Healthy Ways to Jazz up your Coffee

by Echo Store on August 16, 2018

Do more with your coffee than the usual black, minus the guilt.

Coffee alone is a rich source of antioxidants that can reduce risks of diseases from diabetes to Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study led by the University of Southampton shows.  

If you want to make your coffee sweeter, sugar is not a healthy option. Too much sugar can put you at risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and some forms of cancer, according to an article published on Harvard Health.

But worry not if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth with every cup, here are healthy alternatives to sugar:

  1. 1. Cinnamon

If you want to wean yourself off sugar and creamer, adding a dash of cinnamon will not only add a sweet taste to your coffee, it will also boost your immune system. Coffee with cinnamon is a healthy mix. Cinnamon is packed with medicinal properties, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties that help the body fight infections and lower risks of diseases such as diabetes, heart and neurodegenerative diseases, studies show.


  1. 2. Cocoa Powder

Craving for that mocha flavor? Adding cocoa to your coffee will add chocolate goodness to your cup. Plus, it is good for your heart. Cocoa lowers the risks of cardiovascular diseases, scientific evidence shows. Make your coffee extra chocolatey with ECHOstore’s Choco Loco cocoa powder.


  1. 3. Coconut Milk

If you are trying out the Paleo diet, coconut is among the staples. For vegans, it is a lactose-free milk alternative. Adding coconut milk to your organic coffee will give it a creamy taste and additional nutrients including vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, and minerals like iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.


Try this Recipe at home:
2 long espressos
6 cubes frozen coconut milk
3 pcs ice cubes
1 Tbsp brown sugar syrup
Just put all these ingredients into the blender. And blend until smooth. To enjoy your drink better and to support the no-plastic movement, serve with a ECHOstore metal straw or bamboo straw.


Can’t wait to try it? Curious how it tastes? Order Coconut Coffee at ECHOcafe branches in Serendra in Taguig City, Salcedo Village in Makati City, and Eton Centris Walk in Quezon City for a healthier and cooler coffee.

What are you waiting for? Put your “Barista Thinking Cap” on and whip up your own creative coffee concoction using homegrown Philippine coffee. You can avail coffee, some ingredients, and metal straws online at and  ECHOstore branches in Serendra, Salcedo Village, Podium in Mandaluyong City, and Eton Centris Walk.