It’s safe to say that most people have a way of making a cup of coffee uniquely theirs. For some, it might be adding a lot of sugar, for others, they might not add any at all.
It could be that some of us like our coffee with a lot of milk or creamer, while others out there take their coffee black.
Whatever way you choose to drink your coffee, though, is all down to personal preference.
Now, that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be creative and try new add-ins. After all, you never know what you might like unless you try new things!
So, here’s the deal, we have a suggestion for your next cup of coffee; a unique and spicy addition to any brew. Can you guess what it might be? Maybe the title gives it away; it’s cinnamon.
Well, the reasons are numerous and here we’ll list 10 of them:
The first thing that needs to be said, is that adding it to coffee after it’s been brewed, isn’t recommended as it tends to clump. It’s preferable for most people to add the cinnamon to their grounds before they’re brewed.
Just be aware that the spice can also clump on filter paper, so if you’re making a drip or pour-over coffee, you might find yourself with a coffee reservoir, so exercising a little extra patience will help prevent a spill-over.
This is how you use cinnamon in your coffee: add ground cinnamon to your ground coffee beans and brew your joe as usual. That’s it!
However, if you’ve decided after brewing your coffee, that you’d like to spice up your brew a bit, then let the cinnamon dissolve or disperse in some milk first (as it apparently dissolves well in it), and then add that to your coffee. It’ll also add a whole new flavor dimension to your beverage. Delicious!
Now, if you’re cold brewing coffee, we suggest you employ the help of cinnamon sticks to prevent your filter from getting gummed up. A couple of cinnamon sticks broken down into smaller pieces, placed amongst its coffee ground friends and brewed as normal, should leave you with a coffee that’s second to nothing.
Look, coffee with any add-in is delightful, but coffee with cinnamon comes with some perks – and we’re not just talking about the caffeinated kind.
What are we talking about? The health benefit kind. Here’s what six of them are:
The bottom line is this, folks: cinnamon doesn’t just smell good; it also tastes great! With the host of beneficial properties held snuggly in its warm and spicy bosom, we can let those loose on our cup of joe by simply brewing some with the next cup. Sugar and cinnamon spice is every bit as nice as it sounds – especially when added into a cup of joe!
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