Best Coffee Syrups of 2020

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Are you planning to flavor your java? Coffee syrups come in handy in helping make your brew better and more tasteful. You can make them at home using readily available ingredients, but if you prefer to buy, here are five options we recommend you give a shot. We have tried them and are pleased with the results and confident you will also like what they offer. Let’s dive deeper!

Torani 4x Set

Torani 4x Variety Set 

Perfect for making your own flavored lattes, mochas & cappuccinos, this variety pack includes 1 bottle of each: Caramel Classic, French Vanilla, Vanilla & Hazelnut Classic.

Torani’s reputation for making exceptional syrups is unmatched and this 4x set if all you need to flavor more coffee to your liking. This pack has the best hazelnuts and vanilla that pair well with the robust flavors of dark roast coffee. And when you add the French vanilla and caramel, this set has all the best Torani coffee syrups. 

The company used natural ingredients, so be sure you will not be ingesting chemicals. 

This set is ideal for you if you have plans to flavor a lot of coffee. Otherwise, you won’t get your dollars’ worth.

Pros

  • Great value 
  • All-natural ingredients
  • Outstanding flavors

Cons

  • Big upfront investment. Must be ready to flavor more coffee
DaVinci Hawaiian Salted Caramel Coffee Syrup

DaVinci Hawaiian Salted Caramel Coffee Syrup

DaVinci Naturals Syrup Hawaiian Salted Caramel is made with Hawaiian sea salt and real caramel flavor so you can enjoy café quality coffee at home without the lines. You’ll be sipping a delicious caramel coffee in no time

You won’t go wrong with this one if looking for a syrup that mixes well into cold drinks. It blends perfectly with cold drinks, hence perfect if you enjoy sipping cold brew. The company does a decent job mixing a little savory into its sweet in this all-natural-ingredients coffee syrup.

While we still like this syrup, its flavor is a bit weaker than that of the Torani 4x, plus it is a bit pricey.

Pros

  • Mixes well into cold drinks
  • Natural ingredients

Cons

  • Pricey 
  • Flavor is weaker
Autocrat Coffee Syrup

Autocrat Coffee Syrup

Official State Drunk Coffee Milk of Rhode Island

The sweetness of this syrup is exactly what you need to cut a bitter iced coffee. You can also cut it with alcohol like rum. It is just so sweet that you need to use a little of it. Besides, it is reasonably priced. It is less than half the per-ounce price of most of the all-natural products on this list. 

Though the packaging put us off, we can guarantee this syrup will not let you down.

It is mainly made from high fructose corn syrup that why it is more affordable.

Pros

  • Affordable

Cons

  • Frightening packaging
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Too sweet
Ghirardelli Syrup Squeeze Bottle Set

Ghirardelli Syrup Squeeze Bottle Set

(1) 16 oz Chocolate Sauce, (1) 17 oz Caramel Sauce, (1) 16 oz White Chocolate Flavored Sauce

This set of three: chocolate, caramel, and white chocolate from Ghirardelli has pretty good flavors and you need to add a little to taste. They are reasonably priced; in fact, you can afford them even when running on a tight budget. However, once you open them, you have a short period to use them before they expire. So, keep that in mind when buying them.

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Pros

  • Great flavor

Cons

  • Really short shelf life
  • It’s a lot to use in a short time
Monin - 5 Flavor Gourmet Coffee Collection

Monin – 5 Flavor Gourmet Coffee Collection

Entice your senses with Caramel, Amaretto, Hazelnut, Irish Cream, & Vanilla in your favorite hot or cold drinks, desserts, and more.

We round out our review with this kit of five: toasted hazelnut, caramel, amaretto, vanilla, and Irish cream. 

Monin is ideal for GMOs, vegans, dairy-free, and gluten, and kosher too. There is also a sugar-free option that tastes just as good, and you will get a recipe card to get you started until you perfect your art.

Pros

  • GMO-free, kosher, and gluten-free syrup
  • Comes as a pack of 5 flavors
  • High-quality and natural ingredients

Cons

  • You get only 50 mL per bottle

What is coffee syrup?

It is simply a coffee concentrate that is normally the main ingredient in coffee milk. It is prepared by straining water and sugar through coffee grounds and used to flavor both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Sometimes it can be used as an ice cream topping and to flavor cakes.

Coffee lovers who don’t want their java plain and hate the idea of adding sugar as a sweetener use coffee syrups instead to make their coffee more palatable. And as we mentioned earlier, you can make your coffee syrup at home or purchase ready-made ones. 

Why buy coffee syrup?

They are many reasons why coffee lovers use coffee syrups at home. Here are some of the reasons:

  • To enjoy a sweet drink at home without visiting a coffee house
  • They love having complete control over what is going into their java. For example, when trying to replicate your favorite cappuccino and latte served at common coffee houses, you will get the best results using coffee syrup versus any other method.

What to consider when buying coffee syrup

Different kind of drinks 

What kind of drinks will your syrup mix with? Different syrups tend to blend well with different kinds of drinks, so it is crucial to get the right ones. For example, a frothed latte blend well with caramel. So, make sure to think about your drinks when shopping for coffee syrups. But if you like to experiment, it is ok to try any syrup.

Ingredients might matter

It is always advisable to pay attention to what goes into your cup. Are you looking for syrup made with natural ingredients or artificial ingredients? If you really care about your health, you will focus on choosing the right sweeteners, for example, the sugar-free ones.

Mixing

The ingredients in your syrup can interact differently with those in your drink. Some may dissolve more easily at lower temperatures and others at higher temperatures. So, depending on your preferred drinks, their ingredients, and whether you like it hot or cold, make sure to pick the right syrup.

Price

No doubt, you will be out on the market for a syrup that is pleasing to you. Some will be costlier than others and it upon you to decide which to pick depending on your budget. We enjoin you to also consider how much time you have to use a syrup after opening it and its expiry date to avoid getting frustrated later.

Conclusion

Your java is an experience that involves more than just the flavored syrup. That why you need to pick the right sweetener. The above products will not let you down. They will make your brew better and more palatable. Give them a shot!

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Self-proclaimed coffee drinker. I would, on a typical day, start my day by grinding my coffee with a manual grinder and use a French Press as a starter (2 cups), then a pour-over in the afternoon (4 cups). I had my fair share as a barista but I prefer to drink it, not serve it.