Forgive me if I'm silly for having just figured this out, but... :)
As I was making a cup of coffee last week, I suddenly realized that I could add ground spices to the coffee as I was brewing it!
I started with cinnamon and coffee, and made a delicious cup of... cinnamon coffee!
Spices for homemade chai tea
Then yesterday, I made a chai spice blend with some freshly ground allspice and cardamom (in my suribachi), nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon. Mmmm... it tasted wonderful!
There was no powdery residue in my coffee, since my coffee-making method uses a paper filter. Using ground cinnamon and other spices might not work so well in a French Press. Try cinnamon bark chips or coarsely-ground spices instead? :)
Anyway, I'm just a little excited that I can take a bag of "plain" coffee and vary the flavors according to my mood... so easily! :) And, my "homemade" flavors tasted so good -- much better than a lot of the flavored coffees I've tried. :)
See also: Cozy and Warming Chai Tea Lattes for a Winter's Day (No snow yet this year in Seattle...)
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