Are trying to cut back on sugar, or simply not a fan but still want to enjoy your Starbucks coffee? Keep reading to find out the best Starbucks coffee you can have with no sugar.
Whenever my sister and I decided to start a sugar-free diet, we always hesitated and eventually didn’t go through with it. It’s because we didn’t want to give up our favorite Starbucks coffee drinks in the process. When a friend mentioned to us that we had sugar-free Starbucks coffee options, we couldn’t believe it. We did our research and found it was true! Discovering the taste of these drinks options, made our sugar-free diet adventurous and fun. So much so, that we came up with a list of our favorite sugar-free coffee drinks at Starbucks. In this article, I will be sharing this list with you, for the next time you’re at Starbucks and need a sugar-free coffee fix.
Can You Get A Starbucks Drink With No Sugar?
Yes, it is possible to get a sugar-free drink at Starbucks. There are plenty of options, in fact, most hot or iced coffees, espresso, and teas at Starbucks naturally have no sugar. The source of their sugar comes from the added flavors and syrups. You can, however, also opt for sugar-free syrups while customizing your Starbucks drinks or use unsweetened non-dairy milk among other modifications.
How Can I Order Starbucks Coffee Without Sugar?
Since there are some Starbucks drinks on the menu that have no sugar, you can simply order them off the menu as they are without any modifications. The same goes for when you’re ordering from the Starbucks app. If the drink you want is sugary, you can make some modifications like swapping the regular syrups for sugar-free syrups where applicable. You can also ask for unsweetened versions of the coffee drink where possible. On the app, if you don’t want the sugar, then you can select the same modifications I have just mentioned.
How We Choose The Best Starbucks Coffee With No Sugar.
While my sister and I were coming up with this list, there were several factors we considered. They are as follows:
- No added sugar – seeing as we were looking for sugar-free coffee drinks at Starbucks, the drinks included here do not need any added sugar to enjoy.
- Little to no natural sugar – most of the drinks here have zero sugar content. Some, however, may have natural sugar content from the milk, but then we can guarantee that it’s very little compared to what most Starbucks drinks have.
- Taste – considering how bitter coffee can be without sugar, we were looking for something palatable without sugar. While some people may enjoy the bitterness, my sister and I aren’t such big fans. So, the drinks included here can be enjoyed without sugar and with no overwhelming bitter taste.
4 Best Starbucks Coffee With No Sugar.
Plain Black coffee.
This was the first option we tried and though we expected coffee with no milk, cream, or sugar to be overly bitter, we were happily proved wrong. It depends on the coffee blends you choose. The blonde roast or pike place roast (regular or decaf) blends, are the best if you are planning to have coffee with no sugar. Our favorite is the pike place roast. It’s well-balanced, not too mild or too strong, with rich and unique flavor consisting of toasted nuts and chocolatey taste notes. You can enjoy the black coffee, hot or iced, and not have to worry about any sugar because it is completely sugar-free, and has a low-calorie count.
This option is more so for those of you who don’t mind or enjoy the bitterness in coffee. A shot of this is sugar-free and has enough caffeine punch to help you kick start your day. Not to mention it is a cheaper option. But if you are like my sister and me and can’t stand the bitterness, then you’re in luck. We discovered some Starbucks espresso-based drinks that have no sugar and can be taken without any added sugar or sweetener. They are:
- Caffe Americano (hot or iced)
- Blonde Caffe Americano (hot or iced)
- Espresso Macchiato
If you enjoy milk in your coffee and don’t want to give it up, then a cappuccino is the next best option for you. Unlike the Starbucks latte, it uses less milk but is creamier and thicker because it uses more milk foam and espresso. The milk content in a tall Starbucks Cappuccino will give you about 9 grams of sugar. This is nothing compared to the 39 grams or more of sugar you’ll get from the same size Starbucks latte or other drink. What’s more, this low sugar content is purely natural from the milk and not added, so it’s still healthy for you.
Starbucks cold brews are a favorite for many people because of their smooth velvety feel and sweet chocolatey taste notes. Cold brew coffee has no sugar and is still naturally sweeter than hot brewed coffee. This is because of the slower and longer extraction process that goes into it. We especially love the Starbucks nitro cold brew, which is creamier thanks to the added nitrogen component. You can also choose to add some cold form, it will only give you 5 grams of natural sugar. If you still want something a little sweeter, the Honey Almond milk cold brew is also a favorite of ours. It has 10 grams of sugar from honey and almond milk, but it’s all-natural and healthy. If you ask us, it’s the perfect drink for a cheat day in your sugar-free diet.
What is the best sugar-free coffee at Starbucks?
The Starbucks nitro cold brew is considered among the most popular sugar-free option. Since its release, it has grown to become a global favorite for many people, given its smoother and creamier texture.
What is the healthiest coffee at Starbucks?
A Starbucks black coffee is the healthiest option with a grande size having only 5 calories, no carbs, no sugar, and no fat.