Ginger in Lattes and Coffee

If there is anything that having a Starbucks on every corner proves, it’s that we are a nation of coffee addicts. We love it and we can’t even get enough of it and that is nothing to be ashamed about. Coffee is great and there are plenty of good reasons to drink it, even for your health. It doesn’t matter if you’re on vacation or heading to work, coffee helps you get through it. But the more you get used to it, the more you need to spice things up a bit. If you need to make your coffee more interesting, use an actual spice: ginger.

There are several types of ginger coffee that you can make easily on your own and give your coffee more of a personality. If you don’t want to deal with the usual black or if milk and sugar seem too bland now, ginger adds some flavor and kick to your morning coffee. It is especially good in the afternoon when you need something to help push through the rest of the day.

The cool thing is that ginger coffee is not hard to make at home and you can make it any way you want. An easy way is getting small pieces of ginger and mixing it with ground coffee. You can brew it in a coffee maker like you would with any coffee. Mix it however you want to get the flavor you want; the choice is totally up to you. You could also just put some ginger slices or ginger powder in your mug after brewing your coffee. Get some ginger extract if you can get it too. You can put anything else with, honey and orange zest go with it too and put in some cinnamon to make your mouth feel pretty festive.

If you want some expert advice, it turns out the Yemenis are the guys to go to. They have been making ginger coffee for hundreds of years and have a special drink called qishr. You can find all kinds of recipes for this online as a lot of Yemenis like to make it at home. It’s a ritualistic drink that they have when socializing with friends and family or after a meal. Qishr even helps with digestion and is really sweet. It’s the thing to take your coffee addiction to the next level.

Not only does this make your coffee better, but it has been proven many times that ginger has a lot of health benefits. Ginger can take on anything like migraines, indigestions, nausea, and flu. Any ginger in your morning coffee is going to make your day better by giving you the energy boost from coffee and keeping away a lot of health problems that can mess with your day. Coffee can make people queasy and if you have that problem, ginger is your solution. Not everyone has time to relax and deal with a migraine or flu and in those moments, nothing helps better than a ginger coffee to get you out of bed and out of the house.

Coffee is such a big part of our daily lives, make it a little more fun. Getting a ginger coffee adds some zest that you never knew you needed, and you won’t ever regret it. You may think you know coffee and that you’ve had it all by trying ever little cool coffee shop in town, but you don’t know until you’ve had ginger coffee. After trying it, you can never have coffee the same way again.