Coffee: Nectar of the Gods/Liquid Energy

Your alarm clock goes off once, and you hit snooze. Five minutes later, it goes off again and reminds you that it’s time to start the day…

We’ve all been there, and we’re all definitely not “morning people.”

What’s the first thing you do? Reach for the caffeine, of course!

Ah, yes… That delicious cup of Joe in the morning. Nectar of the gods, liquid energy, brain juice… There are a bunch of slang terms for the essential caffeine infusion to get your morning going!

How do you enjoy your high-octane morning jolt, though? Some prefer black coffee, others need creamer or artificial sweeteners. And if you’re adventurous, you might prefer yours to look like a mythical creature with shades of purple and blue (with sprinkles, of course).

But just how normal are your java infusions? Surprisingly, our addiction to caffeine has led to some very interesting additions…

Move over, two creams and one sugar! Here are some strangely delicious things you might want to try to put in your morning coffee:

Butter

Seriously, is this a thing? Ask around and you’ll definitely find at least one person who enjoys this trend… Who knew? In fact, the mixture is sometimes referred to as “Bulletproof Coffee,” made by adding unsalted, grass-fed butter to your cup of daily grind.

Salt

Okay, after exhaustive research, it turns out this is not a mistake… Adding salt apparently helps cut the bitterness often found in bad cups of coffee. Try adding it to the grounds before brewing, or directly into the brewed cup.

Egg

Yes, raw egg. If this isn’t called an “eggspresso” yet, it should be. But apparently this is a thing in several cultures. Add raw egg to the coffee grounds before adding them to boiling water, and voila, your morning go-juice is remarkably free of cloudiness or sediment.

Sweetened Condensed Milk

Okay, this is something that makes sense. A sweeter, creamier cup of coffee means this complementary sauce is perfect for those of us who spend extra time cracking open raw sugar packets at the coffee shop. Once you try this, you’ll never settle for plain old 2% milk again.

What’s your unusual coffee supplement? Or do you just prefer a simple cup of black coffee?

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