Coffee is a very personal thing, It is a way of expressing individuality and creativity. This may sound a bit overboard to those who don’t care for coffee or see it as an experience. But people who love coffee understand that truly enjoying it starts with passion and ends with a sense of satisfaction. Black coffee lovers tend to be connoisseur’s of coffee roasts and flavors, or different types of beans, from different parts of the world. Having cream in coffee doesn’t remove any of those options, it simply means adding a world of possibilities can be added in the way of flavors, aromas, and textures. For those people that believe a true cup of coffee is never black let’s explore some creamy options.
You would think that real cream would not have options but we have listed several different ways you can add real cream to your coffee. These can be sweetened or unsweetened. Flavored or unflavored. Stirred, mixed or floating on top.
- Heavy whipping cream
- Half and Half
- A dollop of thick cream
- Whipped Cream
- Iced Cream
Nut Based Creamers
If you are a non-dairy person and still want to maintain a natural balance to coffee creamers the are always the nut versions you can buy or make at home if you are adventurous. They come in as liquid creams to pour straight into the cup. You can choose from:
Non-Dairy No-Nut Artificial creamers
It would be hard for some people to imagine going the artificial route with creamers. But it is still an option for those who have dietary restrictions due to allergies and other health issues. It can also be simply a preference of taste texture. In the personal world of coffee freedom is a must so here are some options. These come in powdered or cream form with assorted flavors.
Sweeten it Up
Most people who like creamer in their coffee like it sweet. But the variations are nearly unlimited. Some ad flavor others just add sweetness. But it is fun to experiment. Here are a few options.
- Sugar (white, cubes, raw, sugar made from assorted sources: example “Beets or coconut)
- Honey (Local, Spun, Honey sourced from a particular plant: example “clover”)
- Maple Syrup
- Stevia or other artificial sweeteners
- Brown Rice Syrup
- Agave Nectar
When it comes to coffee there are so many options that putting it into words definitely turns in to run-on sentences. But to simplify the whole scenario starting with your favorite brew is essential. Water, coffee bean and coffee maker can all play a part. And then pick the creamer that adds just what fills the cup with creamy goodness. If the creamer is unsweetened and unflavored then you will need to choose that perfect sweetness for your taste. But what about flavor choices? Below are a few:
Flavors To Add to coffee or to plain creamers. These should be natural and fresh
- Spices (Cinnamon, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Apple Pie Spice)
- Cake Flavors (Vanilla, Hazelnut, Almond)
- Caramel (Salted, Unsalted)
- Chocolate (Powdered, Syrup)
Sometimes a little extra is needed to top off that great cup of coffee.
Extra’s to consider:
- Candies that float
- Nut Butters
- Finely ground coffee powder
There is literally no end when it comes to options when it comes to a personalized cup of coffee except that favorite mug that makes the experience all the more perfect.