If you’re a coffee drinker, the thought of going without your morning cup of Joe might be more than you can bear, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t get bored with the same old, same old from time to time. If you can relate, it could be time to up your coffee ante and try one of the following to make it a bit more interesting…
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A sprinkle of cinnamon
Cinnamon is a really good way of spicing up your coffee (pardon the pun) if you like it sweet. It’s got far fewer calories than sugar, has been shown to support the immune system, and not only adds sweetness but a spicy depth that will transform your morning coffees for the better, so why not give it a go.
A glug of condensed milk
If you look at these evaporated milk recipes, you will see that it’s really easy to make your own condensed milk at home, and if you’re looking to up the ante on your coffee, maybe you should give it a go. Why? Because it’s thick, creamy, and sweet; it gives your coffee a whole new texture and it’s a rich, indulgent one that you will just adore. It takes coffee from being a humble beverage to a real sweet treat that you will want to savor.
A sprig of mint
Mint and coffee might not sound like natural bedfellow,s but try it and you will be converted. Just add a sprig or two to your normal cup of coffee for a refreshing pick me up at any time of the day. If you have pure mint essential oil, you can add a drop or two of that instead, but be sure to stir carefully to distribute the taste evenly throughout your cup.
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A pod or two of cardamom
Cardomom is a common ingredient in Turkish coffee, so why not try some for yourself. Simply add a few pods to some boiling water and simmer, before making your coffee with said cardamom water. You can also add cardamom pods to coffee beans before grinding, or if you want to make it really simple, you can just add a teaspoon of ground cardamom to your coffee cup.
A little vanilla extract
Coffee and vanilla are q match made in heaven, so why not add a little vanilla extract to your cup, give it a stir, and not only will it taste amazingly sweet and indulgent, but your kitchen will smell amazing too.
Some sliced ginger
Again, this may sound a little strange, but adding a couple of slices of fresh ginger to your morning coffee will give it a surprisingly delicious zing that will help to wake you up even more than the caffeine in your coffee. If you like things hot and spicy, this is the coffee hack that you really need in your life, especially on those mornings when getting up and getting going is harder than usual.
Good coffee is great on its own, but these additions can make your cup of Joe seem even more special!