Your steaming cup of coffee is made extra special with a hint of warm gingerbread spices. Relax and enjoy a quiet moment to yourself with a mug of this Gingerbread Coffee.
Is Christmas really the day after tomorrow? How did that happen?! I finally got around to wrapping some gifts last night, and I did lots of holiday baking over the weekend. Is your shopping done? What last-minute preparations are still on your to-do list?
No matter how much you have left to do, I hope you’re finding time to sit down, relax, and enjoy the season. I love to take a few minutes in the morning or evening to sit by the light of the Christmas tree and enjoy a warm beverage. Lately that’s been a steaming mug of this Gingerbread Coffee. (Decaf for me, unless it’s my first cup of the day in which case I treat myself to one cup of half-caf.)
I was shopping at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago and noticed a canister of Gingerbread Coffee on the shelf. I picked it up and almost put it in my cart, but then realized that fully caffeinated Gingerbread Coffee wasn’t going to do me much good right now. That canister of coffee sparked my interest, though, and I decided to create my own Gingerbread Coffee. That way, I could make the flavor and caffeine level just what I wanted.
It could not be easier to make this Gingerbread Coffee at home. Simply stir together ground coffee with gingerbread spices, brew, and enjoy. The tricky part was finding just the right ratio of spices and coffee. I tested and retested the recipe until I found a combination that I was really happy with. This Gingerbread Coffee has a hint of gingerbread spice, without being overpowering. The coffee and gingerbread flavors are perfectly balanced so you can enjoy your coffee with a festive gingerbread twist.
I like my Gingerbread Coffee best unsweetened with just a splash of half n half. You can enjoy yours however you like your coffee best. If you’re feeling indulgent, add a swirl of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a real treat.
I’ll be taking a break from posting until next week to enjoy the holidays with my family. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season!
- 1 cup ground coffee
- heaping 1 tsp. cinnamon
- heaping ½ tsp. ground ginger
- ½ tsp. cloves
- ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
- Stir together ground coffee and spices until well combined. Store in a dark, airtight container at room temperature until ready to use.
- Brew coffee as you normally would. I use 4 ½ tablespoons of coffee per 6 cups of water in my drip coffee maker.
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