There are two kinds of coffee drinkers -- those who love nothing more than black coffee and those who prefer to add a little something to their brews. If you belong to the latter camp and have grown tired of plain old sugar, we've got a few sweet alternatives for you.


Though it usually accompanies tea, honey can be just as good in coffee. Try adding a teaspoon or two of this sweet stuff into your morning cup of Joe. Not only can honey soothe a scratchy throat, it has also been known to boost the immune system.

Maple Syrup 

We've tried it in the office. A little splash of pure maple syrup can add a nice touch to "breakfast" coffee. It will round out the notes of a coffee and add a slight aroma, not a bad thing on a cold morning.

Agave Nectar

Often available in organic varieties, agave nectar offers a natural alternative to sugar. Since it's already in liquid form, agave nectar can easily be used to sweeten iced coffee.

Flavored Syrup 

Not only will they add a hint of flavor and aroma to a drink, syrups, such as Monin Syrups, can also be used to sweeten your beverage. Best of all, Monin Syrups are available in organic and sugar-free options (check out all options here).

Condensed Milk 

An essential ingredient in Vietnamese coffee, condensed milk acts as sweetener and creamer in one. Try it in an Americano or drip coffee but remember, a little bit goes a long way.

We're curious to know, what do you take in your coffee? And, are you willing to give unconventional sweeteners a try?


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