Cradling a warm mug of aromatic coffee with the scent of coconut oil is not only soothing for the soul but for the body as well. As you inhale the woody aroma of your coffee, you can exhale your worries as the satisfying taste of coconut coffee permeates your senses. If you love coffee for its health benefits, you will also find many reasons to add coconut oil into your favorite cup. But, how do you mix coffee with coconut milk?
The Principle of Emulsion
How can you make an emulsion between water and coconut oil without a blender? It is important to note that to bind the oil molecules to the water; you need something that will hold them together.
While honey and egg yolks are commonly used as emulsifiers because they hold the fats and liquids together, you need another technique when making your coffee. Here are some of the ingredients that are great at mixing your coffee with the coconut oil: sunflower lecithin, soy lecithin, butter coffee creamer, and the likes. Just add a few drops in your coffee and it will bind the coconut oil and water together after you shake it or agitate it.
Whisking it Away!
In a saucepan, add an equal volume of wheat flour to your coconut oil. Heat it over a medium-low fire until you see that slightly brown roux is formed. Whisk the roux gently and continuously for up to two minutes. Pour your coffee to the mixture and continue cooking gently until it thickens. It’s cooked when you can no longer taste the raw flour.
Pour Over Oil Method
Put the coconut oil in a cup. Next, pour the hot coffee slowly over the oil. Let it sit there before adding the rest of the coffee.
The easiest way to mix coffee and coconut oil is to stir it until it is fully bonded. Just make sure you use an emulsified coconut oil.
Here are the surprising benefits of adding coconut oil to your favorite cup of coffee:
- It lowers Cholesterol. Coconut oil is loaded with saturated fats that increase your good cholesterol level and reduces your risk of developing heart disease.
- It helps you lose weight fast. Coconut oil is a weight loss aid, as its fatty acids speed up metabolism and eliminate the excess fat in your abdominal cavity.
- Moisturizes Skin. Coconut oil promotes the production of collagen, which aids in the repair of skin cells, and speedy healing of wounds and rashes. It also contains antibacterial properties that prevent infection.
- It boosts brain function. Some studies suggest that coconut oil improve the cognitive function of patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
If you’ve never had coconut oil on your coffee before, just start with a tablespoon or two of emulsified coconut oil. Just work your way up to your desired amount until your body can handle it.
Anthony is a professional barista in the city of Chicago. He has written for many online publications on various topics related to coffee.