Start by placing a coffee filter in your coffee pot and filling it with enough coffee grounds to make one pot. I usually use 1/2 cup of coffee grounds for 12 cups of coffee.
Pull some of your favorite spices from the cupboard and decide on a few that will blend well together, considering the different flavors and how they’ll pair with coffee.
I like to use cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans or ground vanilla, and whole cloves. Whole allspice, whole nutmeg, slices of fresh ginger, orange rinds, and fresh herbs are all great additions as well.
Add the spices to the filter basket, approximately 1 tablespoon of each to ensure a robust flavor.
Be careful not to fill the filter too high or grounds will overflow during the brewing process.
Turn the coffee machine on and let the pot brew as you normally would.
The result is a delicious pot of coffee infused with just a hint of spice, a subtle flavoring that’s perfect for the holiday season or any time of year.
Serve just black or add milk and sugar or your favorite creamer. Cinnamon sticks make great stirrers if you’re making spiced brewed coffee for friends.
This coffee recipe is so simple but a fun way to addd a little spice to your next pot!
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