Coffee has become an integral part of our lives. We have it in the morning to wake us up, around lunch, just because that’s what you do when you’re out for lunch, we even have it in the afternoon for a midday pick me up, and if you’re a hardcore Gilmore Girls fan you have it in the evening and in the middle of the night too. Coffee is such a big part of our lives that we’re used to it being a pastime or a reason to meet up with friends. Think about it, you rarely say “let’s meet up”, but how often have you said “let’s go out for coffee” in the past week.
With all that coffee drinking you probably have tried every coffee drink available under the sun, or so you think. But oh no, my friend. Apart from all the cappuccinos, lattes, and flat whites that Starbuck’s has to offer there are at least 8 more ways you can have your coffee that you haven’t tried yet and that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today.
1. Coffee Tonic
If you like your coffee black, but are getting tired of the same old espresso every day this is a great option for you. Instead of having a tiny cup of espresso that’s gone in one gulp you can now enjoy your caffeine shot for a bit longer and feel refreshed and energized at the same time. All you need is a glass of tonic water and a shot of espresso. Just pour the coffee into the tonic water and enjoy the beautiful bubbly drink.
2. Bulletproof coffee
We’ve all heard about this bulletproof coffee trend, but few of us actually tried it. Bulletproof coffee is just coffee with a spoon of butter in it. Sounds a bit gross, doesn’t it? But apparently it’s actually delicious, makes the coffee taste smoother and creamier and it also promises a longer lasting energy boost. And if you’re weird about butter you can substitute it with coconut oil.
3. Coffee Gummies
Did you know that you can have your coffee shot without actually drinking coffee? That’s right, you can make coffee gummies and just have some when you feel like you need an energy boost. Just blend together some coffee, butter/coconut oil, vanilla extract and gelatin, pour into candy molds and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
4. Coffee Float
This is probably the easiest way to cool down your coffee while also adding a bit of flavor to it. Just add a scoop of ice-cream to your coffee and you’re done. For a classic coffee float go with vanilla ice-cream, the result will be similar to a creamy latte, but sweeter. But if you’re not afraid to experiment go crazy with ice-cream flavors and make yourself strawberry, peanut butter or chocolate coffee floats.
5. Coffee and Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
It’s not a secret that coffee can come in dessert forms too. I mean, who doesn’t like coffee cake? But if you’re looking for a healthier dessert version that still tastes sweet and packs a caffeine punch – try making coffee and chocolate chia seed pudding. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.
6. Coffee Popsicle
If you like iced coffee this might just be the next logical step for you. Why not make coffee popsicles? And the best thing about it is that they’re easy to customize depending on what you like. All you need to do is make a batch of your favorite coffee, add all the things you usually add to your perfect cup of joe (like sugar, cream, etc) and freeze it in a popsicle molds. It’s that easy.
7. Irish Coffee
The Irish love their alcohol so much they’re not averse to splashing a bit of whiskey in their coffee. Perhaps that’s the reason behind their luck and their happy demeanor. So if you’re feeling Irish today why not try to make yourself an Irish coffee? Just make some coffee, add some sugar and a splash of whiskey and top with some whipped cream if you like.
8. Vietnamese Egg Coffee
Adding eggs to coffee might sound strange, but once you try it, you’ll never want to go back. Vietnamese coffee is sweet and satisfying, and when you think about it is pretty much a breakfast in a cup. All you’ve got to do is combine an egg yolk with condensed milk and whip it into a frothy mixture, then just pour it over your espresso and you’ve got yourself some yummy egg coffee.