Tuesday, March 23, 2010
History on Flavored Coffee!
Although many people regard flavored
coffee as a modern invention, its origins
are nearly as old as the original beverage
History shows that a few hundred
years ago in the Middle East, people
enjoyed drinking flavored coffee blended
with nuts and spices.
In modern times, innovative marketers
have capitalized on coffee drinkers'
desire for more flavors than nature can
provide and have found new ways to
introduce flavoring agents into coffee.
First, flavored syrups were used to spike
brewed coffee with a touch of a favored flavor.
More recent improvements in food science have
led to ways of introducing complex flavors directly
onto the beans as part of a post-roasting process.
When these flavored coffee beans are used for
brewing, the flavor is extracted into the resulting
Today consumers can choose from a wide array
of gourmet flavored coffee beans with names like