When you drink cup after cup of coffee day after day, you might begin to get bored with what was once your favorite blend. Even the occasional coffee drinker might like to liven things up. You have plenty of options in this case; you can switch to a different coffee, add a splash of flavored syrup to your drink, mix in some chocolate for a mocha or even try adding a shot of whiskey. Not all modifications need to be so extreme, however. For a simple but satisfying shift in your routine, try adding some ground cinnamon to your coffee.
Cinnamon is a tasty herb that mixes particularly well with the flavor of coffee.
Studies show that cinnamon can lower blood glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides in diabetics .
Cinnamon has long been considered a “wonder food” in various cultures and science has shown that its active oil components such as cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, and cinnamyl alcohol do convey certain health benefits. While medical research is varied as to the extent of cinnamon’s health benefits and the jury’s still out as to whether cinnamon can truly combat disease, cinnamon does have a therapeutic role in certain ailments such as digestive troubles and minor bacterial infections or colds.
1 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
Ground coffee to make twelve 6-ounce coffee servings
Enough water for twelve 6-ounce servings
Long cinnamon sticks
6 tablespoon(s) whipped cream
Ground cinnamon, for sprinkling
1.In the basket of an automatic drip coffeemaker, add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to ground coffee and brew coffee with water following manufacturer’s directions.
2.To serve, pour cinnamon coffee into mugs. Place a cinnamon stick in each. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle lightly with ground cinnamon.
Tips: Store several cinnamon sticks with your whole coffee beans to give your future cups of coffee the faintest hint of cinnamon flavor.
Modify the rest of your future coffees to suit the cinnamon flavor if you enjoy it. Making coffee with plenty of cinnamon and eggnog instead of milk offers a warm flavor reminiscent of the winter holidays, for example. Mixing some cinnamon into an Irish coffee (coffee with whiskey) will provide an exceptionally warming and intense drink with an extra kick of spice. For a mellower coffee with cinnamon, add a glug of vanilla syrup. Its mellowness will complement the rich flavor of the cinnamon.
A sprinkle of cinnamon adds a little kick to your brew, and it can help you use more of the beneficial antioxidants that come in your coffee. An added bonus: cinnamon may help your body control your blood sugar throughout the day.
…And finally you enjoy cup of coffee!