The Sweetest Coffee Drinks And Beans That You Will Find!

The Sweetest Coffee Drinks And Beans That You Will Find!

Coffee does need to be bitter – If you have ever visited Starbucks you will know they probably serve the sweetest coffee of all gourmet coffee outlets.

By the time you have finished reading this article, you will know what the sweetest coffee at Starbucks is, how to make sweet coffee without milk, how to make sweet coffee with milk and how to make naturally sweet coffee.

Keep reading as I dig down and detail the topic and talk about the sweetest coffee.

What Is The Sweetest Coffee At Starbucks?

There is one thing that I, and anyone that has ever visited Starbucks, will tell you is their coffee is on the sweet side. All you need to do is glance down at the table below and see how many grams of sugar are in their coffee drinks.

You can easily deduct that just a single coffee, regardless of which one, really sets you on course for going over the recommended limit of your daily sugar intake.

The sweetest coffee at Starbucks is their Java Chip Frappuccino® Blended Beverage, which has 80 grams of sugar Based on the largest Venti cup serving size.

Starbucks Coffee Drink Sugar (Grams)  Sugar (Ounces)
Caramel Macchiato 42 1.5
Starbucks Blonde Smoked Butterscotch Latte 46 1.6
Strawberry Frappuccino Blended Beverage 52 1.8
Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte 52 1.9
White Chocolate Mocha coffee 53 1.9
Chai Latte 53 19.
Iced Caramel Macchiato 53 1.9
Smoked Butterscotch Crème 54 1.9
White Hot Chocolate 55 2
Caramel Ribbon Crunch Crème Frappuccino Blended Beverage 60 2.2
Chocolate Cookie Crumble Crème Frappuccino 61 2.2
White chocolate mocha hot chocolate 67 2.4
Caramel Apple Spice 71 2.5
Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino Blended Beverage 78 2.8
Java Chip Frappuccino® Blended Beverage 80 2.8

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How To Make Sweet Coffee

Coffee is not just a drink. It’s a dessert and, well, you can make a great cocktail with coffee, it also. With that in mind, let’s get started with….


Affogato, in Italian, means drowned. The proper Italian name for this coffee is “affogato al caffe” with the obvious English meaning, Drowned in coffee. This is exactly what an Affogato is.

It is a perfect ball or scoop of ice cream, traditionally a sweet vanilla ice cream floating in a shot of espresso.

It is quite a delightful coffee with contrasting flavors of bitter espresso coffee and the beautiful sweetness and aroma of the ice cream.

If you are the experimental type, you can go wild with this one. I love trying out different ice creams (Oreos is my current favorite) with a double shot of espresso and a biscuit or two of Oreos to decorate. The chocolatey taste and with the espresso flavor coming through is very nice.

An Affogato

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Espresso Martini

Probably the most famous coffee cocktail in the world. It is also one of the sweetest cocktails, also.

It is a simple mix of coffee liqueur, sugar syrup, vodka and espresso. The coffee liqueur has heaps of sugar and can be tasted easily.

It is very easy to make. Combine the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake it vigorously, strain it and pour it slowly into a Martini glass that is chilled.

How To Make Sweet Coffee With Milk.

Let’s get on with making sweet coffee with milk. The first, a favorite in Spain and has a regional variation.

Café Bombón

This is a sweet coffee that really doesn’t need any sugar as the sweetness is all in the condensed milk. Simply make a shot of espresso and pour it on top of an equal amount of condensed milk.

You will often find this served in a clear glass to show the different layers of coffee and the condensed milk.

The regional variation is Café Bombón Valenciana. It is made exactly the same way but replaces the condensed milk with condensed horchata – a tiger nut milk that is native to the Valencia region.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Cà phê phin is what this drink is known in the Asian nation. It is the slowest, most relaxing coffee. An individualized drip coffee with the dripper placed above the glass. A coffee, for the laid back slow paced life as it drip, drip, drips away.

Often filterless with the device being made of stainless steel sitting on top of your tall glass acting as a filter also. Coarsely ground coffee with hot water slowly poured on top, which often drips into condensed milk and ice.

It is very nice and one of my preferred cups of coffee in Vietnam

Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Vietnamese Cà phê phin


A Mocha, or mochaccino, is an espresso with an equal dash of milk and chocolate. It is usually made with a 1:1 ratio of coffee and milk with a dusting of cocoa powder on top.

There are variations that make it rather excellently with chocolate syrup instead of cocoa powder. I’ve even tried this with cream.

It is one of the more popular coffee beverages and has a very nice sweet taste. It works very well with darker roasts than lighter roasts.


This Greek coffee is undoubtedly one of the sweetest coffee drinks that you will find in a coffee shop. It is much more than a simple iced coffee, and more recently is enjoyed as a dessert rather than a coffee.

It is an combination of espresso coffee with cold milk, crushed ice, flavored syrups and Chantilly cream.

The more popular franchise coffee chains and outlets are known to add to their frappés various items like Oreos, cookies and bars of chocolate that have been blended or crushed.

A Well Made Frappé


A Cappuccino is well known and probably the stand-out coffee drink on this list in my opinion. You can make them in two main ways: a wet cappuccino and a bone dry cappuccino.

A traditional wet cappuccino is made in a 1:1:1 ratio of espresso shot, steamed milk and foam. Be sure to top your cappuccinos with chocolate powder.

A bone dry cappuccino is made with a straight shot of espresso and microfoam topping in a 1:1 ratio.

Like a mocha, it has been known for some establishments to use chocolate syrup to add an extra touch of sweetness.

Depending on where it is served, you can find your cappuccino served with whipped cream instead on microfoam.

Irish Coffee

Is it a coffee, is it a dessert or is it the most famous coffee cocktail of all time. Irish coffee is all three actually!

At the bottom, as it’s base, there is more often a double shot of espresso. Variations include the coffee being made with strong filter coffee and a French press.

The strong coffee base then has Irish whiskey, usually Bush Mills, thick cream and sugar. To get the cream right you need to add it slowly by pouring it very slowly and patiently over the back of a spoon to get it floating on top of the surface.

Serve it in a tall and clear glass to show the tricolors of coffee, whiskey and cream.

Irish Coffee
Perfect Irish Coffee

How Do You Make Naturally Sweet Coffee?

You can enjoy a great cup of coffee that is naturally sweet and not jam packed with sugar coffee beans can be sweet on their own with their own natural sugars.


I’ll add you can use a number of alternative natural sweeteners to your coffee to dramatically improve and change the flavor.

To naturally make sweet coffee, you will need to buy 100 percent Arabica coffee beans. They will need to be a light roast or a medium roast.

Dark roasts produce a bitter tasting coffee with the bitterness starting to come through at the medium-dark roast profile.

Arabica coffee is a naturally sweeter variety of coffee than the other popular beans like robusta, excelsa and liberica beans.

Coffee is not naturally bitter, and all coffee beans are not bitter. The bitterness is caused by the roasting process that burns off the sugars when it is brewed at a higher temperature and for longer.

You can buy coffee beans at a specialty coffee shop in most towns and request that they roast them for you to get the maximum sweetness. If you can’t get that in your local and regular coffee house, you can look for independent specialty coffee roasters in your town; there will be some and talk with them.

You can even order specialty roasted to exactly how you want your beans to be roasted online. I strongly advise that you go to your local roaster and talk with the roast master.

You’ll not only get a better and more personal experience; the roast master will get to know you and how you like your beans to be roasted.

Online, you may lose a little of the freshness due to the time it takes them to deliver it to you.

Coffee beans are at their freshest 3 days after roasting and 7 days after.

Naturally Sweet Coffee Beans – How Can Coffee Be Sweet?

The coffee plant and its fruit, the coffee beans that you enjoy has glucose, galactose, xylose, mannose, arabinose, rhamnose and sucrose. All of which are natural forms of sugar.


coffee beans are sweet and should be very sweet. Unfortunately, due to the Maillard reaction, when you heat fresh coffee beans, it reduces the amount of sugar in them.


it is the reduction in sugar in the mechanics of conversion of your fresh coffee beans into a naturally sweet cup of coffee that can be effectively mitigated by the use of quality coffee beans that are from high altitudes, changing the roast profile of your beans and changing how your coffee is brewed and ground.

The Maillard reaction is something that you should be familiar with. It is the same process that happens when you are preparing other food items to give them color and flavor.

When your beans go through the process of being roasted, the various sugar compounds decompose but the aroma, color and anti-oxidants remain. Which means, coffee is naturally a low-calorie beverage naturally. There is only a slight sweetness added to the drink.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sweet Coffee

Which Type Of Coffee Is The Sweetest?

Mocha is the sweetest coffee. Of all the different types of coffee drinks, a mocha is the sweetest coffee. It is a shot of espresso, steamed milk, a spoon of fine chocolate powder and a sprinkle on top.

Is There A Sweet Tasting Coffee?


coffee that is naturally sweet does exist. They are usually fresh, light or medium roasted beans. Brew them well, and you will end up with a coffee that is sweet, chocolatey or fruity.

 What Is A Good Sweet Coffee From Starbucks?

There are a few sweet coffees from Starbucks. You can refer back to the table above. Here are the ones that I enjoyed the most and can be considered as a sweet coffee.

  • Iced White Chocolate Mocha.
  • Iced Chocolate Almond milk Shaken Espresso.
  • Iced Caramel Macchiato.
  • Iced Starbucks Blonde Caffè Americano.

Is Peruvian Coffee Sweet?

Yes, a light or medium coffee from Peru has a very nice and notable rich sweetness to them and a vibrant floral aroma.

What Are Some Sweet Coffee Drinks?

Here are some sweet and delicious coffee drinks to consider:

  • Caramel Macchiato.
  • Dalgona Coffee.
  • Gingerbread Latte.
  • Maple Latte.
  • Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino.
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Is Americano Sweet Or Bitter?

 An Americano is bitter but not so much. It’s a watered-down espresso shot and has low bitter notes.

Is Latte The Sweetest Coffee?

No, a latte is not the sweetest coffee. There are many more coffee drinks that have a much higher sugar content. Notably, a mocha, due to the use of both steamed milk and chocolate, is sweeter than a latte.

Which Is Sweeter Cappuccino Or Latte?

Due to the higher espresso to steamed milk ratio of 1:2 and the greater milk content, a latte is sweeter than a cappuccino.

Frappé-Ing It All Up – Sweetest Coffee

The sweetest coffee that you can make is mocha or a café bombon due to the elevated amounts of chocolate and condensed milk used respectively.

If you enjoy sweet coffee, you don’t need to load it with sugar. You can use a medium or light roasted coffee and a number of alternative sweeteners like coconut sugar, stevia, honey, agave and even brown sugar.

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Coffee is love, it's more than love — it's a passion of mine. I've had the luck to have travelled and enjoyed the most exotic of coffee's and unique flavors, brewing methods and techniques of making the perfect coffee from Thai hill tribe coffee to Indonesian volcanic coffee, Malaysian coffee that comes in a tea bag and the array of flavors in Vietnam, from Vanilla to Orange to Coconut to Avocado to even salt coffee and the famous egg coffee. The best part of my coffee adventures is getting to mix with the locals over a nice brew and learning how they make it! I'm cited and referenced on Google Scholar for the topic of coffee. Learn more about me and Latte Love Brew by checking our About Page

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