As the chilly winter season settles in, there's nothing quite like curling up with a warm and comforting beverage to soothe your senses. While traditional hot coffee is always a go-to, why not elevate your coffee experience with a delightful twist? Enter the Spiced Winter Pour-Over Coffee, a fragrant and warming brew that combines the rich flavours of coffee with the aromatic spices of the season. Let's make a cozy winter delight right in the comfort of your own kitchen.
To embark on this flavourful adventure, gather the following ingredients:
- 20-30 grams of medium-coarse ground coffee beans (adjust according to your taste preferences)
- 1 cup (240 milliliters) of hot water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 whole cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon/drop of vanilla extract (adjust accordingly)
- 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) of maple syrup (adjust according to your desired sweetness)
- Optional: Milk, dairy or non-dairy
Now that we have everything we need, let's dive into the step-by-step process!
Start by bringing the water to a boil. While the water is heating, set up your 2X Espresso reusable pour-over filter on top of your coffee mug or carafe. This filter ensures a smooth and consistent pour.
Place the medium-coarse ground coffee in the reusable filter and level it out. Position the 2X Espresso pour-over apparatus over your mug or cup, ready to capture the flavourful goodness that awaits.
In a small saucepan, combine the hot water, cinnamon stick, cloves, and ground nutmeg. Heat the mixture over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, allowing the spices to infuse their aromatic essence into the water.
After approximately 5 minutes, carefully pour the spiced water over the coffee grounds in the reusable filter. Pour the water in a slow, circular motion, starting from the centre and working your way outward. This ensures that all the grounds are saturated and the flavours are evenly distributed. Allow the coffee to bloom for about 30 seconds, witnessing the mesmerising process unfold.
Continue pouring the spiced water over the coffee grounds in a slow and steady manner until you've used all the water. Maintaining a gentle pour is crucial to avoid over-extraction or overflow. For an added burst of flavor, you can use your kettle to pour some extra boiling water over the coffee grounds and spices.
Once all the water has passed through the filter, remove the 2X Espresso pour-over apparatus. It's time to add the final touches to your spiced winter pour-over coffee. Stir in the vanilla extract and maple syrup, adjusting the sweetness to your liking. The vanilla adds a subtle warmth, while the maple syrup provides a natural and delightful sweetness.
If desired, you can also add a splash of milk to your brew, whether it's dairy or non-dairy. This step lends a creamy texture and complements the spiced flavours perfectly.
Give your spiced winter pour-over coffee a gentle stir to incorporate all the flavours, allowing the delightful aroma to envelop your senses. Now, it's time to sit back, relax, and savour the comforting embrace of your cozy winter brew.
As you take that first sip, the harmonious blend of coffee and spices will transport you to a winter wonderland. The aromatic cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg dance gracefully with the rich notes of the coffee, creating a symphony of flavours that delight your taste buds. The gentle sweetness from the maple