8 Surprising Ingredients That Will Change Your Coffee Game
You might cringe at the thought of adding raw eggs to your morning brew, but this recipe, known as Swedish Coffee, offers up a smooth, acid-free cup of coffee with all of the essential oils from the beans in tact. Simply mix a raw egg with coffee grounds and add it to boiling water. Strain the mixture and enjoy a pleasant cup of coffee.
Say goodbye to bitter coffee for good with salt! Adding a sprinkle of salt to your beans before brewing helps to create the perfect cup of coffee by neutralizing the acid. You can also add a little salt to your cup after the coffee is brewed. We also think the grounds would make a great body scrub or facial mask!
Cardamom coffee is already widely popular in the Middle East. Adding cardamom to coffee is believed to eliminate any nervous jitters. Add a dash of the spice to your morning cup or by dropping a few pods into your pot.
Ginger is delicious in so many recipes and it’s amazing in coffee too! Ginger in coffee is similar to gingerbread (just think of all of those gingerbread latte’s you love in the fall and winter). The next time you need a perk, add a pinch of ginger powder or small slices of ginger root to your brew.
If you find coffee to be harsh on your stomach, adding ginger can ease any discomfort. Ginger is great for soothing sore throats, cold symptoms, arthritis pain and inflammation.
Non-dairy milks are an excellent low-calorie option for anyone who loves a creamy, rich cup of coffee in the morning. Coconut has a similar consistency to whole milk, making it a good choice for anyone lactose intolerant, plant based or avoiding animal products in their diet. As a bonus you’ll get a hint of coconut flavor!
Coconut is a wonderful alternative to cow’s milk because it has a number of health benefits. The fatty acids in coconut milk can strengthen your immune system, while nourishing your body with magnesium, iron, and vitamins A, B and E.
If you love flavored drinks but don’t want the additional sugar (and calories) in your drink, try adding a few drops of vanilla extract to your coffee grounds as you brew them, or 1-2 drops to your cup.
Flavor infused drinks are a comforting break from our typical beverages. Coffee shops offer tempting lattes in an array of delicious flavors, but waiting in line for a $5 cup of coffee can strip the joy from our morning and those lattes usually don’t have much nutritional value. Make your own flavorful cup at home by adding a small amount of peppermint oil to your cup.
Peppermint oil has anti-inflammatory properties, vitamins A and C, magnesium and calcium. If coffee is hard on your stomach, the anti-inflammatory properties can ease nausea, gas, bloating and heartburn.
You’ll never need another coffee shop mocha after adding cocoa powder at home! Add a teaspoon of cocoa powder to the bottom of your mug before pouring in your freshly brewed coffee or buy cocoa beans and ground them with your coffee beans to create a unique and flavorful blend.
A morning mocha is not only delicious- it also has a number of healthy benefits. Cocoa powder has powerful flavanols that can lower blood pressure, fight age-related cardiovascular diseases, and combat insulin resistance due to anti-inflammatory properties.