No, I don't mean cream or sugar.
My girlfriend just made me this huge pot of coffee with cinnamon actually poured over the grounds before it brews. Tastes amazing.
Anyone else ever done anything like this with other ingredients? My favorite part - no extra calories.
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I use cardamom when I brew coffee, probably once a week. (The rest of the time I just brew it black.) My mother used to do that when I was younger, as did my grandmother on occasion. It reminds me of them (and tastes amazing).
I like cinnamon, nutmeg and cocoa powder on top of the grounds. It's nice for a change.
My brother brought home some Cafe Touba from Senegal. It's got black pepper mixed in.
It's interesting, I didn't take sugar with mine.
We cold brew our coffee- when we first heard of it we tried approximately 72 oz of water (the biggest glass receptacle we had was an old Pyrex coffee maker 12 cups) and close to a pound of freshly ground beans. Let it sit overnight, filter it, fridge it preferably in a vacuum sealed glass container. I have Italian juice containers- 1 liter that work great- it's all in the air tight seal. This concentrate will fridge for 3 weeks- but, it won't last that long!
To make hot coffee: add about 1/3 of your coffee mug as coffee concentrate and the rest cream (if you use it) and water. Then heat it. This also makes the best iced coffee ever- ever.
Here's an solid all around explanation: http://www.americastestkitchenfeed.com/do-it-yourself/2011/08/how-to-make-cold-brew-coffee/ (We use the Toddy product now because it's just easier for ahem, the coffee "maker" which isn't me- I was fine w the stuff we already owned.)
Second the cardamom sprinkle, and the cinnamon. I have a homemade concoction of cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg in the old nutmeg shaker that is great with coffee, hot milk, cocoa. I don't use it often, but it's great tasting and works really well with warm milk to help me relax at night.
I've tried adding ground vanilla beans to the grounds during brewing, although I cannot say I experienced an improved "mmm, good" experience.
According to Bulletproof, who sells this product:
Adding a pinch of Upgraded Vanilla to a warm cup of Bulletproof Coffee turns it into a creamy concoction that could easily be mistaken for molten ice cream. Not only does vanilla taste good in coffee, it also raises your catecholamine levels, just like coffee does (4). This adds a small kick to your morning routine while improving brain function and concentration.