You’ve mastered all the coffee brewing tricks, including freezing your coffee beans. You’re all over the latest ice cube coffee hack that transforms a regular cup of Joe into a perfectly sweet ‘n’ creamy iced coffee. But what about hot drinks? No worries; we’ve got you covered. From homemade syrups and creamers to hidden secret ingredients and even some health cheats, here are 20 hacks that will raise the bar on your coffee breaks forever.


1. Add Baking Soda to Your Coffee: For those times when the budget doesn’t stretch to high-quality beans, add a teaspoon of baking soda to your grounds. It neutralizes some of the acid, making even cheaper dark roasts taste smooth as silk. (via The Kitchn)


2. Dairy-Free Coffee Creamer: This dairy-free coffee creamer is seriously luxurious, with just a hint of sweetness from the dates and cinnamon. Fair warning: You just may find yourself drinking it straight from the bottle — it’s *that* good. (via Real Simple Good)


3. Maple Winter Spice Latte: Winter has its perks. The cream in this coffee is the star of the show, infused with cinnamon and nutmeg and sprinkled with delicious cardamom pods. (via Modern Pastries)


4. Chicory Vanilla Latte: For those times when you need a coffee-like backup, chicory root and healthy dandelion to the rescue! This cuppa has a distinct coffee vibe, but without the caffeine or acidity, and prepared this way it tastes like a delicious vanilla latte. (via A Beautiful Mess)


5. Keto Rocket Fuel Cafe Mocha With Chia Seeds: This cuppa is bursting with keto-friendly fats that are said to give a boost to mental clarity. The chia seeds pump up the Omega-3s, balance blood sugar and boost fiber intake. (via Healthful Pursuit)

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6. Java Chai Latte: This mix of coffee with chai spice is just what you need when the four o’clock energy slump hits. Even just the aroma of it as you’re stirring your cup is so soothing and relaxing, it instantly takes everything down a notch. (via Sandra’s Easy Cooking)


7. World’s Best Chocolate Coffee: If there’s anything on Earth that’s not made better by chocolate, we have yet to hear about it. This java takes it to the next level, with a drop of creamy vanilla and a dash or two of cinnamon. (via Spirited and Then Some)


8. Creamy Coconut Butter Coffee: When you’re taking a pause from sugar, you miss it most in coffee. This hack calls for coconut butter so rich it makes ordinary coffee taste like a creamy, fragrant latte. (via The Year in Food)


9. Gut-Healing Cinnamon Coconut Latte: If you love the *idea* of bulletproof coffee and its health benefits, but you prefer to CHEW your breakfast, this lightened up version might be just what you’ve been looking for. It’s full of creamy frothiness, but still leaves room for a bite of breakfast. (via The Real Food Dietitians)


10. The Best Vegan Bulletproof Coffee: Almond butter gives this version of bulletproof coffee an extra boost of flavor and creaminess. Vegan girl for the win! (via Well and Full)


11. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer: PSL lovers notoriously require a calendar reminder to track its availability. Well, take a deep breath and gently put down the phone. This DIY coffee creamer makes PSL-flavored coffee available to you 24/7/365. (via {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker)


12. Cacao Hazelnut Hug: This herbal coffee concoction is guaranteed to get you through the late afternoon *hangries.* If you find yourself even contemplating a snack, just float a bit of dark chocolate on top — it’s completely satisfying. (via Laura Wright / The First Mess)


13. Golden Milk Turmeric Latte: The tasty trifecta of turmeric, coconut milk and honey in this cuppa has been healing digestive issues for thousands of years. And golden milk is SOOO on trend right now, you’ll be the coolest kid in the coffee break room. (via Beard + Bonnet)


14. Peanut Butter Espresso Smoothie: When the morning rush gets to be too much, save yourself a step by combining your coffee and breakfast smoothie. The peanut butter makes it so satisfying, you’ll be good ’til lunchtime. (via The Almond Eater)


15. Mocha Overnight Oats: Hey, you wouldn’t think of skipping your coffee — so don’t even contemplate skipping breakfast either. Just combine that coffee and overnight oats and you’ll be good to go. (via Everyday Healthy Recipes)


16. Homemade Nutella Mocha Lattes: Like the ultimate, chocolatey dessert in a cup, this coffee is rich with the flavors of chocolate and hazelnut. It’s a perfect pick-me-up after an afternoon spent sledding or trudging through the snow. (via The Girl on Bloor)


17. Best Marshmallow Butterbeer Latte for Harry Potter Fans: So what if you find yourself sitting at the dinner table, all warm and cozy in a hoodie sipping on a sweetly satisfying cup of butterbeer latte before beginning dinner? With all the magic of Harry Potter, it will instantly sooth what ails you. (via My Food Story)


18. Double Coffee Affogato: Affogato is Italian for “drowned,” and it perfectly describes what happens to a scoop of ice cream when you pour hot espresso over it. The hot coffee instantly melts the cold ice cream, making it creamy and delicious and exactly the right drinking temperature… for about the next two seconds. So, go ahead and slam this baby back — no judgements here. (via Foxes Love Lemons)


19. Homemade Coffee Syrup: Specialty coffees in multiple flavors can be yours whenever you want them. Working from this basic simple syrup recipe, simply add whatever flavors pique your tastebuds and you’ve got a coffee bar in your kitchen. (via A Beautiful Mess)


20. Homemade Baileys Irish Cream: Sometimes that cup of coffee needs a little something-something. Keep a batch of this homemade boozy goodness on hand and break it out at Friday happy hour — everyone will be very happy, indeed. (via Bake, Play, Smile)

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