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This is why salt in your coffee is not such a bad idea at all

Florian Fermin
Florian Fermin

Salt in your coffee? It might not be the first thing you think of when you're looking for a good coffee upgrade. Still, this isn't such a bad idea at all. 

In this blog we tell you why salt in coffee is a very good coffee upgrade. 

Salt in your coffee is not a new trend. It has been added to their coffee by people for years in countries like Turkey and Finland. You might expect that the only effect you achieve with this is a salty cup of coffee. But that's not the case. Salt in your coffee has a number of (health) benefits. 

The benefits of salt in your coffee

1. Salt neutralizes bitterness

Salt contains the substance sodium and sodium is a substance that can mask the bitter components of food. The same goes for coffee! The addition of a little salt to your cup of coffee ensures that your coffee becomes less bitter. Ideal for when you don't like the bitterness of coffee. 

2. An alternative to sugar

Many people put sugar in their coffee to make coffee sweeter (and perhaps also for the purpose of making it taste less bitter). If you're someone who puts sugar in their coffee to mask the bitterness, you might want to go for salt. Much more effective and if you already want to consume less sugar, then this is a good substitute. 

3. Improves the taste of coffee

Finally, the addition of salt could ensure that the taste of coffee comes into its own even more. Partly of course because the coffee is less bitter, but the loss of bitterness leaves more 'space' to taste the other flavors. Maybe your favorite coffee suddenly tastes very different! 

Small side note 

The side note about salt in your coffee is that few people in the Netherlands need more salt. Especially if you have a diet where you already want to consume less salt, adding salt to your coffee may not be a good idea. But as long as you are aware of this, salt in your coffee can be the solution if you are not a fan of bitter coffee!