While many of us are entirely content with a basic instant or drip coffee, possibly with milk and sugar, there are plenty of different things you can add to your coffee to enhance the taste. From common additions like cream to surprising ingredients like vanilla extract; it’s worth giving some of these a try if you’re looking to try something new.
Some additions to your coffee can even enhance health or reduce the number of calories you take in with each cup, making these ingredients worth exploring. Below we’ll take a look at some of these extras you can add to your coffee in a cafe, or at home.
Just about everyone knows that cream is classically added to coffees such as cappuccinos in many cafes. It’s a popular addition because the sweetness of the cream contrasts well with the bitterness of the coffee, it’s also popular because chocolate powders and such can be easily sprinkled on top.
The next time you’re visiting your local cafe for a delicious coffee, try asking for some cream if you haven’t tried it before. We’re betting you’ll love the taste!
While it’s less common, some people like to add cinnamon to their coffee to add a new dimension of flavour. It also makes a great sugar substitute, so it can be perfect to add to your coffee if your goal is to lose weight, you’d be surprised how many calories you drink up through sugar.
There are also health benefits associated with consuming cinnamon, which further adds to its usefulness as a sugar substitute. One great health benefit of cinnamon includes a stronger immune system.
Find Some Vanilla Extract
Just like cinnamon, vanilla extract can be a fantastic alternative to sugar, allowing you to enjoy a sweet vanilla-tasting coffee, without the calorie-rich sugar affecting your diet. Apart from the reduction in calories, the main advantage of using this ingredient is purely because of the new vanilla taste, with or without sugar it can make a nice coffee taste even nicer.
Most people have vanilla extract lying around for making cakes and other sweet foods, so why not fish it out of the cupboard and try it in your next coffee?
Add a Little Coconut Milk
For those of you who want to enjoy a white coffee without any dairy products, try adding some coconut milk instead. Naturally, it’s also a fantastic idea if you’re a fan of the taste of coconut which tends to go well with coffee.
Coconut milk is often used in dishes such as curries, so if you have some left over from making a meal, add some to your coffee and give it a try; you just might find that you prefer it over your usual milk.
Try Adding Some Extras to Your Next Coffee Soon
The fun part of adding these extras to your coffees is finding some really delicious combinations to use when you fancy a little change now and again. We recommend trying each of the above ingredients in your coffee, then combining some of them for a new flavour if you’re feeling adventurous.
Good Cup Coffee Company hopes you find some really delicious combinations of ingredients to add to your coffee, there are thousands of combinations out there waiting to be tasted.