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A pinch of salt can make your coffee less bitter.
This is a strange-sounding tip, but plenty of coffee lovers say it works. Even Alton Brown swears by this trick; he suggests adding a bit of salt in with your coffee grounds to eliminate that bitter taste.
Use a different sweetener.
If you usually sweeten your coffee with regular sugar, try swapping in raw sugar, honey, or agave to switch up the taste. And if you've got a little more time on your hands, you can even try making your own simple syrup, like Starbucks' honey ginger syrup recipe.
Add a bit of vanilla extract.
If you love vanilla coffee, a few drops of vanilla extract will take at-home coffee recipes to the next level. Add in a pinch of cinnamon for even more flavor. And if you're feeling adventurous, you can even make homemade vanilla extract.
Try a French press.
If you're already brewing your own pour-over coffee, switching to a French press shouldn't add much time to your routine — it might actually be easier. It doesn't have to be anything fancy or expensive; you can get an affordable (and cute!) French press for under $20. You still get the deliciousness of a fresh brew — but the process (and the cleanup) couldn't be easier.