Not long ago that if you asked someone how they wanted to flavor their coffee they would tell you one of three things. Those three combinations of flavoring could be with cream, with cream and sugar or the addition of an artificial sweetener.
Those flavorings are still available today. However, there is a larger variety of flavored coffee available these days to tickle your taste buds.
A few examples of flavored coffee could be hazelnut, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, Irish cream, etc.
When sampling these flavored coffees, some questions may soon arise by the coffee drinker. Some of those questions may include how are these flavors obtained and how the flavored coffees are created?
The different flavors used in flavored coffee can be derived through two methods. The first method is through the use of an extract process.
This extract process actually takes concentrated flavorings from the selected product. Generally this concentrate is then processed utilizing other ingredients to help enhance the flavors. This concentrate is then added to the drink to provide flavored coffee. Often this type of flavoring is obtained through a product that is in syrup form.
The other type of flavored coffee is through the purchase of coffee beans that have the flavor added to them. Often this type of flavoring is a chemical process in which there are certain agents combined with others to simulate the taste of any particular flavoring. That chemically induced flavoring could be vanilla, chocolate, hazelnut, etc.
Before the coffee bean can be used to brew coffee it needs to be roasted. This roasting process takes the natural green coffee bean and causes the coffee bean to brown. This roasting of the coffee bean determines the strength of the coffee flavor. This is because the darker the bean, the more robust is the coffee flavor.
Once this roasting process has been completed the beans are then treated with the chemically induced flavorings. This process creates the flavored coffee
If you want to have flavored coffee, but you do not wish to have your coffee bean to go through a chemical process, there are other ways to flavor the coffee. One such way is through the use of chicory. Chicory is not only an inexpensive filler used to supplement the brewed coffee, but also provides a uniquely flavored coffee for the coffee drinker to enjoy. In addition, another way of providing naturally flavored coffee is through the use of finely shaved vanilla pods added to the coffee grounds or by adding cocoa to the brewing process. So enjoyed your flavored coffee.