Flavored Coffee Bean Types

If you love coffee flavors, here is a quick start to get you informed on what's out there to choose from in flavored beans.

If you are like me you love your coffee. Most coffee purists may not admit enjoying a good cup of flavored Joe but fortunately for us there are wide ranges of flavor choices for us to select from.

Coffee is the most popular beverage worldwide with over 400 billion cups consumed each year. It is estimated that more than 100 million Americans drink a total of 350 million cups of coffee a day. With that many cups being consumed each day, it was a good idea to give people what we all really want, more choices.

You may not believe it - or know about it - but coffee flavors have taken a giant leap into the 21st century. Flavorings can be added to gourmet coffees to create fascinating bright tastes. The process involved in flavoring coffee means that flavorings are added to coffee beans while they are still warm and absorbent immediately after roasting. These flavored coffees included such favorite flavored coffee drinks like Amaretto, Irish Crème, and Viennese Cinnamon. But hold your horses because the flavors don't stop there.

Flavored whole beans are usually separated into four categories: vanilla-based flavors, which including crèmes (such as French vanilla or Irish crème) and the nut-based flavors (such as macadamia nut or hazelnut), chocolate-based flavors such as chocolate mint, fruit-based flavors such as raspberry, or coconut spice-based flavors such as cinnamon.

Vanilla-based flavors are the most popular (with hazelnut being the best-selling within this category) with the chocolate family ringing in a close second. In the vanilla group there are a wide range of choices, some of which I'm sure you have heard of: Cinnamon Cloud 9, Cinnamon Bun, Crème Brule, Cupid's Kiss, French Toast, French Vanilla, Gingerbread, Irish Potato, Moon Chai, Sweet Cream, Vanilla Almond, Vanilla Cappuccino, Vanilla Hazelnut, Vanilla Hazelnut Cappuccino, Vanilla raspberry, Viennese cinnamon and there's even a Yellow Brick Road.

The chocolate-based coffee flavors sound even more scrumptious. In the chocolate family there is, Belgium Chocolate Lace, Brazilian Chocolate, Cocoa Mocha Twist, Buckeye Truffle, Cafe Kuaii, Cherry Cordial, Chocolate Almond Biscotti, Chocolate Banana Foster, Chocolate Cappuccino, Chocolate Chaos, Chocolate Cherry Kiss, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Passion, Chocolate Pecan Pie, Death By Chocolate, German Chocolate Cake, Kahlua Fudge, Milk Chocolate, Mocha Chip, Mudslide, Peppermint Patty, Rich Chocolate Brownie, Swiss Chocolate Almond, Turtles, White Chocolate Mousse, White Chocolate Raspberry, and, my favorite, World Class Chocolate.

Don't fret though. If you're thinking that you wont be able to find your favorite flavor, you more than likely would be fooling yourself. Nevertheless, there are so many different flavors that to list them all (which we could) would take up a great amount of your time to read. However, say you're a cheesecake fan. You guessed it; there is even cheesecake flavored coffees - even strawberry cheesecake. You name it, and you'll more than likely find it on the market. There are caramel flavored coffees such as Butter Toffee and Caramel Cluster to liquor flavored coffee drinks from Almond Amaretto to Spiced Butter Rum. You can even find special holiday flavors (which are actually available all year round) such as Eggnog and Christmas Cappuccino. And for your birthday, there's even a Birthday flavored coffee.

Well there you have it. From fruit and berry flavors to cookie flavors, there is a flavored coffee on the market that will tempt your taste buds and leave you wanting more. Who knows, you may even find a new flavor that will sway your coffee purist buddies in to admitting that they actually like flavored coffee.

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