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Q:

What are some ways of adding flavor to coffee (other than cream and sugar)?

Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 7:47 am by Eleni
4 answers
  • A:
    Well, you can get a pretty noticeable variance in flavor by choosing a particular roast but if we're talking after-the-fact, then here are a couple of ideas: 1. Stir in (subtle) or sprinkle on top (more intense) different spices, such as pumpkin spice, cinnamon, or nutmeg. 2. There are a number of syrups you can buy to flavor you coffee. One popular syrup is vanilla syrup, which you can also add to seltzer water to make cream soda at home. 3. This involves doing something before you brew the coffee, but adding crushed nuts or orange zest (for example) to the roast can add pleasant flavors to the coffee without much effort.
    Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 8:27 am by Sean Farres
  • A:
    I sometimes make flavored simple syrups. Simple syrup is equal parts sugar & water, heated until the sugar is dissolved. Jazz up your simple syrup by letting shaved coconut or even a vanilla bean steep while your mixture is on the stove. Enjoy!
    Posted Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm by Carolyn Waldron-Parr
  • A:
    To add flavor to the actual coffee, you can mix spices into the grounds before brewing. Cinnamon, cardamon and nutmeg are excellent additions, and will give it subtle, non-chemically nuances that you sometimes get from store-bough flavored coffees.
    Posted Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 4:54 pm by Kelsey Clark