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    Flavoured Coffee Beans - How are they made?

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    I often walk past my Gloria Jeans or Coffee Connection store and smell the wonderful aromas of the coffee bean. I also have taken a liking to the flavoured beans that are on offer. Hazelnut, Chocolate marshmallow, Macadamia nut, Caramel Fudge, Jack Daniels, Pina Colada just to name a few. I was wondering how they make these :question

    I know these flavoured beans are better for plunger coffees so the flavours are more enhanced by sitting in the coffee longer but, I still think you get enough flavour, enough for my liking anyway using my home espresso machine.

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    Re: Flavoured Coffee Beans - How are they made?

    The beans are put in a mixer and coated with a flavoring syrup/oil post roast.

    Beware the flavoring of these beans coating your grinder and contaminating the next batch of beans.


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    Re: Flavoured Coffee Beans - How are they made?

    Isnt it better to buy the syrup nd add it to the coffee post shot?

    i like to add vanilla syrup to iced coffee and also have a liking of orange syrup to a dark roast.

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    where can you get these syrups and how much do they cost and how much do you add. Sounds like a great idea, saves clogging up your grinder.

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    Re: Flavoured Coffee Beans - How are they made?

    Most good coffee shops have them - even Starbucks have giant bottles of the stuffthough I am not sure of the price. Some brands are also in the coffee aisle of some supermarkets.

    I get my vanilla syrup fron Hudsons and I think they have some others in a 500ml bottle for about 5 dollars. I can recommend it as it lasts for ages and is very good.

    As for quantity, it all depends on how much you like. I use about 1-2 teaspoons in an iced coffee.

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    Cool I will look into this. I have seen the flavoured syrups in Gloria Jeans but didnt realise that these are what they use to flavour the beans.

    Cheers

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    As for flavoured beans.........they are nasty. In a previous job I had to use them, here is the process:

    1. Roast something mild, low acidic and cheap to medium roast level
    2. when it is dumped, do not let it cool
    3. In a sealed from the factory room, with mask, gloves and extractor fan going......
    4. Mix 10 kg beans to about 200ml of syrup(chemical based) until coated.
    5. Ask somebody else to open the mixing container cause it stinks!!!!!


    You are much better off using a syrup in your cup, but look for naturally distilled syrups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Goodies link=1170054111/0#5 date=1170061305
    Cool I will look into this. I have seen the flavoured syrups in Gloria Jeans but didnt realise that these are what they use to flavour the beans.

    Cheers
    The syrups you buy to add to your cup are not the same syrups used to coat/flavor the beans. Totally different animals.


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    One of the reasons for flavouring these beans is to hide the low quality of the bean. If you like flavoured coffees youll get a much better drink if you add a flavoured syrup to your own high quality coffee. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viviane link=1170054111/0#8 date=1170065497
    One of the reasons for flavouring these beans is to hide the low quality of the bean. *If
    Not neccissarily, as you dont cool the beans you land up baking them, so you need a decent bean to start. In the past in previous jobs we have used
    colombian Excelso and Indian Mysore AA, neither great, but neither terrible.

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    Thanks, Ill stand corrected. :)

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    Cosmorex sells the excellent Alchemy syrups. They have wonderful flavours and are purported to be natural.

    My personal fave is the coconut and walnut one. Excellent in an icy cold frappe!

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    I bought a syrup today which is the Bickfords Caramel syrup. $3.95 for 300ml. Is this a good price? I thought is was compared to the Gloria Jean range of $14.95 750ml or $9.95 for 375ml. Havent tried any other syrups ecept this one. I had to use about 3 teaspoons to get a decent flavour. Is this compariable to other syrups used?

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    That is a good price.

    Hudsons also sell their vanilla - and I think they have caramel too for about $5.00 for 500ml.

    Very good quality too.

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    If you have access to flavoured essences you can make your own syrups. Use a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water. Bring to the boil stirring constantly until all sugar is dissolved. Pour into glass bottle and allow to cool. Add flavoured essence of choice. Give a good shake, and use at your leisure.

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    Mucho Sugar and Mucho Artificial Flavouring, for the most part..
    No Fense tended to Americans but its one of the Barstard Ideas they have cpome up with and should be pilloried for..

    However "Its Whatever Gets you through the night"
    Me Id rather have a Cup of good Dutch Cocoa made on Milk..

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    Re: Flavoured Coffee Beans - How are they made?

    I never use them in hot coffee drinks. Only iced coffees and frappes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nunu link=1170054111/0#14 date=1170814810
    If you have access to flavoured essences you can make your own syrups. *Use a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water. *Bring to the boil stirring constantly until all sugar is dissolved. *Pour into glass bottle and allow to cool. *Add flavoured essence of choice. *Give a good shake, and use at your leisure.
    That sounds like a plan. Might try the Vanilla Syrup as I have got Vanilla Essence in the cupboard. how much Essence would I need to use? I would make about 500ml of the syrup.

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    Re: Flavoured Coffee Beans - How are they made?

    Im usually making on the order of about 2L at a time. Id use 100mL of essence.

    Id say somewhere in the order of about 15mL essence to 300mL syrup. In your case, 25mL for your 500mL batch. If its not strong enough, add a little more until you find the concentration you prefer.

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    Well I tried my efforts at making the Vanilla Syrup and for a first go, it isnt too bad. *Here is my Recipe (pretty easy actually)

    Ingredients:
    2 cups of water
    2 cups of Caster Sugar
    25ml of Vanilla Essence

    Intructions:
    :)Bring water to boil in saucepan
    :)Add Caster Sugar and Stir until dissolved
    :)Turn down heat and simmer for approx 5 mins (Giving it a stir every minute)
    :)Turn off heat and allow to cool
    :)Once cooled, mix in Vanilla Essence (Add more or less to taste)
    :)Put into Glass bottle with sealable lid (ie. screw cap) and give a little shake.

    All Done (Vanilla Syrup for your Favourite Coffee Cocktail) Yum
    I add about 2 teaspoons into my coffee but one might be enough just to give that hint of flavour
    Might try another flavour next time. *Hope you like it as well.

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    Re: Flavoured Coffee Beans - How are they made?

    Sounds better than the bottled stuff! Good basic recipe - if you want to add a little extra touch try to get a few vanilla beans. Slice these down their length and scrape out the seeds - add the seeds to the sugar syrup instead of the vanilla essence.

    You can buy beans at coles and woolies in the spice racks but you will find much fresher ones at whole food stores (Like Kakulas Bros in Perth)

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    I reckon that would taste even nicer with the vanilla bean , but this is the el cheapo version and the only thing I had in the cupboard at the time. Will try the bean next time.

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    Re: Flavoured Coffee Beans - How are they made?

    Instead of vanilla beans, you can buy small jars of vanilla bean paste. Vanilla beans are like $3 each. The jars are like $10 but its equivalent to at least 10-20 pods.

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    Re: Flavoured Coffee Beans - How are they made?

    You can get the vanilla bean paste in a jar now at the supermarket. I use this a lot and it is excellent.

    It is just a small jar and lasts for agaes.


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    I personally love Monin syrups. You can get them for about $14 at Peters of Kensington. They are amazing and have such a variety of flavours.

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