Total Time
17mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

From *The World Encyclopedia of Coffee* -- Per the intro, "Normandy is known for its apple orchards & gives its name to many dishes made w/apple juice or apple sauce. This recipe blends the flavour of apples w/spices for a delicious & tangy coffee drink." This is non-alcoholic as written, but is easily converted to a warming coffee toddy as mentioned in a note after the prep. *Enjoy* !

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring all ingredients to a boil over mod heat. Reduce heat & simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain into a serving jug or pot & pour into cappuccino style cups, adding a cinnamon stick to ea as desired.
  3. NOTE #1: The recipe did not say otherwise & my assumption is that unsweetened apple juice is preferred, but sweetened can be used at your option.
  4. NOTE #2: For the alcoholic version, replace 1/4 of the apple juice w/Calvados, added when the heat is reduced to simmer in Step 1 (DO NOT allow the Calvados to boil).
Most Helpful

I have to agree with Jen and Mikekey. I started with fresh made espresso and it still got lost in the taste of the apple and strong orange. That said, it did improve as I slowly sipped on this kick back Sunday morning. The spice is lovely and don't be shy with the cinnamon. I really think that the very best way to enjoy this would be to make it well before you want to serve it and then reheat or enjoy it over ice.

Annacia July 22, 2012

I have had coffe like this is Normandy, so I knew what to expect! I like coffee served this way, spicy and yet with the strong taste of apples too. I thought about using apple juice for about a nano second, and then reached for the calvados, well, you know me Darlink! I made this for 2 people, and we slurped it down with gay abandon! I can see why this may be an unusual taste for some, but for me the coffee and calvados is a great combination, and the spices are subtle and add that special touch. Merci encore Twizzle, made for PAC Spring 2010 and a great boozy coffee! FT:-) NB: I did not use the oranges, but added a few slices of apple to the coffee to brew.

French Tart April 12, 2010

I didn't care for the first couple of sips, but it grew on me. It is more like a wassail, as Jen mentioned in her review. I wasn't sure about the oranges. 3 oranges seemed like too much, so I used 3 slices of a large orange, and it was plenty. The spices were just right. It was a warming drink on a cold day.

Outta Here January 11, 2010