Add Spice to Your Morning Coffee

by | Dec 9, 2020 | Beverages, Winter | 0 comments

I received a question from a reader about how to improve the flavor of coffee with herbs and spices. Not being a coffee drinker, I asked some fellow herb enthusiasts for ideas. They were so creative, I thought I should pass along their ideas:

A Hint of Spice – “When I want a special coffee, I crush a bit of cinnamon stick and grated nutmeg into the coffee grounds before brewing.  It mellows out the coffee and tastes lovely.”

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Herbs With Coffee – “I use fresh stevia leaves on top of the grounds when I make coffee.  Mexican Marigold Mint (Tagetes lucida) leaves are also good.  Experiment with it to suit your taste!”

Constant Comment For Coffee – “I love to put really good coffee in the basket, then a big chunk of orange peel, a few whole cloves, and a stick of cinnamon in the bottom of the pot, so that they steep longer than they would with the grounds in the basket.”

A Puerto Rican Twist – “I happen to love spiced coffee especially in the winter. Being from Puerto Rico I like ‘café con leche’ (coffee with milk or, as the French call it, ’cafe au lait’) but unlike the usual Puerto Rican coffee I like to add a pinch each of powdered nutmeg, cinnamon, green cardamom, cloves, and a few drops of vanilla – not many, it can get bitter. Very tasty!”

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