Friday, January 2, 2015

Coffee Hack for 2015 - Cinnamon

I wouldn't say I'm a coffee freak, but I definitely indulge a few times a week.  Sometimes, I go quite a while without a cup, sometimes I am having it every day.  I only have one cup, I'm not an all-day drinker.  I enjoy it for my one small cup.  

The coffee at my work isn't too great, but can be made bearable with some creamer.  But I'm not really a fan of creamer.  If I have time, I'll stop off at a coffee shop on my way to work to get something a little better tasting and more exciting.  

Current obsession:  Honey Cream Latte from Dominican Joe Coffee.  It's SO GOOD.  I order a small, half-sweet, and with a tip it's $5.  Not horrible, but definitely not an okay habit to have.  

On the weekends, and when I magically have time in the morning {never}, we make coffee at home.  Mike, in all of his research-y madness figured out a few years ago that the best method to make coffee is the pour-over method.  Don't ask me why, but I trust him.  So we over-boil our water and hand pour a steady stream to wet the coffee grounds and let it make our delicious coffee.  

Mike recently bought some ridiculously good {expensive} coffee and we tried it out this week.  We're on vacation for the New Year, so why not?!

Yesterday, I added a sprinkle of cinnamon to the top of our grounds before pouring.  It gave us a deliciously light cinnamon flavor and really kicked up the taste of the already fantastic coffee.  

TRY THIS!!  You could add it to your grinder or your filter.  Just a shake of cinnamon.  Or nutmeg...  Or something else you might think of.  I was surprised by how much flavor we got from the tiny shake I put in.

This is a super cheap way to elevate your morning coffee and give yourself a bit more excitement.  Let me know what you think!  Here's to coffee!

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