Chai Flavored Coffee

Chai means tea but it has a distinctive flavor. To make your coffee have a similar flavor, try adding the flavors below to your filter basket and brew. Spoon the amount of the mixture you usually use for the amount of water you usually use and then brew normally.

Ingredients:
1 cup ground coffee
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ginger

Using Coffee Grounds

We’ve talked before about what to do with used coffee grounds. We found a few recipes on Livestrong.com that had some good ideas. We didn’t seem too crazy with the idea of the first one called “Spent Coffee and Salt Baked Heirloom Carrots” but there were some others that we might like to try.

You can use coffee grounds in “Red-Eye Gravy” by adding used coffee grounds to bacon grease. Another idea which sounds totally good is to add a tablespoon to overnight oats along with the chia – it would be fun to figure out which spots are chia and which are grounds!

Another totally good sounding idea is to add about 1/3 cup to brownie batter. One last idea they gave was to add it to marinade for beef or pork recipes. Add the grounds to cacao nibs, vinegar, honey, and basil. Sounds very different but might be really good.

See the recipes here

Dalgona Coffee

A newish coffee drink making the news these days is a frothy whipped coffee called dalgona coffee. This coffee drink seems to have viral in Korea during the Covid-19 quarantines.

You roughly need about 2 Tbs instant coffee, 2 Tbs sugar, and 2 Tbs hot water. You mix them together in a bowl and whip with a whisk (or beat with beaters) until thick and creamy. It is helpful if you have an electric whisk because it can take a while to get the right thick whipped consistency. The reason to use instant coffee is because it dissolves.

To make the drink, pour milk into a glass over ice cubes about 3/4 of the way and then top with the frothed coffee.

Coffee at Home

Since everyone is more or less stuck at home due to Covid-19, you might be bored or looking for some kind of diversion. Why not explore some recipes using coffee?

The Victor crew found some recipes on Starbucks site. They range from coffee drinks to smoothie bowls to cakes. There are also recipes for chocolate covered coffee beans and how to do latte art!

Many of the recipes are coffee go-withs and some are made with coffee as an ingredient. Make a coffee cake or frittata to go with your brew. Or perhaps you want to make a fancy coffee drink.

Check out their recipes here: https://athome.starbucks.com/recipe/

Coffee for Christmas

Try something new for Christmas or whatever your holiday is this season…

Add some spices to your grounds, like brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. When done, add some whipped cream and top with red and green sprinkles, crushed gingerbread, or crushed peppermints.

Buy a Christmas-flavored coffee, or a flavored creamer.

Add eggnog and nutmeg to your coffee.

If you drink coldbrew coffee, and want some spices, you may need to dissolve the spices in a little bit of hot water before adding it.