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The Top 4 Fruity Flavors for Your Coffee

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Think about some of the greatest flavor combinations of all time. There's chocolate and peanut butter, strawberry and banana, apple and cinnamon, sour cream and onion - the list goes on. One tasty pairing you shouldn't forget is coffee and fruit. Not only are the two ingredients packed with antioxidants, but they also complement each other perfectly. Depending on which type of fruit you choose, you can produce a completely different taste for your morning brew. Here are the fruits you need to infuse in your next batch of coffee.

Add a hint of citrus to your coffee.Add a hint of citrus to your coffee.

1. Orange
Ring in the warmer weather with a fresh batch of orange-infused coffee. All you need are two simple ingredients for a morning pick-me-up that tastes like it came straight from the tropics. First, brew a batch of coffee using the 8-Cup Thermal Coffee Maker. Then take a large orange, slice it into wedges and squeeze them all into the hot coffee. Pour into individual mugs and drop in an orange wedge so the flavor continues to seep in.

2. Raspberry
Raspberries have a rich, tangy taste that perfectly complements the naturally fruity components of coffee. For a perfect start to the day, whip up an iced version that combines both flavors. Start by preparing a batch of coffee. In a small bowl, mash up a cup of raspberries and add 1 teaspoon of sugar. The combination will make it turn into a syrup over time. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and store in the fridge, along with the entire batch of coffee. After a few hours, remove from the fridge and combine the raspberry mixture with the coffee, stirring vigorously. Add milk or cream as desired.

Blueberries can provide a subtle hint of sweetness to your coffee.Blueberries can provide a subtle hint of sweetness to your coffee.

3. Blueberry
For a different kind of berry flavor, try swapping out raspberries with blueberries. Follow the same directions and you'll end up with a fresh, sweet flavor that's subtle but tasty. Drop in some fresh or frozen blueberries to the final product for an added touch.

4. Banana
Snacking on a banana with your coffee can produce a great taste that you'll want to duplicate in your next brew. Fortunately, there's an easy way to combine the flavors for fresh, sweet java. When grinding your coffee beans, add in some dried banana chips. Since bananas have a strong taste, you only need 1 cup to infuse the flavor into your coffee. Brew your coffee using the fresh grinds as normal, and enjoy!