It gets us out of bed in the mornings and motivates us to continue working when we’re tired. If you’re like us, a cup of coffee is a big part of your day and it doesn’t stop at just one.
Even the aroma of caffeine wafting is enticing. The excitement when the kettle clicks and the sound of the water being transferred from kettle to cup.
Do you ever think to yourself “I want to add something new to my coffee today to spruce things up”. The team at CoffeeClick have decided to get experimental which is why we have come up with five ideas on how to make your coffee more interesting.
Coffee Ingredient No. 1: Almond Milk
For those who want a nutty kick out of their coffee, we recommend adding almond milk. It is a nice change from the usual milk and is highly accessible to buy in all of the well known grocery stores in Ireland.
If unsweetened, almond milk is also lower in calories and lactose-free as an added plus. It might surprise you, but most of the plant based milk frother quite nicely, in particularly Almond Milk, it froth beautifully in our Lavazza Milk Up and Milk Easy milk frother, you can make amazing Almond Milk Cappuccino or Latte in the comfort of your own home.
Coffee Ingredient No. 2: Cinnamon
Think a sugar and spice like concoction. Cinnamon really adds some sweetness to to make that cup of coffee all the more perfect.
What’s more, cinnamon improves your brain’s cognitive processing, thus complimenting caffeine and creating a simple and delicious hot drink just like how they do in Starbucks. In CoffeeClick, we stock Sweetbird Cinnamon Syrup, which is very versatile, can be used to create delicious gourmet coffee drinks.
Coffee Ingredient No. 3: Honey
Honey is a nice and sweet substitute to traditional sugar as an addition to your hot drink. With its powerful taste, you don’t have to use a lot of it to ramp up your coffee and honey does not alter your blood sugar levels as drastically as standard sugar either, keeping your hunger pangs more stabilised.
Honey is packed with plenty of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals so there are benefits to its consumption. The ingredient is not just a sweet additive to your coffee.
Coffee Ingredient No. 4: Vanilla Extract
For vanilla lovers out there you may want to try adding a few drops of vanilla extract to your morning, afternoon or post-lunch coffee. An alternative is to add a vanilla bean to your coffee grounds in order to infuse the flavour.
Our tip, add some vanilla extract to filter coffee and let it simmer for a while for a fuller embodied flavour. Vanilla extract is not only for baking you know. If you are looking for something sweeter, then our free from artificial colours, preservatives and high fructose corn syrup Sweetbird French Vanilla Syrup will definitely satisfy the craving.
Coffee Ingredient No. 5: Pure Maple Syrup
Like honey, maple syrup is a natural sweetener, make sure you purchase the pure version though as artificial versions have none of the benefits. For a distinct maple flavoured coffee add maple syrup.
Research shows that natural maple syrup contains the same antioxidants as berries which in turn have anti-diabetic, anti-cancer and anti-bacterial properties. How about that? Sip on a cup of coffee with maple syrup while being healthy about it.
CoffeeClick Team, for the love of coffee