Sound familiar? It should…this coffee uses almost the exact same ingredients as the french toast I shared yesterday. I have heard of spiced coffee before and figured I could just try the same ingredients as the french toast. I loved it!
Orange, Spice and Everything Nice Coffee
- 2 heaping tablespoons of freshly ground coffee*
- 1/2 t cinnamon
- 1/4 t cloves
- 1/4 t nutmeg
- dash of allspice
- 1 heaping teaspoon orange zest
- 8 oz boiling water – let rest about 30 seconds after boiling
Mix all the ingredients into your french press.
Pour the water over the coffee mixture and give it a quick stir. Set the timer for 4 minutes.
After 4 minutes, slowly…press…down…
Can you see that deep mahogany color?
I warmed up about 1/3 c milk with 1 t of sugar in a mug before pouring in the coffee.
Slightly sweet and just the right balance of spices.
This was perfect accompaniment to the spiced french toast. With all the similar flavors, you might think it would be overkill. But the sweetness of the french toast with the slight bitterness of the coffee, along with the matching spice flavors, created a great meal.
*Note: The first time I made this, I used medium roast beans. I’ve since made it with a dark roast and liked the medium roast much better.