As soon as I discovered how to make ginger syrup, this gingerbread coffee was on the menu last Christmas! I tasted my first Gingerbread coffee, or actually, Gingerbread Latte, in a branch of Starbucks in Manchester, England in 2006 - and it was love at first taste! Mine is a little bit more grown up and indulgent, as I have included a spiced, cognac laced whipped chantilly cream topping! We will be having this for Christmas morning this year, and for many more mornings or evenings I suspect, as the mood takes us! Enjoy this coffee not just at Christmas time, but also throughout the colder months. This recipe is not for latte, but for a fresh filtered coffee and cream version - but I think it is just as delicious.