Is Artificial Coffee Flavoring Bad for Your Health?
Many companies still use the same kind of liquid flavors that were first used years ago when flavored coffee became a thing. Most of these flavors use a chemical solvent carrier named propylene glycol. A typical liquid flavor may contain as much as 85% propylene glycol. In recent years, there is a growing concern over the health dangers that these chemicals could cause. So, YES, flavored coffee can be bad for your health.
But not ALL Flavored Coffees are created equal. Here at Javataza we are committed to NOT using flavors that contain chemical solvents. All Javataza flavored coffee is flavored using solvent-free, chemical free flavors added to the beans at 100% concentration. Javataza flavored coffee is NOT bad for your health unless you add something to it that makes it unhealthy (a.k.a. sugar).
Is Flavored Coffee Simply A Cover Up for Bad Quality Coffee Beans?
Well, unfortunately, that is too often the case. In fact that is why many companies sell flavored coffee. It is a good way to purchase really cheap coffee beans and spray flavored chemicals all over them to cover up the poor quality. They can then sell these flavored beans to the unwitting consumer at the same cost as another coffee bean.
But, we dare to be different and WILL NOT settle for lesser quality beans in any coffee bag we sell. At Javataza we use only the freshest, finest 100% hand-picked Arabica beans from partner farmers in Central America and roasted to perfection. The coffee in our flavored coffee comes from the same beans that are in our regular coffees.
Does Flavored Coffee Have a Bitter Aftertaste?
When coffee is flavored with liquids using chemical solvent carriers, it will often leave a bitter, harsh aftertaste in your mouth. Please! Don’t do that to your taste buds!
Because our flavored coffee uses high quality, chemical free flavor concentrates it DOES NOT have that common bitter aftertaste.
Really, what this boils brews down to is that Javataza flavored coffee is the best tasting, healthiest flavored coffee you can buy. After all, what else would you expect from premium quality, fresh-roasted coffee beans that are hand-flavored with solvent-free, sugar-free, lactose free, and gluten free flavorings. The only thing it is not free of is good flavor! There is plenty of that to go around.