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How to Make Spiced Coffee

Add This Ingredient to Your Coffee Pot For a Sweeter Sip

Here's an easy way to spice up your morning coffee routine: add a generous pinch of cardamom to the grounds for a sweeter-tasting sip, no sugar needed. This highly aromatic spice is a traditional addition to Arabic coffee (particularly in Turkey and Saudi Arabia), as it adds a subtle warmth of flavor and rounds out the coffee beans' harsh, bitter edge. It's up to you whether you add sugar, cream, or milk to your mug, but don't mess with one constant: make sure to add the cardamom to the coffee grounds rather than a mug of brewed coffee so as to avoid adding gritty texture. Ground cinnamon can be added to coffee using the same method for a different, but similar, spin.

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misslilad misslilad 7 years
been doing this for years since i learned the trick from my favorite brunch place. makes even the cheapest coffee taste yummy and people will tell you that that old chock'full'o'nuts is delicious
astessame astessame 7 years
I was shown this trick at work when I switched departments about a year ago and have been doing it at home ever since. For people who like and buy cinnamon flavored creamers--this is so much better tasting and waaayyy cheaper. I never realized so many others were doing it too, it's a great idea. If you haven't tried it yet--go for it!
swag1 swag1 7 years
This is what people did historically to cut coffee and make it more cheaply (see: chicory in New Orleans). If you really want more flavorful coffee, simply use better coffee instead of turning it into a dessert topping.
busybeegal busybeegal 7 years
I've done this for years. It is definitely subtle, but noticeable enough that people are always blown away by my coffee. Solid tip!
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
so, this is the best tip ever! i like how i add cinnamon to nearly everything yet i have never done this to coffee.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
I saw this on McCormicks site and it's just as good with other spices - nutmeg is my fave, must be fresh not that ground stuff! :hohoho:
AshleyOhio AshleyOhio 7 years
Gonna try this tomorrow! Recently heard to add a sprinkle of salt to an old cup before microwaving...freshens it up! Definitely works but have to be sure not to oversalt
Brandi13jrm Brandi13jrm 7 years
We've added pumpkin pie spice to the ground coffee before brewing... sooo good!
rivekkah rivekkah 7 years
I've never thought about doing this! What a great idea.
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 7 years
I always do this, I never knew anybody else did! Thought I thought of it myself, Lol. I also use pumpkin pie spice and various extracts instead of cinnamon, for variety. I have tried vanilla, rum, mint and almond extract and they were all good.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I always add cinnamon to my coffee after I pour it, but adding it before brewing it is a great idea! Thanks for the tip!
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