If you love your morning coffee, but you’re getting a bit bored of the same old flavors starting your day, here are a few ways you can spice up your coffee and make it even better.
A pinch of cinnamon
Whether it’s your best quality Nobletree Coffee or a quick cup of instant, one of the simplest, but most delicious, ways to spice up your morning coffee is by adding a pinch of cinnamon. You can either add a half teaspoon of ground cinnamon direct toy or cup or slowly simmer some cinnamon bark in hot water, and then use that to make your coffee with, and it will add a sweet, spicy flavor that will wake you up and help to balance your blood sugar for the day ahead.
A cardomom pod
Cardomom is a distinctive spice that is most often used in Turkish coffee. It’s perfect if you’re looking to add a unique floral,. Slightly spicy flavor to your coffee. The best way to incorporate cardamom is to crush a pod or two and add them to the pot while you heat the water for your coffee, but you can add a little of the crushed spice direct to your hot cup of coffee too – just go sparingly.
A spoonful of chili hot chocolate
If you really want to give your morning coffee a kick, add a generous tablespoon of chili hot chocolate to the cup and stir vigorously. If you want your coffee to be really thick and rich, you could even add a soiree of dark chili chocolate and let it melt in as you stir, instead, it just depends on how indulgent you want to be.
A slug of spiced rum
For those special occasions, when you want to celebrate, why not add a lug of spiced rum to your coffee? It will instantly add a rich, multi-faceted flavor to the coffee and provide you with a more pleasant warmth than your usual morning coffee. Certainly not for workdays, but a real treat for holidays!
Many people think that chai-spiced coffee is not for them because they’ve only ever tried commercially available brands, which tend to be way too sweet, but homemade chai is a whole different kettle of fish. It’s fresh, warming, and has a real kick to it. You can make your own masala chai by simmering green cardamom pods, star anise, cinnamon, and some grated fresh ginger root. You may need to play around with the quantities to find your perfect mix, but it will be worth it because, as quell as tasting divine, it will make your whole home smell amazing!
Sure, coconut oil may not be a spice, but it can really liven up your morning coffee with its unique nutty, almost floral flavor, and it will also, due to its high healthy fat content, really set you up for the day. Just make sure you stir thoroughly before you drink so that the oil is evenly distributed.
How do you take your morning coffee?
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Jessi is a working mom to two living in Central Florida. She has a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies but decided to make her career in social media marketing and content writing. When she isn’t cooking up something new in the kitchen, she is traveling with her family and looking for new adventures!