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Spiced Coffee (infused with Star Anise and Cinnamon)

Heya!

I love coffee. I’m always ready for a coffee. My choice depends on the day and my mood. For example, I have a cappuccino on most mornings; if it’s already afternoon and I haven’t had a coffee that day i’ll probably have a latte. On cold, rainy afternoons, ideally, i’d want a Malindi Macchiato to spice things up but as i’m home most cold, rainy afternoons; I had to get creative and figure out how to make my own version of spiced coffee. It was a success! Cici and I infused star anise and cinnamon sticks into an espresso and topped it off with some homemade whipped cream. So divine and pretty easy to make. Just try it out!


INGREDIENTS

  • Ground Coffee (Espresso)
  • 5 pieces of Star Anise
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks

Serving: 3-4

METHOD

1. Break apart the star anise and cinnamon sticks. Place into a cheesecloth and tie up. (NB: We didn’t have any cheesecloth so we carefully took apart a tea bag, emptied out its contents and used it as a substitute.)

2. Place the cheesecloth into the coffee pot.

3. Place ground coffee into the coffeemaker. (The amount depends on your desired strength. We used about four heaped tablespoons.)

4. Brew Coffee.

5. Let it sit for around 4-5 minutes for the spices to infuse.

6. Serve and enjoy!

NB: You can top your coffee with whipped cream then garnish with ground cinnamon and star anise. This spiced coffee goes great with banana bread. Be on the lookout for a recipe soon!

Don’t forget to like, comment and share!

β€” CICI and Ivy xxx

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My name is Ivy Mabelle. Founder of this blog. I’m a 21yr old Kenyan studying Law. I have many interests that I hope to write about in the course of this blog but above all, getting people together and seeing them share what they love is my favourite thing to do.

8 Comments

Cici

For all the love of coffee!!!😍😍😍
I really enjoyed this, anyone who can try it should definitely give it a shot!

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Ivy

You can say that again!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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Florence

The scent is all that’s missing! Love it!

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Ivy

Haha! It really did smell so heavenly. πŸ™‚
Thank you!

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Kech

Nice! I’ll give it a shot

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Ivy

Thank you Kech! πŸ™‚
Let us know how it goes.

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OchiYenG

Hey Ivy,
Everytime I get to indulge in your reads I get to come out with something new. Had to Google Star Anise πŸ˜… ..
You’ve helped out a fellow coffee lover πŸ˜‰

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Ivy

Haha! I’m glad to hear that!
Do try it out…trust me, from one coffee lover to another, it’s epic. πŸ™‚

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