Ok, so I didn’t actually have plain tonic water. The secret is out. My family does drink a lot of flavored tonic water though, so I made myself a fizzy pomegranate coffee. I pride myself on my resourcefulness. At first glance, it looked like soda with foam on top. It also smelled overwhelmingly like pomegranate. Once again, my senses were all confused. I had to try it.
It was just really awful. It was so bad it was actually interesting how bad it was. I kept drinking it just to confirm that it tasted as bad as I thought. After all, I didn’t want to be dishonest. I wish I had had the opportunity to try it with plain tonic water, because I can almost see the genius behind this drink. However, my pomegranate experience was very poor.
Did I finish? Yes, but I will never be able to explain why.
When researching items to put into my coffee, this one caught my attention. I knew I probably wouldn’t like it, but I also knew it had to be done. I went into this willing to sacrifice myself for knowledge. Once again, I hit a speedbump with this trial. The only coconut oil I had was from a spray can. Whether this made a difference, I will never know, but I wasn’t going to let it slow me down
The smell of coconut was very strong, but the taste was more or less the same. There was a hint of coconut, of course, but nothing really threw me off on this one. If you’re a fan of coconuts, I would advise you to try this one. It couldn’t hurt…I hope.
Did I finish? Yes.
Out of everything, I think was most excited to try this. I am a lifelong fan of oats, coffee, and efficiency while eating breakfast. This was a match made in heaven. For this one, I added just enough oats so that I could see them below the surface of the coffee and allowed them to sit for a few minutes before eating.
Everyone has a moment in their life where they say to themselves, “The future is now.” This was my moment. The oats absorbed the hot coffee and I found myself eating oatmeal and coffee at the same time. If I could dedicate my entire mission to this one dish, I might have microwaved the mug and added some brown sugar. Unfortunately, I had to move on, but this one was truly one for the books.
Did I finish? Enthusiastically, yes.
By this point, I was extremely caffeinated. I needed to step my game up, swing for the fences. I read about adding an egg to coffee once on the internet. Like salt, I was repulsed and vowed to never do this. Once again, here I am.
For this one, I actually looked up some video tutorials. Something about adding a full raw egg to coffee did not seem right to me, and I figured it must be unsafe. Unfortunately, you really are supposed to add the whole egg. Many people added coconut oil along with it (see above), but a true scientific experiment must be controlled. I added an entire egg into my cup of coffee and stirred well. I drank.
I my humble opinion, don’t do this. I don’t see why anyone would. I won’t go into too much detail because I’d rather not think about it. All I will say is I dumped it down the drain because I am not a fan of slimy coffee. This is not for the faint of heart. You have been warned.
Did I finish? Absolutely not.
I went into this with an open mind, but now I have had far too much coffee and one too many raw eggs. I learned a lot of valuable information though, some good, some bad. All I can hope is that my sacrifice was to the benefit of the coffee drinking public, and that everyone found a new way to spice up their morning cup, for better or for worse.