A Guide to Flavoured Syrups for Coffee

If you’re looking to take your coffee drinking experience to a whole new level, then perhaps it’s time to dip your toe into the world of coffee syrups!

With countless flavour options, you can mix and match your flavours to fit your mood, the weather, or seasonal events! If you’re looking to add a little spice to your coffee, then stick with us as we guide you through flavoured syrups for coffee.

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What Are Coffee Syrups?

Coffee syrups offer the perfect way for you to recreate your favourite coffee shop latte, cappuccino or mochas at home! They also provide a great alternative for sugar, with some sugar-free options available. Plus, coffee syrups are brilliantly versatile and can add a great twist to other hot beverages, smoothies and even cocktails!

Coffee syrups come in some of the most delicious and hard to make flavours ranging from a simple vanilla all the way to toasted marshmallow!

How To Use Coffee Syrups

Coffee syrups aren’t just for skilled baristas! They are super easy to use and often come packaged in beautifully aesthetic glass bottles that you can continue to use and display even after the syrup has run out.

Using Syrup as Sweetener

Coffee syrups make a great alternative to sugar or sweetener, and the sugar-free syrups available are great for those looking to cut down on their sugar intake without sacrificing great flavour.

One tablespoon (or pump) of syrup is the equivalent of one tablespoon of sugar, so it’s super easy for you to get that perfect sweetness for your drink. Simply stir in the amount of syrup you want, and it’ll dissolve into your coffee.

Using Syrups in Lattes

If you want to recreate one of your coffee shop favourites at home, then a flavoured syrup is the way to go!

Most coffee shops use one pump of syrup for an 8-ounce drink, two for a 12-ounce and three for 16-ounce.

With this in mind, add the syrup of your choice to your cup or mug and then add a double shot of espresso (or a ½ cup of strongly brewed coffee). Stir the two together and top it off with your choice of steamed milk for a delicious coffee shop latte at home!

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What are the Best Coffee Syrups?

Here are a few of our top picks for some of the best coffee syrups available for you to buy and use at home!

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Monin

Whether you’re looking for a flavour classic or something a little more out of the box, French company Monin has you covered!

All of their organic syrups are of the best possible quality and use only all-natural ingredients with no artificial colours. Some of Monin’s most popular flavours include:

  • Vanilla
  • Caramel
  • Hazelnut
  • Gingerbread

Amoretti Coffee Syrup

If you’re looking for a more gourmet option for your coffee, then Amoretti’s syrups are worth the cost! Not only are they delicious, but they also come in a stunning glass bottle that makes the perfect addition to any coffee station.

Some of the most popular Amoretti syrups include:

  • French Vanilla
  • Crema Di Pumpkin Pie
  • Peppermint
  • Toasted Marshmallow

Sonoma Coffee Syrups

If you’re looking for an artisanal coffee syrup from a small company, then Sonoma coffee syrups are the perfect choice for your next brew.

While their flavour range isn’t the most extensive, the flavoured syrups they do offer are beautifully unique and flavoured with all-natural flavourings, including cane sugar. Some of their top picks include:

  • Vanilla Bean
  • Almond
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Lavender

We hope this guide has given you all you need to create marvellous flavour creations from the comfort of your own home! If you’re looking for a new festive favourite, why not pop into your local Esquires coffee shop and try our all-new Christmas drinks?

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