How do you make pumpkin spice coffee at home?
That time of year is rolling on into shore, right along-side the ocean’s current. Summer has only but a month left, and my taste buds are crawling with a pumpkin-flavored itch. Thoughts of warm, sweet, spicy scents are dancing in my head — the kind of scent that can transport you to another place in time and bring back memories just as warm. But where can I find the perfect cup? No cafés releasing the blend, yet? No problem. Here’s an easy way to make a truly superior cup of pumpkin spice coffee at home, as recommended by Izy Hossack’s Top With Cinnamon.
Who says it’s too early for pumpkin coffee? And the best part? It’s healthier than the average seasonal blends you see at the grocery store. The other best part? What with using just a few natural spices found in your everyday pantry, you now have a home-brewed Autumn treat that you can make hot or iced, all year round. You’re welcome, pumpkin.
Generally, it’s recommended to use around 20 grams of coffee beans per 200-300 ml of water (a 1:10 or 1:15 ratio) Make sure to boil a little extra water than what you’ll need.
To make your own pumpkin pie spice mix, toss in the ground cloves, ground allspice, freshly grated nutmeg, ground ginger, and ground cinnamon. Now mix it on up with your coffee grounds! (You can also buy pumpkin spice mix at the grocery store if you want an easier option. Simply add 1 tsp to your grounds if this is the case).
Place your delicious mixture in the coffee filter
Pour enough water to just saturate the coffee
Let it drain through, then slowly continue to add water until you’ve reached your 200-300g of brewed coffee.
- 3 tbsp fresh coffee beans
- 200-300 ml water (depending on the strength you prefer)
- ½ tsp ground cloves
- ½ tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 3 tbsp ground cinnamon
- Your water should be a little cooler than boiling hot when used
- A swan neck kettle will give you a little better control when pouring the water over your grounds
- The best brewing method all depends on preference, but I find that a Chemex really hits home with flavor, which you can find an easy guide to using here.