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Change up coffee

- Wed, 07 Nov 2018 23:26:52 EST sYOHnJu7 No.157160
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What are some good ways to spice up your coffee?
A friend of mine used to always spice his up with some ground cardamom in the press, another gave me a tip to toss a bag of chai in there. And there's mocha of course.
Irish coffee is a thing, never tried that. Did put rum in coffee once though, not a success, tasted exactly like a hobo smells like. Unwashed piss and dirt. Might just have been the rum though.

Anybody know other good things to put in your coffee?
François Pierre de la Varenne - Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:55:11 EST 1s3YOQ5U No.157164 Reply
Sometimes OP, I put Brown Sugar, and Powder Cinnamon.
Cyril Lignac - Thu, 08 Nov 2018 17:00:29 EST sYOHnJu7 No.157169 Reply
Raw or roasted? Powdered?
Might try one but I'm not trying them all.
Madame Mérigot - Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:26:46 EST dLdaOzGY No.157173 Reply
A twist of lemon is actually really delicious in a straight shot of espresso
Beau MacMillian - Fri, 09 Nov 2018 03:07:21 EST ZPBvG+4w No.157175 Reply
Huh. Coffee is pretty oily already and a twist of lemon adds aroma and oils to cocktails so maybe it's a decent idea. I would say to not actually toss the twist in there and just express the oils, but yeah. Sounds feasible.
Madame Mérigot - Fri, 09 Nov 2018 03:26:43 EST dLdaOzGY No.157176 Reply
It was Alton Brown's recommendation from his espresso episode of Good Eats. And you are correct in that you do not toss the lemon in but simply squeeze some juice.
Duff Goldman - Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:58:17 EST yungr8fX No.157178 Reply
I prefer the smoky taste of cold brew.
Masahiko Kobe - Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:01:41 EST g4DEGYBG No.157179 Reply
i like to pour a shot (or two) of espresso over ice, then add Mexican coke from a glass bottle to the top. Tasty and energizing.
Sidoine Benoît - Tue, 13 Nov 2018 05:09:42 EST DD2R5oKD No.157200 Reply
Instead of sugar use a bit of maple syrup
Some stores also sell coffee syrup. I usually get hold of hazelnut infused syrup to add to my afternoon coffee. Goes great with a nice donut or very dark chocolate.

Rum does come in many, many varieties, so don't discount it yet. Most cheap rums are for mixing drinks only, however the more expensive, sweet rums are great. Main rule is, if you can drink the rum pure, you canadd it to coffee, if not, it's for cocktais.

Captain Morgan, for example, is one of the latter.
Pierre Troisgros - Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:27:48 EST eurkcLLx No.157202 Reply
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Tbh thinking back I think maybe it was more the coffee actually, was an especially musty dark roast. The rum was good enough for sipping in my book, pic related (actually even got tipped about it here on /hooch/).
Also didn't have any milk in the coffee, dunno if it fits better like that or if black goes well.
Sidoine Benoît - Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:25:21 EST DD2R5oKD No.157204 Reply
Plantation rum is very recommended as an addtion to coffee and for sipping... It especially goes well with a nice, freshly ground, dark coffee.

I prefer black coffee myself... milk just removes most of that nice roasty coffee taste for me
Rick Bayless - Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:29:21 EST 8jhkEV17 No.157205 Reply
baileys and/or kahlua. whenever i head to the booze emporium i always grab a couple handfuls of those tiny bottles of shit to add to my coffee
Michel Bras - Thu, 06 Dec 2018 03:08:53 EST wkGG0S3M No.157510 Reply
>it's the meme where we pretend 99% sugar solution is better than 100% sugar because muh 42ug of magnesium
Alain Passard - Fri, 26 Jul 2019 22:56:16 EST v5Rpm7td No.159322 Reply
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add warm forthy milk to it
Pierre Troisgros - Tue, 30 Jul 2019 17:13:53 EST 5WdELw/2 No.159349 Reply
man I never put anything in my coffee because my cups are the exact size that my machienetta brews
Vincent la Chapelle - Fri, 02 Aug 2019 00:41:09 EST dUPoaWe+ No.159373 Reply
I am just upset about that pile of cinnamon. how many takes did they do here?
Chef Wan - Sat, 03 Aug 2019 13:39:34 EST dJCyDoqI No.159378 Reply
cardamom is good, chai is a bit overkill. as for adding booze, I find bourbon and brandy work best, though when I do that I usually also add sugar, cream, or both. IMO the best way to change up coffee is to change up the brewing method, as each lends different characteristics to the drink
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin - Sun, 04 Aug 2019 10:31:57 EST 0oZAqfIY No.159381 Reply
keep your spices outta my coffee yo. If I want a different flavor I'll get a different bean.
Dextrolord - Mon, 05 Aug 2019 20:19:04 EST UsPqVquY No.159394 Reply
Idk if anyone has said this already, but putting some cinnamon or nutmeg or both in the grounds before brewing is my favorite way to spice up my coffee
Chef Wan - Tue, 06 Aug 2019 00:21:52 EST dUPoaWe+ No.159396 Reply
Anyone ever tempted to drink the vinegar water after running it trough to clean your drip machine?
Rachael Ray - Tue, 06 Aug 2019 04:41:33 EST It3C0mHQ No.159402 Reply
I once made and drank instant coffee with boiled vinegar

Apparently my roommate left it like that to clean the thing and forgot to tell me. I tasted kinda weird but I just figured I put too much coffee in it.
Alain Passard - Sun, 01 Sep 2019 03:19:34 EST UIo4gMxg No.159695 Reply
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Cawfee is the best. Wakes me up to do stupid things faster. Haha.
Marc Veyrat - Mon, 02 Sep 2019 16:40:04 EST a7Chuk54 No.159702 Reply
Yeah I really need this. Coffee doesn’t work on me anymore so I’ve taken to energy drinks, but it’s too expensive of a habit and not nearly as fun as my other vices.
Pierre Troisgros - Mon, 02 Sep 2019 22:20:01 EST wLW/+ANS No.159706 Reply
I like to pair coffee. don't put shit in it. you can eat gingerbread or something similar with spicy coffee. eat citrus stuff with lemony coffee. Or chocolate with the dark and earthy ones.

this way you can also drink your coffee black, and enjoy your calories in a tasty treat and enjoy the contrast of flavor
Bernard Loiseau - Thu, 05 Sep 2019 17:37:58 EST XMYHawUr No.159738 Reply
I started adding cream to it and now I'm addicted

And I figured out that you can froth cream instead of milk (or alongside it), it works perfectly.

I have a coffee with 3 espresso shots and cream at the start of every day, at around 6am. I have no more coffee for the rest of the day - unless I have a decaf or something. I crash around 3-4pm or something but I like it this way, I get a bit of high in the morning and its quite clean, so to speak.
Marc Veyrat - Fri, 06 Sep 2019 09:04:21 EST ULThOzT3 No.159747 Reply
I didnt quite like just cream in coffee when I tried it, but what I do like is when you have left over whipped cream from a dessert or something, put a spoonful to float on top and it slowly melts into a soft layer on top to drink the coffee through.

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