Flavoured Coffee

Flavoured coffee beans are coated with flavour compounds to supplement coffee beans' natural taste.

In addition, these flavours help extend the shelf life of coffee by disguising changes in flavour due to decaffeination, oxidation, or aging processes.

Flavoured coffees in one form or another have been used for centuries, but the gourmet coffee boom of the 1990s resulted in an increased interest in exotic flavours of coffee.

With current chemical technology, the beans can be produced with almost any flavour imaginable although I do feel that some should not be encouraged.