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Old 02-27-2013, 04:51 PM
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How Do You Spice Up Your Coffee?

I believe it's safe to say my husband and I are avid coffee drinkers. When we're cutting down on the excess spending, we buy plain breakfast coffee, use milk instead of flavored creamer, and add various components to it to make it taste more interesting.

We usually end up adding ground cinnamon to the ground beans when it brews - to make cinnamon coffee. Lately he's been adding chocolate syrup to his, or trying to replicate other "specialty" coffee drinks with whatever we have lying around the kitchen.

Aside from different flavored creamers, what do you add to your coffee to jazz it up? or, If all you use is creamer, do you make your own flavored creamer? If so what's your favorite flavor?

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Old 02-27-2013, 05:08 PM
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I love adding cinnamon and nutmeg to my grounds too. I also have added vanilla just for a change.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:18 PM
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I love nutmeg in coffee, we seem to never have it around the house anymore. I'll have to go out and buy some soon! I'm sure there's only so much you can add before getting into flavored syrups and creamers.

One of our other favorite additions to add flavor to our coffee is ice cream. We usually end up buying ice cream in bulk when it's on sale. Adding it to our coffee goes a long way.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:47 PM
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I do a mixture of hot chocolate mix, milk and coffee for a "Mocha". I do not like straight coffee and find most creamers to be to sugary for me.

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Old 02-27-2013, 05:50 PM
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I do a mixture of hot chocolate mix, milk and coffee for a "Mocha". I do not like straight coffee and find most creamers to be to sugary for me.

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I don't know why I never really thought of using a hot chocolate mix. I'm not a fan of adding chocolate syrup, I believe the hot chocolate mix will give it a better "Mocha" taste than the syrup. :D I'm going to try that now! Thank you for sharing!

20-30 min later:
We tried the hot chocolate mix and although it tastes way better than when we were using the syrup, we can't seem to get it away from tasting like hot cocoa. We're going to keep trying though! :D
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:43 PM
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Lately we've been putting honey in our coffee instead of sugar. Delicious!
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I like to put a peppermint patty in the bottom of my coffee cup and then pour the hot coffee over it; just be sure to stir really well to mix it!
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My first cup of coffee or my morning coffee has to be plain black. I do like cappuccino in the afternoon, and my favorite is carmel french vanilla. I can only have decaf too.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:58 AM
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If I'm drinking a very good quality coffee I only like to put Coffee Mate into it; just the plain one. Right now I'm drinking Gevalia coffee and I want the flavor of it so just plain coffee Mate.

Guess I'm a coffee holic; in the winter I drink 2 or 3 pots a day!
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:51 AM
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Sometimes i like the caramel creamer just a touch of it or a little pumpkin pie spice,i've been trying a few new things like using a little fresh maple.
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