Strong Artificially Flavored Roasted Coffee Beans
When I first started to drink coffee 9 years ago I wasn’t very aware of the different flavored coffee beans. I’m still not sure if it’s flavored in the bean or sometime before or after roasting (topic for another article later). I do know that it’s flavor is present before grinding and selling packaged. When I first started drinking coffee after I got married in 2006, (my wife turned me on to coffee) I only drank flavored coffee to avoid the bitter taste. Now, I am more of a coffee lover after having it grow on me these few years since. I drank a lot of the flavored coffees and realize that I am missing out on the actual flavor of the natural bean. Why? I’m glad you asked. I feel that all the flavored coffee today is too strongly roasted with flavors to the point that you can’t even distinguish between the flavor of the natural coffee bean and the artificial flavor that was added to the roast. I can’t taste the roasted base coffee at all.
I do have some favorite flavors like Irish Cream, Amaretto, Basket of Berries and a couple more. But I believe that I will start buying only the regular roasted coffee and just start adding either syrups or flavored creamers from now on. That way I control the strength of the flavors I add. Why do these coffee roasters make these flavored coffees so strong that you can’t even taste the base bean? I would be interested in any replies from roasters about this. To me it’s frustrating and I would love to hear from you, the reader, about this topic down below in the comments section. Voice your frustrations or your praise, either way, share with the readers below.