Know Your Kopi

We Singaporeans love our kopi – but not all kopi is created equal in terms of its sugar and fat content. Tan Shiling, Senior Dietitian, Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Mount Alvernia Hospital, decodes the contents of your cuppa.

Types of CoffeeDescriptionSugarFat
KopiBlack coffee with condensed milk✔✔✔✔
Kopi PengSweet black coffee with condensed milk and ice✔✔✔✔
Kopi-O Siew DaiBlack coffee with less sugar
Kopi-OSweet black coffee✔✔
Kopi-O KosongUnsweetened black coffee
Kopi-O Kosong PengUnsweetened black coffee with ice
Kopi-O PengSweet black coffee with ice✔✔
Kopi Gah DaiBlack Coffee with extra condensed milk✔✔✔✔
Kopi PoA weaker coffee with condensed milk (not so intense in flavour)✔✔✔✔
Kopi GauStrong coffee with condensed milk (also higher in caffeine)✔✔✔✔
Kopi-CCoffee with evaporated milk and sugar (the C is for ‘Carnation’)✔✔
Kopi-C KosongCoffee with evaporated milk and no sugar
refers to the coffee containing less sugar and/or fat.
refers to the coffee containing sugar and/or fat.
refers to the coffee containing higher sugar and/or fat.

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This article is taken from our My Alvernia Magazine Issue #36. Click here to read the issue on our website or on Magzter.