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The 10 Best Flavored Coffees in 2020

We went through a number of products to come up with a list of the 10 best coffee flavor products that are currently available.

Here at The Coffee Chronicler, we’d love to test and try every single coffee gadget out there, but the fact is that there is only so much time available every day. 

For that reason, we have turned to the “wisdom of the crowds” for this article and handpicked the highest rated products from Amazon. We have looked at pros and cons from individual reviews, as well as the total rating to present the most accurate advice.

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 learn how brew them like a pro barista.

Or…. You can just buy some flavored coffee.

Even though we have dedicated our life to the former, we’re not going to judge you, if you take the easy way out.

Here are some of the most popular flavored coffee brands on the market today.

The 10 Best Flavored Coffee brands in 2020

We have gone through a number of products to curate this list of 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 can be hundred percent sure about what you should be expecting. 

1. New England Coffee Blueberry Cobbler – Medium Roast Ground Coffee

New England Coffee Blueberry...

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 flavor with a hint of spices. The medium roast coffee is 100% Arabica. 

A valued 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. 

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2. Folgers Simply Gourmet Coffee, Caramel Flavored Ground Coffee

Folgers Simply Gourmet Natural...

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 with all natural flavors.

A valuable 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 it’s hard to be pleased when it comes to caramel coffees, yet this one never disappoints.  

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3. Don Francisco’s Caramel Cream Flavored Ground Coffee

Don Francisco's Caramel Cream...

Now if you’re looking for caramel flavor that is stronger and gives you the punch you need to wake yourself in the morning, this is the coffee you should pick. This 100% Arabica Coffee has an intense aroma with hints of crème flavor.

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 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 after taste. So the strong taste of this coffee may not be for everyone. 

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4. Whiskey & Rum Barrel Aged Coffee Whole Bean 

Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee...

For anyone looking to add a bit of alcohol 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 blends, you can extract the most flavors from these. 

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 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 also reported to be on the sweeter side, so if that’s what you like, then you should go for this one. 

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5. Christopher Bean Coffee Flavored Whole Bean Coffee, Butter Pecan

Christopher Bean Coffee...

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 afterwards, it just tastes like bitter coffee usually does. 

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6. Dunkin’ Donuts Bakery Series Caramel Coffee Cake Flavored Ground Coffee

Dunkin' Bakery Series Caramel...

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 on 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. 

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7. Kauai Hawaiian Ground Coffee, Coconut Caramel Crunch Flavor

Kauai Hawaiian Ground Coffee,...

Another unique flavor you should definitely try once. This combination of tropical coconut and sweet, nutty caramel will make you feel like your taste buds are on a vacation. This 100% Premium Arabica coffee features a smooth and delicious flavor. 

This coffee has been called ‘a taste of heaven’ by one user, and another mentioned how this is what turned them into a coffee drinker. 

On the hand, someone who had tried the areal coffee in Kauai said that this product tasted artificial to them. 

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8. Cameron’s Coffee Roasted Whole Bean Coffee, Flavored, Chocolate Caramel Brownie

Cameron's Coffee Roasted Whole...

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 in your mouth. Since the coffee is made with the top 10% of Arabica beans, and is roasted in small batches for consistency, you can always expect it to taste smooth. 

 A valued 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.  

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9. Verena Street 2 Pound Flavored Whole Bean Coffee, Medium Roast

Verena Street 2 Pound Flavored...

Going back to the basics, this coffee blends in the flavors of butterscotch, caramel and hazelnut flavoring. This decaf coffee is roasted freshly and packed. 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 afterwards, which makes it unappealing for them. 

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10. Coffee Bean Direct Hazelnut Flavored, Whole Bean Coffee

Coffee Bean Direct Hazelnut...

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. 

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Buying Guide

Buying coffee isn’t something you should over think, 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 typcial questions about flavored coffee.

How is Flavored Coffee Made?

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.

Is Flavored Coffee Bad for You?

It totally depends on the manufacturer of the coffee beans. Look on the bag, and make sure that all the ingredients are natural.

What Kind of Roast Should you Choose?

There are four kinds of roasts; light, medium, dark and darkest. 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.

Is Flavored Coffee Caffeinated?

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.

Final Thoughts

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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Hey, I'm Asser Christensen from Denmark – the founder & editor of this site.

I have been crazy about caffeine for almost as long as I can remember. Today, I'm a licensed Q Arabica Grader and full time coffee writer.

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