Background: I am on a quest to reduce how much carbonated beverages and artificial sweeteners I consume. I was a long time Diet Coke guy until i started drinking iced coffee occasionally. I've eventually morphed into frequently drinking iced double espresso instead. I flavor it with a half teaspoon of half/half, and if it's cheap espresso (Starbucks) I get sugar free vanilla syrup added.
I'd like to get away from both of those additives, but I can't quite drink it black yet. I've started by cutting out the syrup for "good" iced espresso (Bow Truss, Asado, etc.). But I'd like to figure out a spice profile to add to it that doesn't have sugar. Vanilla and cinnamon will likely form the base, as I like the cafe de olla at Chuck's, for example, but it's really heavy on sugar.
Does anybody do this with their coffee? If so, what types of spices do you use, and do you use consistent proportions or just wing it based on your mood?
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