Beyond the Bean: Finding a Flavoring

Sometimes your coffee needs a little extra flair, something to set it apart from a standard cup of joe. That’s where flavorings come in. Continue reading about the flavoring of coffee…

While many like it black, studies show that the majority of coffee drinkers enjoy additives like sugar, creamer, or flavored syrups. Adding flavors is a great way to work in an additional component and a signature flair to your coffee drinks. You can even use a combination of different syrups to create unique flavor profiles that are yours alone. In this guide, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular flavorings and a few examples of coffee drinks you could add to your menu to increase your coffee sales.

a coffee mug of coffee with nuts and fruit around it representing coffee flavoring

Finding a Flavoring:

In recent years, the following four coffee flavors have increased in popularity. A standard at most coffee bars, these can easily be added to your coffee drink menu. Get to know these flavorings and check out some of the coffee beverage inspirations for each one.



Caramel is a flavor loved by many. It’s a golden brown to dark brown sticky substance that has a sweet flavor which works well for most coffee drinks. This thick flavoring is excellent if you have a sweet tooth.

Here are some coffee recipes with Caramel flavoring:


Hot Caramel Latte:

  • ¼ cup of our Brisk Coffee Café Perez Dark Roast
  • ¼ cup of our Brisk Coffee Innkeeper’s Choice Roast
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 4 tablespoons of caramel flavored syrup
  • Whipped cream


Iced Caramel Macchiato:

  • 1/3 cup of our Brisk Coffee Gourmet Roast
  • 1/3 cup of coffee creamer
  • Ice cubes
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel flavored syrup



Vanilla is a classic coffee flavoring option that has been tried and true for ages. This time-honored natural flavoring will make your coffee taste and smell delicious. Be careful with adding too much vanilla as you still want to enjoy the aromas from the coffee beans.

Here are some coffee recipes with Vanilla flavoring:


Hot Vanilla Latte:

  • ½ cup of our Brisk Coffee Café Perez Dark Roast
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


Iced Vanilla Coffee:

  • ½ cup of our Brisk Coffee Innkeeper’s Choice Roast
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla flavored syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Whipped cream



Hazelnut flavorings is one of the most popular go-to for bakeries across the country because of its sweet and buttery flavor. In addition, it is also popular because it works well with vanilla extract.

Here are some coffee recipes with Hazelnut flavoring:


Roasted Hazelnut Latte:

  • 1 shot of Brisk Coffee Café Perez Dark Roast
  • ¾ oz of Hazelnut syrup
  • Fill with steamed milk
  • Whipped cream


Iced Hazelnut Frappuccino:

  • ½ Brisk Coffee RCR Arabica Coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of Nutella
  • ½ Brisk Coffee Gourmet
  • Ice Cubes
  • ½ cup of milk


Mocha (Chocolate)

Adding a chocolate component to your coffee adds a rich, full-bodied flavoring and comes in a wide variety of forms. From cocoa powder to chocolate milk or syrup, you can create many drinks with mocha.

Here are some coffee recipes with Mocha flavorings:


Hot Mocha:

  • 1 shot of Brisk Coffee Café Perez Dark Roast
  • Homemade chocolate syrup: combine cocoa powder, sugar and water
  • ½ cup of milk
  • Heavy cream – optional


Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato:

  • ½ Brisk Coffee RCR Arabica Coffee
  • ½ Brisk Coffee Gourmet
  • Caramel drizzle
  • Mocha drizzle
  • ½ cup of coconut milk
  • Ice

Coffee lovers are getting more creative when it comes to experimenting with flavorings. Increase your sales by adding the experience of custom coffee drinks created with a few basic flavorings.


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