Monday, January 23, 2012

Exotic Coffee

Do you like exotic coffees? Not gourmet, like at the expensive coffee shop on every corner and in every bookstore in town. This is something you can make at home. It is very good and it is a nice soothing type of coffee.

With a few ingredients you can create your own exotic coffee.
  • 3 tbsp coarse ground coffee
  • 2 tsp sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp anise seed
  • pinch of dried orange peel
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom

Add to your slow cooker 6 - 8 cups water, 3 Tbsp coarse ground coffee, cinnamon, cocoa, and anise, saving the sugar and orange for last.

Turn the slow cooker on low and set for 2 hours.

Pour into mugs and garnish with a twist of orange.

Here's a great tip

  • If you don't have a slow cooker, you can use a sauce-pan set on low. Just watch that it doesn't boil. 195° is the optimal temperature.

  • Feel free to modify the ingredients as you like. This is not a rigid recipe.

  • You can omit the sugar in the cooking stage and add it in the mugs.

  • Cinnamon sticks work well. Add 2 whole, unbroken sticks to the pot, then one each to the mugs.

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