Aromatic brown spices make everything better, from pies to muffins. They do wonders for coffee as well. You might be familiarized with the famous pumpkin spice latte, one of the most popular spiced coffee drinks, but there are more, many more.
Just like there are endless spice combinations, there’s an infinite number of spiced coffee recipes. Today, I’m sharing mine with you. This one’s all about mixing and matching spices to give a tasty cup of coffee a festive and heartwarming personality. Let’s see if it makes you feel as comfy as it makes me feel.
To make spice coffee, you need coffee, of course. I use a French press and medium-roast Arabica for this one to let the spices shine through. This is one of the mildest and less astringent types of coffee you can make.
As for the spices, anything goes, but I love mixing cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg and ginger for mine. It sounds like Christmas, right? Well, it tastes like it as well.
To make this seasonal treat, ideal for chilly evenings under the blanket, you need a French press, although any coffee maker works fine. You can even use a shot of espresso and water it down a bit or add milk.
Blend the spices before adding them to the coffee, then stir the spice mix into the coffee a little at a time you don’t want to overdo it. Taste and adjust.
If using a French press, add all the spices and the ground coffee into the container and pour hot water over the mixture. You’ll have to experiment a little to find the proper technique and spices that feel right to you. Trying out different proportions is fun, though, so you’ll have a blast!
Place the coffee, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg and ginger into a spice or coffee grinder and pulse until finely ground.
Pour two tablespoons of the spiced coffee mixture into a French press.
Boil the water in a kettle.
Pour the water into the French press, stir and let it rest for 3-4 minutes.
Place the plunger and press it. Pour the spiced coffee immediately into two cups.
Sweeten to taste with brown sugar and optionally add cream.