Curl Up With These Cold Weather Coffee Classics

By now you’ve probably felt it — that wonderful chill in the air. Sweater weather is here and the holidays are not too far behind.

It’s officially the season of comfort.

Between hunting for the perfect pumpkin, crunching through saffron-colored leaves or simply baking with your friends and family at home, we all know that fall is the perfect excuse to make every moment just a little warmer.

Because baby, it’s cold outside: so why not get cozy with a tasty coffee drink?

We transformed four classic coffee recipes into cheerful holiday drinks the whole family will love, and we know you will, too. Get ready to say yum.

The Minty Mocha Latte
Serving: 1
Difficulty: 1
Cook Time: 5 minutes

1/4 cup brewed Community® Signature Blend Dark Roast
1/4 cup milk
1 tbsp. dark chocolate syrup
1 drop peppermint extract
Optional toppings: whipped cream, candy cane.

Brew your Community® coffee as you like it. Meanwhile, heat milk in microwave or stovetop until hot. Mix chocolate syrup and peppermint extract into coffee. Foam milk with milk frother or just pour hot milk into cup. For extra decadence, consider adding a dollop of whipped cream to the top. Garnish with a candy cane stick for a tasty coffee stirrer. Serve warm and enjoy.

The Pumpkin Patch Brew
Servings: 8
Difficulty: 1
Cook Time: 10 minutes

1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground all spice
1 cup freshly ground Community® coffee

Directions: In a large bowl, combine all spices with freshly ground Community® coffee. Next, place spiced grounds in a coffee filter. Add water to your coffee maker and brew the cup to your liking. Serve black or with a dash of milk.

The White Out Latte
Servings: 4
Difficulty: 3
Cook Time: 35 minutes

3 cup milk
1 cup crushed whole Community® coffee beans
1 1/2 stick cinnamon sticks
4 whole green cardamom pods
1/4 cup wild honey
Optional garnish: cinnamon sticks

Place the milk and crushed coffee beans in a saucepan. Heat the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, about 7 minutes. Immediately remove from heat and let the beans steep in the milk for 15 minutes.

Strain the coffee mixture and transfer to a jar of a blender. Discard the crushed coffee beans. Add cinnamon sticks, cardamom and honey to the steeped milk and blend on high speed until the spices are coarsely ground, about 30 seconds.

Strain the liquid back into the saucepan and discard the ground spices. Rewarm the spiced coffee over medium-high heat until the liquid is hot and steaming. Pour into warmed coffee mugs, garnish with cinnamon sticks and serve hot.

The Sugar & Spiced Christmas Coffee

Servings: 8
Difficulty: 2
Cook Time: 15 minutes

3/4 cup chilled whipping cream
4 1/2 tsp. powdered sugar
1 cup freshly ground Community® coffee
5 tsp. ground cardamom
3 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
7 cup water

Using an electric mixer, beat whipping cream in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Then, add powdered sugar and continue beating. Place ground coffee, cardamom, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a coffee filter. Using spoon, mix gently. Add water to your coffee maker and brew to your liking. Next, divide coffee among 8 cups. Garnish each with a dollop of whipped cream and serve piping hot.

Thirsty yet? Better get brewing.
Community Coffee Company

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