Before college, I never drank coffee. However, over the past four years, I’ve become a big fan. I wouldn’t say that I’m addicted, but strangely, I find that having a cup of coffee in the morning or early afternoon relaxes me. While some argue that coffee has negative effects, and others argue its benefits, I believe that if it tastes good, and makes you drink good, you should drink it! That being said, here are three coffee hacks to make your brewing experience even better.
HACK ONE// Coffee Cubes
If you’re tired of watered down iced coffee, this hack is for you. To prevent extra added liquid, freeze your coffee in an ice cube tray and either use those to cool off your drink or drop them in a glass of milk for a chilled, iced latte. Bonus: if you’re looking for a summer buzz, freezing coffee in popsicle molds for a quick, cool treat.
HACK TWO// Add Some Cinnamon
I love adding cinnamon to my coffee. It contains antioxidants and is said to help improve your brain’s cognitive processes. However, I find the taste incredibly pleasant, with less sugar required after it’s added. I like to mix cinnamon with whatever milk I’m using and then add my coffee.
HACK THREE// Bake With Old Coffee
This hack is amazing and I will be using it as soon as I have access to an oven. I am the only one in my dorm who drinks coffee so I’m always left with a whole lot (which I drink throughout the week) in the fridge. Baking with your old coffee is brilliant, and I’m including two recipes here and here so you might do so yourself.
How do you take your coffee? Either way, I wish you many cups to come!