6 Ingredients to Make Your Coffee Super Healthy
We need coffee to start the day, endure the mid-day slowdown, fuel a workout or just enjoy its company while binge watching tv shows and reading. Because coffee helps us recharge, or sometimes, just calms us down in our me time. As a result of such versatile needs, we'd like our coffee to have a wide variety of flavours at these different occasions along with the boost it needs. There are many health benefits to coffee, but we cannot ruin it by adding a bunch of artificial flavours for the sake of varying it up.
In this blog we are sharing 6 healthy add-ons to bring maximum flavour to your coffee without any added sugar or guilt, you can easily find these in your kitchen and amp up your daily coffee.
Cinnamon is a beautiful spice that mixes particularly well with coffees taste and adds a distinct flavor to the brew. It can lower blood glucose and cholesterol. Additionally, the spice is said to boost the immune system with its antiviral and antibacterial properties. Furthermore, it is rich in calcium, manganese, and iron. Adding cinnamon to our Intenso and Cremoso coffees will elevate the taste of notes of these blends. We suggest brewing them as a cappuccino or latte.
Recently coconut milk has joined almond milk and oat milk as trendy non-dairy milk substitute. Those who are lactose intolerant but aren’t fans of black coffee will like this option. It also works as a low-calorie milk substitute and adds a light coconut flavour to coffee and lightens up your brew. Remember to avoid acidic coffees in this combo as the milk may curdle. Coconut milk is ketogenic, which means it’s high in fat and low in carbs, which makes it a healthy. You can add a splash of coconut milk to our Classico blend, when you want to enjoy it as a milk-based beverage.
Undoubtedly, this is the most indulgent add-on in our list, and one that you must try. Place a dark chocolate square at the bottom of your cup, and then brew a nice piping hot espresso over it. Stir till the chocolate completely dissolves and enjoy this healthy hot chocolate version of coffee. Combining these two, not only elevates the flavour profile of coffee, but it gives a creamy texture and a bit of sweetness to every sip. The ideal chocolate here is one that has minimum 70% cacao in its composition, unsweetened cocoa works too. Our Forte blend works perfectly in this combination.
If you are on Instagram you must have come across a Golden Latte, in which Turmeric is added to coffee. You can spice up your coffee with a sprinkle of turmeric from your kitchen. People who use turmeric in their coffee more frequently mix it with other ingredients because turmeric is rather overpowering. Adding turmeric to your coffee can counteract inflammation. Turmeric latte, or golden milk latte, has become the most popular version of turmeric coffee. A coffee-infused take on turmeric milk, a hot milk drink popular in Indian culture. Brew Intenso, Cremoso or Forte as a golden latte to enjoy this combination.
We already mentioned the benefits of adding butter to coffee an earlier blog. If not, you must have heard about the butter coffee craze by now, it’s all over the internet. Celebs, athletes and bloggers have claimed that adding butter to coffee gives one more energy, improves brain function and aids in weight loss. Butter coffee is a high-calorie, high-fat drink that is free from carbohydrates. Those following a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet (keto diet) can opt for it. Rather than having plain black coffee on an empty stomach which can cause a drop in blood sugar and result in more sugar cravings, adding butter which is a fat source helps avoid this issue too.
This traditional spice is very commonly added to coffee in the Middle East, cardamom is packed with nutrients and gives coffee an aromatic flavour similar to ginger (we would prefer the former any day and keep ginger only for teas). When added with milk, this gives the coffee a smooth and creamy texture. This spice aids in dealing with digestion issues and like cinnamon has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
If you look at the above ingredients, these are easily available in Indian households and packed with their own natural flavours. Other popular healthy add-ons are Ashwagandha, Cayenne Pepper, Collagen but these aren’t easily available at home and don’t have a flavour of their own, they need to be combined with a couple of more flavour enhancing natural ingredients, which why they don’t make out top 6. Another way of making sure your coffee is healthy is by buying coffee from good brands that use good quality beans and avoid adding artificial ingredients in coffee. All Coffeeza capsules contain freshly roasted ground coffee of premium grade.
We hope that the information in this blog will help you make your cup of coffee even healthier.