coffeekult – 4 things you should never put in a coffee!

coffeekult helps to improve the taste of coffee

Of course, taste is always a matter of taste. But we often hear at coffeekult that some people don’t drink coffee at all because they don’t like it or they used to drink a lot but then stopped.

What we like to do at coffeekult then: we prepare a – supposedly – very simple espresso, without frills and without elaborate hullabaloo. A coffee, as it should be according to all the teachings of the barista art and lo and behold: we often convert coffee non-lovers after only a few minutes.

The reason: many people only know the cup of coffee in the form of a mass product from the coffee house or the inn. Others drink it as they have learned it from others or as they have always done. For many, often something ends up in the actually “good coffee” does not belong in it!

4 things you should never put in a coffee!

  • Sugar
  • Coffee creamer
  • „Tastes“
  • Old beans


Sugar? Yes or no!

This is a question that has caused coffee lovers to argue for centuries. Some are completely against it, others can’t drink espresso without sugar and scrape through to the bottom when stirring with a spoon, while others swear by the purity of sugarless coffee.

coffeekult clearly recommends: If you really love coffee, do without sugar. The variety and complexity of aromas in coffee is comparable to that in red wine. And who would dare to put sugar in wine?

“You can’t drink that without sugar” – a phrase you hear again and again from people when they are in coffee in coffee houses / restaurants / in the bakery / at the gas station. In such situations, of course, you can add sugar to it, but maybe it would be wiser to look for another coffee place or café!

And another little message, with a wink:

coffeekult has spared no effort and diligently researched – what about sugar in coffee?

Doctors from the Chinese Southern Medical University in Guangzhou found out: people who regularly drank unsweetened or only slightly sweetened coffee had a significantly lower risk of dying within the observation period. For their study, they used the data of a total of 171,616 adults who participated in a long-term British study between 2009 and 2018. The median age was 55.6 years.


By the way, the WHO recommends that adults consume a maximum of 50 grams of sugar per day. This corresponds to about ten teaspoons. However, it is even better to consume a maximum of 25 grams of sugar a day. So: if this is not a good reason to finally stop using SUGAR in COFFEE!

coffeekult advises: if black coffee is so not yours, then just add correctly frothed milk. If the milk is prepared correctly, the naturally present lactose compounds are preserved and so the coffee automatically gets a certain sweetness, without sugar and it is digestible!

coffee whitener

Fast, faster, disgusting! 

The name alone should make anyone think!

Even if the coffee has to go quickly during the break at work or – half overslept – in the morning, there really should never be room in the coffee cup for coffee whiteners.

“coffee whitener” is a white, milk powder-like substance that is used as a milk substitute for coffee and tea. Many confuse this coffee whitener with powdered milk. But what supermarkets and many coffee vending machines offer as coffee whiteners usually consists only partly of dried milk extracts.

“Milk powder” itself, in fact, would be real dried milk, which is made by evaporating the liquid. The industry uses them to make dairy products, and consumers can buy them as a baking ingredient. The advantage of powdered milk is that it has a long shelf life. However, it has less vitamins and aroma than real milk.

coffeekult advises: If you want “color” in your coffee, then drink a cappuccino with real milk instead! You can learn how to froth milk properly in the coffeekult-Workshops!


Whether with a splash of hazelnut or vanilla aroma or even with a cheeky dash of alcohol – all this does NOT belong in a good coffee, please!

Not only cocktails are often given a sweet taste by syrup, but it is also often offered and mixed into coffee – whether in coffee house chains or hip coffee bars.

Honestly, this has nothing to do with coffee, but is – if so – already a separate beverage and no longer deserves the addition “coffee”. And you should ask yourself where all the flavor in the syrup comes from.

Exactly: from all the sugar and that will only NOT please your stomach, also somewhere a barista around you will suddenly get a twinge in the stomach area and suffer along.

Alcohol also has no place in coffee, even if people in Austria like to offer various “genuine domestic coffee creations. Historical models are not always good, especially when it comes to coffee.

Speaking of history: Italy likes to proclaim itself the “land of coffee,” but the coffee beans, which are usually roasted too dark, have little to do with good coffee enjoyment because many aromas are lost. Perhaps this is why “Caffè Corretto” was invented in Italy, i.e. “corrected coffee”! The correction or also “improvement” of the coffee classic is done by adding alcohol, in Italy mostly Grappa is used. So if the country of coffee already has to correct its own coffee itself, then…. yes then… 😜

4 things you should never put in a coffee!
4 things you should never put in a coffee!

Old beans


Of course, old beans do not belong in the coffee, because it should still taste and not be produced from smoked out powder. Oxygen, moisture, heat and light are true ENEMIES of coffee beans.

So how long does a freshly roasted coffeekult coffee last?

It is important to distinguish between WHOLE BEANS and ground coffee. Once the beans are ground, not only the wonderful scent, but also its aromas disappear quite quickly.

We therefore always recommend: PLEASE grind just before preparation, if you can. LONGER hold of course whole coffee beans. But here too – the fresher, the better!

coffeekult advises: The ROASTING DATE >MFD< is always indicated on our packages. This is the day when our beans jump out of our drum roasting fresh and are waiting for coffee connoisseurs. 

WHAT should coffee taste like?

There is of course no single answer. coffeekult would say: just GOOD! 

Of course, YOU are your own expert and you can drink coffee the way you like it.

You can’t reach a new destination on well-worn tracks”

But as the German writer Paul Mommertz once put it:

This also applies to the ENJOYMENT of coffee!

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