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Date Posted: 11/17/21

NCP Blog: What Do You Put In Your Coffee?

What do you put in your coffee? A few weeks ago, we discussed the wonderful beverage that is coffee. Now, let’s talk about what people put in coffee to make it such a marvelous drinking experience. Now certainly some like their coffee black, while others throw everything known to mankind into the cup – and not just sugar, cream, and milk.

 

Top Coffee Additives

 

According to thecoffeebeanmenu.com, these are some of the top additives:

Cream
Milk
Sugar
Cinnamon
Vanilla extract
Coconut oil
Pumpkin spice
Chocolate

 

Some Unusual Additives

 

But lurking beyond those additives, are plenty of others. Some you may never have considered. According to homegrounds.co, here are some of those unusual additives:

  • Butter: Adding butter to coffee is a growing trend, particularly for those following the keto or intermittent fasting diets. The key is to use high-quality grass-fed unsalted butter or ghee.
  • Salt: Adding salt to your grounds can eliminate the unappealing bitterness found in some coffees.
  • Cardamom is a warm spice popular across the Middle East and India, where it has a long history as a coffee additive. Its flavor is a natural pairing for the fruity and bittersweet nature of coffee.
  • Cayenne pepper is common in many Central American and Middle Eastern countries, where they often add it along with milk, sugar, or chocolate.
  • Maple syrup has a rich, smooth taste that interacts well with coffee flavors.
  • Ginger has a long history as a coffee addition, as in the traditional Yemeni drink, Qishr, to which it adds its characteristic spicy flavor.
  • Hazelnut is one of the most popular flavors, thanks to its inherent buttery sweetness.
  • Peppermint oil has been well studied for medicinal properties. If mint and coffee seem like a strange combination, add chocolate and try a peppermint mocha.
  • Nutmeg is an intense spice, with warm, sweet, and nutty flavors that pair nicely with coffee.

 

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Related Links

 

NCP Blog: Calling All Coffee Lovers (October 25, 2021)

 

Pour Me A Cup Of Joe! (September 12, 2019)