There are so many varieties of coffee flavors you’d want to give a try. Interestingly; most people who drink coffee don’t drink for the fun of it, because, well, let’s face it, coffee kind of has a bitter taste, which is perhaps why most people add sugar. But the true coffee fanatics want their coffees straight-up bitter and with no additives. Did you know that a cup of coffee, depending on the variety, says a lot about the type of person you are? For instance, there’s a common notion that those who love espressos are natural-born leaders. They like to take charge and are extra hard-working. This is because a cup of espresso is packed with a lot of energy and it has a taste that will jumpstart your day even in the groggiest of mornings.
On the other hand, those who love lattes, tend to be softer, just like the drink itself, and are considered generous. But this aside, it’s important if you learned a thing or two about making your own coffee from home. According to the guys at Pick & Brew, all that it takes to make your favorite homemade Java is a good coffee machine, perhaps along with some creativity and a couple of ingredients. Depending on what will fascinate you the most once you explore them, here are six homemade coffee recipes to perk up your morning.
1. Almond Coffee With A Hint Of Vanilla
If drinking black coffee isn’t your thing, then you might as well try out other flavors. The best thing about this recipe is that you don’t need too many ingredients or flavor to get it done. Along with your ground coffee and almond, the vanilla used for baking will do just fine.
- 1 lb. ground coffee
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons almond extract
Mix the ground coffee and the extracts together and place them in a jar. Close the jar tightly with a lid and leave it overnight in a cool dry dark place, preferably in your freezer. It will be ready in the morning to be prepared as usual.
2. Mocha Coffee With Cinnamon
This is a great option that combines the different flavors of coffee and hot chocolate. Nothing beats the idea of brewing your own cup of mocha in the morning because well, let’s face it, a cup of mocha in a café doesn’t usually come cheap. But with the right ingredients, you’ll have your own cup of coffee at no extra cost.
- 1/3 cup of ground coffee – preferably not instant coffee granules
- 3/4 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons of baking cocoa
- Whipped cream
- 1 cup of milk
Combine the ground cinnamon and coffee in the coffee maker basket. This should give you four cups of brewed coffee. Separately, mix sugar, milk, cocoa, and vanilla in a saucepan and cook for five minutes over medium heat. Occasionally stir once small bubbles appear on the mixture.
Pour the hot mixture of milk and cocoa into the already prepared cup of cinnamon coffee and garnish it with whipped milk or cinnamon sticks – Serves 4.
3. Cinnamon Coffee
Adding spices in coffee has remained to be an age-old habit that adds a bit of a kick in a cup of coffee. When making spiced coffee, you have the option of trying out different spices, but it’s recommended if you go for aromatic spices such as cinnamon, rosemary, or thyme. But in this case, it’s going to be cinnamon.
- 5 tablespoons ground coffee
- 1 of tablespoon grated orange zest
- 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
- 5 cups cold water
- Whipped cream
Mix the coffee, cinnamon, and orange zest in the coffee filter and brew with cold water. Pour the coffee into your favorite mug and garnish it with whipped cream or cinnamon sticks. For the best results, you may add crystallized ginger for extra flavor – serves 5.
4. Whipped Banana Latte
This is perhaps the best way to go if you’re looking to make a healthy cup of coffee. Bananas are a great addition to that perfect frothy beverage.
- One and a half cups of strong brewed coffee – cold
- 3/4 cup cream
- 2 medium ripe bananas
- Quarter cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup
- Half a cup of ice cubes
Pour all ingredients in a blender and cover for 15 seconds until you’ve achieved a smooth mixture. Pour into a glass and you’re good to go.
5. Butter Coffee
You may be wondering if adding butter in your coffee is a wise decision, but over the past years, butter has continued to be used together with coffee. In addition to helping boost mental clarity, butter coffee also has fat-burning properties, among other benefits. Anyone following a keto diet will love this combination, especially when consumed in the morning. This is, precisely because butter is high on fats but low in carbs.
- 1 1/2 cup ground coffee
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Mix all the ingredients together in a blender and blend for 30 seconds until foamy. This will serve one cup. As you can see, it’s a simple recipe for the person on the move.
6. Honey-Spiced Latte
For a cup of coffee filled with flavor and texture, Honey Spiced Latte is another great option. Unlike other versions of spiced lattes, this version swaps the heavy cream with regular milk.
- 1/2 cup of ground coffee
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoons ground cloves
- 1/8 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- Whipped cream
Brew the ground coffee in a deep coffee maker. On the other hand, combine milk, honey, sugar and the other spices in a saucepan and cook over low to medium heat until its steaming hot. Transfer the mixture into a blender. Blend for 20 seconds until foamy. Pour into the cup of coffee and garnish it with the whipped cream. You may add other flavors to your liking.
With so many varieties of coffee flavors to choose from, it can get overwhelming, especially when in need of a quick fix. The above recipes are easy and in addition to this, the ingredients are readily available in the grocery store. These are also great recipes for the man or woman on the go who’s looking for that one cup of coffee to jump-start their day.