5 Ways You're Drinking Coffee Wrong

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Coffee is such an important drink to many people. Certain experts praise its benefits, while others aren't so sure. But one thing's for certain: coffee is definitely here to stay. Since it's such a popular beverage, you'll probably be very surprised to learn that you've actually been drinking it all wrong. But chances are, you have been! Luckily, there are a few easy fixes for the 5 big mistakes you're making when it comes to your cup o' joe.

If your coffee is too bitter, don't force yourself to gulp it down! You don't need to add a ton of sugar to try to transform that cup into something drinkable. This may sound like an unusual way to get rid of the bitter taste, but adding a little bit of salt will do the trick. Salt helps to block your tongue from that unpleasant bitter flavor, so you can bid farewell to bad-tasting coffee forever!

Stop pouring cold milk into coffee. Hot milk can transform a cup of coffee from good to great in a matter of seconds. To make instant hot, foamy milk, just pour some milk into a jar and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Then place the jar into the microwave for another 30 seconds, and voila! Now you can enjoy delicious latte foam on your coffee without making a trip to the coffee shop.

If you're always tossing old coffee, stop that too! There is a brilliant way to reuse old coffee that takes no time at all. Pour the leftover coffee into an ice tray. Once frozen, toss the coffee ice cubes into a glass and add milk. Once the cubes start to melt, you'll have yourself a delicious makeshift iced latte.

It's time to forget about those sugary sweeteners. Instead of drowning your coffee in sugar, add your own flavorful touches when grinding to naturally sweeten your drink. Try grinding coffee beans with cinnamon sticks or a fresh orange rind.

Watch the video above to learn more about why you're drinking coffee all wrong—and how to fix those mistakes!

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