There’s nothing better than drinking delicious coffee in the morning, am I right? It’s satisfying sipping on your coffee while relaxing on the sofa and reading a good book. Or, you may like to do nothing but sit there and enjoy the start of your day. Even though your coffee hits the spot already, there are still ways to improve your morning cup of joe!
These impressive tips will make your coffee all the more enjoyable. Try them and see for yourself!
1. Properly Store Your Beans
If you’re not storing your coffee beans the right way, that could be affecting your morning coffee. Make sure they’re in an air-tight container. It will help if you put the container in a dark and cool location to keep them fresh.
It’s best not to store your coffee in a clear container. Using an opaque, air-tight container is best. But if a clear container is all you have at the moment, keep it away from the light.
Whether your beans are in a clear container or not, also remember to keep them away from appliances. They won’t stay fresh for long if they get warm!
2. Swap the Sugar for Something Else
Using sugar in your coffee every day isn’t good for your health. A study in JAMA Internal Medicine revealed that if a person were to have more than 21 percent of their daily calories from sugar they’d be more likely to die from heart disease.
So, it’s best to use sugar in your coffee in moderation or try to do without it altogether. If you can’t, opt for a natural sweetener instead. There are several options, such as honey, maple syrup, or stevia.
Besides natural sweeteners, there are other flavors you can add to spice up your coffee. You can literally add a spice like cinnamon, which may taste as good as sugar.
A few other ways to include flavor without sugar is by adding:
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Vanilla Extract
- Half a Banana
You may think that artificial sweeteners are a good alternative to sugar. Unfortunately, sweeteners aren’t that great for you, even if they don’t have calories. So go with a natural sweetener, cinnamon, and the other flavors I mentioned. You’ll feel good knowing you’re doing what you can to reduce the sugar in your morning coffee!
3. Add Tea to Your Coffee
For added health benefits (and extra caffeine), add a teabag to your coffee. It’s delicious and gives you an extra health boost for the day.
Tea has antioxidants, which protect your cells from free radicals. If you’re wondering which teas have the most, it’s white tea. Besides white tea, jasmine tea, green tea, and black tea have the most antioxidants.
You’ll love adding a teabag to your morning cup of joe!
4. Warm Up the Mug
Putting your warm coffee into a cold cup may not seem like that big of a deal. But wait until you try warming up your coffee mug first! You can simply run it under hot water before putting coffee in your cup.
Or, if you plan to rinse your filter with hot water, use the water to warm up your mug. Of course, you’ll need to empty the water before pouring your coffee. Then it’s time to enjoy your coffee in a nicely warmed-up cup!
Try seeing how big of a difference it makes. I dare say it’ll make your coffee that much more delicious! Plus, it’ll keep it warmer for longer.
5. Keep Your Equipment Clean
It’s essential to clean your coffee pot regularly so that it won’t affect the taste of it. Over time, the residue in your pot will reduce the taste of your coffee.
To prevent this from happening, make a habit of cleaning your coffee pot at least once a week. You may be able to put specific machines in the dishwasher. Check the instructions by hopping online or getting in touch with the manufacturer.
You want your coffee to taste delicious in the morning. Cleaning the pot is one way to keep the flavor of your coffee going strong.
So what do you think of these tips?
Drinking coffee in the morning is indeed satisfying. Now, you can take your coffee drinking experience up a notch!
As a bonus, if you have a pet in your home, let him relax by your side when it’s coffee time. Sitting with your pet while drinking your coffee is the perfect way to start your morning.