Intro: Habanero Pepper Spice Coffee
Several years ago I was house sitting for a friend of mine. She insisted that I try her raspberry pepper jam while I was there. I had never heard of a jam made with hot peppers. The next morning I had remembered the jam, so I put it on my morning toast. I thought the raspberries were wonderful but I did not notice any pepper flavor Until . . . . a minute or so after I had taken my first bite. Then came the unexpected kick. It was quite a surprise. It was the best jam that I had ever eaten. This experience prompted me to try a pepper flavored coffee. I do not like coffee but I thought it would be fun to try it on my husband. I had to make it on the mild side because he does not appreciate spicy drinks as much as I do. As it turned out he did not particularly like the flavor of the coffee because he enjoys classic coffee. On the other-hand I tried it and liked it. It surprised me because I like the smell of coffee when you first open a new container and while it is brewing, but have never acquired a taste for it. I will drink coffee on occasion as long as I use this recipe.
This recipe was inspired by : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiBI232oJUI
Step 1: Ingredients
Coffee Beans or grounds ( Fresh beans works the best )
Dash of salt not shown
Ground crystallized ginger
Pinch Habanero pepper
Turbinado sugar or regular sugar
Cream or whip cream ( Non dairy creamer is not recommended )
Bottled Spring water
The recipe is in step 3.
Step 2: Tools
Coffee grinder optional
Small glass container with lid
Shallow dish for the sugar not shown
Step 3: Recipe
Measure the ingredients and put them in the bowl together:
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon Crystallized ginger
1/2 teaspoon Allspice
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
Pinch Habanero pepper
Mix very well.
Grind 1 cup of the coffee beans.
Add the spices to the coffee beans.
Mix very very well by shaking.
The Water, and salt will be used to brew the coffee.
Step 4: Coffee
Brew the coffee using the seasoned ground coffee, pinch of salt, and spring water.
While the coffee is brewing go to the next step.
Step 5: Preparations
Pour enough of the turbinado sugar in a shallow dish to coat the coffee cup rim.
Wet the rim of the coffee cup with water.
Dip the coffee cup into the sugar to coat the rim.
Step 6: The Coffee
Pour coffee into the coffee cup.
Top with whip cream.
Sprinkle the top of the whip cream with a dash of cinnamon.
Step 7: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
I served this coffee with a cookie topped with raspberry jam, a dash of Habanero pepper, and a slice of lime. The lime brings out the flavor of the pepper. I felt it needed a little sugar flavor to bring out the spices so I added the sugar to the rim of the coffee cup. The next time I make it, I will add a lot more pepper. I recommended just a dash for this recipe but you may add more if you love it hot and spicy. This coffee blend would be the perfect gift for spicy food lovers!
Thank you for stopping by and have a magnificent day!