Many coffee shop beverages are sweet treats — and they often contain large amounts of sugar. Luckily, home-brewed cups can taste just as special with sugar alternatives like honey. Stir a tablespoon of honey straight into your cup after brewing, and add a splash of soy milk to make it creamy.
A pinch of salt (about ⅛ teaspoon) mixed into your pre-brewed coffee grounds can neutralize bitterness and make your coffee easier to “dress up.” In your cup, add a low-sugar creamer or keep it simple and drink it black.
Lemon or lime
Like salt, lemon or lime can cut coffee’s bitterness. But, squeezing a dash of citrus into your coffee also ups the flavor, making it as refreshing as it is reviving. Skip the cream in this creation, but don’t miss the chance to dip some biscotti.