On a recent rainy Sunday, a dear friend made the greatest espresso I've ever tasted. She crushed herbs and roots, pressing them into the coffee grinds.
The resulting beverage was spicy and rich. If you're looking for something exciting with your morning cup of caffeine, think spices and herbs. Sprinkle a little cinnamon and some crushed cardamom pods into the grinds before brewing, and your coffee will transform from morning's necessity to a sincerely great moment in your mouth.