SweetLeaf® Sweet Drops add sweetness and flavor to your java without calories, sugars
GILBERT, AZ (Sept. 23, 2019) – Thomas Jefferson once said that coffee is “the favorite drink of the civilized world.” Well, at least it’s the most commonly consumed beverage in the United States, according to the Specialty Coffee Association of America. So it isn’t too surprising that there is, indeed, a National Coffee Day, celebrated each year on Sept. 29.
Coffee was brought to the New World in the mid-1600s, to what is now New York, according to the National Coffee Association. At the time, though, tea was the favored beverage, which is not surprising considering that this was a British colony. But in 1773, when colonists rebelled against King George III in what we know as the Boston Tea Party, soon-to-be Americans decided to switch their favorite beverage to coffee.
Nowadays, consumers spend upwards of $80 billion on coffee, according to the Specialty Coffee Association of America. In fact, coffee-related economic activity is about 1.6% of the total U.S. gross domestic product. That’s a lot of cups of java!
Purists may scoff at the idea of adding anything to a cup of coffee, but for most of us, we need a little zip—not just a little sweetness, but flavor, too. Enter SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops™, which come in 16 coffee-friendly flavors including Chocolate, Cinnamon, Coconut, English Toffee, Caramel and, one of our most popular flavors, Vanilla Crème (plus SteviaClear®, if all you want is just sweetness). Yes, there’s even Pumpkin Spice!
Our Sweet Drops also can be combined to custom-flavor your coffee. The average American requests at least two add-on flavors, according to the Specialty Coffee Association of America. Or try this recipe to celebrate National Coffee Day!
Sugar-Free Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee
½ tsp. (or to taste) SweetLeaf® 50ml Liquid Stevia Caramel Sweet Drops™
½ tsp. (or to taste) SweetLeaf® 50ml Liquid Stevia Chocolate Sweet Drops™
2 cups strong brewed, chilled coffee
½ cup almond milk, unsweetened (or half-and-half or light cream)
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder, unsweetened
½ cup ice
Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend on high until smooth. Taste and adjust stevia, as needed.
Switching to great-tasting, plant-based SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener in foods, beverages and recipes will reduce daily added sugars intake. The SweetLeaf family of products adds award-winning taste without the negative health effects of added dietary sugars and excessive calories.
SweetLeaf products also travel well for your coffee on the go, from our Organic or Natural packets to 2 oz or 50ml SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops™ and SweetLeaf® Water Drops™ in unbreakable BPA Free plastic bottles.
About WISDOM NATURAL BRANDS®
Wisdom Natural Brands®, based in Gilbert, Ariz., has been the leading stevia expert and industry pioneer with its plant-based SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener brand for more than 35 years. SweetLeaf is the only stevia brand winning 32 awards for taste and innovation, more than all low-or-no calorie sweeteners combined. SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener has zero calories, no added sugars, a non-glycemic response, and no artificial ingredients. SweetLeaf® Stevia Sugar-Free Syrup, in three popular flavors, brings the incredible sweetness of stevia and monk fruit, with only 70 calories per serving. Wisdom introduced herbal blends made from Yerba Maté through its Wisdom of the Ancients® brand, one of the most respected herbal lines in the natural industry. Wisdom of the Ancients herbal blends are available in bags and loose leaves and come in a variety of beneficial flavors. SweetLeaf and Wisdom of the Ancients products are available at health food stores, natural grocers, supermarkets, and online retailers.