Today, I’m sharing the most amazing 2 ingredient coffee hack you won’t believe!
With all of life’s craziness, I count myself very lucky to have a husband who understands my need for a bit of quiet “me time” every week. He’ll often take both kids out of the house for various activities to keep them busy or he’ll just take them along for the ride while doing his weekend errands.
While hubby has the kids occupied elsewhere, my favorite way for “me time” is to curl up on my bed or couch with a cup of warm coffee, a snuggly blanket, and a couple of fun new magazines to browse through.
Amazing Coffee Hack
If you’ve been following along with me for any amount of time, you may have read about my serious love of coffee. I enjoy my coffee ritual so much that I often look forward to getting up in the morning so that I can enjoy a sweet and creamy cup of joe in a favorite mug.
I have the most amazing coffee hack to share with you today!! I learned this little trick over Thanksgiving break from one of my Aunts, and I’m so excited to “share the scoop” with you today!
Are you ready for it?
The trick is to add a pinch or two of baking soda and a few sprinkles of Saigon Cinnamon to the coffee grounds just before brewing. (Make sure to use Saigon cinnamon as evidently, it has distinctive characteristics that sets it apart from the other cinnamon varieties– and yes we tried regular cinnamon first and it was nowhere near as good.)
These two simple pantry staples will elevate any brewed coffee to the most smooth and delicious pot ever. Baking soda helps neutralize some of the acids in the coffee and makes it so much smoother and easier to drink and in much easier on your stomach.
The amount of baking soda you’ll need will vary just a tiny bit based on what kind of coffee you’re using and how strong you brew your coffee.
Start with 1/4 tsp of baking soda (make sure it’s a fresh box of baking soda) and 2 sprinkles of the cinnamon and go from there. You’ll know you used too much baking soda if the coffee is weirdly flat, but once you get the right amount, you’ll never brew your coffee again without it. (My aunt even traveled with her ingredients to ensure she got it just the way she liked it – so smart, lol!)
What if I want to use a single-serve coffee pod?
You can totally use this has with a k-cup or other single-use coffee pod. My Keurig brews a 12 oz cup of coffee and I will add 1/16th tsp of baking soda and stir it right in. If you still want cinnamon, just add a sprinkle. (Although I usually just skip the cinnamon when using a k-cup.)
Try it, I can’t wait to hear what you think!
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About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.