Spiced or " Chai " Coffee for 2

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

I've been making this Mexican-East Indian flavored coffee for years and the thought never occurred to me of posting the recipe until recently. To "Chai-ify" the coffee, add 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper. I use our Bialetti stainless steel stove-top espresso coffee maker from Italy to prepare this. Feel free to substitute ground spices for the whole.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. NOTE: the amount of ground coffee indicated is estimated. Adjust amount according to the type of coffee maker you use. In fact, all ingredient amounts are estimated.
  2. Place the ground coffee in the coffee maker/basket. Fill the coffee maker with water. Please try to use filtered water if possible.
  3. Add the spices.
  4. Brew coffee.
  5. Sit back and enjoy!
  6. Serving suggestion: we like our coffee with heavy cream (aka whipping cream), a little bit of unrefined cane sugar (Sucanat) or agave nectar to sweeten.
Most Helpful

5 5

Move over chai lattes!! This is better, deeper flavour and wakes you up! I used the fake stuff (a good kind though, if I'm allowed to say that), alcohol free vanilla added after brewing, whole peppercorns, ground allspice, plus the rest of the ingredients. I added Carnation evaporated milk and a little white sugar. A do again.

5 5

Great cup of coffee, with nothing overpowering. I used Sumatra, as suggested. I made mine in a French Press pot, and steeped for about 5 minutes. Served with milk and agave nectar. Made for Winter 2010 Comfort Cafe game.

5 5

I made this exactly as written. I loved this coffee. It was very warming and spicy. Very, very comforting. I used a bold french roast and the vanilla pod option, I did add a little milk and brown sugar. It was absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.