You’re going to want to stick around for this one.
Yes, we're talking about spicy coffee - the act of adding spices to your coffee grounds.
This delicious way of brewing coffee has been around for decades, yet it feels like a hidden gem.
The first cup of spicy coffee is a memory that will stick with you because of its fantastic flavor and wellness benefits.
All you need is your beans and a few delicious and healthy spices, like cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, ginger & cacao, and you're set!
Further down, you can read exciting info about healthy spices and how they benefit you.
We recommend using whole beans because they have more aroma, providing a more flavorful base to your spicy coffee. But ground coffee works just as fine.
The result is a fun, fragrant, and flavorful cup of coffee you can serve at any time.
It's perfect as your morning cup, for a special occasion, to go along with a delightful pastry, or simply as a pick-me-up whenever you need one.
The Chemex, French Press, or automatic drip works perfectly for the occasion.
Second, pick the spice you want to try.
We're sticking with just one for this blog post and suggest you do the same.
Unless what you're looking for is to brew Morrocan spicy coffee.
The rule of thumb is 1/2 a teaspoon of ground spices per six cups of coffee. We found this quite strong, especially when we added oat milk.
Therefore, we recommend starting with 1/4 of a teaspoon per six cups of coffee and adjusting the measurements until you find your preference.
The first way is to add whole spices (not ground) to your grinder along with your whole beans.
This method will give you a more fragrant and aromatic cup of coffee, but be warned: it will cause your grinder to hold on to your spice's flavor and potentially infuse your next cup as well.
The second way of adding your spices is to sprinkle preground spices onto your coffee grounds before you start to brew.
Add a pinch of salt to balance out some bitterness - or don't if you usually enjoy it.
It comes down to your preference of roast and origin, but we would recommend flavorful beans as what we’re brewing is spicy coffee.
Our spiciest and most flavorful Humblemaker beans are:
- The light roast Ethiopia Sidamo with notes of milk chocolate, caramel & blueberry
- The medium roast Uganda Sipi Falls with notes of lemon, apple & caramel
- The dark roast El Dorado Espresso with notes of cacao, caramel & cherry
Or simply check out all beans and pick your favorite!
You can get all of our premium beans as grounds or whole beans, and we guarantee they always arrive freshly roasted.
Are you not into brewing spicy coffee yourself but still want to get the wellness benefits and the delicious flavor?
Humblemaker Cold Brew Wellness Shots to the rescue!
It's not a coincidence we've added cinnamon, cacao, cardamom, clove & other healthy spices to our cold brew shots.
It's the perfect mix of flavors but also for the wellness aspect.
The Cold Brews are also infused with vitamins & minerals for your enhancement and a natural wellness boost.
With Zero Sugar & Zero Calories, they come in four delicious flavors and are all brewed on premium organic beans and spices.
There are several healthy spices, but let’s zero in on the ones suitable to pair with coffee.
They’re delicious and can easily be added to your daily life, and the health benefits are impressive and many!
Take a look below and get your mind blown.
It’s derived from the inner bark of a small evergreen tree and laid in the sun to dry, where it curls into the well-known cinnamon stick rolls.
The health benefits are many; it’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and cardiovascular-disease-lowering.
Cinnamon has also been reported to have activities against neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
It comes from the seeds of different plants that belong to the same family as ginger. It’s also a spice people have used for centuries, both in cooking and as medicine.
Cardamom can help protect against heart attacks and has antioxidant activities to improve heart function. It can also help liver function and reduce inflammation. Containing natural phytochemicals, it may be able to help fight cancer and has been shown to reduce skin tumors in rats.
Cocoa powder is made by crushing cocoa beans and removing the cocoa butter. It’s famous for its role in chocolate and is believed to be used by the Maya civilization first.
Its benefits include reduced blood pressure and increased vascular benefits, and helps improve mental performance and brain function. Cacao can also help stabilize your mood and reduce your risk of diabetes.
Last but not least, cocoa may reduce the risk of cancer. Studies using cocoa extracts have seen positive results in reducing breast, pancreatic, prostate, liver, colon cancer, and leukemia.