I’ve talked about how to pair e-juices with wine before. Now let’s talk about pairing e-juices with coffee.
Many of us enjoy a vape with our morning coffee. So I decided to do a little research and I put this post together to help you guys get the best vape and coffee pairing to really start your day off on the right note.
Flavored Coffees Are Good Pairing Examples
One of the first places to look is what coffee companies are already doing to flavor their coffees. Large coffee companies obviously know the industry the best. They’ve had decades to figure out flavor combinations that consumers like. They also have expert chefs and research & development teams working on flavor combinations on a regular basis.
Some of the most common popular coffee flavors include:
- Chocolates (including fudge, dark chocolate, and cocoa)
- Nuts (almond, macadamia nut, pecans)
And there are some that aren’t as common, such as:
- Peanut butter cup
- Egg nog
- Graham cracker
If coffee companies think those flavors go well in their coffees, you can be sure that those are good e-juice flavors that you can vape with your morning coffee too.
Creamers Are Good Inspiration for Coffee and E-Juice Pairings Too
People love to add creamers and other additives to their coffees. These are perfect examples of e-juice flavors that you can pair with your morning cup of coffee.
- Irish Creme
- Pumpkin Spice
- French Vanilla
- Vanilla Caramel
- Chocolate Caramel
- Caramel Macchiato
- Cinnamon Vanilla
More interesting flavors:
- Chocolate Chip Cookie
- Caramel Apple
- Chocolate Raspberry
- Cinnamon Bun
Some People Like Liquor and Coffee Too
There are some people who like to mix in alcoholic beverages with their coffee – not usually in the mornings though. But vaping liquor flavored e-juice with coffee is a great way to start the morning without heading into work with a buzz 😉
- Bailey’s Irish Cream
- Peppermint Schnapps
- Rum, Bourbon, Scotch, Whiskey, Tequila, Brandy
I’ve seen liquor flavored e-juices, but I haven’t tried any other than Castle Long from Five Pawns. Castle Long is sort of a Kentucky Bourbon flavor. It’s expensive, but it’s a good and complex flavor if you want to give it a shot.
Dessert E-Juices and Coffee Were Meant to Be
This is just common sense, right? People love to eat baked goods like cookies, cakes, and pastries with their coffee.
So let’s take a look at some of the most popular options.
- Chocolate Cake
- Custard / Lemon Custard
- Apple Pie
- Raspberry Macarons
- Blueberry Scones
- Chocolate Strawberries
- Glazed Donuts
- Bread Pudding
- Banana Bread
- Crumb Cake
- Ice Cream
These are all desserts that are recommended by various coffee experts, so I would assume they’re some of the best choices.
It looks like any dessert-flavored e-juice would pair well with coffee, doesn’t it? In reality, any dessert flavor probably would, but the best options are going to be bakery and pastry flavors. The one exception would be ice cream.
I’ve also heard that a small percentage of people like sambuca or anise in their coffee, so if you like to vape black licorice e-juice, that would also be a good choice with your coffee.
Tried and True: Tobacco and Coffee
Like most smokers and former smokers, you probably remember the joy of having a smoke with your morning cup of coffee, so it makes sense that you’d want to pair your coffee with a tobacco-flavored e-juice.
There are some great tobacco flavored e-juices on the market, many of which are more unique and intricate than you’d expect.
RY4’s are my personal favorite, which are combinations of tobacco, vanilla, and caramel. They don’t really taste a whole lot like tobacco, but some might have subtle hints.
There are also many variations of pipe tobacco flavored e-juices. Pipe tobaccos are very aromatic and much more complex than cigarette tobaccos. You can find pipe tobacco e-juices with many great fruity notes, like cherry, vanilla, and peach.
And something that seems to be growing in popularity are NET tobacco e-juices. NET stands for Naturally Extracted Tobacco. Naturally-Extracted-Tobacco.com is a popular e-juice manufacture for NET e-juices. Another company that I’ve heard a lot about recently is called Black Note. I haven’t tried them…yet (but I have some!). I’ve heard good things about these guys and they do tobaccos of all kinds.
Body and Boldness Also Determine a Great Pairing
We’ve already talked about a whole bunch of different flavors that pair well with coffee, but if you’re a real coffee aficionado, you should consider pairing your flavors based on the body, boldness, and roast of your coffee.
Body refers to the heaviness or mouthfeel of your coffee. The body is usually determined by the brewing method, for example espresso machines and french presses will typically have a fuller body because they use metal filters which retain the oils of the beans. Any brewing method that uses a paper filter, such as the everyday coffee machine, will filter the oils of the coffee and result in a lighter body.
Fuller-bodied coffees usually pair better with rich or creamy flavors like dark chocolates, cheesecakes, and pecan pie. Lighter-bodied coffees would pair well with fruit, cookies, and meringue pie.
Now let’s talk about roasts. This is a lot like you’d expect. Dark roasts usually complement rich and creamy flavors, while light roasts compliment lighter flavors like fruits and cookies. Medium roasts tend to pair with chocolate, nuts, and other earthy flavors.
And finally, also consider the notes of the coffee you’re drinking. For example if your coffee has hints of cherry, we already know that cherries go well with cheesecake and tiramisu. Those would be great e-juice flavors to pair with a cherry-flavored coffee.
I’m Not a Coffee Snob… Anymore
So if you’re a coffee drinker (you should be because coffee and caffeine are amazing!) these tips should help you find some great e-juice flavors to pair with your coffee in the morning.
I actually used to be a bit of a coffee snob. Sort of. A few years ago I really got into coffee making. I bought a burr grinder (because blade grinders suck ;)), I would only drink organic and freshly roasted coffee, and I own a bunch of different coffee makers, like an espresso machine (or 3), a french press, a moka pot, several pour overs, an Aeropress, and a Turkish coffee pot.
I sort of fell out of the hobby over the years, but I still prefer high-quality coffee over coffee machine coffee any day. I’m not very picky these days though. Hell, I’ll drink the cold leftover coffee that my wife leaves in the coffee machine when I get home from work 😉