Coffee has been the morning beverage of choice for many people for hundreds of years. Over the course of time, people have experimented with ways to improve and change the taste of their coffee. This early experimentation led to the modern flavors enjoyed today such as French Vanilla, mocha, cinnamon and Irish Cream.
In the that same spirit of experimentation, there are some coffee drinkers venturing into uncharted flavor territory. Some of the additives being tried in coffee may sound a bit odd, if not completely unappetizing.
This salty meat has certainly made news in recent years as a wave of “bacon lovers” have taken over. Bacon is being added to everything from pancakes to scented candles to yes, even the coffee cup. The effect can be enhanced by using syrup to sweeten the coffee instead of a traditional sweetener. This is actually a logical step considering the fact that many people enjoy a bit of pancake syrup with their pancakes/waffles.
Although putting bacon or bacon fat directly into the coffee may sound a bit strange, it really isn’t stretching the imagination that far these days. Many people enjoy coffee with their breakfast, which often includes bacon or sausage. While eating, the flavors do become combined with coffee as people drink in between bites.
There is belief that adding an eggshell to coffee grounds before brewing, will enhance the flavor and reduce acid effects. Due to this belief, it may seem to make sense to take the step of adding an egg or egg white to the brewed coffee itself. “Egg coffee” is a tradition in some parts of the world including areas of the United States and parts of Germany.
Some people might turn their noses up at the thought of drinking raw eggs in their coffee, but for for some, it is a taste and health delight. There are even some health conscious folks that drink a mixture each day that consists of raw eggs and other healthy ingredients. In light of this, putting raw eggs in coffee might be considered as a way to make the brew a little healthier!
What can be said about multi-dimensional cheese? Cheese in different forms and flavors has been added to just about any recipe one could think of from cakes to candies to soups. Cheese is loved the world over on tacos, pizza, drizzled over vegetables and baked inside of delicious breads.
The newest way to enjoy some cheesy goodness seems to have taken the form of a coffee drink. The cheese of choice is dropped into a steaming mug or pot of coffee and allowed to melt. Another way to mingle coffee and cheese is to put the cheese in a bowl and then pour hot coffee over it, allowing it to melt.
This coffee additive is the least strange so far, in fact, it almost makes good sense! You get your cream, sugar and flavoring in one fell swoop when putting a scoop of ice cream in your mug. Some coffee drinkers might even discover that adding ice cream to their coffee is better than using flavored creamers.
If calories, sugar and fat are a concern, then worry no more. There are fat free and sugar free varieties of ice cream available making it even easier to create a decadent tasting coffee treat. This concoction has the potential of becoming a new summer time drink sensation.
Most people have heard of putting cinnamon, nutmeg or allspice in their coffee to create a holiday flavored treat. What they may not have heard so much about is adding seasoned salt, chili powder or even garlic to their morning brew. Some people will undoubtedly think adding garlic to their morning coffee sounds awful, however it might be better than they think!
While sprinkling black pepper into your coffee may not sound very appealing to you, some people actually enjoy the spicy flavor over the sweetness of cream and sugar. After all, there are no steadfast rules when it comes to brewing and drinking a cup of coffee.
In the infamous words of mothers everywhere, “Try it, you might like it!” Who knows what the next few years will bring in the world of coffee drinking; someone might come up with the perfect recipe for breakfast in a cup (eggs, bacon, pancakes and of course coffee). Some people may never be brave enough to try melted cheese in their coffee, but for those that do, they are guaranteed an unforgettable taste experience!
If you can put aside preconceived notions about what coffee is supposed to be, and actually try some different additives, you might be pleasantly surprised at what you discover. There is no right and wrong when it comes to finding your own personal coffee flavors and preferences.