Welcome to the weird, wonderful, and tasty world of flavoured coffee
Whether you have a favourite coffee that you reach for every day, or you prefer to experiment with different origin varieties, it’s sometimes fun to mix up your caffeine routine with some of the more unusual gourmet coffee flavours. We're not just talking about opting for an Indonesian Sumatra over your usual Dark Colombian, more like suggesting you open your java world up to more adventurous coffees such as cinnamon, whisky or mint chocolate flavoured coffee beans.
If you're up for swapping your regular type of Arabica beans for a more left-field coffee experience, you will find below our answers to some of the most popular questions we are asked about flavoured coffee beans.
How is flavoured coffee made?
Flavoured coffees are made by adding natural or synthetic flavouring oils to roasted coffee beans. When it comes to natural flavouring, processes tend to involve the extraction of oils from ingredients such as cocoa beans, berries, spices or nuts, which are then used to coat regular beans.
Some of the more unusual flavours, that can’t easily be extracted from natural ingredients, can be created by using a synthetic flavouring process that adds chemical additives to roasted beans. This process often gives whole beans and flavoured ground coffee a slightly shiny gloss.
What is the best flavoured coffee?
Picking the best flavour in this coffee category is hard, as taste is a truly subjective matter. However, to help you with your next flavour-packed home delivery, we've divided our wide range of gourmet roasts into four categories, matching up a selection of a few of our customers’ favourite drinks recommendations.
Why should I try flavoured coffee?
Whatever your interests, whether classical music, clothing, computers, bags, software, sports, tv shows, video games etc. we bet you like to branch out every now and then. Sometimes you'll listen to a different artist, try on a new designer, play a new video game or work up a sweat at a new gym class. Tasting coffee that's a world away from your normal order is a great way to expand your coffee knowledge, work out what flavours you do and don't like and find products that you truly love.
To put it another way, if you're an Amazon customer and love watching movies, it would be a great shame if instead of accessing their 6000 plus videos, you always rented the exact same Prime video over and over again. Being open to the possibility of new taste experiences and trying all sorts of flavours will make you a more well-rounded coffee expert.
Which flavoured coffee is the sweetest?
Some brands such as Beanies Coffee (a mainly instant coffee brand) create super sweet flavours such as Birthday Cake Instant Coffee or the Beanie Coffee special, Cherry Bakewell Instant Coffee. These can be a little too sweet for some palates, so if you love your roast sweet why not try something a little less intense such as our vanilla flavoured coffee beans or banana coffee brew?
Where can I buy flavoured coffee?
Coffee Direct has over 20 different flavoured coffees for you to choose from - whether you're looking for something fruity, nutty or boozy. Our different flavours for coffee make excellent gifts, so if you're shopping for someone else, why not go for one of our subscriptions or gift cards, allowing the recipient to choose for themselves? You can also enjoy free shipping on your order or if you choose a subscription, you get 15% off your purchase!
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