vitamin B3 0.191mg 5.207mg Espresso
Vitamin B5 0.254mg 0.028mg Coffee
Vitamin B6 0.001mg 0.002mg Espresso
Folate 2µg 1µg Coffee
Choline 2.6mg 2.6mg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Threonine 0.001mg Coffee
Isoleucine 0.002mg Coffee
Leucine 0.005mg Coffee
Lysine 0.001mg Coffee
Phenylalanine 0.003mg Coffee
Valine 0.003mg Coffee
Histidine 0.002mg Coffee
Saturated Fat 0.002g 0.092g Coffee
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g 0g Coffee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001g 0.092g Espresso

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Coffee Espresso
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
3%
Coffee
11%
Espresso
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Coffee
10%
Espresso

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Espresso
Espresso is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Coffee
Coffee contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Coffee
Coffee is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.09g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Coffee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171890/nutrients
  2. Espresso - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171891/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.