I'm not normally a coffee drinker but I really like this. It works well for holiday open houses and brunches. I leave the anise out because I don't like the taste. This recipe is from Taste of Home Quick Cooking.
In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the coffee, sugar, chocolate syrup and anise extract.
Place cinnamon sticks and cloves in the middle of a coffee filter. Bring filter up around spices and tie with string or secure with rubber band. Add to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours.
Discard spice bag. Ladle coffee into mugs; garnish each with a cinnamon stick if desired.