Making Coffee

When it comes to coffee I don’t discriminate. Solid black, half and half with coffee and half and half, espresso, mocha, honey, no honey, and decaffeinated. Only rule is it must be organic.  I got into locally roasted coffee after I was gifted an Areopress coffee maker.

Blendtech blender holding coffee beans

Add oil and grind

Years back I bought a blendtec blender and have been an advocate for green smoothies. The owner of blendtec shows off all the non food items his blender can handle. We are very happy to grind our coffee in ours. When we are grinding we often add dōTERRA essential oil.

Adding Vetiver to coffee beans

Vetiver Yum

The past few years I have mixed different oils into my coffee beans. Today I tried Vetiver from Doterra. I like the taste of the oil so I figured it would be worth the test. I think it was. I ran about 4 drops in my one cup grind and it was strong enough for me.

Vetiver Coffee ground up

Other Oil

Vetiver is not the first oil I have had success with. Here are others to think about.

  • Peppermint
  • Cassia
  • Nutmeg
  • Clove
15ml bottle of Vetiver viewed in the handle of a coffee mug

Other Ways

Before you ruin coffee beans you can do a test run using the areopress. When you place your grounds in add 2 drops of oil and mix them into the dry coffee. Let it set for a minute before you go with the rest of the brewing process. Share and enjoy your fresh cup of joe.

Some of the benefits of Vetiver have been published as:

The health benefits of Vetiver Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, cicatrisant, nervine, sedative, tonic and vulnerary substance.

There are also many health benefits to drinking coffee. It would be great to see a study based on these two working together to make you calm yet alert. So get to work on that and let me know how it comes out.

Back to the kitchen for another coffee treat and to do more research on using doterra oils in a culinary way. My first attempt to add cilantro to chili only bombed because I’m one of those folks who thinks cilantro taste like soap. Hope you enjoined the idea of adding oil to your coffee and let me know if you find any combinations that work well for you.
-Derrick Perrin