One of the most amazing things about coffee is how well its complex flavor combines with other foods and drinks. The flavor of coffee has been added to all sorts of foods and drinks including sweets, cake, ice cream and chocolates.
The most common flavors added to coffee are sugar and milk. But when we talk of flavored coffees we’re usually referring to coffee products that come with the flavors already mixed in.
Flavored coffees have been around for centuries and are easy to find on the supermarket shelves. Some of the most popular tastes are chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, hazelnut and almond, but there are many more exotic combinations.
Creating flavors is a bit of a science and a bit of an art. Dozens of ingredients might be needed to achieve the right note.
Usually, coffee producers add the flavors after the beans have been roasted, in the form of a sprayed liquid. You can also buy flavoring syrups and add them yourself to your brewed coffee.