To sweeten coffee, instead of using sugar, I am putting in a few drops of vanilla extract. What other substitutes can I add to coffee for a different taste?

  • Can I add almond extract?
  • Can I use vanilla essence instead of vanilla extract?
  • Can you put honey in coffee?
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    Why wouldn't you be able to add any of those things to coffee? Try it out and see what tastes good to you.
    – MindS1
    Oct 16, 2018 at 12:48
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    Maybe, you can take a look at this: coffee.stackexchange.com/questions/2821/…
    – MTSan
    Oct 17, 2018 at 8:41
  • it is best to sweeten coffee with an interesting conversation ;-)
    – Max Muster
    Feb 6, 2020 at 5:32

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Do what comes up in your mind. I like to add cinnamon and Jamaican pepper. They don't change the flavor but brings a lot of aroma.


It depends, in my heartly opinion it tastes rather insufficient and deficit for my taste, my dear.

What I prefer to manufacture is a homogeneous espresso mixture of black coffee and pure spirit. It enlightens my soul for morning, and works more effectively as spirit is a solvent that allows caffeine to enter the bloodstream faster.

This process, my dear, is much like ammonia and nicotine in my Virginia Slims cigarettes.

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    This is an off-topic question / comment. The use of "my dear" is strange, almost archaic, in modern English. I've read many 19th C texts but I don't recall it being used to address strangers. So, my OT (probably move-to-chat) question is where are they teaching English students to use "my dear"?
    – Mayo
    Feb 3, 2020 at 14:24

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