Kick your coffee up a notch with this Gingerbread Coffee recipe!  This coffee includes real, festive spices and none of those artificial “Gingerbread-like” flavors that you will find at some popular coffee shops.  You start with one cup of ground coffee.  If you do not have ground coffee, you can buy some already ground or you will need a coffee grinder! There are many different types of coffee grinders, from manual to electric.  Usually you can find one that will do the job for around $15-$20.  Once you have your ground coffee beans, stir together your beans and spices (cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg and cloves) until well combined.  If you are not ready to make the coffee just yet, just make sure you store the mix in an airtight container at room temperature until you are ready to bust it out!

For this Gingerbread Coffee, just brew your coffee as you normally would.  If you are using a drip coffee maker, we suggest using a little over 4 teaspoons of your coffee mix per 6 cups of water.  In our recipe, we are using a French Press coffee maker. 

The coffee we are using is by Curiosity Coffee.  Curiosity Coffee does one thing, really really well.  Coffee! Curiosity Coffee combines the deep, rich complex graham and citrus notes of Ethiopian coffee beans with the bold, herbal and earthy aromas of Sumatran beans. By doing this, they discovered a coffee that they liked A LOT…and they call it Sumopian™.  It’s a really unique blend that we think you’re going to love!  We pour our Gingerbread Coffees right into our Healthy Human 20 oz Cruiser in Black Tie. 

If you want to add a little creaminess to your coffee, you have a lot of great tasting options.  You can add a splash of plant-based milk like cashew milk, almond milk or you could even use our Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer!  Also, if you are in the mood for a festive Holiday creamer, you can always add in a taste of our Coconut Eggnog Recipe  for a seasonal treat!  For extra happiness, top your coffee with some coconut whipped cream for some added sweetness!

Did you know? Gingerbread wasn’t always thought of as festive cookies around the holidays! Ginger root was first cultivated in ancient China, where it was commonly used as a medical treatment.  Henry VIII apparently used a ginger concoction in hopes of building a resistance to the plague!  Even today, we use ginger as an effective remedy for nausea and other stomach ailments.

In Medieval England, the term “gingerbread” simply meant ‘preserved ginger’ and wasn’t applied to the delicious desserts we associate it with today.   Now, we usually associate the sweet treat with any dessert that combines ginger with honey or molasses.  Yumm!

If you are looking for another great coffee recipe to get you through your work week, check out our Creamy Butter Coffee!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup ground coffee
  • heaping 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • heaping ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. cloves
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

DIRECTIONS

  1. Stir together ground coffee and spices until well combined. Store in a dark, airtight container at room temperature until ready to use.
  2. Brew coffee as you normally would. I use 4 ½ tablespoons of coffee per 6 cups of water in my drip coffee maker.

Source: http://kristineskitchenblog.com/easyrecipe-print/7134-0/

Featured Cobrands: Curiosity Coffee

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