Don”t you hate how whenever you make coffee at home it can never live up to what they serve in those recyclable cups with the green woman on it? (You know who I”m talking about.) Well not sure about you, but I”m tired of it. Making coffee at home is so much cheaper, but it”s only worth it if it tastes like the real deal. Therefore, it”s time to get down to business. Here are some tricks you can do at home to make your morning (or afternoon, or mid-afternoon, or evening pick-me-up) brew taste like utter happiness. Let the spices ensue! Grab these on the next trip the grocery store:
Add a little allspice to your coffee grounds before brewing! Mmm spicy delight.
Many people like to add a dash of cardamom to their grounds before brewing. Yum!
Add a bit of cinnamon to your coffee grounds before brewing. You can even throw a stick in there, or add a stick to your bag of coffee beans to give them a hint of flavor before grinding.
Many people add a pinch of salt to their coffee grounds before brewing because it”s supposed to take out the bitterness of the coffee and boost up the flavor. Apparently many restaurants do this to their generic, bland coffee. Worth a try!
Add some nutmeg to your coffee grounds before brewing for a Fall/Winter flavor.
Vanilla beans! Yum. Grind these with your coffee beans. You can also try making vanilla sugar — take 2 vanilla bean pods, put in an 8oz jar, fill the jar to within an inch from the top with sugar, close up and shake. Let stand for about a day or two, turning jar several times throughout. And voila, vanilla sugar! Try not to eat it before it makes it into your coffee cup.
Pop a few of these babies on top of your coffee grounds before brewing, or sprinkle the already ground stuff. I love cloves in cookies, so I can only imagine it would be delicious in coffee as well.
Also, we love Pumpkin Pie Spice. But if you already have the ingredients at home, why not save your $$ and make it yourself? Joy the Baker teaches us how. Sprinkle this on top of your coffee grounds, or even after your coffee is made! Maybe on top of some whipped cream? Delicious!
How do you prepare your coffee at home?