Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cinnamon Spice



Starting my morning out right as often as I can, I like to sit out on my patio with a cup of fresh brewed coffee and whatever I happen to be reading at the moment. It's been even better lately as the leaves fall from my big birch tree and swirl around me, while the squirrels hop about the yard foraging and the crows caw over head. So, how could I improve on it any more than that? With a big old cup of cinnamon spiced coffee in my favorite mug of all time. Here's how I make my yummy treat, in case any of you may want to try it.

Cinnamon Spice Coffee:
* First I add my coffee grounds as usual - I use one Tbsp for every 1 cup of water.
* Then, I add 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon to the grounds for every 1 Tbsp of coffee. If you're using a bold coffee the cinnamon flavor is sort of mild, if you're using a medium coffee the flavor is a bit more noticeable. You can tweek how much you add based on your taste preference.

- Now, people have asked me why I brew the cinnamon through the filter with the grounds and the answer is simple enough. If you sprinkle cinnamon into your coffee, it will either float on top or sink to the bottom. It is very difficult to get it to dissolve properly and you really don't get the nice cinnamon flavor from it that you're probably going for.-

* Brew coffee as usual and wait with anticipation!
* I then add my condiments. I use significantly less sugar when I brew this coffee than usual and add only a splash or two of milk.
* Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg.
* Sit outside in the Autumn air and enjoy!

16 comments:

  1. Thank you! This is nice I have been looking for some new coffee recipes to try out!

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  2. This sounds comforting and cozy. Must try!

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  3. We used to make this when we had the traditional coffee pot. Now we have one of those grinder/brew ones and you can't add cinnamon while it's brewing. I do remember that intoxicating scent. Cinnamon also rocks at stabilizing blood sugar. I put it in my cream of wheat every morning.

    That last line made me sound 80fucking9 years old.

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  4. A really nice idea that I will try as soon as when I have no baby sleeping on me. I even have some cream to whip.
    yum.

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  5. Thank you so much for this recipe! I love coffee and cinnamon has got to be one of my favourite spices, so the two together makes a great combo! I never thought of putting the cinnamon in with the coffee grounds before, but that definitely makes more sense than sprinkling them in after the coffee has brewed!

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  6. I am not really coffee drinker, more of a tea person, but this looks so yummy and cute in your adorable mug I would have to give it a try! Or, the tea in the last post is probably more my speed.

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  7. Yum! I've been having cinnamon in my coffee for a while now and can't recommend it enough! Unfortunately, though I like to sit outside, like yourself, with my coffee we have a MAJOR box elder bug infestation going on in this part of Wisconsin and it kind of creeps me out! Now I'll think of you in the morning when I have my coffee tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I am definitely going to have to try this over the weekend. Yum.

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  9. Ohhh sounds yummy. thanks for sharing
    hugs June x

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  10. That must be the taste of Autumn. Wonderful idea. I never thought of brewing cinnamon with my coffee. So simple. Can't wait to try it!
    Brightest blessings.

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  11. I tried it yesterday-really lovely it was too-thanks for sharing

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  12. This sounds YUMMY!!! And your mug is ADORABLE!!! I need a special Halloween mug!!!

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