HOW TO ADD EXTRA FLAVOR TO YOUR COFFEE
We all love drinking black coffee and some of us even take coffee with sugar and creamers. But have you ever tried to expand your palate by adding other flavors and spices? Well, there are inexpensive ways to get your coffee-flavored.
Drinking flavored coffee at home doesn't mean buying flavored beans, it simply means buying high quality coffee beans and adding the flavor you want yourself, in your kitchen.
Today, we will show the different ways to add flavor to your coffee, so you can discover exotic coffee combinations that will delight your taste bud. We bet that after reading this guide, you will be rushing to our store to get freshly roasted beans, brew, and give one of these flavors a try.
DIFFERENT WAYS TO SPICE UP YOUR COFFEE
Do you love the creamy taste from your coffee creamers, sugars, and syrups, but you don't like the calories it adds to the coffee, then there is an option that gives you the best of both worlds. Add one or two beans into the freshly grounded coffee before brewing, you’ll get the best results.
Note that the longer the beans are left on the grounds, the stronger the flavors you get. If you don't have vanilla beans, you have the option of adding three or four drops into your brewed coffee. Just make sure you are buying quality vanilla extract, else it could ruin your coffee.
Cinnamon is one of the easiest spices to use, it can spice up your morning cup. The cinnamon sticks are gotten from the barks of a Cinnamomum tree. Cinnamons have so many antioxidants, just like coffee. Did we mention that it can help boost your immune system and the taste is lovely?
Brew a cup of coffee and add a cinnamon stick to it. The coffee should be hot enough so that it can extract all the interesting flavors. If it's grounded cinnamon, just add a dash to one cup.
This spice is very popular in more regions than others, but you can always get your hands on it if you search. The cardamom’s flavor is very exotic and tastes like ginger, so it will give the coffee a unique taste, just make sure you don't overuse it.
This spice has a lot of health benefits as it contains fiber and many minerals that improve circulation. Now that you know the benefits, add a sprinkle into your brewed coffee or if you were able to get whole cardamom seeds, then add it to your freshly roasted coffee and grind.
If you love earthy flavors, then you should consider adding nutmeg to your morning cup of coffee. The taste is a bit sweet, and it will delight your palate . The taste is not just good, it will give your morning cup a slightly sweet smell.
This is a unique smell that other spices won't give, make sure you enjoy all this goodness. Nutmegs are quite difficult to measure, it is measured the way you want it to smell or taste. A dash is okay for a single cup of coffee, but you can experiment to find out what suits your senses.
You might be wondering why we didn't just call it chocolate? That is because chocolate is different from this. Cocoa nibs are used to make the delicious candy bars you like. Their textures are very difficult, they even taste a lot like dark chocolate, but they have nutty flavors and are easier to chew, so they will be a great addition to your coffee.
All you have to do is add half a teaspoon as you want to grind our coffee beans (this measurement is for 2 cups of coffee).
We mentioned earlier that the cardamom is just like ginger. If you are not in the mood to find the cardamom, then you should use ginger.
If you love eating gingerbread, then this will be perfect for you. It is a nice coffee treat. Just add a few slices to the grounds when you want to brew. If you are not comfortable using raw ginger, then add 1 or 2 tablespoons of finely ground ginger powder, and your coffee will come out perfect.
Most coffee lovers prefer to add peppermint to their coffee. You won't have to go to a coffee shop to enjoy this treat. Peppermint is a known herb that has now become a favorite flavor in other parts of the world. But for this purpose, you’ll only need peppermint oil extract.
Add two or three drops of peppermint oil while you are brewing. Remember to use it sparingly as it can overtake the flavor of your coffee no matter how rich or tasty your coffee beans may be. Just keep experimenting to find out the quantity that balances right in your coffee.
This is a common household spice, so it won't be difficult to get it. The flavors you'd get are from coffee and clove. It will give your coffee a muskier and classic flavor.
Buy the spice whole (so it can remain fresh for longer), then add it to your manual coffee grinder before mixing it with your kids. This means that when you are about to prepare the coffee, add a few cloves to the grounds. Remember to measure the cloves with the amount of coffee you want to brew, so it won't taste so strong in the coffee.
This is another spice that can give your coffee a seasonal twist. The lavender will transform your brewed coffee, and it will have a floral taste, just in case the coffee you are brewing doesn't have floral flavors. The lavender spice will taste better in bright, fruity brews than a darker roast.
While grinding your coffee beans, add dried lavender. Make sure you don't add too much of it because if you do, your coffee will taste soapy instead of springy.
Adding coconut oil to coffee has become a popular trend in recent years. Maybe this could be because it helps with weight loss and has a creamy texture. If you love coconut flavors so much, try adding coconut milk to the coffee, and you’d be amazed.
Chocolate has always been a great addition to coffee because it has rich flavors. It also has health benefits, it contains antioxidants just like coffee. This can help to lower your blood pressure. Try whipping up a cup of mocha.
NON DAIRY MILK
This is not really a flavor, but it is an alternative to whole milk. In recent times, you can find soy milk, almond milk, cashew, etc. This milk alternative is best for vegetarians. This non-dairy milk will provide you with lots of vitamins and minerals.
Adding cayenne pepper to your coffee may come as a surprise to you, but it will give your coffee a great taste. You can mix it with coffee, add sugar, milk, or even chocolate. It has antioxidants that help to boost metabolism and blood circulation.
Maple syrups have a smooth taste that blends very well with your coffee. It is packed up with different minerals that you won't find in white sugar. Some of these nutrients include zinc, potassium, and magnesium. It is better to add it to cold coffee drinks or cold brews because there won't be any need for it to dissolve in the drink.
Hazelnut is a very popular addition to coffee because it has a buttery sweetness that most coffee drinkers love. If you don't want to get coffee beans that are flavored with chemicals, it is better to use hazelnut oil to your brewed coffee or add some hazelnut beans while grinding the coffee.
Coffee and chocolate have been a combination that can be dated back to 2000 B.C. Adding melted chocolate after brewing your coffee will give you a rich and wonderful tasting cup. You can get more health benefits if you use chocolate for your mocha.
Rosewater is the liquid extracted from rose petals, it will give your coffee a sweet and floral flavor. The water is added to the coffee just like the other spices we mentioned. Rosewater has many benefits as it contains flavonoids that aid digestion, and reduces inflammation.
This list can go on and on. We encourage you to try different flavors and see the results. From there you’d know the flavors you like adding to your coffee drink. It is not just rewarding to experiment, you’ll also be having a lot of fun. So order freshly roasted coffee beans , get these spices, and start brewing!