Coffee Sweetener

We love coffee. Mostly, we have latte’s. Mostly, in those latte’s, we put a little coffee sweetener to it in the form of syrup (10ml to be exact). The syrup we usually use is Monin syrups. They have the least amount of “crap” in the ingredients. We don’t get too exotic with syrups, usually keeping Vanilla and one other flavor. We were spending $5.39 per bottle at the local Cash and Carry. When we are out of syrup and still want something added to the latte, we use sugar. The problem is, the sugar collects at the bottom of the cup. This is a problem.

A great alternative is simple syrup.  Not only is it easier on the wallet than store bought syrup, it is extremely fast to make (5 minutes). We use organic sugar and filtered water so… its organic syrup 🙂 It also doesn’t collect at the bottom of the cup. Liquefying the sugar allows it to be suspended in the coffee, thus making a more uniform flavor. But most of all, this is another way to cut out unnecessary ingredients from the diet and is inline with consuming natural ingredients.

So here’s the complicated process of making some very simple syrup. Pay attention. Study it and take your time.

Simple Syrup
  1. Get a sauce pan
  2. Add 1 cup of organic sugar
  3. Add 1 cup of filtered water (even though you’re boiling it)
  4. Bring it to a boil
  5. Turn off the burner.
  6. Let it cool.
  7. Bottle it up.

2 Replies to “Coffee Sweetener”

  1. This is what I do. 🙂

    I like to get organic extracts to use as a flavoring (add in after the syrup has cooled). Vanilla, hazelnut and peppermint are our favorites.

    1. We aren’t big on many different flavors, pretty much just Vanilla. But we added the Vanilla while it was still hot… maybe we’ll try adding after it cooled to see if that changes the taste? Thanks for the tip! I like the coffee shops that use house made syrups 🙂

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