I used to hate coffee. It tasted bitter, even if it was flavored, and was always one of the dullest parts of my morning. I would make it each morning, because it was kind of just what you did before grad school, and then I would drink a luke warm, bitter, and watery mess on my way in to class. The only time I really enjoyed it was the one day I week I would treat myself to a Starbucks Latte, if I got there early enough.
I enjoyed the smell, the feel of a warm cup in my hand, and that was about it.
Then one day I found Pumpkin Spice Coffee (not the latte, because that tastes like vomit to me) and with a little creamer (and a lesson or two on how to use a french press) I actually enjoyed coffee. And lately, I’ve been digging a creamy, warm and spicy pumpkin coffee. We officially decided Pumpkin Spice Coffee should be available year round, but alas, it is not. So for those moths you run out or if you can’t find Pumpkin in your favorite brew (blonde roast or organic or fair trade, you get the idea) you can still enjoy the Pumpkin Spice.
Even better, if you don’t drink coffee, you can add this to hot tea or almond milk for a lovely coffeehouse-style drink.
Makes 1 large french press
1 tsp ginger powder
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp all spice
Add ingredients to your coffee grounds before brewing. You can adjust more or less, depending on how strong you like. I brew in a french press, which makes 2.5 cups of coffee. Brew, pour, and add creamer (I prefer to use organic vanilla soy creamer for the nutty flavor) and sip.
If you’d like to add to just one cup at a time, you can add to your coffee, tea, or even warm almond milk. Sprinkle it into your drink, and stir it in.
*If needed, you can blend in a blender to mix the ingredients, especially when adding cream or not brewing in a coffee pot.
It’s so simple and so delicious, giving you the taste of fall and pumpkin spices anytime you crave them. Perhaps serve with a slice of pie or a warm, blueberry crumble.
Are you a PSL lover or a pumpkin-spiced coffee nut? I prefer the spices, without the coffee. What about you?
Peace and Love,