Flavored Coffee is so Gross

Do you know how flavored coffee is made? Do you suppose flavors like caramel macchiato, peppermint mocha, bananas foster, or Irish cream milkshake are natural? I’m here to tell you that flavored coffee actually comes from stale, bitter, unwanted coffee beans that are chemically bound to laboratory derived flavoring agents. Read the full scoop on how flavored coffee is made here.

I hope you’re thoroughly grossed out and want to flavor your coffee yourself.

Here’s how to make tasty almond coffee!


1 cup strong unflavored brewed coffee, hot or cold
several drops of pure almond oil
Sweetener and milk of choice


I used Starbucks French roast coffee, chilled it in the freezer after brewing, and then added my ingredients. I used stevia as the sweetener. If you’re going to use sugar, add it while the coffee is still hot so it will dissolve better. Good milk choices include half & half, cow’s milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, and rice milk. Pick whichever you prefer! I used organic 1% milk in mine.


Other flavoring agents to try:
Ground cloves
Pumpkin purée
Brown sugar
Vanilla extract
Unsweetened cocoa powder
Peppermint oil

Experiment with your own flavorings and nix the propylene glycol used to bind artificial flavors to coffee beans!

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