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Syrups Used in Coffee; Which Should You Choose and How Much Should You Add?

“Shall we add #syrup?” in a cafe. When they ask, we bet you often refuse. So, are you having a hard time choosing the syrup that suits your taste buds? This article will definitely help you choose your syrup, at least it will make your search easier as there are fewer options.

The right syrup can take your coffee experience to a whole new level or completely ruin it.

So, how to choose the syrup that will add more flavor to your coffee?

The most important thing to remember is that there are only two types of syrup globally, sweet and flavoring. And they are completely different products. However, the first type of syrup is a liquid sweetener, which can also be used in the preparation of desserts and some cold drinks. It does not add much depth to the taste, but many people use this syrup instead of sugar.

But to sweeten syrups, the main thing is to give the drink a certain taste. They may or may not contain a sweet ingredient (this is always indicated on the bottle). Flavoring syrups are divided into 4 main subgroups:

Nutty (hazelnut etc.) Strengthens the sound of coffee notes, brings out the fruity tartness and also emphasizes the nutty aftertaste in espresso.

Spicy (vanilla, chai tea latte syrup, etc.) softens bitterness and strength and masks sourness.

Fruit and berry (mango, raspberry, raspberry, strawberry, etc.) go very well with coffee with milk and other syrups.

Desserts (caramel, chocolate, etc.) Emphasize the taste of coffee and slightly reduce its strength.

Double #espresso and ristretto lovers are advised to choose between bottles of "sweet" syrup, namely caramel, chocolate, vanilla or walnut flavors. Even without sweetener, they are the perfect complement to bitter and sour drinks.

Fans of #cappuccino or #latte should pay attention to fruit and berry flavors, caramel and vanilla would also be a good match here. #Espresso and #mocha go off perfectly with hazelnut syrups as well as either chocolate or spicy ones.

And by the way, yes, syrups can be mixed. We can offer several options for testing.

Caramel, vanilla and hazelnut (latte)

mint and chocolate (cappuccino)

apple, vanilla and caramel (latte)

Orange, kiwi (espresso)

peach and hazelnut (latte)

Which syrup is suitable for home use?

After tasting the different combinations and choosing your favourites, you can purchase a few bottles of syrup to use at home.

To correctly calculate the amount of syrup for coffee, you should start with the ratio "1 teaspoon per 50 ml of liquid", and then increase or decrease it to your liking.

When the syrup is too much

However, there is another opinion - really good coffee does not need syrup. This mainly applies to elite varieties whose taste does not need to be masked. Many professional baristas do not deliberately offer syrup to customers so they can enjoy the taste of their coffee.


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