Spiced Coffee Recipes
There are many different of ways to improve on basic cup of hot coffee, and my personal favourite is to add a dash or two of something spicy. I love a hint of cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg. Adding whole spices to your coffee grounds before you brew is a good way to do this. That's a little handy tip. Trust me. The second and third recipes below call tfor this technique, but the first one has you add the ground spices after brewing.
So, here are a few simple recipes for spiced coffee. These are all for coffee served hot so these drinks will really keep you warm during these cold winter days. It almost makes you forget that it won't stop snowing.
Fragrant Spiced Coffee
- 3 cups already brewed coffee
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Blend together brown sugar, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon (use ground spices in this case, not whole). Mix coffee and cream together with the spice mixture. Serve hot. Serves 4.
- 3 tbs ground coffee (coarse)
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp cocoa
- 1 tsp anise seed (whole)
- Pinch of dried orange peel pieces
Combine all the ingredients, and brew by your favorite method. Using a french press or a plunger pot is the traditional brewing style for this particular coffee recipe. Makes 1-2 cups of coffee.
Sweet Fennel Coffee
- 3 tbs ground coffee
- 2 cinnamon sticks, broken
- 6 whole fennel seeds, crushed
- 1 tbs brown sugar
Mix coffee grounds and spices, and brew however you like. Add the sugar to your finished cup for that sweet touch. Also serves 1 or 2 cups of coffee.
Recipes courtesy of the Steaming Cup, my coffee recipe ebook.
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