An investigation by the group Action on Sugar has unveiled some startling statistics regarding the sugar content of many High Street coffee drinks. Following analysis of over 130 hot drinks, the charity found a third contained at least as much sugar as a standard cola drink – that’s a whopping nine teaspoons! As if that wasn’t bad enough, some beverages in the test contained over 20 teaspoons of sugar, an alarming amount that would receive an instant red nutritional value label for high sugar content.
The worst offenders on the list included Starbucks’ Hot mulled fruit – grape with chai, orange and cinnamon – venti with a staggering 99g of sugar – that’s 25 whole teaspoons! Costa’s Chai latte clocked in with almost 80g and Caffe Nero’s Caramelatte tipped the scales at over 50g of the sweet stuff.
The coffee chains have pledged to reduce the amount of sugar in their beverages, but even the 25% Starbucks has been quoted as planning to remove from their “indulgent drinks” leaves a huge amount of sugar in a single serving.
Of course, there is a simple way to enjoy your favourite coffee drink without consuming vast amounts of hidden sugar. By preparing your own coffee from our freshly roasted beans, you can take control of what goes into your cup, not to mention experience the wonderful tastes and aromas of our expertly roasted varieties. And, when you consider that you can produce an espresso shot from as little as 12p with our range, it’s easy to see how you can save pounds in more ways than one!