Adding natural sweeteners to your coffee can make a huge difference in the number of calories you consume in a day. In this article, I’ll tell you all about adding honey in coffee.

Is honey the best sweetener for your coffee? What about the number of calories in coffee with honey?

I answer all these questions and more in this article. Grab yourself a nice cup of coffee and start reading away!

Can I put honey in coffee?

Yes, you can! You can add honey to your coffee to sweeten up your drink as you like. This natural sweetener will work fantastic when you’ve run out of sugar or you’d like to add a sweetener to your coffee that isn’t pure sugar.

Honey tastes sweet and equals about the same sweetness as sugar. Honey in coffee will work great when you want to cut back on added sugars, as good honey is made without added sugars.

"Glass jar with honey, ready to be added to the coffee"

Honey is natural sugar, which isn’t processed in any way. However, if you buy a cheap type of honey, you might be out of luck as they regularly add sugar to make a larger amount of honey. This is called processed honey, or regular honey.

Processed honey might have added sugar to it because there is a high demand for honey.

Your best bet for great honey is to buy a jar of raw honey; this honey is only filtered and then poured straight into jars to be sold.

Raw honey also has more nutrients than regular honey, which has all sorts of health benefits. If you’d like to learn more about the difference between raw honey and regular honey you can do so by clicking here.

Can I add honey instead of sugar to coffee?

Adding honey to your coffee instead of sugar is a great idea. The natural sweetness of the honey will sweeten your coffee, just like you are used to when adding sugar to your coffee.

Although honey is not calorie-free, it is better for you than adding sugar into your coffee, but more on the calories of coffee with honey further down.

You can use honey instead of any sweetener you like to use; the white sugar and brown sugar can all be left in your cabinet. Just use some honey!

Coffee with honey calories

So, what about the calories in my coffee with honey? Coffee itself has no calories as it is mostly made up of water. The amount of water is roughly 98%. The remaining 2% is coffee.

The number of calories in your coffee with honey depends on how sweet you like your coffee to be. Each tablespoon of honey will equal 64 calories, while the same amount of sugar packs 48 calories.

As you can see from the calories mentioned above, honey has a bit more calories.

However, honey tastes sweeter than sugar, so you can add less honey for the same amount of sweetness.

"Stirring honey in coffee"

I would recommend sticking with a tablespoon of honey in coffee for the first few tries. If you think the coffee tastes too sweet, lower the amount of honey. On the other hand, if you want your coffee to taste sweeter, you might want to add a bit more honey.

Adding honey in coffee tips and tricks

Would you like to try adding honey to coffee? I recommend starting with a tiny amount of added honey. As honey tastes a bit sweeter than sugar, you risk making your coffee too sweet for your taste.

The amount of honey that I recommend starting with is 20 grams. This is about the same as a teaspoon full of honey.

To keep all the nutrients in your honey, you want to wait to add the honey to your coffee until it cools down a bit.

Just make your coffee as you would regularly and pour it out into your cup(s). Wait about four to five minutes and add your honey. The honey loses its nutrients when added to too high heat. Your coffee will still be hot, and you get more nutrients, win-win, right?

What coffee is best to add honey too?

Adding honey in coffee can be used for every coffee out there. Do you like to brew a strong espresso from scratch, and would you like to sweeten it up a bit? Feel free to add a bit of honey.

You can also brew coffee using a French press to get a strong-tasting cup of coffee, which will also pair great with honey.

If you’d like a more balanced coffee, pour over coffee might be a great fit for you!

Pour over coffee can be made using a Chemex and the Hario V60. These coffee brewers work great for a single brew, but also for larger parties.

But not to be forgotten, you can also add honey to your favorite coffee recipes. You can add honey to your cappuccinos, latte’s, and so much more!

Honey in coffee recipe

Did you know there is a recipe called Café Con Miel? This recipe is made by mixing freshly brewed coffee with milk, honey, and spices like cinnamon.

Café Con Miel doesn’t have many calories to it, as there aren’t many ingredients used. If you ask me, Café Con Miel is easily one of the – if not the best coffee recipes that include honey.

If you would like to give the Café Con Miel recipe a try, you can click here. This link will take you straight to the recipe I wrote. The flavor will amaze you.

Honey in coffee for sore throat

Did you know that adding honey to coffee is great for a sore throat? You want to follow the steps that I mentioned above for the best health benefits.

"Pot of honey to be used in coffee"

The honey will dissolve in your coffee super easy and your coffee will taste super sweet and delicious, and it will help your sore throat. It works just like you’d add honey to your tea or any other beverage.

It’s amazing what honey can do for your body, right? The great part about all this is that you get to enjoy all the benefits with your favorite cup of coffee!

More coffee add-ins to try

Ready to upgrade your daily coffee?

Here are some coffee add-ins to try today:

And for even more options, check out the coffee add-ins hub here!


Honey is a great replacement for sugar when used in coffee. It has so many health benefits that it is the best option, and it tastes even more delicious if you ask me.

The amount of honey to add to your coffee depends on the amount of sweetness you like. Your Dream Coffee is all about using the best ingredients that suit your flavor, so why not give honey in coffee a try?

Have you tried adding honey to coffee before?

Let me know by leaving a comment down below. If you have any other questions regarding coffee, you can also contact me directly by pressing the “Contact Me” button at the top!

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