10 Ways to Add Extra Flavor to Your Coffee

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What length do you go to spice up your morning cup of coffee? You don’t have to limit yourself to that usual cup every day. Adding some flavors to your cup can go a long way in delighting your taste buds and keeping you coming back for more. Here are 10 ways to spice your daily cup of java.

Cardamom

Cardamom

Cardamom is a common coffee spice in the Middle East. This spice has a flavor that is exotic and similar to ginger. Additionally, cardamom is rich in fiber and other essential minerals your body needs.  

The best way to add cardamom to your coffee is by sprinkling a pinch or two into your freshly prepared cup of java. Alternatively, add whole cardamom seeds to your beans before you grind them for brewing.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Cinnamon not only spices up your cup but also add antioxidants which are good for your health. For your coffee to extract the wonderful cinnamon flavor, consider adding a cinnamon stick to your pot when brewing. You can also add a dash to your single cup. 

Nutmeg

Nutmeg

Love a sweet smell in your coffee? Prefer a hint of earthiness in your java? Then nutmeg will not disappoint you. It will get you the best of both worlds. Unlike most spices, this one is a bit hard to measure, and we encourage you to experiment until sure which mixture works for you well.

Star Anise

Star Anise

Star anise is not for everyone, but if you like liquorice, then it perfect for you. Add it in your coffee, blend it well with high-quality beans, and truly get a unique flavor. Just make sure not to overdo as star anise will overpower your coffee no matter how strong your brew is. To be sure what amount of star anise works for you well, we suggest you keep on experimenting. 

Ginger 

Ginger

If you don’t want to try cardamom, adding ginger to your coffee is something you will truly love. Ginger transform your coffee into a unique seasonal drink that your taste buds will be thankful for. To use ginger, add a few slices of to your brew. It is also ok to add ginger powder if you don’t have fresh ginger in the house.

Vanilla extract

Vanilla

Love that creamy taste that sugar and creams add but hate adding more calories to your cup? Then adding vanilla extract is the easiest way to get the same result. For the best results, add one bean to your coffee grounds when brewing and let them mix well. 

Mixing the bean well with the ground gives your brew a more robust vanilla flavor. If you don’t have access to beans, add 2-3 drops to your pot. You can also add a small drop to your cup.

Peppermint oil

Peppermint oil

True coffee lovers will vouch for this herb. It does give your coffee a unique taste that leaves you craving for more java. Have you tried it? If not, now is the time to add it to your cup. To use this oil, add a few drops to your pot when brewing and make sure not to overdo as too much will overpower the great taste of your brew.  

Cocoa Nibs

Cocoa Nibs

Cocoa nibs taste much like dark chocolate but with a nuttier and slightly chewier texture. The right way to add them to your coffee is by adding roughly ½ of a teaspoon for every 2 cups of coffee into your grinder plus your beans. By doing this, you will extract all the cocoa goodness in your cup of java.

Lavender

Lavender

Want a floral taste in your cup? Then don’t hesitate to sprinkle dried lavender into your grinder when grinding your coffee. Make sure not to add too much lavender as your brew will taste soapier than springy. 

Clove

Clove

Clove is a common household spice that gives your coffee a very musky, classic leather couch vibe. To use this spice, add a few cloves into grounds and brew your coffee. Again, feel free to keep on experimenting until sure what amount of clove is ideal for your coffee.

Conclusion

Enhancing your brew every day should be something you take seriously. Adding the above spices is a good way to make your brew more tasteful. We encourage you to experiment with different spice until you see which spice you enjoy adding.

Please don’t forget to share your experience after experimenting. We look forward to hearing from you.

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