While coffee can be enjoyed on its own, allowing the natural flavors of the Arabica and Robusta beans to shine through, there are an infinite number of add-ons to coffee to create delicious lattes, blended drinks, and other delicious recipes to take your coffee-drinking experience to the next level. Here is our guide to our favorite coffee add-ons.
For generations, lavender has been used as a natural way to reduce stress and anxiety and to promote healthy sleep patterns. More recently, lavender has found its way into the world of coffee, being a popular add-on to lattes for its delicious, floral taste and for helping to counteract any coffee jitters that drinkers may experience when having too much caffeine.
A long-standing tradition in Vietnamese coffee culture, sweetened condensed milk is the perfect complement to darker roasts and blends, like those using Robusta coffee beans. Sweetened condensed milk is a necessity in iconic recipes like Cà Phê Sữa Đá and Cà Phê Trứng, but can also be used in any of your favorite lattes, providing a creamy, sweet flavor.
There is an increasing number of cafes offering combinations of coffee with a variety of citrus fruits. Due to its bright flavor and natural acidity, citrus fruits like lemon, lime, and orange can all enhance and brighten the flavor of your favorite coffee beans, while adding a boost of vitamins and antioxidants. Try adding citrus to your daily coffee routine with a shot of espresso over a glass of orange juice or a coffee soda made with lemon or lime sparkling water.
A relatively new add-on to coffee, coconut oil is a delicious addition to your favorite coffee that can provide some health benefits. Aside from adding creaminess to your morning hot or iced coffee, coconut oil has been linked to boosting your immune system, providing healthy, essential fats, and helping to maintain cognitive functions.