America is a nation of coffee drinkers. One 2018 survey revealed that 64% of Americans drink a cup each day – and this figure is rising. And with coffee being handy for everything from keeping you alert and awake to reducing your risk of diabetes, there are many advantages to your morning cup of Joe. But what steps can you take to ensure that your morning coffee is tastier, creamier or more energizing?
While taste is important in a cup of coffee, texture is also vital. If your coffee is too watery, for example, you may end up feeling like you’re drinking gravy or broth. Thickening a coffee with cream is a great way to give yourself the sort of smooth and rich treat you deserve in the morning. Cream is also handy for an evening coffee, too; if \you’re worried about the effects on your sleep, a nice shot of cream may be what’s needed to dilute the effects of the caffeine somewhat and ensure that you aren’t too wide awake when it gets to be bedtime. If you’re concerned about the health effects of using cream in your coffee, it may be worth using a coconut or soya milk-based creamer instead.
For those who want a more powerful coffee than usual, bulletproof may well be the way to go. Bulletproof coffee is made in a specific way. You’ll need to create finely ground beans to brew the base drink with, and then mix it with some sort of creamy dairy product such as unsalted butter. You’ll also need the assistance of a food mixer in order to get your bulletproof coffee to the consistency you need. Many people also add medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, too. The result? You’re likely to feel energized and alert in a distinctive way for the rest of the day.
The taste of coffee is often associated by most people with bitterness. But this doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, it’s possible to get it sweet if that’s how you like it. A spoonful or two of granulated sugar is one way to do it. But often, people are put off making their coffee sweeter because of the health effects: with Americans consuming 17 teaspoons of sugar each day, it’s wise to make other plans. Alternative ways to get that infusion of sweetness into your coffee cup include agave nectar and honey – so you don’t have to go without if you’ve got a sweet tooth.
With 400 millions cups of coffee being sold in the US every day, it’s clear that it’s one of the nation’s favorite drinks. But as this article has shown, it’s possible to change your coffee experience for the better by adding new twists. From traditional or alternative sweetness and cream options to some shots of “bullet”-like extras, there are lots of ways to get the hit you need when preparing your beverage.
Cassidy Oliver is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for animals. With several pets of her own, she spends all her time enjoying her animals when not at work.