While the health benefits of a standard cup of coffee are already widely known (think decreased risk of heart disease, a lowered risk of type 2 diabetes, a reduction in depression and an increase in fibre intake), there are even more ways to improve upon this, as many popular coffee houses have demonstrated in recent years.
One of the latest trends in coffee is the addition of vegetables and spices which not only improve the taste and texture of the drink, but also provide additional nutrients to improve the well-being off the drinker, too.
Take the beetroot latte, for example. Not only does it look attractive (the natural colouration of the beetroot gives the drink a vibrant purple hue), it’s also packed with antioxidants – and is currently proving popular with those who are feeling a little under the weather, as well as those who want to recover from a particularly gruelling gym session.
Spices such as turmeric are also on-trend among coffee lovers at the moment. This yellow spice is earthy and tastes not too dissimilar to other established coffee additions like ginger, cinnamon or even orange peel. As a mild spice, it works well with the flavour profile of most coffee beans, and also functions as a potent natural anti-inflammatory.