Have you ever heard of The Ghost pepper? In case you haven't, it is The hottest chili pepper in the world. It will cause grown men to shed tears, seriously. I wanted to find a recipe using the Naga Ghost pepper to make a pot of coffee for my husband. I actually thought he might enjoy it. He did not like it at all, but surprisingly I did! The truth is I have always appreciated the smell of fresh ground coffee and the smell of coffee during the brewing process, but have never acquired a taste for the drink itself. I tried this coffee and was surprised after all these years that I actually enjoyed it. I modified the recipe that I found online and this Instructable is my version of the Ghost Chili Pumpkin Spice Coffee.
I found the recipe here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiBI232oJUI . I recommend everyone to view these videos of men filmed while they eat the Ghost pepper and you can see just how hot they really are. The videos are a little slow but well worth the time to view them. One video will share facts about the pepper. Here are the links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHi4KZjHOQY&feature=related and here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JObwMlNWpE&feature=related.
Step 1: Recipe
1 Cup fresh coffee beans ( You may use regular ground coffee but it is best with the freshly ground beans.)
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ginger
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Allspice
Pinch of dried Naga Jolokia pepper
Sugar to coat the coffee cup rim
Agave to coat the coffee cup rim
Spring water for brewing with a dash of salt
Cream ( He did not recommend non dairy creamer with this recipe.)
Crackers and jam optional
Step 2: Tools
Coffee grinder optional if using ground coffee
2 Small bowls with lids
Coffee cup and saucer
1 Cup measuring cup
Step 3: Grind Coffee Beans
Measure the coffee beans
Grind the beans using the fine option
Step 4: Measure and Mix
I could not find the dried ghost pepper in my area so I used the fresh by finely chopping it.
Measure all the spices and the pepper and place them in a small bowl.
Shake very well.
Please see bottom note.
The dried will be a much better choice though.
Step 5: Combine Ingredients
Combine the spices with the coffee grounds.
Shake very well.
Step 6: Brew Coffee
Brew the coffee using the spring water for the best flavor and add a dash of salt.
While it is brewing go to the next step.
I made 4 cups of coffee using 8 Tablespoons of the coffee mixture and 4 cups of the spring water.
Step 7: Preparations
Sprinkle enough sugar on a plate to dip the coffee cup rim in.
Rub the Agave around the rim of the coffee cup.
Dip the cup rim into the sugar to coat.
This step is optional but I found that it added just enough sweetness to the spices in the coffee to enhance the flavor.
Step 8: The Ghost
Pour the brewed coffee into a cup.
This may be served with toast or crackers with jam and topped with a sliver of the ghost pepper as shown.
Step 9: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
I used Colombian coffee beans because a member here on Instructables is from Columbia and said I should always use Columbian coffee. I did not notice the coffee having a real hot flavor to it. I am guessing that the fresh ghost pepper is not as hot as the dried. I ate the tip of the pepper to see how hot it was. I can usually tolerate a pretty intense pepper so it was tolerable for me. I ate a seed and again it was hot but not unbearable. Maybe I just happen to get a batch that did not have as much heat. The thing that I appreciated about the flavor of this recipe was it had a slight kick at the end of the sip. I will continue to drink it on occasion. Coffee is still not my drink of choice but before I tried this recipe I would have never considered drinking it. This coffee blend would make an awesome gift to give those spicy food lovers.
Thank you for stopping by and do have a resplendent day!