2 Ingredient Coffee Hack You Won’t Believe

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Today, I’m sharing the most amazing 2 ingredient coffee hack you won’t believe!

You have to try this amazing 2-ingredient coffee hack! These two simple pantry staples will elevate any brewed coffee to the most smooth and delicious pot ever.

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.)

You have to try this amazing 2-ingredient coffee hack! These two simple pantry staples will elevate any brewed coffee to the most smooth and delicious pot ever. Try it - you'll never brew your coffee again without using this trick!

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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  1. I have always used cinnamon sprinklesd on top of my ground coffee. But thanks so much for the trick of adding baking soda. Very ingenious! I will definitely give it a try!

  2. I add orange peal to my coffee along with cinnamon and vanilla. I learned this from Emerald Lagasse 20 years ago. It makes a great cup of coffee.

  3. Turned out very good , used it with Irish cream syrup , and added baking soda into coffee grounds . So smooth . Thanks for the recipe !

  4. I will try this. I just recently started putting a slice of butter in my husbands coffee instead of creamer. I like the French vanilla creamer myself or caramel creamer. Never thought of putting baking soda in coffee. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. I have put salt and cinnamon in my coffee for years, will now try the baking soda. Thanks

  6. Thanks for sharing! I love that the baking soda helps with digestion too!

  7. This looks so good! What a great way to dress up coffee without paying a premium!

  8. Starry Mama says:

    I love coffee. I’ve always done Saigon cinnamon and a light dusting of sea salt in the grounds before brewing but never tried baking soda. How much should be added if I’m only making a single cup?

    1. Jamie Sanders says:

      The tiniest pinch.

  9. Would it work with perked coffee. I prefer my stovetop percolator.

    1. It might, but I couldn’t say for sure. How does perked coffee work?

  10. We brew our coffee one cup at a time. I’m guessing your amounts were for an entire pot?

    1. yes, that’s for an entire pot. I’m sure it would work for one cup, but you would not need much.

  11. I only use Saigon cinnamon and have done this for several years. Will have to try the baking soda too. Thank you!!

    1. It really is good cinnamon. I did not know what I was missing!

  12. I really want to try this! I know I don’t have that right kind of cinnamon but still want to try it. My me time is with a pair of sneakers and a set of weights 🙂

  13. Tami Qualls says:

    Give me a glass of sweet tea and a book and I’m all set for a little me time. Magazines would be good, too.

  14. Toughcookiemommy says:

    I feel like I don’t know what “me” time is these days. These are all great ways to relax and unwind.

  15. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    I will have to try that coffee hack you shared. I dd a dash of cinnamon in my coffee after it is brewed. I guess it is better to follow your method. I’ve never thought about adding baking soda. I will do this tomorrow.

  16. Neely Moldovan says:

    IM a huge magazine reader. I super love people. My favorite way for me time is a mani/pedi!

  17. I like the idea of settling in with a magazine and some coffee and your coffee idea sounds great. I’m loving the coupons.

  18. Erica Schwarz says:

    For “me time”, I get outside – walk on the beach, exercise, or paddleboard. Those things SAVE me from killing everyone lol. Love your coffee hack! The baking soda is interesting, will have to try it.

  19. Kristina Paché Ferency says:

    I’m not a big coffee drinker but my husband is and I definitely want to try this for my husband! He would like a more enhanced flavor I think! I enjoy mochas and cappachinos.

  20. Lisa Collins says:

    I’ll have to try this hack! I bet that cinnamon smells amazing!