How to Spice Up Your Coffee
National Coffee Day is coming up on September 29th, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to try something new with your coffee. Whether it’s satisfying your sweet tooth or a delicious replacement for cream and sugar, we have you covered on easy additions to make to your morning ritual drink!
There are several spices you can add to your coffee for a little extra kick, but cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg are some of our favorites – for good reason!
Cardamom has long been brewed with coffee throughout the Middle East and Southeast Asia, where this rich spice is grown. Not only does it add a rich flavor, it’s a long-revered Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine herb rich in various vitamins and micronutrients that help neutralize some of the stimulating effects of caffeine, aids with digestion, and is soothing to the throat.
Cinnamon provides an extra zing while helping to boost your immune system. Many people swear by it satisfying their sweet tooth and use it as a substitute for sugar in their coffee. Plus, Cinnamon sticks second as excellent stirrers!
If you prefer an earthier taste, nutmeg might be more your style.
If you like desserts, you can’t go wrong with making a dessert drink like an affogato. Add whatever flavor you like – vanilla, chocolate, or even an espresso flavored ice cream. Cream and sugar covered in one dollop!
Vanilla extract is a great substitute for cream and sugar, without the added calories. Just remember that a little goes a long way and be sure to opt for the real stuff over imitation.
And if you’re already a fan of this concoction, try adding in a few drops of high quality Almond extract – mind blowing!
Adding butter to coffee is a popular trend. Grass-fed, unsalted butter in your coffee gives it a rich, creamy texture, and is hailed for boosting mental clarity, offering sustained energy, and satiating hunger pains while having the added benefits of contributing significant doses of Omega-3’s, vitamin K, and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). For a non-dairy version with plenty of nutrition, substitute ghee for butter.
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Try adding sweetened condensed milk and ice to your fresh brewed dark roast coffee and enjoy the heavenly flavor of Vietnamese Coffee!
Let us know which addition you like best with your coffee in the comments below!