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What is Flavored Coffee and How to Make your Own Flavors

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Coffee is world-renowned for its aroma and taste. But the coffee beans you purchase in stores are only part of the story; what sets a great cup of coffee apart from ordinary brews is flavor. Coffee shops offer an assortment of different flavors to add variety to your daily java, but you can also make your own flavored coffee at home with a few simple ingredients and some know-how.

The flavor of coffee is influenced by the kind of bean, the roast, and how it was ground. The flavor can be enhanced with syrups or flavoring oils. The key to good flavored coffee is to add only a small amount of syrups or flavoring oils (less than a tablespoon) per cup.

The main ingredient is a flavoring oil which is generally a petroleum-based product. There are generally two types of oils that can be used as flavoring ingredients: fatty oil, and buttery oil. Flavors from this class include butterscotch, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg. Buttery oils include those from cocoa beans as well as those from the soybean family (hazelnut).

How is Flavored Coffee Made?

Some people have a hard time going without their morning cup of coffee. If you're one of those people, you might want to try switching up your routine and flavor things up a bit with some spiced coffee! In this article, we'll go over the steps for how to make flavored coffee.

Steps for brewing your own flavored coffee using flavoring oil and syrups:

Use high-quality, fresh beans. Start with the best beans you can find. Fresh, whole coffee beans hold their flavor longer than pre-ground beans; buy them whole and grind them yourself just before brewing. You should always purchase and use freshly roasted and ground coffee within a few weeks of its roasting date.

Use pure flavoring agents. Syrups and powders may seem like an easy shortcut for adding flavor to your coffee, but these products contain artificial ingredients that may alter or drown out the subtle flavors of fresh-roasted beans.Β  Instead, opt for pure extracts and oils such as cinnamon oil and vanilla extract; these ingredients add true flavor without masking the taste of the coffee.

Taste before adding sugar or cream. Flavored coffees often require sweeteners to make them palatable. You can add a small amount of liquid flavoring to plain black coffee and then adjust until you achieve the desired sweetness level; add more flavoring if your coffee is too strong and blend in some cream if it is too weak.

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