Thursday, May 31, 2007

I thought I would share one of my favourite little tricks for jazzing up a plain cup of brewed coffee. A little spice can go a long way.
I always have a hard time stirring powdered spices into a cup of coffee, though I love the flavours. So if you want to spice up your coffee and hate working with ground spices, try adding them before you brew your coffee.
If you are using a regular drip coffee maker, add a 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon to the coffee grounds before starting the brew cycle. Or even add 5 or 6 whole cloves. Or both. Whatever spices you like in your coffee can be added this way, leaving you with flavourful coffee without all the messing stirring.
An added bonus is that the aroma from your spicy additions will fill the house as your coffee is brewing.

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