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5 Coffee Hacks to Upgrade Your Mornings

How do you take your morning coffee? I truly believe that the type of coffee a person drinks can relay information about their personality.

coffee in a red mug on a red saucer

Whether it’s iced, hot, black, paired with oat milk or otherwise — I like it all! I’ll leave it up to you to decide what that says about me.

There’s just one little problem: Doesn’t making the same drinks every single morning get boring after a while? And so I thought to myself one day: “How can I make my coffee a bit differently without doing anything too drastic?” I didn’t want to go out and buy anything new, so I headed to my fridge and pantry in search of answers to this question.

Through countless trial and error experiments and many failed attempts, I came out on the other side with a few tricks up my sleeve that made it worth my while. If you want to reap the benefits of my attempts, just keep on reading.

1. Dash of Cinnamon

three cinnamon sticks

Perhaps the most simple trick from this list, just adding a sprinkle of cinnamon into your coffee grounds or in the bottom of your mug will give your coffee a flavor unlike any other. I also like to add a bit of nutmeg in as well, making my coffee taste like a Christmas blend in the best way possible.

2. Maple Syrup

bottle of maple syrup in a maple leaf container and a bottle of maple syrup in a round container

If you’re a fan of a good maple latte, this is the trick for you. A light drizzle of maple syrup will give your coffee the same wonderful taste that you get from the coffee shop, but for much cheaper. For this trick, I also suggest adding a splash of oat milk if that’s your cup of tea.

3. Coffee Ice Cubes

glass mug with coffee ice cubes inside

Are you an iced coffee fan? We all know that adding ice cubes to hot coffee typically results in a watered-down and room temperature cup of coffee, which is not the desired end result for anyone.

So, pull out an ice cube tray and pour coffee in. Use these coffee ice cubes to put in your coffee and the only thing it will do is chill your cup and enhance the flavor of your iced drink of choice.

4. Pinch of Salt

salt in a small bowl

If your coffee tastes more on the bitter side, adding a small pinch of salt will help cut the acidity, resulting in a more balanced, better-tasting cup of coffee. Just don’t add too much salt!

5. Splash of Vanilla

vanilla extract in a glass vial

If you’re anything like me, you love a hint of extra flavor in your morning coffee. If you are trying to consume less sugar, but still want a flavorful effect in your drink, adding an extract such as vanilla is a great option.

You don’t need to add a lot. About a ½ teaspoon or less will suffice!

What’s Your Coffee Hack?

These are just a few of the many coffee hacks out there, but I thought these were among some of the more simple tricks that involve ingredients you most likely already have. Do you have any coffee hacks that weren’t mentioned? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below!

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