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18 Sugary-Sweet Coffee Trends That Must Be Stopped

These treats may look tasty, but don't call them "coffee." Start respecting the bean by brewing your next cup with Nabob.

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Not to burst your bubble, but it's not really coffee if you're...

1. Pairing your "coffee" with cream equal in size.

And no, that's not what "half and half" means.
Erik Totten / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: fsmomaha

And no, that's not what "half and half" means.

2. Or greater in size.

They have milkshakes for that.
blu.tofu / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: adactio

They have milkshakes for that.

3. Transforming your "coffee" with an obnoxious amount of artificial sweetener.

They're in individual packets for a reason.
Becky Stern / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Via Flickr: bekathwia

They're in individual packets for a reason.

4. Taking your "coffee" as a mocha float.

If it requires a blender, you're out of bounds.
Jennifer Lee / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: jenny8lee

If it requires a blender, you're out of bounds.

5. Taking your "coffee" on a stick.

Errr... gross.
christopher cornelius / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: insidious_plots

Errr... gross.

6. Taking your "coffee" at the blackjack table.

If the glass needs a stem, you're no longer drinking coffee.
V Smoothe / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: vsmoothe

If the glass needs a stem, you're no longer drinking coffee.

7. Creating a crust of syrup.

It's like you need something non-coffee before the coffee even hits your lips.
Cristina / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: cristinacards

It's like you need something non-coffee before the coffee even hits your lips.

8. Using a literal goblet.

Looks like someone's overcompensating.
Dirk Haun / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: dhaun

Looks like someone's overcompensating.

9. Sprinklin'.

Awwwwwwwww. But no.
Sam / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Via Flickr: olaiskjaervoy

Awwwwwwwww. But no.

10. Syrupin' like it's your day job.

You can feel the sticky already.
Jo / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: jshontz

You can feel the sticky already.

11. Taking your sugar-ice with a side of coffee.

Um, that's called "water."
yosomono / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: preetamrai

Um, that's called "water."

12. Using colors. Any colors.

No need to hit the banana split topping bar when you're just grabbing a cup of Joe.
Amy / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: amylovesyah

No need to hit the banana split topping bar when you're just grabbing a cup of Joe.

13. Taking your "coffee" as seriously as you take your art.

OK, OK, it's pretty impressive. But now you don't want to drink it, so you've ruined the coffee.
Fiona Henderson / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: fifikins

OK, OK, it's pretty impressive. But now you don't want to drink it, so you've ruined the coffee.

14. Blowing bubbles for a fluffy treat.

Or adding tapioca.
Sarah (Rosenau) Korf / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Via Flickr: sarahrosenau

Or adding tapioca.

15. Crystalizing the top.

Just opt for the crème brûlée next time.
christopher cornelius / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: insidious_plots

Just opt for the crème brûlée next time.

16. Whipping it like pudding.

Coffee = liquid.
Deborah Austin / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: littledebbie11

Coffee = liquid.

17. Searching for your "coffee" underneath your... sangria?

Jeremy Keith / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: adactio

It's unique. But you know what it's not? Coffee.

18. Or searching for it underneath other things.

Apparently there's coffee-flavored jelly in this one.
neel / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: abulic_monkey

Apparently there's coffee-flavored jelly in this one.

Some "coffee" is so far from being coffee, even the experts can't recognize it.

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