This cozy and flavorful cinnamon coffee is easy to make at home. Serve it with turbinado sugar for an extra special drink!
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 64 ounces water
- 10 tablespoons medium
- Steamed milk
- Whipped Cream
- Turbinado sugar
- Cinnamon sticks
Instructions Place a paper filter in your drip coffee maker then add some cinnamon, mixing it all up together. Pour the water into an appropriate amount for how many people you’re making caffeinated beverages for (individual servings are usually best) and set this machine to brew! If desired, serve with steamed milk or sugar-sweetened whipped cream
5 Tips for making cinnamon coffee at home
If you’re like us, you love the smell of baking cinnamon. That alone is worth the effort to make some cinnamon coffee at home. If you don’t have your own grinder or coffee machine, then some Starbucks stores provide them free-of-charge if asked nicely. Even though making it isn’t difficult, there are some right ways for doing it. Keep reading to see our tips on making the perfect cup of cinnamon coffee, step by step.
Amount of Coffee Beans
First things first, you will need between 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon. The amount depends on your taste, so feel free to experiment with different doses before settling on one. You can test out different amounts of coffee beans or amount of ground cinnamon at a time, but we recommend using 8 oz (1 cup) of water and two teaspoons of ground cinnamon to start with.
The appropriate temperature for your coffee starts between 90 and 95 degrees Celsius (194-203 Fahrenheit). You can measure this using either a specialized water thermometer or just with your bare hands. Try not to touch the pot while it’s still very hot, because you could burn yourself in that case. If you don’t have an instant-read thermometer, then just let the water boil until you see steam rising from the pot. This takes about three to five minutes.
While it’s true that good coffee beans make a big difference, there is no point in using quality coffee beans if you’re going to use bad water. The taste of your coffee will be negatively affected by the presence of chlorine and other harmful chemicals in water. To avoid this, get yourself a water purification system or a simple Brita filter pitcher.
Time to Brew
Don’t rush it! Make sure to let your coffee pot stay on the stove for about five minutes before taking it off. We recommend using a stainless steel mesh strainer for this purpose, because they’re easy to use and clean if you need do that. If you don’t have one, then just use a regular colander.
You can adjust the size of your servings to your personal taste or diet requirements. Just remember that it’s easier to add more cinnamon than it is to take some away. We recommend using two teaspoons per cup for an 8 oz (236 ml) serving, but feel free to adjust the amount according to your preference.
Once you get all the ingredients ready, you just have to put everything together in a pot and heat it up until it starts boiling. After that, let it sit on the stove for at least five minutes before taking it off. If you have a mesh strainer like the one we mentioned above, then use it for serving and storing your coffee. Alternatively, you can pour some of the liquid through a colander to remove excess water or ice cubes. Why not try different amounts of ingredients at once and see what happens? Let us know if you come with something really interesting.
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