Let’s face it; generic coffee tastes pretty nasty.
You can mitigate that problem by only buying the best coffee beans in the world and learning how to brew them like a pro barista.
Or…. you can just buy some flavored coffee.
Even though we think the former is the optimal solution, we’re not going to judge you, if you take the easy way out.
So we did some research to find some of the most popular flavored coffee brands on the market today.
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The 10 Best Flavored Coffee brands in 2023
Based on Amazon reviews, we have analyzed and compared a number of products to curate this list of the 10 best coffee flavor products that are currently available. Since there are so many options, we’ve tried to come up with something for everyone.
Keeping in mind that taste is subjective, we have tried to give you the potential cons as well, just so you know what you should be expecting.
1. New England Coffee Blueberry Cobbler – Medium Roast Ground Coffee
Inspired by a classic country desert, this unique flavor is a hit to your taste buds if you’re looking for something new and interesting. This Blueberry Cobbler Coffee is infused with sweet and juicy flavors with a hint of spices. The medium roast coffee is 100% Arabica.
A reviewer on Amazon wrote about how this was the best blueberry coffee they tried after being disappointed with a string of products over the years. Another praised the affordability of this product while talking about its smooth flavor and aroma.
While people seem to love the flavor, there are also a few customers who said that they found the taste artificial. So you may want to give it a try before ordering a large batch, as it may not be for everyone.
Pro-tip: if you want to try coffee with genuine blueberry flavors, you have to look for “natural processed” Ethiopian coffee.See more reviews
2. Folgers Simply Gourmet Coffee, Caramel Flavored Ground Coffee
This gourmet caramel-flavored coffee comes pre-ground for easy brewing and is exactly the thing you need when you need to indulge in some me-time. It wakes your senses up without being strong enough to give you a caffeine rush. It is 100% Arabica Coffee.
A user called it the best caramel-flavored coffee that is available in the market with no taste of chemicals, or bitterness, and that it is neither too subtle nor too overwhelming. They also added that it’s hard to be pleased when it comes to caramel coffees, yet this one never disappoints.See more reviews
3. Don Francisco’s Caramel Cream Flavored Ground Coffee
Now if you’re looking for a caramel flavor that is stronger and gives you the punch you need to wake yourself up in the morning, this is the coffee you should pick. This 100% Arabica Coffee has an intense aroma.
Users have called this the most addictive brand of flavored coffee. One even said that this is the only coffee product that has managed to satisfy every single co-worker in their office.
Whereas another, more critical customer said that the taste was too strong and burnt out. They further pointed out that the coffee was poorly roasted and a bit acidic. Another user expressed that the coffee was bitter and cheap tasting and that it left a bad aftertaste. So the strong taste of this coffee may not be for everyone.See more reviews
4. Whiskey & Rum Barrel Aged Coffee Whole Bean
For anyone looking to add a bit of alcohol flavor to their morning coffees because they can’t have the actual thing before work, this might just be the product for you. Since this coffee comes in whole beans instead of preground, you’ll get a fresher coffee kick as well.
Customers have reported that the rum and whiskey flavors in this coffee are prominent enough to be noticed, but aren’t overpowering. It is also said that it is very creamy without any burnt or strong coffee flavor.
On the other hand, reviewers have also said that the combination of these two distinct things doesn’t work for their taste buds and that it was not worth the price. It is also reported to be on the sweeter side, so if that’s what you like, then you should go for this one.See more reviews
5. Christopher Bean Coffee Flavored Whole Bean Coffee, Butter Pecan
If you’re looking for a decaf coffee that is flavorful, this interesting and unique flavor which is the perfect blend of pecans and specs of butter is the coffee for you. It is a perfect reminder of southern comfort. It is always roasted freshly instead of being pulled from stock and is 100% Arabica.
Some users claim that this is the best-flavored decaf they’ve come across. However, another user added that it only smells slightly good before one makes it, and afterward, it just tastes like bitter coffee usually does.See more reviews
6. Dunkin’ Donuts Bakery Series Caramel Coffee Cake Flavored Ground Coffee
Dunkin’ Donuts is probably the last thing you expected on a list of best flavored coffees, but don’t underestimate this one yet. This guilt-free pleasure starts with a buttery caramel flavor and ends with a smooth cinnamon taste, with subtle hints of vanilla. This coffee tastes like a whole breakfast. And it is 100% Arabica.
Customers have praised it for its freshness and affordability, whereas others have talked about the consistency of Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee.
But not everyone finds this coffee to be ‘exotic’, as some users have claimed that it tastes just like regular coffee.See more reviews
7. Kauai Hawaiian Ground Coffee, Coconut Caramel Crunch Flavor
Another unique flavor you don’t see that often. This combination of tropical coconut and sweet, nutty caramel will make you feel like your taste buds are on a vacation.
This coffee has been called ‘a taste of heaven’ by one user, and another mentioned how this is what turned them into coffee drinkers.
However, someone who had tried the real coffee in Kauai said that this product tasted artificial.See more reviews
8. Cameron’s Coffee Roasted Whole Bean Coffee, Flavored, Chocolate Caramel Brownie
How could a flavored coffee list be complete without a chocolate option? Rich chocolate draped with sweet, creamy caramel, this coffee tastes like a bite of chocolate brownie.
A reviewer talks about the pleasant and delectable taste of this coffee, saying that is neither too mellow nor too overpowering. And that the amazing aroma fills up the entire house with its freshness.
But then there are other people who find the flavor to taste artificial.
9. Verena Street 2 Pound Flavored Whole Bean Coffee, Medium Roast
Going back to the basics, this coffee blends in the flavors of butterscotch, caramel, and hazelnut flavoring. This decaf coffee is roasted freshly. It is also certified Kosher.
Customers praise it for its pronounced and distinct flavors, while still being a low acid coffee. A user added that it is a bit on the expensive side, but it is worth the price.
On the contrary, a user said that it tastes good before brewing, but you can taste the paper filter afterward, which makes it unappealing for them.See more reviews
10. Coffee Bean Direct Hazelnut Flavored, Whole Bean Coffee
These hazelnut-flavored coffee beans work well in giving you a coffee that tastes good but doesn’t overpower your taste buds. Since hazelnut is one of the most popular coffee flavors, you should always have one brand stocked in your cabinets just in case, and this one may be the best option out there.
A customer reviewed that this coffee tastes as good as a cold brew, whereas another said that it offered good value for money.
Although one reviewer called it out for the bad aftertaste, that was the only negative review with a ton of positive ones.See more reviews
Buying coffee isn’t something you should overthink, since it’s not that expensive.
If you know the roast level and the flavors that you generally like, it should be relatively easy to find something enjoyable.
Below, we answer some typical questions about flavored coffee.
The most typical method is to add some flavoring oils or spices. However, some coffees are also ‘aged’ in a cask previously used for rum.
It totally depends on the manufacturer of the coffee beans. Look at the bag, and make sure that all the ingredients are natural.
There are four kinds of roasts; light, medium, dark, and super-dark (almost charcoal level). Each has a unique taste, and you may want to figure out which one suits your taste buds best. If you like a low-acid profile, go for a darker roast.
Most brands will have caffeine like regular coffee. If you just want to drink it for the flavor and don’t want the stimulating effect, make sure to look for a decaf option.
Ultimately, coffee comes down to your own personal taste. So if you enjoy your coffee, you may want to try a new brand and flavor every once in a while to continue trying a different variety of flavors.
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