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Tasty additions to brewed coffee?

drobbia Mar 18, 2007 11:05 AM

-just statred to add tasty additions to brewed coffee such as Godiva cocoa, Penzy's Viet. Cinnamon and am looking for any other tasty combos'. Any suggestions?

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    fauchon Mar 18, 2007 11:06 AM

    Cardamom is wonderful in coffee! nm

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      mamaciita Mar 18, 2007 03:34 PM

      Cardamom, definetly!

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      mojoeater Mar 18, 2007 02:03 PM

      Bailey's, Frangelico, Amaretto...

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        bryan Mar 19, 2007 08:47 PM

        Hee, hee. I like a mix of Bailey's and Kalulha in coffee.

      2. free sample addict aka Tracy L Mar 18, 2007 03:14 PM

        Iced coffee with a little really good vanilla extract.

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          HillJ Mar 18, 2007 03:37 PM

          Float a piece of dark chocolate or a good quality caramel
          If you take your coffee with sugar try sub'ing with a peppermint candy

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            piccola Mar 18, 2007 04:23 PM

            cinnamon or nutmeg

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              bulavinaka Mar 18, 2007 10:05 PM

              Try mixing in a very small pinch of table salt and you'd be amazed at what it would do to a so-so cup of coffee. It's a trick I learned from an old-timer at a greasy spoon out in the middle of the Mojave desert...

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                GermanShepherdPuppy Mar 19, 2007 08:57 PM

                Pure maple sugar works very well. I actually mix 2 parts splenda and 1 part maple sugar.

                I also vote "yes" for cardamom. It's especially good when grounded up with the beans. Almonds are also great grounded up with the beans.

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                  coastie Mar 19, 2007 09:02 PM

                  leftover real whipped cream. I don't do it often.... but when I make it and have leftovers its just sweet enough and leaves almost a crema type texture on the top.

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                    a_and_w Mar 21, 2007 04:31 PM

                    Maple syrup is interesting too.

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                      pearlD Mar 21, 2007 01:25 PM

                      I add Eagle Brand/ P.C (or 'Betty" which is what it is called in Jamaica and where I live in the winter months) Once opened, you keep the can in the fridge...it thickens and it unbelievably DELICIOUS...must admit to a guity pleasure of eating a spoonful before it gets to my coffee!

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                        Uncle Ira Mar 21, 2007 04:41 PM

                        Sorry... Not sure what P.C. stands for. With Eagle Brand I think of condensed milk...

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                          pearlD Mar 21, 2007 06:08 PM

                          P.C.....Presidents Choice...(Loblaws) Not just condensed milk but sweetened & condensed milk! Wonderfully rich and when chilled... thick like dulce de leche (without the caramel colour)

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                            Uncle Ira Mar 21, 2007 06:16 PM

                            Yum.... Thanks for clearing that up for me.

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                        luniz Mar 21, 2007 02:23 PM

                        i heard chicory was good mixed with coffee. haven't tried it myself.

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                          embee Mar 21, 2007 06:33 PM

                          Add to ground coffee for 8-10 cups: tiny pinch of salt, tiny pinch of cinnamon, very light sprinkle of sugar or Splenda, 1 drop almond extract, 1 crushed green cardamom pod. Go very easy and it won't taste like "flavoured" coffee - it will have indefinable, complex background notes.

                          Also, larger amounts of cinnamon, cardamom, almond, grated chocolate will give you better flavoured coffee than the artificial stuff if you like that style.

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                            kobetobiko Mar 21, 2007 06:38 PM

                            Slightly torch a slice of orange peel to realize the orange skin "oil", and put it into the coffee. It tastes wonderful!

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