Creative coffee combinations for Christmas morning
Christmas brunch is becoming a fixture in Kiwi households ahead of the main event later in the day. What better way to get your festive juices flowing than to serve up a variation on your usual morning ‘cup of joe’?
Butter it up
Boost your energy for the big day with a Bulletproof coffee. Simply blend a cup of strong black coffee (espresso or strong filter) with 1 Tbsp coconut oil and 1-2 Tbsp unsalted butter. You can flavour it with vanilla extract, turmeric, chocolate powder or cinnamon, if you wish. The health claims about this drink have been largely debunked, but it definitely makes for a rich and eye-opening morning milkshake. BIOHACKER.CO.NZ
Kick off the day with a coffee cocktail. The Irish coffee is a classic where coffee meets whisky, a dash of sugar and whipped cream for a boozy, Guinness-esque ‘coffee’. Scandinavians don’t muck around; their coffee cocktail concoction called karsk is just black coffee mixed with moonshine or vodka. For something a bit different, try coffee with tequila, whipped cream and cinnamon sugar, or cut to the chase and mix a shot of coffee with vodka and Quick Brown Fox liqueur for a morning espresso martini.
Medicinal mushrooms are boiled, liquefied, dried and blended with Arabica coffee to make Four Sigmatic’s instant coffee mixture. The Finnish makers claim it adds a nutrient and mineral boost, and they even recommend it with butter, cacao powder, and coconut oil for a bulletproof mushroom coffee. RICHNUTRIENTS.CO.NZ