Comparison of Cafe Latte/Cafe au Lait (Unsweetened) from 3 Convenience Stores We compared the "Cafe Latte/Cafe au Lait (Unsweetened)" sold in chilled cups at 3 convenience stores (Lawson, 7-ELEVEN and Family Mart)! Price, content, calories, etc. are also included.
The following three items were purchased this time.
"Uchicafe Cafe au Lait Sugar Free"
"Cafe Latte Sugar Free"
■ Family Mart
"Cafe Latte Sugar Free"
Also, Cafe au Lait is made from "drip coffee" and Cafe Latte is made from "espresso" with milk added. Café au lait is considered to be "drip coffee" and café latte is considered to be "espresso" with milk added. Please note that the two coffees are compared as "coffee with milk".
LAWSONUchicafe Cafe au Lait Sugar Free LAWSON's "Uchicafe Cafe au Lait Sugar Free" is a cafe au lait with the sweetness and richness derived from milk without using sugar or sweeteners. It is priced at 158 yen (tax included, same as below). It contains 240 ml and contains 76 kcal.
The cute illustration and eye-catching bright blue color make it the only one of the three companies with a package that does not show the contents. There are indications of sweetness, milkiness, and coffeeiness.
It contains 5.6% nonfat milk solids and 0.5% milk fat. Ingredients include raw milk (less than 50%), dairy products, and coffee.
The darkest in color of the three companies! In fact, it has a strong, distinct bitterness that also lingers in the aftertaste. The finish has a stronger presence of coffee than the mildness of milk. I wonder if the low calorie content is due to the low milk content.
Because it has a crisp, strong bitterness, it is recommended for those who want to enjoy the richness of coffee. On the other hand, it may not be enough for those who want more milk. It may not be enough for those who want more milkiness.
7-ELEVEN Café Latte
Non-SugarFree 7-ELEVEN's "Café Latte Non-Sugar Free" is a highly satisfying latte with a high nonfat milk solids content and a strong coffee taste, even though it is sugar free. It is priced at 170 yen. It contains 240 ml and has 112 kcal.
The blend of beans has been reviewed and renewed so that the fine aroma and deep flavor of coffee can be felt even more. The richness of the milk has been improved to give a more natural sweetness of milk.
Transparent packaging for a fresh and stylish look. The nonfat milk solids content is 7.0% and the milk fat content is 1.8%. Ingredients include raw milk (less than 50%), dairy products, and coffee.
Mild aftertaste! Although it is supposed to be sugar-free, the milk gives it a slight sweetness in the aftertaste. The balance with the aroma of the coffee is good, and the finish is not too heavy.
Because it is so satisfying to drink, it is recommended as an alternative to a snack. It is also delicious warmed in a microwave-safe cup.
FamimaCafé Latte Sugar Free Famima's "Café Latte Sugar Free" was developed in collaboration with "World Champion Barista" Satoshi Kasuya. It is a latte made without sugar and with the natural sweetness of milk. The coffee beans used are blended in a special ratio for "Cafe Latte No Sugar Added. The price is 160 yen. It contains 240 ml and has 118 kcal.
The packaging prominently displays the words "approved by the world's No. 1 barista. It contains 6.6% nonfat milk solids and 2.0% milk fat. It is the only one of the three that contains "more than" 50% raw milk.
This is the least peculiar of the three companies. It has a finish that makes it easy to drink. While the other two companies had a strong presence of either milk or coffee, Famima's coffee was somewhere in the middle. There is a slight coffee flavor in the aftertaste.
It is not too strong and is easy to drink, so it is recommended for those who want to enjoy an equal balance of milk and coffee. For my personal taste, I would like to see a little more accentuation, but considering the ease of drinking, it may be just the right balance.
Summary of characteristics of the three companies
Price (tax included, all contents 240 ml)Lawson 158 yen
7-ELEVEN 170 yen
Famima 160 yen
CaloriesLawson 76 kcal
7-ELEVEN 112 kcal
Famima 118 kcal
TasteLawson Strongest coffee presence (bitter)
7-ELEVEN Strongest milk presence Strongest (sweet)
When compared, the "unsweetened latte/cafe au lait" from the three convenience stores have different tastes than expected. The author, who prefers a milky taste, liked 7-ELEVEN's "Cafe Latte Sugar Free. Find your favorite cup of latte/cafe au lait!