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Top 5 Latin Coffee Flavors

Updated: Oct 28, 2022

Latin Coffee Flavors are on the rise! You may have seen these 5 Latin Coffee Flavors on a menu or being used by popular coffee roasters and wondered what exactly is that flavor profile? Flavor Waves is here to answer that question for you!

Churro (Cinnamon, Caramel and Chocolate)

Churro is a Latin flavor that is now being featured by many large coffee roasters in the United States. With Flavored Cold Brew coffees on the rise, Churro is a new innovative flavor but with a familiar taste profile that customers love.

Cinnamon, Caramel and Chocolate Churro are all delicious flavor blends of cinnamon and sweet that will enhance any coffee.


Horchata is a wildly popular Mexican beverage that is now known by many in the United States. This drink originated in North Africa and its popularity began to spread throughout Spain and Portugal. The smooth and creamy cinnamon taste of this cold milky beverage can now be found in a variety of food products. Typically made from rice, grains or nut milks, horchata is a favorite beverage in Mexican restaurants. In addition to cinnamon, vanilla is also a common ingredient.

Horchata flavored coffee is gaining popularity and makes a great flavor profile for both hot and cold coffee.


Canela, a Ceylon cinnamon, is the cinnamon used most often in Mexican cuisine. It is also known as true cinnamon. It is quite different from Cassia which is a Chinese cinnamon found mostly in U.S. stores. Mexican Cinnamon sticks are made up of many thin layers of cinnamon bark that are soft enough to crumble into spice in a grinder. Canela is sweet, mild and far less spicy when compared to Cassia. It has a more complex flavor profile that tends more towards vanilla with a warm floral note.

Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche is a Spanish phrase that means sweet milk or candy of milk. It is essentially a jam made from sweetened condensed milk that is very similar to a caramel sauce.

It is a popular Latin American dessert with a delicious combination of rich caramel, a touch of burnt sugar and sweet cream. It can be found in different countries all across Latin America including Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, and Chile.

This creamy, caramelized treat can range in consistency from a sauce to a soft, chewy candy. It makes a wonderful and decadent coffee flavor and combines well with nutty flavors.

Cafe de Olla

Have you noticed a trend of Cinnamon in these top 5 Latin Flavors? Café de Olla (meaning, Cinnamon in the Pot) is another traditional Mexican Spiced Coffee recipe that dates back to the early 1900s and has become a staple across the world. This Mexican Spiced Coffee has layers of flavors including cinnamon spice that is accented with notes of dark chocolate, sweet vanilla and piloncillo (Mexican brown sugar). It can also include flavor notes like clove and star anise.

This flavor is popping up in flavored coffee all over the United States.

3 Bonus Flavors That You'll Love

1. Cajeta - A medium thick, strong tasting Caramel Syrup flavor.

2. Gansito - A Mexican snack cake that is described as a strawberry jelly chocolate flavored sponge cake.

3. Alfajores - Dulce de Leche filled sandwich shortbread cookies. Famous in Peru, Chile & Argentina.


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