Want a Little Extra Indulgence in Your Morning Cup This Winter? Add Some Winter Spice to Your Coffee

On chilly winter days, curling up with a warm mug of coffee is a great way to relax and soothe your soul. Hawaiian Ka’u coffee from Hawaii’s Local Buzz is a delicious indulgence on its own. Grown in volcanic soils and clean mountain air, it features subtle flavors you won’t find in lower-grade coffees.

Purists may argue that it would be a crime to adulterate this wonderful coffee with added flavors, but we say variety is the spice of life. To make a flavorful spin on your everyday cup, try adding a few winter spices to your brew.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee

This aromatic coffee mixture will remind you of your grandma’s pumpkin pie. Simply add 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice mix to every 2 – 3 tablespoons of ground coffee beans. You can purchase a commercial pumpkin pie spice mix or make your own by stirrring together 1/2 tsp ground cloves,  1/2 tsp ground allspice,  1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg,  1 tbsp ground ginger,  3 tbsp ground cinnamon. You can store the mixture in a sealed jar and use as needed.

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Winter Spice Mix Blend

Make this mixture ahead of time, and save it in a sealed jar in the cupboard. You can add 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon to your coffee grounds whenever you crave a spicy mug of goodness. All you need is:

  • 2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tbsp. ground cloves
  • 1 Tbsp. dried orange peel

Warming Spice Blend

Another spice blend to store in your cupboard, this mixture has a balanced flavor that may remind you of apple pie. Place these ingredients in a jar, and use about 1/4 teaspoon per tablespoon of coffee:

  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom

Visit Hawaii’s Local Buzz to learn more about our Hawaiian Ka’u coffee that tastes delicious with these winter spice blends.

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