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All About Flavored Coffee

There truly is no better way to start your day than with a warm mug of your favorite flavored coffee. Thanks to the endless options, there’s a perfect flavor for every palate.

Flavored Coffee has a Spicy History

The history of flavored coffee began when people used cinnamon, cardamom, and pepper to flavor their coffee. These ingredients were part of the spice trade going directly through the main coffee-growing areas of Africa. Using whatever spices they could get their hands on, they began to experiment and create unique flavors.

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Not only are cinnamon, cardamom, and pepper excellent tasting additives to coffee, but they are also all-natural preservatives. As a result, these spices are still used today in flavored coffee and cooking and baking. 

Coffee chains worldwide add sweeteners, flavored creamers, syrups, and whipped cream to their coffee drinks after they are made. While many enjoy this excessive sweetening strategy, it masks the flavor of low-quality coffee beans. A true coffee lover knows this isn’t the way to add flavor to your cup!

A Cup of Coffee That Stands Alone

When looking for a top-notch cup of coffee, find one that can stand alone without any artificial sweeteners. High-quality coffee beans are the key to an excellent cup that will have you wanting more. Additional flavoring is welcome if that’s your preference, but the high-quality coffee beans—or lack thereof—will make or break your experience.

Flavored coffee provides an alternative to overly sweet and sugary options. The integrity of the natural coffee bean is preserved with an added sweet or savory bonus during the roasting process. While additional sweeteners are added, a cup of coffee that can stand on its own before anything is added is the coffee you want in your cup!

The Most Popular Natural Coffee Additives

It’s no secret that natural flavorings in coffee have been around for centuries. A lot of them were created through trial and error.

Some of the most popular natural flavoring choices were: 

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  • Cinnamon
  • Pepper
  • Cardamom
  • Cloves
  • Nutmeg
  • Star Anise

These flavors allowed people to bring a level of sweetness, boldness, and flavor to their morning cup of coffee!

How is Coffee Flavored?

So how do you tell if your flavored coffee is high-quality? The best-flavored coffee only uses natural flavors. Natural flavors are extracted from any natural source and then added to the coffee beans at varying flavor strengths. Other ways to flavor coffee beans include flavor oils or dry flavoring. 

2 Ways to Flavor Coffee Beans

  • Flavor Oils
  • Dry Flavoring

Using flavor oils is a method where coffee beans have the oil sprayed over them while they are in a large pot. The oil is added slowly and continuously mixed to ensure each coffee bean is evenly saturated.

Dry flavoring is achieved by adding a flavored powder to the coffee beans. They’re mixed and evenly spread to ensure consistent flavor strength in every batch.

While larger batches use these methods often, Stone Street focuses on smaller batches to ensure the products are always consistent in taste and tone. 

How to Choose the Right Flavor Strength

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It isn’t always easy to know which flavor strength would be best for your coffee, and much of it is trial and error. We recommend starting out with a 1:18 ratio and slowly increasing your flavor strength until you find the perfect balance. While some like their flavor strength to be intense in taste and aroma, others prefer a lighter flavor strength allowing just a hint of the flavor without taking away from the original coffee taste.

If you are right in between, a medium flavor strength will most likely hit the spot every time! Be sure to test it out first, as each different coffee flavor strength won’t be the same. For example, medium flavor strength might be your ideal choice for our Blueberry Cobbler coffee, while a light flavor strength for our Southern Pecan coffee may be your preference.

Our Top 5 Flavored Coffee Choices

  • Southern Pecan
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Cinnamon Swirl
  • Hazelnut Supreme
  • Blueberry Cobbler 

Our Charming Southern Pecan Flavored Coffee

Feeling homesick and missing the comfort and smell of home? This flavored coffee will bring that right to you! With a hint of bold flavor and just the right level of sweetness, this Southern Pecan coffee is sure to hit the spot. 

Our Southern Pecan coffee provides the perfect elements of sweet southern hospitality year-round. The warmth of this coffee has hints of butter and sweet pecans, making it our most popular flavored coffee!  

Why Try Pecan Coffee?

Stone Street Southern Pecan Flavored Coffee

Traced back to the 16th century, pecans grow on a species of hickory trees that are native to the southern United States in the region of the Mississippi River. There are over 500 different varieties of pecan trees, each producing its own unique flavor, texture, size, color, and shape of pecans.

The word pecan is translated to something which requires a stone to crack, which if you’ve cracked a pecan, you know how literal that translation is. Pecan coffee has just the right amount of pecan pieces to perfectly complement the coffee beans, enhancing the flavor and blending smoothly to create a rich pecan flavor.

Benefits of Pecan-Flavored Coffee? Pecans are a great source of:

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium

By simply sipping on your favorite cup of coffee, you’ll be consuming these nutrients that provide numerous health benefits, like lowering your blood pressure! 

Pumpkin Spice Flavored Coffee

Join the pumpkin spice movement by trying our Pumpkin Spice flavored coffee. Infused with flavors of allspice and cinnamon, it is the perfect warm treat with a hint of spice, sure to make your taste buds happy! 

You find Pumpkin Spice in just about everything during spooky season, but it’s a great flavored coffee for the entire year.

The Pumpkin Spice Movement

Stone Street Pumpkin Spice Flavored Coffee

The history of pumpkin spice is a surprising one. Before Pumpkin Spice Lattes rose in popularity, pumpkin spice referred to a blend of spices combining cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves. This spice blend has long been a part of the American baking tradition.

Centuries later, spice manufacturing companies created a pumpkin pie spice, essentially blending these altogether, allowing bakers to buy just one instead of all of them separately. As a result, pumpkin spice has been a cultural icon, being added to lattes to create one of the most popular seasonal drinks of all time. 

Why Pumpkin Spice?

Pumpkin spice is full of antioxidants that can help keep your blog sugar under control and reduce your chance of developing diabetes! Pumpkins are also good for your hair and skin. So, enjoy your morning cup of brew while reaping the benefits that pumpkin spice brings! 

Cinnamon Swirl Flavored Coffee

Cinnamon rolls with their luscious cinnamon swirls are among the most common sweet treats you can add to your breakfast plate. Our Cinnamon Swirl flavored coffee brings that flavor right to your morning cup!

Our Cinnamon Swirl blend is delicious cinnamon-flavored coffee without the mess! It is smooth with the perfect level of sweetness and a great way to start your day! 

Cinnamon Coffee to Add Sweetness to Your Day

While yeasty bread has been around for longer than we can remember, cinnamon rolls weren’t produced until the 17th century when a combination of sugar, carbs, and spice was thrown together, and the cinnamon bun was born.

Originating in Sweden, they are called “kanelbulle” and are celebrated on October 4th as a national holiday! However, people now enjoy these all year round as a household favorite, complete with icing on top to sweeten the dish during breakfast!  

Why Cinnamon?

Stone Street Cinnamon Swirl Flavored Coffee

Cinnamon is a spice derived from the inner bark of several tree species. Mainly used as an aromatic condiment and flavoring for recipes, cinnamon continues to be a staple ingredient in every home. 

Health Benefits of Cinnamon:

  • Gut Health
  • Reduce Blood Pressure
  • Lower Blood Sugar

These benefits and many more have made cinnamon one of the top spices added to coffee beans for centuries. 

Hazelnut Supreme Flavored Coffee

Our hazelnut coffee is the perfect addition to your morning routine. If you are a late-night coffee drinker and it doesn’t mess with your sleep, this is an excellent option for a nightcap! Our Hazelnut Supreme coffee provides a smooth and delicate tasting experience with a bold flavor. Find space in your cabinet for your new favorite coffee beans.

The Addition of Hazelnuts to Coffee

Stone Street Hazelnut Supreme Flavored Coffee

The introduction of hazelnuts in coffee began with Alpine monks, who added crushed hazelnuts to create flavored coffee, avoiding unnatural sweeteners. At the time, they were referred to as “filberts” instead of hazelnuts. However, in 1989 the Oregon Filbert Commission decided to emphasize calling them “hazelnuts” instead of “filberts.” 

But why did Oregon have the authority to make such a big decision in the first place? Great question! It’s because they grow 99% of the hazelnuts in the United States of America. In addition, they export at least half of their hazelnut crop to Europe and Asia. However, Turkey is the largest producer of hazelnuts worldwide, producing an impressive 70%.

Hazelnut Horticulture

Hazelnuts are grown on compact trees that begin producing this buttery, sweet nut in just a few years! You can buy an easy-to-grow hazelnut tree at your local garden center and start to reap the benefits right from your backyard!

Improve your Health with Hazelnuts

Hazelnut coffee helps our bones and even reduces the risk of osteoporosis and other joint pain. Even just an ounce of these ingredients a day in your morning coffee will have you feeling stronger!

Why Hazelnut Supreme?

This common tree nut has a variety of health benefits, so snacking on them throughout your day can also be beneficial. Start each morning with your new favorite flavored coffee and reap the benefits all day long! 

Get Hooked on Our Blueberry Cobbler Flavored Coffee

Have you been searching high and low for the perfect blueberry flavor? You have come to the right place! This fruity and rich brew is perfect for your morning cup of coffee alongside a fresh-baked blueberry muffin or slice of cobbler.

The Addition of Blueberries to Coffee

Blueberries have been gathered from forests by Native Americans for years. Consumed fresh, preserved, and even used for medicine, blueberries have continued to offer numerous health benefits for centuries. 

Our Blueberry Cobbler coffee is derived from Arabica beans. These fresh coffee beans bring a ripe and fruity flavor to your morning cup of coffee. The mild, more delicate taste allows for the blueberry flavor to shine through without overpowering your cup.  

Blueberries Galore

Stone Street Blueberry Cobbler Flavored Coffee

Blueberry bushes produce new roots throughout the year. When harvest time comes, the bushes produce pounds of blueberries. Looking to plant your own blueberry bush? You’re in luck! They don’t need much space or effort, and within a few years, you will be in blueberry heaven!

Fun fact: Maine is the world’s largest producer of wild blueberries!

Why Try Blueberry Cobbler?

Since blueberries are high in antioxidants, including them in your coffee allows you to reap those benefits every morning. Our Blueberry Cobbler coffee is a sweet treat inspired by the classic dessert. Infused with sweet and juicy berry flavors and a hint of spice, this flavored coffee is about to be a household favorite. 

Why Stone Street Coffee?

Getting through the day can sometimes be a challenge, but our flavored coffee is the perfect way to get that extra boost you need. Whether giving as a gift or treating yourself to a new flavor, you will continue to receive our high-quality coffee beans in every single batch.

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Have a friend who can’t stop talking about a blueberry cobbler? Our flavored coffee is sure to hit the spot and be a great gift! If you are still unsure, check out our reviews. Our customers will tell you exactly what they think about our coffee and why it will soon be your new favorite!

We pride ourselves on our commitment to our customers. Our custom roasters allow us to control our flavored coffee roast profile, ensuring consistent taste and flavor strength with every batch of coffee beans you brew. We will continue to build our business on sourcing the best flavors and testing them before sending them to your door. 

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