Coffee Syrups – Choose the right one for you

Coffee is the perfect canvas for a wide variety of aromas and flavors. If you want to try something new, add syrup to your coffee instead of the usual refined sugar.

Syrup is a sweetener that is often overlooked in our kitchens. As far as popular syrup flavors go, there are everything from fruity flavors to nutty flavors to classic flavors and everything in between.

What is a syrup?

Unlike industrially flavored coffees, syrup is primarily used to add flavor or sweetness to a beverage.

Also, all syrups are liquids made from water, sugar, and added flavorings, so they tend to be less processed than powdered cream. However, sugar-free syrups may contain artificial sweeteners.

Types of coffee syrup

Flavoring syrups

The coffee aroma syrups were made with care. To ensure that the flavors and additives complement the hot drinks, they have been carefully selected and combined.

They are also very balanced and contain just the right amount of sugar (or sweetener) to support the coffee’s flavor. You can also find options like sugar-free coffee syrup and even organic coffee syrup in different ranges if you want to avoid those artificial ingredients and stick to all-natural ingredients.

Agave syrups

Also known as “nectar”, this syrup is also ideal for coffee and is known for its mild sweetness and fine caramel aroma. The sweetness of the agave syrup is not intense and complements the natural flavors of the coffee.

Essences or concentrated aromas

Concentrated flavors usually contain caffeine. They are best for cold drinks, like cold brew and iced coffee.

Syrup flavors

These are some of the most popular flavors used in coffee.

Chocolate syrup

Chocolate and coffee are the drink combination of superlatives, of course. Chocolate itself is a very common flavor note in coffee beans, making it a natural partner for a variety of roasts and origins.

Rose syrup

Rose syrup is one of the best flavors to complement coffee. The sweet, floral aroma of the rose gives the coffee a pleasant aftertaste without spoiling the taste of the brew too much. It can even help draw attention to the subtler flavors of the coffee beans, emphasizing notes that might otherwise not have been noticed.

It also tastes great with any coffee, from a dark roast to a latte.

Lavender syrup

Lavender syrup goes very well with coffee. The light, floral, almost fruity taste of lavender goes well with both black coffee and coffee with cream, making it as versatile as it is surprising.

Caramel syrup

Caramel gives the coffee an exquisite richness that is hard to beat. Its creamy flavor nullifies any remaining bitterness in the brew, leaving a gently descending drink.

This brown sugar syrup helps bring out the flavors of the roasted coffee beans, many of which have rich caramel notes as part of their flavor profile.

Vanilla syrup

This type of syrup is available in most coffee shops and is a great introductory flavor for coffee novices.

The difference between an artificial vanilla flavor and that of a real vanilla bean is amazing. Real vanilla beans are floral, rich and sweet and go very well with creamy coffee drinks.

How to make coffee syrup yourself

A coffee syrup is made from sugar or a sugar substitute mixed with water and heated until the sugar is completely dissolved. After that, you can add whatever you like, depending on your taste.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or any other flavor you prefer)


  1. Place the sugar and water in a saucepan or saucepan and bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly.
  2. Keep on low flame for 15 minutes. Stir about every 2 minutes.
  3. Set aside to cool.
  4. Add the selected extract.
  5. Pour into a container.
  6. Enjoy the aroma with your next cup of coffee.