Cinnamon In Coffee: Is It A Good Idea?

Cinnamon is a must-have spice ingredient for your coffee and can be the best replacement for artificial creamers you use to sweeten your coffee.

Throughout history, cinnamon has been used as a gift ingredient, especially in Ancient Egypt.

Egyptians use cinnamon for their famous embalming rituals. Doctors and physicians used cinnamon to make the coughing stop.

Cinnamon acts as a healthy antioxidant for your body, it helps you neutralize free radicals, and avoid cell harm to the body.

As you can see cinnamon is a highly preferable ingredient by a variety of people, why not add it to your morning coffee. Let’s say if we did; What’s the matter with putting cinnamon in a coffee beverage? Are there any side effects in long-term use?

Adding Cinnamon In Your Coffee

Adding cinnamon to your coffee will surely taste differently. If you intend to sweeten your coffee in a super healthy way, cinnamon is the ingredient to go for.

I’m sure you have tested cinnamon directly from the package, and it has a bitter sense that you may not like it. Somehow, when you put it on your coffee, it sweetens.

Starbucks has Cinnamon Dolce Latte where the ingredients are based on cinnamon. Adding 3 pumps of Cinnamon Dolce Syrup, and cinnamon sprinkles with whipped cream as toppings proves to be a great additional choice if you are on a diet.

Surprisingly, cinnamon turns out to make your coffee taste better and replace your sugar need. It will be your coffee’s best friend in case you are planning to go on a diet.

Reasons To Add Cinnamon In Your Coffee

Cinnamon Helps In Weight Loss

Cinnamon is another factor that helps you lose weight. It will balance your insulin need, and you will not crave something sweeter and probably give up eating chocolate and deserts. 

Cinnamon Has Brain Boost Functions

Cinnamon helps your brain to function properly say the scientists at the Wheeling Jesuit University where most of them volunteered to achieve the result by chewing gum. They chew flavored gum, cinnamon gum, or no gum at all. The results showed cinnamon gums increased the attention of learners.

Cinnamon Contains Vitamins & Nutrients

Cinnamon has vitamins like vitamin A, 0.1 mg, vitamin C, K, and D . Plus cinnamon contains nutrients like 0.22 mg of iron and 11 mg of potassium. 

Cinnamon as an Antioxidant

Cinnamon acts as an Antioxidant which most of the time is related to skincare. Just consuming a single teaspoon will protect your skin from free radicals.

Cinnamon Decreases Blood Sugar 

Cinnamon can help you decrease blood sugar. The benefit you gain from cinnamon drops the heart disease issues and diabetic issues. 

Cinnamon Consumption

A British reporter Alan Harry in his article stated that cinnamon is a highly beneficial ingredient that will help you cut down sugar. (source)

Cinnamon also helps a lot in blood sugar reduction, soothing cold symptoms like sore throat or coughing, it will make you quit snacking by stabilizing insulin need of the day, it has vitamins like calcium, fiber, manganese, and many more.

It is for the best to know that more consumption than the required amount can lead to a disaster. Federal Institute for Risk Assessment in Germany recommends not to consume more than 2 gr of Cassia cinnamon in a day.

Dissolving Cinnamon in Water

When you first consumed cinnamon, I’m sure you encountered a dissolving problem. No worries, we all do, that is why it’s better to use a small cup with boiling water to make cinnamon more water-soluble.

Infuse Cinnamon While Brewing Coffee

Infusing cinnamon in the brewing process will make you spend less effort in dissolving cinnamon as an ingredient in the water.

All you have to do is add either Ceylon Cinnamon or Cassia Cinnamon before the brewing process (it doesn’t matter how you brew coffee) or in the grinding process, both work well.

A Useful Tip: Another recommendation would be using Ceylon cinnamon which comes with a delicate light taste but is costing a lot of money.

Types of Cinnamon

There are 2 types of cinnamons, let’s their difference and which kind should we use in our coffee.

 

Ceylon Cinnamon

Ceylon cinnamon appears to be much lighter brown shade in comparison with Cassia in the color. Ceylon can be rolled in many layers because it has a thin texture, and is way easier to grind.

As for the taste, Ceylon cinnamon is sweeter which is why usually some baristas prefer to use this type of cinnamon in coffee making.

Ceylon cinnamon is mostly used in European countries for its desert profile and is bougie in price point.

Another reason why many nutritionists recommend adding Ceylon cinnamon to coffee is perfect for weight loss.

Cassia Cinnamon

Cassia cinnamon appears to be in a dark brown shade at a glance. In comparison with Ceylon, cinnamon Cassia is tougher and requires a real effort to grind it.

Having a harsh feel when you touch makes Cassia cinnamon no different than Ceylon if you are looking to add to your coffee.

Cassia cinnamon is exported mostly in Asian and US countries not only for coffee but for cakes and meat recipes too.

As for the price point. Cassia cinnamon is less pricey than Ceylon.

Downsides of Cinnamon In Coffee

Everything consumed excessively can cause side effects. It is recommended to consume 1/2 to 1 teaspoon (2-4 grams) of powder cinnamon in a day, no more than that. Some experts suggest that only 2 gr or a single teaspoon is enough.

Consuming more cinnamon than it is recommended will lead you to mouth sores creating a yellow puss inside your gingiva.

Cinnamon is someone’s number one enemy because most people are allergic to this ingredient. Cinnamon allergy can be triggered while breathing, eating, or touching.

The spice cinnamon is found in many everyday used products like toothpaste, gums, mouthwashes, and the artificial taste of cinnamon.

Cinnamon can cause an allergy which is called contact dermatitis in dermatology terms. As the name suggests itself, contact dermatitis is is your skin’s contact with cinnamon, where just touching it can create a rush and redness like a sunburn.