Pumpkin Spice Coffee

  • PrepTime: 15 Mins
  • CookTime: 0 Mins
  • TotalTime: 15 Mins

Ingredient

  1. 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  2. 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  4. 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  5. 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  6. 1/4 cup ground coffee
  7. 1 to 2 teaspoons raw sugar, optional and to taste

Instruction

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.
  3. Mix well to combine.
  4. Transfer to a jar with a tight seal and store along with other spices. It will stay fresh for a few months.
  5. To brew coffee, add 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice mix on top of 1/4 cup of ground coffee in your favorite brewer filled with the required amount of water.
  6. Using a fork, mix the spices into the coffee grounds. Brew as normal.
  7. Pour the brewed coffee into a mug and sweeten with raw sugar if desired.
  8. Serve and enjoy.

Note

  1. Though each brewer is different and you should always adjust it to your personal taste, the "golden rule" ratio is 1 to 2 tablespoons ground coffee for every 6 to 8 ounces of water.
  2. For the best-tasting pumpkin spice coffee, use whole coffee beans, and grind them fresh each time. Make sure the grind size is a good match for your brewer.
  3. If you measure ground coffee by the spoon or weight, 1/4 cup equals 4 tablespoons and about 20 grams of medium grind.
  4. While you could leave the spice mix in a pile on top of the coffee grounds, it's best to mix them in. Particularly with the metal filters of some brewers, the ground spices will get gummy when wet and can clog up the tiny holes.
  5. Pre-ground spices make this a quick spice blend to mix up. If you prefer, process whole spices individually using a spice grinder then mix them together.
  6. Switch to allspice instead of cloves. Whole cloves and allspice will work but use just a couple. Don't go overboard on either spice because they can easily overpower the coffee and give it a musky bitterness.
  7. Use this flavored coffee to quickly make a pumpkin spice latte: Brew the coffee extra strong (or use a moka pot for stovetop espresso) with 1/2 teaspoon extra of the pumpkin spice mix for more flavor. Froth milk on the stovetop and add it to the hot coffee.