There are three ways to get almost all types of flavored coffee blends.
First of all, you can buy flavored coffee beans just about anywhere. The flavor is actually imbued with the beans themselves. So you just need to grind and stir as usual.
There is an almost dizzying choice when it comes to flavors – vanilla, hazelnut, cinnamon and almond … not to mention the apple, banana, walnut, cherry and blueberry cheesecake.
It seems there are buyers out there for just about any exotic flavor you can imagine.
If you are a fan of flavored coffees, we have one of the largest selections in our very own Coffee Detective Gourmet Coffee Store.
We also have a Flavored Coffee Sample Pack, which includes French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Cinnabun, Caramel, Mocha and Cinnamon and Hazelnut coffees.
Of course, not all types of coffee beans come with an added flavor. If you find Especial Peaberry beans, don’t expect them to have a blueberry cheesecake flavor.
Or buy regular coffee beans and flavored syrups
When you buy half a pound of nut-flavored coffee, you’re stuck with it. Unless you have plenty of kitchen storage space and an unlimited coffee budget, you’ll want to finish your coffee with nuts before purchasing a bag of apple flavored beans.
Fortunately, there is an alternative. Buy regular coffee beans and a few kinds of flavored syrups. That way, you can use the same beans and add them from a choice of flavors, or even not flavor them at all.
Coffee is a multi-billion dollar business. Filling stores with another flavored coffee blend is just another way for them to “add value” to their product and get you to spend a few extra dollars. Can you imagine the number of half-used bags of flavored coffee beans that are thrown away each day?
Much better that you buy a regular blend, and a selection of flavored syrups to use as and when you want.
A final tip: find a syrup with natural flavors, so as not to spoil your coffee with the taste of additives and artificial sweeteners.
You can even create your own coffee flavors at home.
The first two links below take you to pages with recipes for creating your own flavors for your coffee, in your own kitchen. This is perhaps the best approach of all.
Learn more about flavored coffees:
How to prepare cold brew coffee concentrate with a natural chicory and anise flavor.
How to Make Your Own French Vanilla Coffee Cream.
Natural flavors for coffee.
Try flavored K-Cups.