While it can be used in a wide variety of cold and hot drinks, coffee itself isn’t just a single ingredient.

Different varieties of coffee, depending on where they’re grown and how ripe they are when harvested, can produce a range of flavors. Sapphire Flavors & Fragrances finds flavors that will work for a variety of uses:

  • Cakes & Pastries
  • Frosting
  • Marinades
  • Chocolate
  • Milk
  • Carbonated beverages

In different forms, including extracts and spray dry forms, coffee is often used for baking and sweets as well as beverages. It is also sometimes blended into barbecue and other sauces. Choosing ingredients carefully will help build the right finished product.