9 Crazy Coffee Flavors You Need to Drink to Believe
Your coffee bucket list is about to get longer.
In the mood for tacos but not the mess? Or maybe you feel like catering to your sweet tooth? From cereal and donuts to wine and whiskey flavors, these liquified versions are infused with caffeine for when you need extra energy in the morning, an afternoon pick-me-up, or something to help you work through the night. Trust us, you need to brew these to believe that they’re the real deal.
Pour a cup o’ joe into your next bowl of Captain Crunch and you might create a taste similar to that of Electric Unicorn, Bones Coffee Company’s newly revised take on a caffeinated and fully liquified version of fruity cereal and milk. It offers a smooth and balanced fruity flavor in every sip—no spoon required.
There isn’t anything artificial about the mushroom flavor in these beans. In fact, Four Sigmatic’s mushroom coffee contains organic Chaga and Turkey Tail mushrooms cultivated on a family-owned farm in China. In other words, a cup of this coffee will do more than wake you up in the morning. You’ll benefit from its antioxidants, prebiotics, and probiotics—sans the jittery side effects that traditional coffee sometimes causes, says Danielle Ryan Broida, registered herbalist and holistic nutritionist for Four Sigmatic. The ground mushroom coffee promises “clean, focused energy” from “the only place you can get organic mushroom fruiting bodies that have been log-grown and properly extracted,” says Broida.
What happens when you combine the flavors of a silky, smooth cheesecake, the sweetness of freshly picked strawberries, and rich, full-bodied coffee? This strawberry cheesecake concoction is created with cupping flavors of strawberry, cream cheese, and graham crackers. The mild roast is practically a necessity for anyone with a sweet tooth.
You won’t need to stop at your local donut shop for breakfast anymore if you have a cup of Donut Stop’s glazed jelly donut coffee. Reviewers say this flavored coffee really tastes like a delicious pastry. Plus, you’ll be saving yourself money on sugar and milk—it’s perfectly sweetened and tastes great on its own.
We totally approve of this concept for when it’s slightly past coffee time but not quite wine time. Cooper’s Cask Coffee offers three types of wine-infused beans: chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, and pinot noir. “We source grade one single origin beans and pair those flavor profiles with the flavor profiles of the different wines,” says John Speights, owner of Cooper’s Cask Coffee. To infuse the beans with the flavor of the wines, Speights’ team searches for recently emptied (still wet) wine barrels and loads their green, unroasted beans into them, where they’re stored and aged for 45 to 60 days. After the alcohol has evaporated and the beans have locked in the flavor, small batch roast testing and cupping is done to create a roast profile that brings out the best flavor. “Any trace amounts of alcohol are burned off during the roast process as we approach 430 to 450 degrees,” adds Speights.
Jack Daniel’s fans: This one is a no-brainer. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey Coffee is made with premium beans infused with the beloved Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey and roasted medium (the alcohol burns off during the roasting process). The result is a bold, smooth, and full-bodied coffee with hints of caramel and vanilla.
If you’ve haven’t had an affogato (espresso poured over ice cream) before, this minty blast might give you an idea of what you’re missing out on. This mint chocolate chip ice cream-flavored coffee is roasted medium and made from 100 percent Arabica beans. Who said dessert for breakfast should be frowned upon?
If you want your home to smell like Thanksgiving year-round, brewing a cup of this will leave the aroma of caramelized sugar, sweet potato, and spice lingering in the air. Before these delicious pie-flavored beans get to your home, they’re grown at a range of 3,500 to 6,900 feet in Indonesia, Central and South America, Africa, or the Caribbean. Then they’re sun-dried, rack dried, fully washed, wet-hulled, and Co2 or Swiss water processed, according to Christopher Bean himself. The best part? You get to enjoy a healthier take on the classic Thanksgiving pie, thanks to the company’s use of non-GMO, sugar-free, and fat-free flavorings.
Although I’d really love for it to be acceptable to eat tacos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, something about that sounds slightly unhealthy—so this is the next best thing, right? This spicy taco-flavored coffee tastes just like you’d think it would: A mixture of taco spices and ground beef. Reviewers claim these beans even smell like tacos, so you know it has to be the real deal.
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