5 Coffee Flavors To Try in the Winter Months
As the temperatures get colder and the snow starts to fall, nothing beats the warmth and comfort of a good cup of coffee. Classic flavors such as vanilla, caramel, and hazelnut are always reliable and delicious, but the winter season is the perfect time to experiment with new, exciting coffee flavors. From spiced holiday blends to cozy flavors such as chocolate-and-marshmallow, there are so many options to warm up your taste buds. We’ll explore some of the best coffee flavors to try during the cold winter months.
As its name suggests, this classic holiday flavor features rich chocolate paired with refreshing peppermint. However, what people often don’t know about this flavor is how versatile it is. Peppermint makes a great addition to mochas featuring white, milk, or dark chocolate, allowing you to mix and match until you find the combination you like. Craving a bit of extra sweetness? Go for white mocha blends. Wanting to indulge in a richer treat? Nothing beats the traditional dark chocolate and peppermint combo. The choice is yours!
There’s a reason why gingerbread is such a popular holiday cookie. Between its smooth molasses texture and its warming blend of spices, it’s the perfect treat to bring a bit of extra heat to your night near the fireplace. So why not incorporate it into your coffee? Gingerbread lattes include gingerbread-flavored syrup—featuring cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg—a shot (or two) of espresso, and steamed milk. Best of all, if you make it at home, you can adjust the spices to better suit your tastes.
If you’re a fan of cinnamon-sugar toppings on your favorite desserts, you’re going to love experimenting with this coffee flavor. Cinnamon dolce is the perfect finishing touch on espresso-based drinks. Incredibly sweet, the coffee offsets the punch to create a balanced, tasty drink that’ll keep you warm all winter long.
Salted Caramel Mocha
Another delicious coffee flavor to try in the winter months is a salted caramel mocha. This is one of the most popular flavors this time of year, and it’s easy to see why. The smooth, creamy flavor of caramel pairs perfectly with the rich taste of chocolate—the salty twist balances the sweetness. Make your own caramel syrup at home for a truly indulgent treat you won’t be able to get enough of.
Marshmallows are for more than roasting in a fire: they also make wonderful additions to your favorite coffee. All you need is a bit of marshmallow syrup, your coffee of choice, and a bit of marshmallow fluff as a topping. Roast the fluff on top for a toasted flavor you’re sure to love.
Winter is the perfect time to try new coffee flavors, so step out of your comfort zone and give these flavors a try. 11th Street Coffee offers a vast collection of Keurig flavored coffee. Regardless of your tastes, you’re bound to find something that’ll satisfy your taste buds this winter season.