You’re Supposed To Add Salt To Your Coffee, Apparently

There’s nothing more satisfying than a good cup of coffee, in my opinion. Whether you’re a fan of the flat white, or like your coffee black as the night sky, a well-made cup of Joe can improve your day ten-fold. Plus, the health benefits of coffee are plentiful, and can always pick you up if you’re feeling a little worse for wear.

It’s pretty commonplace to add a spoonful of sugar or a splash of milk to your coffee. But what if I told you that it may actually be better to add a pinch of salt to your coffee, not sugar? Yeah, I’d screw my face up too. But, bear with me here. Science has gone and got involved, and what they say makes a whole lot of sense if you ask me.

According to a study carried out by science journal Nature, sodium ions suppress the bitterness found in coffee. Instead, the sodium ions actually enhance the flavour of coffee. So, if your coffee is particularly bitter, then it’s recommended to add a pinch of salt. It is noted, however, that salt shouldn’t be added to every cup of coffee you drink.

Apparently, the same goes for wine as well. Adding salt to your glass of wine can improve the taste, especially if you’ve bought a particularly cheap wine. I cannot stand the bitterness of black coffee, so I’m definitely going to try this coffee hack. No more lattes for me!

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