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Flavoring coffee without flavored creamer

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mickeygee Mar 15, 2012 09:12 AM

Due to a caffeine sensitivity, I'm not a big coffee drinker. But when I do, I need to drink decaf - and I like flavored coffees. Which was great when our office had a Keurig and I could have my hazelnut or rain forest nut decafs. but now they switched vendors and only offer a traditional decaf.

I looked at some of the "creamers" but the ingredient lists scare me. I like plain half and half and thought maybe I could add hazelnut extract to flavor it. Or should I look into the italian syrups? Bonus for ideas that are shelf stable since I don't drink coffee regularly.

  1. meatn3 Mar 15, 2012 09:43 AM

    Monin syrups are very good. Most of the ones in glass bottles have a 3 year shelf life.

    http://americas.monin.com/#/products/...

    1. shanagain Mar 15, 2012 10:07 AM

      I frequently use davinci syrups for coffee/latte/iced coffee-frappuccino-things because they have some pretty respectable sugar free versions, but that may well be a "lowered expectation" recommendation because I'm used to sugar-free tradeoffs.

      1. k
        katecm Mar 15, 2012 10:13 AM

        Do you like coconut flavor? Coconut milk is a natural creamer. Freeze a can distributed in ice cube trays so you can defrost a little at a time.

        1. Novelli Mar 15, 2012 10:31 AM

          a small dash of cinncamon in the coffee grinds before brewing may help. I always like it.

          1. r
            RedTop Mar 15, 2012 10:38 AM

            Hershey's Powdered Cocoa added before brewing?

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