How Can I Use Up Flavored Coffee?

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Q: I was gifted some flavored coffee and I’m not a huge fan. I’m more of a coffee purist, and it seems like there is a bit of an aftertaste from the flavorings.

Any ideas/suggestions of how to either downplay the flavoring or use it in something that would mask it? I’ve tried mixing a little bit in with my regular coffee to ‘dilute’ it — three parts regular coffee to one part flavored — and I can still taste the aftertaste.

I have a LOT of this stuff, it appears to be somewhat artisanal, i.e. not super mass produced, so I don’t want to toss it if it can be salvaged or re-purposed.

Sent by Sarah

Editor: Readers do you have recipes that would use up a lot of flavored coffee or ways to downplay the strong flavors?