How many calories does drip coffee have?

The average cup of drip coffee has less than 5 calories in it; the regular estimate is about 2 calories per 6-oz. cup of drip coffee. That does not take into account sugar or cream, which will increase the calorie count. Using skim or 2% milk instead of half and half can cut back on the calories, as well as using artificial sweeteners instead of sugar. Even with cream and sugar, however, the average cup of drip coffee will still likely contain less calories than the fancier drinks one might find at Starbucks or other coffee shops, such as frappucinos and mochas.