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Maple Syrup and Coffee? Yes, it's a thing and here's a Recipe!

Maple Syrup and Coffee? Yes, it's a thing and here's a Recipe!

Nov 05, 2023

Brad Smith

Literally, just pour it in there. You'll see!

In the vastly wooded corners of the Eastern United States, coffee enthusiasts have long included this strange twist to their morning ritual: the addition of maple syrup to their brew. This sweet tradition harmoniously merges the rich history of maple syrup production with the ever-popular love for a good cup of joe. As a region known for this sort of heritage, it's no surprise that residents from New England to the Appalachian Mountains have welcomed a little bit of coffee with maple syrup to get their caffeine fix.

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For generations, the Eastern US has been at the forefront of maple syrup production, with Vermont and Pennsylvania earning reputations as a maple syrup meccas. This natural sweetener, created from the sap of sugar maple trees, adds a distinct depth and sweetness to coffee. The combination not only balances the bold, bitter notes of coffee but also imparts a delicate, caramel-like undertone that transforms a simple cup into a comforting and aromatic experience.

If you'd like to get down on this yourself, here's quick recipe you can try. 

Coffee with Maple Syrup 


  • 1 cup of freshly brewed hot Dripfish Coffee coffee
  • 1-2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
  • Cream or milk
  • Cinnamon or nutmeg


Brew a cup of Dripfish Coffee. You can use a drip coffee maker, French press, or any other brewing method you prefer. While the coffee is still hot, add 1-2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup to the cup. Adjust the amount of maple syrup to your desired sweetness level. Start with 1 tablespoon and add more if needed.

Stir the coffee and maple syrup together until the syrup is well dissolved and the coffee is sweetened to your liking. If you like, you can add a splash of cream or milk to your coffee to make it creamier. Stir well to combine. Optionally, garnish your coffee with a pinch of ground cinnamon or nutmeg for a little extra flavor and aroma.

Enjoy your homemade coffee with maple syrup! You can serve it hot or over ice, depending on your preference.