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Is Putting Hot Sauce In Your Coffee A Real Thing?

Is Putting Hot Sauce In Your Coffee A Real Thing?

Have you ever considered putting hot sauce in your coffee? Yes, you heard that right. Putting hot sauce in coffee has been a trend among coffee and hot sauce lovers alike.

Some people believe that it adds a unique and exciting flavor to their daily cup of joe. But is it just a fun, new way to spice things up or is there more to it?

Let's talk about the reasons behind this trend and its potential benefits.

Putting Hot Sauce In Your Coffee - What is it All About and Is It Safe to Drink

There is always some sort of trend going around. Some of them stick around while others fade out quickly. But the one we want to talk about today is people adding hot sauce to their coffee. This idea might sound unusual or even bizarre at first, but it has become quite popular.

coffee with hot sauce in it

According to an article from Well+Good, the idea of putting hot sauce in your coffee came from the director of culinary development at Archer Daniels. Who's job is to experiment and play around with different foods.

With that being said, this concept may not exactly be new. People in other cultures have been doing this for quite some time.

It's also very similar to some Mexican food concepts such as Mexican hot chocolate, spicy chocolate, and jalapeño margaritas.

Some people believe that it gives their coffee a unique aroma/taste. Others think that the heat from the hot sauce helps to wake them up in the morning. Anything to get you going right?

But the question remains, is it safe to add hot sauce to your coffee, are there really any benefits, and where does this even come from?

Is This Just a Fun Way to Spice Up Your Morning Cup of Joe, or Does It Actually Provide Some Health Benefits

As it turns out, adding hot sauce to your coffee might offer some health benefits. Many spicy foods are healthy for you and the reasoning behind that is capsaicin.

Capsaicin is a compound found in chili peppers. It's known for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antioxidant properties. It is also an excellent metabolism booster and can aid in weight loss. So Capsaicin is quite healthy.

Since hot sauces are made mostly from chile peppers, when you add a small amount of hot sauce to your coffee, you are getting a dose of capsaicin, which could have numerous health benefits, including reducing stress and inflammation.

Different Types of Hot Sauces That You Can Try Adding to Your Coffee

If you're feeling brave and want to try adding hot sauce to your coffee, there are many types of hot sauces to choose from.

woman holding a cup of coffee with hot sauce

The most popular name-brand ones include Tabasco, Cholula, and Frank's Red Hot. Each of these sauces has a unique taste, so experiment with different ones to find your favorite.

However, if you want a more unique and enjoyable experience, we recommend going with craft hot sauces. Craft hot sauces open up a whole new world of taste and flavors when it comes to heat. So you can really experiment here and find the best flavor profiles that you enjoy the most.

With so many different types of hot sauces, you can really get crazy with flavor profiles! Just keep in mind that a small amount goes a long way, so start with a few drops, and then you can always add more if you want.

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Spicy Coffee

To make the perfect cup of spicy coffee, start by brewing your coffee as usual. Once brewed, add your preferred type of hot sauce, but start with just a few dashes. Stir it in and then taste it.

If it is not spicy enough, add a little bit more hot sauce and continue doing so until you get to your desired spice level. You can still add your normal milk or creamer if you like, but most people prefer their spicy coffee black.

Tips for adding hot sauce to your coffee:

  • Try adding a pinch of vanilla if you have it

  • Light or medium is a preferred/complementary roast level

  • Darker roasts can overpower the flavor of the hot sauce

woman drinking hot sauce coffee

Time to Try Some Hot Sauce And Coffee

Adding hot sauce to your coffee is quite the trend and could add a unique and exciting flavor to your morning cup of joe. It may also offer some health benefits due to its capsaicin content. But remember to start slowly with a small amount of hot sauce, and gradually increase to your desired spice level.

Experiment with different types of hot sauce and choose the ones that complement the flavor notes of your coffee. Most importantly, have fun exploring this new trend and enjoy every sip of your spicy coffee.

For a bit of fun, you can also head over to Youtube and see how other people are putting hot sauce in their coffee.


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