In an attempt to get away from those non-recycleable foil coffee bags or even the plastic containers of coffee…or the endless paper cups of coffee that will one day end up in the trash because I “forgot” my reusable mug again…I devised a better and CHEAPER plan!
I started buying the coffee beans you grind right in the coffee aisle, bringing my own containers to fill. This way, I don’t have to have any brand loyalty and can discover a killer local brew. And in a little trick I learned from Michelle from our old Cook Me a Story blog, I sprinkle a few shakes of cinnamon and chai tea spice in with the grounds. Once it’s brewed, I add creamer, and no sugar is needed. Michelle was right. With the heavy whipping cream variety, it tastes better than Starbucks!
You can spice it up a bit by using any seasoning/spices from vanilla to orange peel. Be creative and come up with a crazy-good cup of coffee! Though the powdered variety of vanilla might work better than the liquid….but I’ve never tried the liquid. Have you?
How do you make your coffee? Any creative ideas?
Fun coffee articles:
- The Beginning Expert’s Guide to Coffee Tasting (oflifeandcoffee.wordpress.com)
- Coffee (musingsaboutbuggerall.wordpress.com)
- Rainforest Crunch Flavored Coffee (coffeeam.wordpress.com)