By Annacia on November 28, 2007
Photo by French Tart
Photo by French Tart
"Warming and sensual this coffee is something special."
Serving Size: 1 (266 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"It's very good, but there is a problem I found that no one has mentioned. Putting that much ground spices in with the coffee, in a standard 12-cup filter, will cause overflow in standard coffee machines. I've made this twice now with two different machines with the same result (overflow). Coffee filters are not made for ground spices and do not drain well in that respect. In any case, I found it best to halve the recipe and make it twice (using the same pot). It works much MUCH better. As for the recipe itself, I don't have cardamom and probably won't buy it if I will only need it for this drink, so I substituted allspice, ginger, extra cinnamon and extra nutmeg. I also don't keep brandy, but I keep sherry which worked beautifully in its place for this drink! This is going to be a keeper. Thanks for sharing."
"I love spices%u2026 I had to try this recipe!
I%u2019ve reduced the coffee recipe as described for 2 peoples and for my 2 children I%u2019ve used the same ingredients, but instead of coffee I%u2019ve used chocolate!
Chocolate version: Boil 2 cups of milk with the spices. After 5 minutes and passing through a colander add 25 g (1 ounce) dark chocolate. Heat again, stir until melted and top with the cream (for children with little vanilla instead of brandy!)
%u201CMmhh %u2026 not bad!%u201D Said my daughter! Everybody was happy.
Thanks for the recipe. Done for Please Review My Recipe tag game."
"This was really good. The cardamom gave the coffee a nice spice without overpowering the coffee and I loved the brandy whipped cream."
"Made with out the whipped cream do to dietary restrictions. Loved the blend of spices. Went great with a breakfast of Recipe #345359 and Recipe #219293. All three worked so well together. Will be making this coffee again. Thanks so much for the post."
"tried this today, as it's getting colder at night in UK. AllI can say is Mmmmm!! Really delicious. Had a Scottish shortbread with it that I brought back from holidays & it was heavenly, thanks for this one."
"Take out the sugar and replace with spoonfuls of white chocolate or milk chocolate for another tasty treat to this delicious recipe."
"Oh My Goodness! This is so good! I saw this on the main page and had to make some up. My DH is going to love this when he gets home. It's super cold outside today, and the poor thing has shoveling to do yet. The only change I'm making is to add a bit (lot) more brandy to it the cups tonight! ;) Thanks so much! :)"
"I agree with everyone who have already rated this coffee. It is spectacular, quick and easy to make with a great spicy flavour and creamyness that I love. Thanks for sharing another winner Annacia."
"I really enjoyed this as an after dinner drink! I omitted the brandy, and used canned whipped cream. Thanks Annacia!"
"This is a truly special cup of coffee! The combination of spices is just perfect. Definitely a keeper!"
"This was a perfect after-dinner coffee!!! Loved the mix of spices!!! Made for 123 Tag! Thanks Annacia! :)"
"Ohhhhh; so good! French Tart's picture was so awesome I HAD to try it and I couldn't agree with her more - a strong TEN stars. The Brandy in the whipping cream really made a special surprise, this will be on my Christmas Eve menu. Thanks Annacia, it's awesome."
"TEN star actually Annacia! I LOVED THIS! I have my own version of a spiced coffee, but really enjoyed yours! I used ALL the spices that were listed - amazing! I also made the brandy cream topping and used my cream siphon to top the coffee off with swirls! I WILL be making this again......gorgeous! FT:-)"
"we loved the coffee, easy to make and our guest enjoyed the extra touch of sprinkled chocolate on top."