Spiced Coffee Recipes
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Autumn and winter is the perfect time to be in the kitchen as you make your favourite comfort foods – from trying out autumn and winter fruits recipes, to finding new ways to use up cold-weather veggies. Looking to spice things up in the drinks department? Since cold weather is synonymous with hot drinks, we’ve put together some delicious spiced coffee recipes. From strong Irish coffees to chocolatey Mexican mochas, these spiced coffees make the most of aromatic and warming spices.
This recipe for spiced Irish coffee by The Spice Train is perfect if you need something a little stronger than your usual pick me up. Although technically a cocktail, we like to think it’s perfectly acceptable to drink at any time of the day. A traditional Irish coffee is made by combining freshly brewed coffee with Irish whiskey. It’s sweetened with sugar and then topped with whipped cream. This recipe adds pumpkin spice to the whipped cream for a festive feel. Pumpkin spice is similar to the British mixed spice, and includes cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, allspice.
Here’s another coffee recipe with a hint of alcohol. This recipe for spiced winter coffee from Dominican Cooking calls for Kahlua, a coffee liqueur from Mexico that contains rum, sugar and arabica coffee. Coffee beans are mixed with spices such as cardamom and star anise, and simmered over a low heat. Whip some cream up, mix the coffee with Kahlua and brown sugar, top with cinnamon and voila – the perfect indulgent dessert drink.
This recipe for Israeli cardamom coffee by Sweet C’s is a unique twist on the Middle Eastern mud coffee commonly found in Israeli coffee shops. Israeli coffee is known for its rich aroma and unique taste. It’s very strong compared to regular coffee and is usually served in espresso cups. You’ll need whole cardamom pods, ground cinnamon and some freshly grated ginger. Try making it the authentic way using a copper pot!
A Mexican mocha is a lovely way to kickstart your day, or just to curl up on a cold day with. This rich, chocolatey blend of coffee, cream, rustic spices and a spicy heat is a wonderful winter warmer. This recipe for Mexican mocha by A Spicy Perspective makes use of warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne pepper to create the perfect treat. And yes, you heard right. Don’t be afraid to use a pinch of cayenne pepper, as it’ll give you a nice kick to wake you up when you need it the most.
Moroccan spiced coffee is an aromatic blend of dark coffee and warm spices. If you’re travelling to Morocco however, you’ll find that it’s rarely served in street cafes as it’s typically made at home. But you don’t have to miss out, as you can easily make it yourself. This recipe for Moroccan coffee with six fragrant spices by The Hungry Traveller shows you how to do it. You can brew the coffee however you like, but make sure to choose a dark roast. The spices you’ll need are ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cardamom, ground cloves, ground black pepper and freshly grated nutmeg. You can even experiment with other spices like anise seed.
Just because it’s cooler weather, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an iced drink from time to time. We couldn’t resist including this recipe for chai spiced iced coffee by Chickpea Express. Just like pumpkin spice, chai spice is full of warming spices like cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves and nutmeg. You will need a cold brew pitcher or a French press to make your cold brew. Once you’ve combined your coffee grounds and spices, you’ll need to leave it in the fridge for up to 48 hours. The longer you leave it, the richer the flavour will come out. Alternatively, you can use our ready made chai spices.
Chukku kaapi is a popular south Indian speciality coffee. Unlike other coffees, chukku kaapi is used more as a remedy rather than a daily beverage. It has a multitude of health benefits, and is used to heal indigestion, nasal congestions, colds, sore throats, coughs and fevers. This recipe for spiced south Indian coffee by Panfusine shows you exactly how to make it. Simply mix coffee powder with the spice blend, which includes coriander, dried ginger, galangal, cardamom, cloves, long pepper and licorice root.
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