How to Make Coffee Not Taste Like Coffee

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Coffee can wake us up or keep us going when we get tired, but how do you deal when the flavor is not your favorite!? Try these tasty tricks to dupe your tongue into believing that your coffee isn’t even coffee!

Coffee is an acquired taste. Its bitter notes can leave you looking for something to wash your mouth with, but it’s not all bad news for caffeine seekers that don’t like coffee. You can still get your buzz thanks to these awesome ideas on making coffee not taste like coffee anymore!


Why Drink Coffee?

Coffee has a lot to offer those needing a little extra energy. In a single cup of coffee, there is 95 mg of caffeine, almost three times the amount in most sodas. This high caffeine content makes even non-coffee drinkers want a sip!

Responsible coffee consumption may also lower your risk of heart disease, lower your risk of depression and even support your brain! There is a lot to gain from a simple cup of joe!


How to Make Coffee Not Taste Like Coffee

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While caffeine may be a great helper, its flavor can sometimes be upgraded. Try these delicious ideas on how to make coffee not taste like coffee anymore!


Whip It!

Dairy can transform coffee’s flavor, and when you add another texture, it’s sensational. Whipped cream can be just the trick to make your coffee taste like something brand new. The best part is there are many ways to mash up coffee and whipped cream.

Make a basic whipped cream in your food processor using coffee. Add 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, three tablespoons of powdered sugar, and one tablespoon of coffee. This will make a delicious coffee-flavored whipped cream great for cakes, pies, and more!

If you need a coffee upgrade in a hurry, try adding whipped cream to the bottom of your cup, then top it with iced coffee. Use a straw, and every sip will be infused with delicious creamy flavor and texture!


Fun Flavors!

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Next time you’re in the coffee aisle, look at all the flavors. Today there are hundreds of flavors of coffee to choose from. Flavored coffees are made by spraying the coffee beans with flavor-enhancing syrups after roasting.

So many choices are available in flavored coffee; many don’t taste like coffee at all! You can keep it simple with vanilla or hazelnut-flavored coffee or go out of bounds with blueberry cobbler or chocolate fudge-flavored coffee. No matter your flavor preference, starting with this type of bean will give you results with a less bitter coffee taste.


Get Syrupy!

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Flavor syrups are an amazing way to make coffee taste like something totally different. Flavor syrups work double-time to add both sweetness and flavor to beverages. This flavorful upgrade has become so popular that flavor syrups can be found at almost every major grocery store in flavors like vanilla and caramel.


Sweeten the Deal!

One common complaint about coffee is its sometimes bitter flavor. One excellent way to balance bitter flavor notes is with sugary sweet flavor notes! Sugar, agave, honey, stevia, and other sweeteners can increase the sweetness in your cup and make the flavor much more bearable.

Start small with one teaspoon sugar for every cup, then increase based on your tastes. It might surprise you what a difference a spoonful of sugar can make!


Shake it Up!

Shakes and smoothies are a staple for many people, and there’s no reason coffee can’t be a part of that! Coffee is a natural match for ice cream, and blending those two together can only lead to success, but believe it or not, coffee can even be incorporated into fruit smoothies!

Next time you make a peanut butter and banana smoothie, add coffee instead of other liquids. Coffee works well with sweet produce flavors like banana, strawberry, carrot, and raspberry. Get creative and mix some coffee-friendly fruits to make the perfect coffee-masking smoothie!


Freeze Time!

Sometimes the flavor all comes down to temperature. One amazing way to transform your coffee is to freeze it. Pour coffee into an ice cube tray and then freeze it. The cubes of coffee can be added to milk, non-dairy milk, cocktails, and more! These little cubes of coffee can be the ultimate trick to finding a drink with just the right balance of flavors for your palate!



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Is Coffee Bad For You?

For the average person, coffee perfectly adds to a well-balanced diet and lifestyle. The only thing to watch for is excessive intake. Never exceed more than 400 mg of caffeine in one day. If you are sensitive to caffeine’s effects, opt for decaf or only consume coffee in the mornings.


Final Thoughts

With these delicious tips, you no longer have to despair over the flavor of your morning cup. Have fun exploring all the flavors you can coax out of coffee. These tips will light your spark and inspire you to find your favorite flavor combinations. Have fun and enjoy your tasty coffee!


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Written by Laurie Graves

Laurie is a 50-something wife and boy mom, who loves to share easy recipes, DIY home ideas, and food hacks. She truly believes that with a little inspiration, anyone can make their home and meals feel special.