People add a lot of different things to their coffee – most add creamer and sugar, but some add other things as well. One trend that has recently started is adding salt to your coffee.
Adding salt to your coffee has many benefits. If you're looking to enhance your coffee drinking experience then adding salt to your coffee is definitely something you should start doing. While it may seem strange to most people, after reading this article you may end up dropping any preconceived notions. Below we discuss a few reasons why you should add salt to your coffee.
Salt contains sodium which is scientifically proven to reduce bitterness. The reason behind this is that your taste buds will pick up the salty flavor instead of picking up the bitterness of the coffee.
A lot of coffee drinkers already add sugar to their coffee to produce this effect, but sugar only masks the bitterness of the coffee whereas salt actually neutralizes it. If you are trying to reduce your sugar intake, but still struggle with the bitterness of black coffee, try adding salt to your coffee instead of sugar. You will be surprised at how much it neutralizes the bitterness of the coffee and provides a more pleasurable coffee drinking experience.
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Improves Water Quality
If you struggle with stale water in your coffee maker, you are not alone. Fortunately, salt will make the quality of your water better. Enhancing the quality of your water will help produce better cups of coffee. Salt also makes the water denser which will add a different texture to your coffee making the consistency thicker and fuller. Incidentally, if you feel like your coffee lacks body, adding salt can help counteract that.
Many prefer this enhanced texture and once they try a cup of coffee with salt in it, do not return to coffee without salt. Adding salt can really add a lot of value to your home’s tap water and help brew substantially better cups of coffee – more consistently.
Perhaps the most important reason to add salt to your coffee is to enhance the flavor of it. Adding salt to your coffee provides a truly more robust flavor profile to the coffee.
It helps bring out the richness and flavors of the beans and reduces the bitterness that can sometimes overpower a cup of coffee. All of this without paying the high health price of adding sugar or harmful sweetener to your coffee. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you only have access to poor quality coffee, try adding some salt to it and see how it tastes. You will find that the salt greatly improves the taste of the coffee, but be sure to not use too much. If you use too much salt it can quickly ruin a cup of coffee so only use in moderation.
Conclusion: Adding Salt to Your Coffee
We all know salt is typically a condiment for food…not coffee. But as this article illustrates, there are many benefits to adding salt to your coffee.
We highly recommend you at least try incorporating salt in your morning coffee making routine. It's very simple and easy to do and you'll likely be pleasantly surprised and amazed by the results. Be sure to find the right amount of salt to add to your coffee and try adding more or less to find out which amount of salt is best for you.