Food - Drink
The Reason You Should Start Adding Ginger To Your Coffee
By WENDY LEIGH
While coffee has many health benefits on its own, it turns out that adding ginger can level up your morning cup of joe. Ginger, scientifically known as Zingiber officinale, can infuse your steaming cup of coffee with several health benefits, and a ginger and coffee drink can be pretty tasty when prepared well.
Ginger root contains natural chemicals that can alleviate nausea, and can also significantly lower your cholesterol. Pure powdered ginger is the quickest and easiest way to add a little something to your coffee, but a teaspoon of freshly-grated ginger root can create a better flavor infusion and potentially give you more health benefits.
One great ginger-and-coffee concoction is Yemini qishr, which involves mixing ginger powder with extra-fine ground coffee, water, and sugar. Spruce Eats recommends a drink made of 1 cup of water, 6 teaspoons of ground coffee, 4 teaspoons of sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground ginger, and optional extra spices; served in small espresso cups, this is called "Finjaan" in Arabic.