Do you consider yourself a coffee lover? Maybe even go as far as to say you’re addicted to trying out new coffees? This can go a lot further than just trying roasts from different beans sourced from around the world. Set aside your favorites for a second, and take a look at some of the more interesting ways you can better enjoy a cup of joe.
Making the best of instant
There are plenty of coffee lovers who will turn their nose up at the instant kinds, but they might be missing out more than they realize. Yes, it’s hard to argue that instant coffee is anywhere near as good as a pot made from a fresh roast, but there are a lot of easy instant coffee recipes that elevate it with a wide range of flavors, whether it’s turning it into a mocha milkshake, a caramel cappuccino, or something entirely different. No-one’s going to cry over spilled instant coffee, making it much easier to experiment with.
Making coffee healthier
Dark coffee does have its health benefits, there’s no denying that. However, if you’re looking to make your breakfasts as nutritional and as healthy as possible, there’s a way to boost the benefits of your coffee even further. You can, for instance, make espresso protein smoothies that use the probiotic benefits of yogurt, the potassium of a banana, and the power of protein powder. If you’re looking for an active start to the day, there are few better ways to fuel up for the exercise ahead than this supercharged coffee drink.
Things are warmer down south
Coffee traditions change a lot depending on where in the world you go. If you head south of the border, the flavors can get stronger, the kick harder, and the tastes warmer. A great cafe de olla (Mexican spiced coffee) makes wonderful use of tastes like piloncillo and cinnamon that, while well suited to those warmer climates, are also great for warming you up as a cozy winter drink. What’s more, while a dark coffee from Mexico might be the best fit, you can use any ground coffee to make it.
A taste of the east
Another coffee that has a long and storied tradition behind is, as well as a reputation that makes it famous around the world, is that of the Turkish coffee. You can use any kind of beans for this coffee (though many would recommend using arabica), but the main difference is that you grind down the beans very finely into a powder without filtering them at all. Then a little cardamom is added to give the flavor that extra strength. You can add sugar to sweeten it up, but most fans would recommend trying a few sips without, first.
You don’t have to go fancy to show your love of a good coffee. However, if you do broaden your horizons and try out a new cup now and then, there’s a good chance you will find a new favorite to make your mornings.