4 Ways To Spice Up Your Coffee
Sometimes, coffee get’s boring. Sugar, creamer, blah, blah, blah. Everyone has a routine, but this insults the infinite possibilities of coffee creation. The blends out on the market today really capture the potential for coffee flavor, but what about your own morning cup? Do you fix your coffee the same way, everyday? Could you use a little spice, or oil, or leaves?
There are ingredients you can add to your coffee you may not even be aware of. Open up your spice cabinet, go down a different isle, think of a new texture. With coffee, the possibilities are endless, and there is no limit to experimentation. Of course, that’s not to say you’ll come out with a winner every time; lettuce may not be the best complement to your Hazelnut. But it’s still an option.
Your mug is a blank slate, a wide open window for opportunity. But if you’re not willing to ruin a perfectly good cup of morning coffee, allow us to give you a few of the more unusual ingredients that have been tried and true by the brave coffee pioneers of our time.
That’s not so scary, right? The classic spice tastes good with everything. Cinnamon is a great alternative to sugar, without all the calories. Cinnamon also has age-old healing abilities; it lowers blood sugar, relives congestion and supports digestive health. Plus, it reminds us of candles and autumn and baking lovely things.
2. Ice Cream
Who doesn’t like to combine breakfast and dessert? Forget the creamer; ice cream will cool your coffee way down, real fast. Not to mention, you can choose from a variety of flavors. There’s even Neapolitan for those who can’t decide and are feeling extra bold. A scoop of ice cream in your coffee is almost guaranteed to make your day better. Ice cream makes people happy, and there’s enough sugar in there to hold you over for the entire day.
3. Coconut Oil
This may seem too thick a substance to put in your coffee, but the fats in coconut oil, and most oil, are beneficial to brain functioning. Coconut oil is not only delicious, it increases your metabolism. Contrary what many may think regarding oil ingestion, the liquid isn’t stored in your body as fat. Your body easily absorbs the oil and converts it to energy. Energy that smells like coconut cream pie.
The best way to do this one, though mint syrup would work, is to get fresh mint leaves. Not only does this additive lessen the impacts of coffee breath, it promotes digestion (which is ideal for coffee, since it can be highly acidic), and it actually helps calm your mind. Mint has a natural soothing effect and alleviates inflammation, so it’s wonderful for those afternoon, or after-meeting, migraines.
There are many ways to take our boring, old morning java and create something brand spankin new. Just like you re-design your home, your garden, your clothes; you can put that same type of thinking towards your coffee. Don’t limit the scientist inside you – open a drawer and start experimenting!
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