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flavored coffee made at home

Saturday, December 31, 2011

I have several salvage groceries locally and I started stocking up on coffee last February when I learned about the impending coffee shortage.

I found many "individual" packets of coffee 6/$1 which equates to a can for $1.00!! Most were regular roast and I prefer flavored.

This started my quest for "how to" make my own flavored coffee. Of course, nothing comes easy for me and I learned I really love Pumpkin Spice Coffee! They too were 6/$1 but I am almost out of them.

Well, I discovered that I can use regular Pumpkin Pie Spice and just put it in the basket before my coffee grounds - Voila! - Pumpkin Coffee!

My dad left me 2 cans of Apple Pie Spice and since the spices are the same, I tried it - hmmmm. Ok, not as good, so I added a bit more cinnamon and again, Voila! - Pumpkin Coffee!! When I checked out some recipes, sure enough - Pumpkin calls for more cinnamon.

I also inherited quite a bit of Unsweetened Cocoa but hadn't had much success making chocolate coffee. So this morning I tried by putting the cocoa in the basket before my grounds but added a bit of cinnamon to cut the bitter and it is wonderful!

You will have to experiment but I am using 3 tsp of spice to one 12-cup pot of coffee. I can hardly wait to try cocoa in my next pot of Hazelnut Coffee!
If you find other variations, please share! emoticon

For the tea drinkers - my favorite is Nutcracker Tea and according to Celestial Seasonings, it has Vanilla and Cinnamon in it - not sure how you would do it, but yum!
P.S. The chocolate tastes best with some cinnamon - at least it did to me. emoticon

P.P.S. a tsp of cocoa and a tsp of cinnamon in my pot of hazelnut is awesome!

P.P.P.S. a pinch of cherry koolaid in your pot of chocolate coffee is also nice! My sister had given me a packet of Cherry-Chocolate Coffee that was really expensive - koolaid is really cheap!
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KARABEANLVRLNDA 1/1/2012 9:07AM

    What a way to cut calories from using the flavored creamers.
Coffee ...Yum...I'm addicted!
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MELODY525 1/1/2012 8:50AM

    I WILL DEFINITELY PASS THIS ON TO MY FRIENDS.
THANKS FOR SHARING IT .
WISHINGYOU THE BEST THAT 2012 HAS TO OFFER.
STAY WELL AND KEEP THOSE SMILES AND IDEAS COMING!!((((HUGS))))

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MIZCATHI 1/1/2012 8:17AM

    Pumpkin spice anything is my all time fav! Thanks for the tip, I plan on using it!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/1/2012 5:14AM

    Thanks for the tips. I love pumpkin spiced coffee. Love, Dawn

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MAWDOT35 12/31/2011 7:47PM

    Very interesting!!! I love Hazelnut flavored coffee!!

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Happy New year to you!

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Dorothy

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 12/31/2011 7:20PM

    That sounds delish. emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/31/2011 6:51PM

    Wow! That is so creative! I prefer just plain coffee with creamer in it so I'm pretty easy to please in that area! Still, I really admire you for being able to save money and make it fit for you!

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SUSIEPH1 12/31/2011 6:11PM

    All sounds really nice Linda I actually buy the prepacked flavoured coffee for special occasions
Have a Happy New Year my friend .
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DOTTIEJANE1 12/31/2011 5:19PM

    Thanks Linda i am gonna use your method. Thanks for sharing.

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JERSEYGIRL24 12/31/2011 5:12PM

    I love coffee!!! l usually buy flavored coffee. We have a Cuisinart Grind N Brew, so we buy whole beans and grind them as we go.

I never drank iced coffee until about 3 years ago. Until then, I would drink hot coffee, even in the middle of the summer. My local supermarket has a nice coffee bar, and they started selling iced coconut coffee. That got me hooked. I then found a place that sells coconut coffee relatively reasonably, so now I make my own (though I have stopped for the winter). I will have to consider flavoring my coffee with cinnamon.

You are so resourceful!!!

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MARTY19 12/31/2011 4:20PM

    I love flavored coffee and flavored creamers. . I think I'll have to try your method.



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FLA-1956 12/31/2011 1:41PM

  I'm going to have to try that. I love my coffee.
HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FRIEND. MAY YOU BE RICHLY BLESSED IN 2012. emoticon emoticon

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MAGIC_HORSES 12/31/2011 1:38PM

    I'm addicted to coffee. It's the one thing I think I might die without. Thanks for these great suggestions. When I have plain coffee I usually add a little bit of vanilla to my cup after I stir in the cream (yes, cream...from a Jersey cow....just a little) and stevia. One big cup gets me through the morning. emoticon

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MSLZZY 12/31/2011 1:25PM

    Smart! I'll have to remember this.
Have a Happy and Healthy New Year! HUGS!

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GRANNYSUE9 12/31/2011 1:23PM

    I like flavored coffee too. Thanks for sharing!

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DESTINYE 12/31/2011 12:57PM

    Sounds interesting! I am not a coffee drinker (except the occasional decaf) but sounds yummy!!!

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