ADD A PINCH OF SALT TO BITTER COFFEE
If your coffee is really bitter, a pinch of salt can help! It helps give it a smoother taste by counteracting the bitterness of the coffee
REPLACE SUGAR WITH CINNAMON
Reduce your sugar intake by sprinkling cinnamon into your coffee instead of sugar or artificial sweeteners. You’ll have a delicious hot beverage with comforting, spicy flavor, plus you get all the body boosting benefits of cinnamon, too! It’s known to speed up metabolism and curb hunger.
TRY BUTTER COFFEE
If you’re a Paleo enthusiast, you probably know about replacing the milk in your coffee with butter. For a real treat, BENEFITS OF BUTTER COFFEE
RECYCLE COFFEE GROUNDS AS FERTILIZER
Who says coffee is only for humans? Try placing your coffee grounds to your dying plants and see the magic of it. Leftover coffee grounds is an effective fertilizer for your indoor or outdoor plants. Just be sure not to overdo it; once a week should suffice because the grounds are quite acidic and still very high in caffeine! But they’ll definitely do your plants a world of good!
EAT GRAPEFRUIT WHILE DRINKING COFFEE
Are you acidic but still wants to drink coffee? Well here’s a hack for you that can decrease you coffee acidity. Just eat grapefruit it can actually help slow down your body’s absorption of caffeine, which means that your coffee kick will last longer. So be sure to enjoy this delicious fruit along with your morning cup of coffee for the extra energy that’ll last all day!
FREEZE NON-DAIRY MILK IN ICE CUBE TRAYS
If you’re a fan of iced coffee drinks and non-dairy milk like almond, oat or soy milk, then here’s a great hack for you: fill an ice cube tray with the milk of your choice, then freeze, and you’ll have perfect non-dairy ice cubes to add to your coffee in the morning!
BAKE WITH LEFTOVER COFFEE
If you have some leftover cold coffee lying around, instead of throwing it away you can keep it to bake with.
DON’T DRINK COFFEE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING
Apparently, the best time to drink your morning cup of coffee is between 9:30-11:30 am. That’s because before that time, naturally produced cortisol is helping your body wake up on its own. Drinking coffee during this 2-hour period ensures that you’ll get the best caffeine boost.
ADD A SMALL PIECE OF CHOCOLATE
If you’re craving a slightly more decadent cup of coffee but don’t want to go all out, then try this little trick: place a small square of dark or milk chocolate at the bottom of your mug, then pour your hot coffee on top. It’ll delicately flavor the coffee with a luscious, chocolatey taste.
ADD WHOLE SPICES TO COFFEE BEANS
Instead of adding pre-made spice mixes to your cup of coffee, try this awesome hack: add full spices along with your coffee beans directly into the filter. Not only will you avoid getting that powdery residue at the bottom of your mug, but the flavor is much better too!
DRINK COFFEE BEFORE WORKING OUT
Studies have shown that drinking a cup of coffee 45-60 minutes before a workout helps you run faster, lift heavier weights and burn more fat. So don’t hesitate to sip on a small cup before heading to the gym!
STORE COFFEE BEANS IN THE FRIDGE
There’s a lot of debate regarding where to store your coffee, so let’s clear things up once and for all! Whole beans should get stored in the fridge to keep them fresh, whereas ground coffee should be kept at room temperature to avoid absorbing odors from the fridge.
ADD COFFEE TO OVERNIGHT OATS
Now you can combine a healthy, satisfying breakfast with your morning coffee kick! Make this amazing two-in-one breakfast by adding a shot of coffee to your oat mixture.
USE IT TO ABSORB ODORS
Just like baking soda, coffee grounds have the amazing power to absorb nasty odors. Place them in a small bowl in your fridge or car, and watch those smells disappear!
USE COCONUT MILK AS A CREAMER
If you love lattes but can’t handle dairy creamers anymore, try using full fat coconut milk instead. It tastes delicious when paired with coffee, and provides the same rich consistency.
REHEAT COFFEE ON THE STOVE
Whatever you do, never reheat your coffee in the microwave. Not only will it end up tasting bitter, but it can give you a stomach ache too. It’s best to heat it up very slowly on the stove, or even better, just brew a fresh new cup.
MIX COLD-BREW + COCONUT WATER
If you’re equally in love with coconut water as you are with cold-brew, then you’ve got to try making this coconut water iced coffee! The coconut water gives it a lightly sweet taste without any added sugar, making it a perfect summer treat.
If you always end up getting headaches, migraines or a bit jittery after drinking coffee, then there’s probably something you’re not doing: hydrating! As a rule of thumb, aim to drink 2 glasses of water for every cup of coffee you consume. That way you won’t get dehydrated and will feel great!