You can start your day with both orange juice and espresso. So if you like both items, you will also like this drink.
There are a few ways you can make this new coffee trend at home without too much hassle. Today, in this blog we will discuss both. But first, do oranges and espresso actually go together?
Do oranges and espresso go together?
The question is trending question for everyone now. Some people love the combination of both and some people doesn’t like the combination at all.
Some find that the zesty citrus flavor of the orange perfectly compliments the bitter notes of the espresso, while others find the combination too strong and overpowering.
There is not necessarily a right or wrong answer; It just comes down to personal preference. If you are someone who enjoys bold flavored coffee drinks, you may enjoy adding a touch of orange to your espresso.
However, if you prefer a sweeter taste, you may want to stick with traditional espresso or try another flavor combination entirely.
Orange juice and espresso: How to make it at home?
Only a few ingredients are needed to make this new trend. So you can easily make it at home.
The ingredients are:
- Espresso coffee
- Orange juice
- Ice cubes
If you want to make this drink extra special, you can consider making some coffee ice cubes.
You can easily make coffee ice cubes by freezing brewed coffee in an ice cube tray. You can then use it like regular ice cubes, but after it melts it will give you more coffee flavor instead of water.
This drink literally couldn’t be easier to make. All you have to do is follow these simple steps:
- Take a glass and fill it about ⅔ with ice
- Pour the orange juice into the glass
- Pour the coffee over the orange juice
- Garnish with an orange slice (optional)
The main concern is for the coffee to sit on top of the juice, so you get that nice layering.
If you’re using espresso coffee, you can gently pour the double shot directly over the OJ.
But if you are using other types of coffee such as cold brew, moka pot or aeropress coffee, you should use a spoon.
Before you add your coffee, hold a tablespoon over the glass. Pour the coffee slowly over the spoon, so that it hits the spoon before it flows into the glass.
That way, it will sit on top and you’ll get that stunning gradient effect – just like the Instagram-worthy people you get in coffee shops.
Will drinking espresso and orange juice upset your stomach?
When it comes to espresso and orange juice, many people worry about how they will affect their stomachs.
Something that worries people is that both coffee and orange juice is acidic. So, it kind of makes sense that mixing them together could give you an upset stomach.
Many people around the world start their daily vacation with breakfast, which includes a cup of coffee and a glass of orange juice.
But if you have a sensitive stomach, you should avoid drinking coffee and orange juice together. If your stomach can handle them separately during the same meal, you can mix them.
Will it affect your teeth?
Orange juice coffee is probably no more damaging to your teeth than regular coffee. Orange juice is slightly acidic, like coffee, which can slowly break down your tooth enamel. Drinking a lot of orange juice or coffee can slightly damage your teeth, but drinking a combination isn’t likely to make it worse. If you are confused, you can see a dentist first.
Many people hold their noses at this seemingly unlikely combination. But if you give it a chance, I think you’ll find that the taste is much better than you expected.
Hi! My name is Damian, I live in Chicago since 2015, and I am a photographer, traveler, and coffee drinker.
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