An ancient tradition
The flavoring of coffee is an ancient tradition dating back to nomadic Arab tribesmen who added a pinch of ground Green Cardamom or other spice to coffee before brewing. Over time, many coffee drinkers have experimented adding other flavours to their brew. While adding milk and sugar are common, coffee drinkers have been known to add cinnamon, cloves, spearmint, molasses, sour cream, and even mustard!
Regional examples of common flavours include:
- Middle East: Cardamom, Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Cloves
- Ethiopia: Ginger
- Mexico: Cinnamon and Cloves
- Hawaii: Macadamia Nut
Why not experiment with spices like cinnamon or nutmeg and flavourings like vanilla pods. Remember, the idea is to add just enough to compliment the flavour of the coffee, not destroy it.
Different ways to flavour your coffee
- Syrups: Flavoured coffee syrups are the most commonly used way to add a variety of flavors to coffee. Syrups are especially good for those who prefer to add a little flavor now and then, rather than buying flavoured ground coffee. Syrups are also great for making cold drinks such as milkshakes.
- Flavoured Ground coffee: is the easy way to enjoy your favourite flavour and is suitable for all coffee makers. These coffees are highly aromatic, and rich and creamy to drink.
- Flavoured Instant coffee – the ultimate convenience for flavoured coffee lovers.