Make Your Own Flavored Coffee

19 May 2013

organic flavored coffee
Ever since I was a little girl I always had a special taste for coffee, I begged and pleaded with my grandparents (and parents) for just a little cup, most times it was extremely diluted but topped beautifully with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was wonderful, though it potentially stunted my growth to only 5'3 (pssh it was worth it!).  And over the past several years I've practically had to give the goods up because of pregnancies and nursing, but now since I have two toddlers I try to stay well caffeinated whether from my chai lattes (recipe here!) or from simple coffees. While shopping I always find myself reaching for flavored coffees but often put them back because of the artificial and "natural' flavors, yuck. So when I was in NC last week with my grandparents I came across something so amazing that I just couldn't wait to get home and try it. My first day there I was heavily in need of coffee after driving for 10 hours with my mom, and my grandmother brought over a cup of coffee, it tasted like biscotti, it was heaven. I finally asked her about a few days later and she clued me in that she adds cinnamon to the (dry) grounds. Oh my god. Flavored COFFEE! 

So a light went on, flavoring coffee with so many different flavors, it's as easy as sticking a vanilla bean in your coffee bag, or dashing some pumpkin pie spice. I opted for cinnamon because I adored the biscotti like flavor and I felt back at the cabin while drinking it. 

Biscotti Flavored Coffee - Cinnamon Coffee 
1 Heaping Cup of Ground Coffee
2-3 Tbsp. Ground Cinnamon
1 Mason Jar (Or Storage Container of Choice)

Combine ingredients and seal in air tight container, brew like usual, and enjoy!
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Also, Homemade Flavored Coffees Make Amazing Gifts! Wrap One Up and Impress Your Coffee Drinking Pals... 
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