Tired of bland coffee or coffee additives that are full of artificial colors and flavorings? Try these healthy ways to spice up your coffee instead.
Today I have another guest post for you. This week is the perfect week to be posting about healthy ways to spice up your coffee because later on in the week, I’ll be sharing a healthy, paleo coffee cake recipe that is prefect for this time of year and that has been spiced up in its own way.
Plus, as the weather gets cooler, what better way to get warm and cozy than with a warm, comforting cup of coffee. Don’t ya think?
I have to say that I usually make my coffee and tea lattes with my homemade coconut milk made warm and frothy in the cappuccino attachment of my coffee maker. I used to need to add sugar, but I slowly weaned myself off sugar in my coffee and now I like it better without! I probably would have never believed that would happen. My husband also used to need two packages of sugar for each cup of coffee, but is now down to less than half of a pack. So, if you are addicted to coffee with lots of added sugar, I’d suggest you try slowly weaning yourself off, you may be surprised to find yourself actually savoring the coffee flavor, and that too much sugar eventually bothers you.
I’ll stop chatting and bring you the guest post for ideas to help spice up your coffee. I think that several of these are great ways to help you wean yourself from a sugar addiction because the new flavors trick your tastebuds and allow you to bring down the sugar level as you trade it for healthier additions. Just make sure that you realize that if you choose syrups rather than extracts, whether they are organic and GMO free or not, that you are still adding quite a bit of sugar to your coffee, so try to use the minimum amount “needed.” 😉
Rudy Caretti has more than 15 years of experience in the coffee industry, a passion that started in Italy within the family business and brought him to found Gimoka Coffee UK with a group of friends, who share the same passion. Since he roasted his first batch of coffee seeds as a teenager, he was fascinated by the many ways it can be processed to get the many different distinctive flavors we all love.
As a coffee connoisseur, Rudy has always been aware of the vital role played by coffee in most people’s social life and he is especially active through the company’s social media and blog. He loves sharing his knowledge with readers around the world, writing and posting articles that range from the coffee brewing techniques to raising awareness of the importance of responsible production to help protect the rights of farmers and protect the environment.
Seven Healthy Ways to Spice up your Coffee
Java has a magical savory taste that captivates its lover to keep drinking it every day. Mind you am not talking about addiction, far from it, but the great authentic aroma of fresh coffee. With this background, can you imagine what your java would taste like if you added a different aroma to it? Well, the possibilities are endless. Below are some flavors that you can use for a magical healthy spin to your everyday cup of Joe. Try and see which one you’ll love most.
1. Almond Milk
Native to the Middle East, the almond fruit has been used to make food additives since medieval times. Almond milk provides a great additive to coffee too. This gives your java an all new taste. The sweet nutty flavor of almond combined with the authentic aroma of whole beans coffee grind will make your taste buds go wild.
Vanilla is a renowned flavoring crop around the world. Did you know you can spice up your coffee with beans of this orchard?
You can make your own vanilla syrup or buy one from your local store. The vanilla taste is soothing and makes you enjoy your cup of java more. What’s more, with vanilla you don’t need to use processed sweeteners or sugar in your cup. Several drops of a natural vanilla extract are all you need. Make a homemade pure vanilla extract easily and inexpensively.
The orange’s fruity scent is forever enticing and tickles the taste buds. The good news is that you can easily add this sensational aroma to your java. Orange syrup is one of the fruity additives you can use to make your coffee taste great. Made from natural fruit, this syrup gives you the opportunity to explore the infusion of two authentic natural aromas. If you can’t find a high quality orange syrup, you can make one yourself by simmering lemon zest with water and honey, make an extract by soaking orange zest pieces in vodka for a couple of weeks, or just add the freshly grated zest from oranges to your coffee. A couple of drops of an organic, cold pressed orange oil is another option. This is not an opportunity you want to miss.
Using lemons to spice up drinks is not a new practice, so mentioning it as a good coffee additive may not appear strange. Lemon syrups that are made from real fruits give your java a citrusy, sour flavor, which is a great shift from the traditional coffee taste. As with the orange, you can instead use a lemon extract, a couple of drops of lemon essential oil, or some lemon zest instead.
5. Coconut milk
If you can stand, or even enjoy, the coconut flavor, coconut milk could be your best alternative for preparing a dairy-free latte. All you need is to add coconut milk. You can even make your own coconut milk to use in your coffee in the place of traditional milk. The best part is that you can mix coconut cream and vanilla extract to make a dairy-free creamer for your coffee.