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What do you brew/make your coffee with?

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Updated October 29, 2014 at 4:19 AM
Created March 31, 2013 at 1:17 PM

No, I don't mean cream or sugar.

My girlfriend just made me this huge pot of coffee with cinnamon actually poured over the grounds before it brews. Tastes amazing.

Anyone else ever done anything like this with other ingredients? My favorite part - no extra calories.

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4347 · March 31, 2013 at 5:24 PM

The green stuff. I use a pinch of the seeds and grind them with my coffee beans--about 1 green pod's worth. Cardamom is used in Turkish coffee sometimes, but my family is Swedish. (Not sure if my grandmother's family brought the tradition over with them or came across it in the States.)

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145 · March 31, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Yes! Cinnamon! It's how I kicked sugar and dairy in my coffee. The best kind is Saigon/high oil content.

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190 · March 31, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Cardamom with coffee? I've only ever seen it used in rice dishes. Never thought to use it with coffee. I'll have to try that next time. Black cardamom or the green stuff?

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3432 · March 31, 2013 at 3:10 PM

It's traditional in certain parts of Mexico. Is you order coffee at a Mexican restaurant here in the states this is usually what you'll get.

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1346 · March 31, 2013 at 2:48 PM

The cinnamon was the only thing I had to add, except instead of pouring it over the grounds I sift it around so it's evenly distributed among them.

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4347 · March 31, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I use cardamom when I brew coffee, probably once a week. (The rest of the time I just brew it black.) My mother used to do that when I was younger, as did my grandmother on occasion. It reminds me of them (and tastes amazing).

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190 · March 31, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Cardamom with coffee? I've only ever seen it used in rice dishes. Never thought to use it with coffee. I'll have to try that next time. Black cardamom or the green stuff?

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4347 · March 31, 2013 at 5:24 PM

The green stuff. I use a pinch of the seeds and grind them with my coffee beans--about 1 green pod's worth. Cardamom is used in Turkish coffee sometimes, but my family is Swedish. (Not sure if my grandmother's family brought the tradition over with them or came across it in the States.)

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583 · March 31, 2013 at 1:25 PM

I like cinnamon, nutmeg and cocoa powder on top of the grounds. It's nice for a change.

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145 · March 31, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Yes! Cinnamon! It's how I kicked sugar and dairy in my coffee. The best kind is Saigon/high oil content.

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3432 · March 31, 2013 at 8:25 PM

My brother brought home some Cafe Touba from Senegal. It's got black pepper mixed in.

http://foodieinternational.com/coffee-talk-senegals-cafe-touba.html

It's interesting, I didn't take sugar with mine.

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70 · March 31, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Cold Brew

We cold brew our coffee- when we first heard of it we tried approximately 72 oz of water (the biggest glass receptacle we had was an old Pyrex coffee maker 12 cups) and close to a pound of freshly ground beans. Let it sit overnight, filter it, fridge it preferably in a vacuum sealed glass container. I have Italian juice containers- 1 liter that work great- it's all in the air tight seal. This concentrate will fridge for 3 weeks- but, it won't last that long!

To make hot coffee: add about 1/3 of your coffee mug as coffee concentrate and the rest cream (if you use it) and water. Then heat it. This also makes the best iced coffee ever- ever.

Here's an solid all around explanation: http://www.americastestkitchenfeed.com/do-it-yourself/2011/08/how-to-make-cold-brew-coffee/ (We use the Toddy product now because it's just easier for ahem, the coffee "maker" which isn't me- I was fine w the stuff we already owned.)

Second the cardamom sprinkle, and the cinnamon. I have a homemade concoction of cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg in the old nutmeg shaker that is great with coffee, hot milk, cocoa. I don't use it often, but it's great tasting and works really well with warm milk to help me relax at night.

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1211 · March 31, 2013 at 1:58 PM

I've tried adding ground vanilla beans to the grounds during brewing, although I cannot say I experienced an improved "mmm, good" experience.

According to Bulletproof, who sells this product:

Adding a pinch of Upgraded Vanilla to a warm cup of Bulletproof Coffee turns it into a creamy concoction that could easily be mistaken for molten ice cream. Not only does vanilla taste good in coffee, it also raises your catecholamine levels, just like coffee does (4). This adds a small kick to your morning routine while improving brain function and concentration.

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