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foodperv Oct 8, 2007 12:07 PM

many times we make our own
like grinding up a pc of vanilla bean in the coffee
or add a shot of annesette(sp) to the pot
cocoa to the grinds etc
anyone do the same and have any ideas for more flavors

  1. frankiii Oct 12, 2007 08:11 PM

    Does Chicory count?

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      cjcookie Oct 12, 2007 07:23 PM

      Pumpkin pie spice is great in the fall
      Grind up some peppermints in the winter

      not coffee but try hot chocolate with coconut rum!!! ooooeeee

      1. Chew on That Oct 9, 2007 05:02 PM

        I love hazelnut coffee! I havent brewed my own, but I would definitely try that out if I were to.

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          brucesw Oct 9, 2007 07:44 AM

          I am generally not fond of flavored coffees but try them from time to time. A local supermarket chain, HEB, offers flavored coffees under it's Cafe Ole brand. The one for San Antonio includes cinnamon and chocolate as I recall. I can't remember what the Hill Country and Austin blends contain but the Houston blend includes coconut. How they came up with coconut for Houston I'll never know. The coffee itself isn't bad but the best thing is the way it makes the house smell when you brew it. The beans are very oily and cleaning the grinder after grinding them takes extra time.

          Another one I came across a few years ago was Southern Texas Pecan from Duncan Coffee Co., a local brand, that I kind of liked. Several local roasters now offer it but I've never found any with a decent enough coffee as the base.

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            cjcookie Oct 12, 2007 07:25 PM

            Green Moutnain Coffee Company has organic flavors like Rain Forest Crunch, Southern Pecan, Irish Creme etc...order on net

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            Val Oct 9, 2007 06:15 AM

            I've tried using cardamom pods in with the grounds...proves interesting but I've discovered that I really love my coffee without other flavors.

            1. MeffaBabe Oct 9, 2007 05:19 AM

              my daughter puts cinnamon in the grounds before brewing. You could add ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon for a holiday blend.

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                foodperv Oct 9, 2007 06:04 AM

                i have done the cinnamon thing
                but you holiday blend idea is fantastic thanks

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