How to make a good spiced coffee

Spiced Coffee

Do you want a coffee but would you like to try a different taste from the usual?

Do you want to impress your
friends with a coffee with warm exotic notes, or simply are you
a coffee lover and do you wish to make it special? The spices
that go well with coffee are many and there are many possible
combinations. You can choose between cocoa, cinnamon, star
anise, cardamom, nutmeg, pepper and many more. There are
no precise doses, all depends on your tastes. With regard to the
type of ground coffee, you should choose a good mixture of
Arabian, whose taste is more delicate. If you are used to buy
coffee already ground you can add the chopped spices and
leave them in a sealed jar ready to use. Do not leave them
already chopped too long though, because they would lose the
aroma.
Italian Coffee

Instructions to make a delicious spiced coffee

1. In a coffee maker for three people put water in the tank and
the coffee in the filter. Do not fill it too much to leave a little
space for spices that you decide to add. You alternate to the
coffee powder, cinnamon, cloves, cocoa or a pinch of white
pepper, so that the spices mingling with coffee blend evenly.
Therefore you should avoid putting the whole compacted
cinnamon on top because being very end, it may create a cap
clogging the holes in the filter.
2. Once the coffee is ready, we can put in the cup white or
brown sugar in varying amounts depending on the degree of
sweetness desired. Usually everybody puts sugar in coffee, but
what about honey coffee? You can experiment with different
types of honey to determine which flavor best suits the type of
coffee you drink. Try honey coffee yourself and see what you
think. It will add its own subtle flavor to your coffee.
Creamy Italian Coffee

When to taste your coffee

When is the perfect moment to taste a delicious spiced
coffee? Certainly one of that is every early morning before to
leave for work: it is a brief moment of calm when you can taste
a delicious coffee.
If you love the feeling of the warm cup between your hands
and smelling the gorgeous aroma of spiced coffee, you would
sit in your serene surroundings, drinking your strong, black,
full flavored coffee that wakes you up, with delicious tastes
and exquisite smells.
You can enjoy your coffee also after lunch or, in general, to
drink coffee after a good meal: it is the best way to finish
eating.
But, of course, you can have more than one or two cups each
day. If you are going to have time when you are out and about
to make a coffee stop, you might choose to have your ‘coffee
moment’ in a nice cafe, catching up with the news or reading a
few pages of a book.
Because coffee is one of life’s absolute pleasures, you can
drink it also with your friends and share with them this unique
pleasure. It is wonderful to talk with someone while you are
tasting a good coffee.
To drink coffee in the evening could be instead a problem
because you could not close your eyes all night long! But
coffee has not the same effect to everyone, so if you don’t have
any problem to drink coffee in the evening, take advantage of it
when the sun come down and the air begin to fresh as you
carry your perfect coffee out into the garden: stay among
colorful flowers and their scent would be carried to you on a
light breeze and it would mingle with the lovely aroma of your
spiced coffee.

Recipes

Coffee with chocolate and cinnamon
Ingredients: coffee powder, cocoa, cinnamon.
Preparation: fill half the coffee filter (in this case for 1 cup),
add the tip of a teaspoon of cocoa and cinnamon, cover with
another teaspoon of coffee till to fill the filter. Remember that
cinnamon and cocoa already give a sweet taste to coffee and
some might prefer it unsweetened.

Coffee blended
Ingredients: 4 cardamom seeds, 2 cloves, a stick of cinnamon,
half a star anise, 4 vanilla seeds, a teaspoon of nutmeg.
Preparation: stir the mixture of spices with coffee powder to
prepare a delicious drink.

Coffee with cinnamon, honey and cocoa
Ingredients: coffee, cinnamon, 1 clove, cocoa powder, honey, a
dash of brandy.
Preparation: add in the coffee maker clove and cinnamon (as
much as you wish). In the cup you put a teaspoon of brandy
and cocoa powder. Use honey instead of sugar.
Coffee with chocolate and milk
Ingredients for 2 cups: 200 ml of milk, 50 g of dark chocolate,
1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 whole cloves, 1
teaspoon nutmeg, 2 cardamom pods, 3 peppercorns, coffee
powder.
Preparation: chop finely all the spices except the cinnamon,
and mix them with coffee powder. Prepare the coffee maker.
Put the chocolate, milk, sugar and cinnamon in a small thickbottomed
pan and let it heat on low heat, stirring until
ingredients are completely melted and blended. Bring to a boil,
then remove from heat. Meanwhile, put the coffee maker on
the fire and when the coffee is ready, pour it into the pan with
the melted chocolate and milk. Mix gently and remove the
cinnamon sticks. Pour the spiced coffee in two cups or tall
glasses.

Coffee with cocoa and vanilla
Ingredients: coffee powder, cocoa powder, milk and vanilla
bean.
Preparation: In a small cup of coffee, add half a cup of
chocolate obtained by boiling the milk with a vanilla bean and
cocoa. If you want you can to add whipped cream.

Coffee with vanilla
Ingredients: coffee powder and vanilla.
Preparation: take 250 g. of coffee, put it in a hermetically
sealed jar along with three vanilla beans cut in half, mix well
and leave it closed at least three days. Then, remove the vanilla
- that you can reuse until it loses the flavor - and you use it like
you do normally. The same thing you do with nutmeg and
cinnamon sticks.

Coffee with brandy and cinnamon
Ingredients for 4 cups: fresh cream, cognac, sugar, a cinnamon
stick, 4 orange peel.
Preparation: firstly mount slightly the fresh cream with a
whisk. In a saucepan put the brandy, sugar, a cinnamon stick
and about 4 orange peel. Put the pan on a stove over low heat
for about 1-2 minutes and stir slowly with a spoon. Meanwhile,
with the coffee maker make the quantity of coffee for four
people. Prepare four cups in which you serve coffee; they
should not be too small. Then break down the cognac in the
four cups. Add to each cup of brandy a cup of coffee. Mix it.
Add the cream to each cup making her gently down on the
coffee. Sprinkle the top of the cream with a little of cinnamon
powder and also wanting a bit of cocoa powder. Serve hot.

Coffee with mint and chilli
Ingredients: dried mint leaves, half dried chili and 250 g. of
coffee beans.
Preparation: place a handful of dried mint leaves, half dried
chili and 250 grams of coffee beans in a jar, let it sit for two
days. Then ground finely and add the mixture to the coffee
powder. Mint and coffee seem irreconcilable, but the two
flavors will blend harmoniously instead and pepper will add a
touch pleasantly spicy.

Coffee with cardamom and ginger
Ingredients: 150 g. coffee powder, 15 cloves, 30 peppercorns,
6 cardamom pods, 24 grains of anise, a pinch of nutmeg,
cinnamon, dried ginger.
Preparation: reduce powdered spices. We do not recommend
to buy the spices already ground, because many times they are
mixed with other substances and more quickly lose the scent.
Mix the spices to the coffee powder. Store the mixture in an
airtight box. Once brewed coffee, served with cane sugar. The
ginger and pepper will give to coffee a very pungent aroma.

Coffee with hazelnut and vanilla
Ingredients: coffee beans, hazelnuts and vanilla.
Preparation: ground coffee beans with hazelnuts and place the
mixture in a jar, add the vanilla and let stand for two days.
Then add the mixture to the coffee powder.

Coffee with cocoa and cinnamon
Ingredients: ground coffee, cocoa and cinnamon.
Preparation: put in the coffee filter: coffee, cocoa and
cinnamon (if you want even a hint of white pepper and cloves),
alternating them so you will distribute the flavor without
clogging the filter. You can sweeten with honey or brown
sugar, but remember that cinnamon and cocoa give already a
sweet taste.

Coffee with star anise
Ingredients: coffee powder, star anise.
Preparation: add a pinch of star anise powder in the filter
along with the coffee powder. After lunch it is a good
digestive.

Coffee with liqueur and spices
Ingredients: coffee powder, 2 tablespoons of cognac, 2 cloves,
1 cinnamon stick, 4 pieces of orange peel and 4 pieces of
lemon peel.
Preparation: put in a saucepan 2 tablespoons of cognac, 2
cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, 4 pieces of orange peel and 4 pieces
of lemon peel and boil all, making sure that it does’t burn.
Prepare 4 cups of coffee and add the filtered boiling mixture.
Then enjoy your coffee.

Coffee with vanilla and cinnamon
Ingredients: coffee powder, nutmeg, 1 clove, 1 small piece of
cinnamon, some vanilla seeds.
Preparation: prepare the coffee and put it in a container that
can keep warm in a double boiler, add a pinch of nutmeg, 1
clove, 1 small piece of cinnamon, some vanilla seeds and let it
warm to brew a few minutes, filter and serve. For a nice effect,
choose some beautiful coffee cups.

Coffee with pink pepper
Ingredients: coffee powder, chocolate chips, pink pepper.
Preparation: in a cup of hot coffee add chocolate chips, which
melt immediately, and a pinch of pink pepper. Serve it hot.

Cold coffee with orange
Ingredients for 3 cups: coffee, ¾ cup orange juice, orange rind,
4 tablespoons cream, sugar to taste.
Preparation: prepare the coffee. Peel the orange and allow the
rind to seep in the coffee until completely cold. Strain and mix
with the orange juice, the sugar, and the cream. Serve on ice.
Decorate with orange.

Coffee with cinnamon and orange
Ingredients: coffee powder, cinnamon, orange blossom water.
Preparation: mix cinnamon and coffee in the filter and put it in
the coffee maker. When the coffee is ready, add in your cup
half a teaspoon of orange blossom water. Can be further
flavored with vanilla sugar.

Coffee with rum and orange
Ingredients for 4 cups: ground coffee, 2 cinnamon sprigs, 1
rind of one orange, 4 small glasses rum.
Preparation: make 4 short coffees. Pour into an earthenware
pot and place over low heat. Add the cinnamon and the orange
peel. Heat the rum and pour it over the coffee.
Coffee with rum and cinnamon

Ingredients: half a cup dark rum, 1 cinnamon sticks into pieces,
6 whole cloves, 4 cups of coffee.
Preparation: mix the ingredients with the hot coffee and let
stand for at least 2 hours to allow the spices to release their
aroma. Heat when ready to serve.

Coffee with rum
Ingredients: coffee powder, brown sugar, rum.
Preparation: prepare 1 cup of hot coffee and let fully dissolve
2 tablespoons of brown sugar without it cools down, then add 2
tablespoons of rum. If you want you can add a tablespoon of
whipped cream.

Coffee with coconut
Ingredients: coffee powder, vanilla, coconut milk.
Preparation: add to coffee a splash of vanilla extract and a bit
of coconut milk. You'll discover how these blend flavors.
Alternatively, you can use almond milk. In both cases, you
don’t need add sugar into the coffee.

Coffee with ginger
Ingredients: coffee powder, ginger, sugar.
Preparation: put water, coffee and ginger (minced fine) and
sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. As
soon as the coffee stops boiling, put it back on the heat, bring
to a boil again and remove it again. Repeat for the third time
the same operation, then wait a minute before serving so that
the remaining coffee powder and ginger will settle on the
bottom. This coffee is served in small cups with biscuits with
honey than with their sweetness mitigate the pungent taste of
ginger.

Coffee with cardamom
Ingredients: coffee beans, 3-4 cardamom seeds, sugar.
Preparation: finely grind in a mortar 2 tablespoons of Arabica
coffee beans with 3-4 cardamom seeds till to obtain a fine
mixture. Put the powder, about 1 teaspoon per person, in a
small saucepan with 1 cup of water per person plus half a cup
(which will evaporate). Add the sugar. Bring to a boil and
remove from heat. As soon as the coffee stops boiling, put it
back on the heat, bring to a boil again and remove it again.
Repeat for the third time the same operation, then wait a
minute before serving so that the remaining coffee and
cardamom powder is at the bottom. Usually it is served bitter.

Coffee with figs
Ingredients for 4 cups: 2 fresh figs, Amaretto (almond liqueur),
1 cinnamon stick, 4 cloves, 1 pinch of cardamom, 1 pinch of
nutmeg, 40 g. of sugar.
Preparation: cut the figs in half and marinate for 15 minutes in
the Amaretto liqueur. Candy with the rest of the ingredients
and cook for 5 minutes, then pour over the coffee and serve it
into 4 mugs. Finish with a dash of Amaretto on the coffee and
serve.

Indian coffee
Ingredients for 4 cups: 4 tablespoons ground coffee, 4
tablespoons molasses, 4 tablespoons rum, 4 tablespoons
coconut milk.
Preparation: prepare the coffee and sweeten it with molasses.
Pour in the rum and mix with the coconut milk.

Coffee with honey
Ingredients for 2 cups: coffee, ½ cup milk, 2 teaspoons honey,
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, dash ground nutmeg, ¼
teaspoon vanilla powder.
Preparation: a large portion of coffee drinkers adding a bit of
cream and or sugar to their cups. If you like your coffee
sweetened, you can sweeten your coffee with honey. Stir the
mixture of cinnamon and nutmeg with coffee powder. Boil
until heated through. Place 1 teaspoon honey and 1/4 teaspoon
vanilla powder in each glass. Pour the very hot coffee into the
glasses. Add milk.