Lemon in your Coffee : a taste of Sunshine?

by Sapphire Team on June 15, 2022

One day, lemon and coffee met and they became best friends. Did you ever notice that sometimes someone will ask for a cup of coffee with a lemon slice in it? This is a lemon espresso! Lemon peel is added to the cup with slices of lemon. To squeeze. 

Think black tea, earl grey, herbal infusions, water with lemon, and lemonades. Adding lemon makes it all much more appealing to consume. Coffee is no exception!  

Espresso with a slice of lemon is called Espresso Romano. This coffee drink is not of Italian origin, but rather American. The addition of lemon helps to balance out the espresso's intense and bitter taste. Not only does this make the coffee more smooth and enjoyable, but also gives it a richer & bolder taste. 

To smoothen the taste of coffee, different things can be added. Some add milk, others add sugar, and others add cream. But instead of masking the true flavors of coffee, why not enhance it?

There are many ways to make coffee in a way where all the flavors of coffee unfold pleasingly on the palate. One such way is adding lemon to coffee. It looks fancy, tastes amazing, and is easy breezy to make. Here we go! 

How to make Coffee with Lemon 


  • 1 slice of Lemon

  • 1 tbsp Instant Coffee Granules 

  • 1 cup Water

  • 1 tsp Honey 


  1. Bring water to a boil

  2. Pour hot ( not boiling) water over Instant Coffee Granules and let the coffee ‘bloom’ for 1-2 minutes. 

  3. Add honey for sweetness. 

  4. Squeeze the slice of lemon and add to your coffee

Pro-Tip ✨

You can add honey, ginger, and nutmeg further to enhance it’s taste and add more flavor. 


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