Is There Sugar In Coffee Beans?

Sucrose is present in most commercially roasted coffee beans and accounts for between 5-9% of the seed weight, while more than 90% of the sugar is derived from the extracted coffee cherries.

This means that the sugar content does not increase during the processing of natural coffee, it decreases in the sugar content of washed coffee.

Natural sugar plays a role in their color of coffee beans too. Coffee beans are green when selected. Roasted coffee beans are made to caramelize them from green to brown. Coffee roasting causes a small amount of sugar, which has only a few calories in a cup of brewed black coffee.

Caffeine can affect how your body reacts to insulin, a hormone that enables sugar to enter the cells and become energy. The sensitivity to insulin may decrease with caffeine.

As for your diet, "the sugar in coffee" doesn't seem to play a major role. Know how much sugar you're eating daily to see if it causes your weight gain. WHO recommends that people have no more than six teaspoons of sugar in tea or coffee each day. 

The food we get today is far more factory-made and highly processed, where it's harder to notice the flavor nuances than it was when people had to search for food and grow it themselves.

"More importantly, it would be a good place to start with to reduce the addition of sugars which are deliberately added to food for a savor.

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OCM ( was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link). 

In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years: 

OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM 

OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM

Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops: 

OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more. 

So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates: 

For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube

For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG

For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN 

PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).

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