Brazilian Pumpkin Spice Coffee Recipe

Another tropical brewster adaptation of a cheerful beverage. Try this Brazilian pumpkin spice coffee recipe on your next gathering. Pour in!

This recipe is a variety of the traditional Pumpkin Spice Latte invented by Starbucks in the early 2000’s.

“The Pumpkin Spice Latte is a coffee drink made with a mix of traditional fall spice flavors (cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove), steamed milk, vanilla syrup and espresso, topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice. Since 2015, it has also contained a small amount of pumpkin puree. The drink is offered by Starbucks and many other cafés on a seasonal basis, usually being introduced on the first of September—though in 2014 the drink was introduced earlier on August 25—and usually, depending on the store, will end sometime around the end of December.”

Wikipedia contributors. “Pumpkin Spice Latte.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 27 May. 2016. Web. 16 Aug. 2016.

Brazilian Pumpkin Spice Coffee Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup ground Brazilian coffee
  • 3/8 teaspoon ground allspice, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, or to taste; plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste
  • 1 pinch of ground cloves, or to taste
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons half-and-half cream, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix the ground coffee and all the spices in a small bowl.
  2. Place the grounds mixture into the filter of a drip coffee maker.
  3. Pour 4 cups of water into the coffee maker.
  4. Turn the machine on to brew the mix.
  5. When brewing is finished, pour into 2 cups.
  6. Stir in cream and sugar to taste.
  7. Sprinkle any leftover spices as desired.
  8. Serve.

Notes

You can use any type of brewing with minimal adaptations.

The trial here is to copycat the spices in order to achieve a coffee with cream feel, not a latte, with the same “spirit” behind it.


 

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