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Orange, Spice & Everything Nice…Coffee

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!

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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

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Mix all the ingredients into your french press.spiced coffee-2

Pour the water over the coffee mixture and give it a quick stir. Set the timer for 4 minutes.spiced coffee-3

After 4 minutes, slowly…press…down…

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Can you see that deep mahogany color?spiced coffee-7

I warmed up about 1/3 c milk with 1 t of sugar in a mug before pouring in the coffee.spiced coffee-8

Slightly sweet and just the right balance of spices.spiced coffee-9

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.spiced coffee & french toast-1

*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.

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  • Katie
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    ahhh, it’s beautiful! I miss coffee so much!!

    • Teri
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      can you not have coffee when you’re pregnant???

  • Liz @ Blog is the New black
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    Yum! I need to get a french press…

    • Teri
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      You could do this with any type of coffee maker I bet!

  • Ally
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    omg this looks amazing. I am going to try it when I get home to my french press!

  • Lauren
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    Spiced coffee is the best…I love cinnamon coffee!

  • Ashley
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    holy crap woman!!! Amazing!! Love all of the photos..pretty light!

    • Teri
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      THANK YOU! It was really pretty light! I still need to work on composition and learning Lightroom (and oh hey, maybe touching my ISO) but once in a while I get lucky! 🙂

  • Pure2raw twins
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    OMG! I need to get my french press back from my mom. I have been enjoying Starbucks Christmas blend, which has a little bit of spice in it : )

    • Teri
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      I’ve never tried their Christmas blend. Sounds like I need to!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
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    oh yum…i miss our french press so much!

    • Teri
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      You could probably use any type of coffee maker for this!

  • Caitlin
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    I agree, these photos are beautiful! My friend is asking for a french press for Christmas so perhaps I will get the ingredients for this blend and make a cute little DIY gift for her. Thanks!!

    • Teri
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      aw, thank you!

      that would be SUCH a cute gift!

  • Angie @ Everyday Inspirations
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    Teri I love it! This looks so yummy! Too bad I just brewed this morning’s coffee or I totally would have made it today! Love it paired with the french toast!

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In
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    OOooh I need to search the cabinets and see if we have a french press so I can try it. Something tells me mixing the spices into a drip coffee maker won’t produce the same results…

  • Samantha
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    This looks terrific! I’ve never made coffee in anything other than my coffee pot 🙂

  • Sharron Clemons
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    Teri I love it! This looks so yummy! Too bad I just brewed this morning’s coffee or I totally would have made it today! Love it paired with the french toast!

  • Nona Mills
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    I’ve never tried their Christmas blend. Sounds like I need to!

  • Heather
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    I cold-brew coffee in my French press overnight several times a week, and will try this with tonight’s batch! Love a good twist on my morning brew.