I LOVE the holidays! But I don't love the stress that comes with it. To me, it's super important to make time to chill out with my friends during this busy season. I've figured out that planning a coffee date is a great way to spend time together without adding tons of extra stress to your day. To make it feel extra special, I make this easy Spiced Cinnamon Coffee Recipe. It's a fun way to dress up your coffee without extra effort.
While throwing a holiday party can be fun, it can also add a lot of extra work to your plate. Instead, I like to find ways to work in friend time to things I would be doing anyway. I love to go Christmas shopping with girlfriends. It can also be fun to go look at holiday lights together. But this fun friend date happens over my favorite time of day – coffee time.
Normally, I enjoy my coffee by myself. It's my favorite way to start the day. If at all possible, I prefer to sip my morning cup of coffee while I ease into my work day at the computer. This is the time when I set up the day and organize what needs to get done. It took me a while to find a coffee that I really love. I like something that is full of flavor and this Pioneer Medium Roast Blend from 1850™ Brand Coffee is delicious!
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A little bit of SO Delicious Dairy Free creamer, and I'm good to go. I like it because it adds just a little bit of creaminess, and a slight coconut flavor, without being overpowering. The French Vanilla flavor is my favorite!
How to Make Spiced Cinnamon Coffee
While I could just serve a cup of coffee to my friends, I love to jazz it up. Adding the best holiday flavors to the coffee is a fun way to surprise your friends with an unexpected twist. And this spiced coffee recipe is super easy to make!
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What I love about this recipe is that you can make it in almost any type of coffee maker. As long as you can access the grounds, you can pretty much make this. With the French press, you just need to be mindful of the size of the grounds you use.
The flavored coffee grounds have such a nice, spiced flavor without hardly any work! But it is important to start with a great coffee so you have a quality product to build on.
To keep things super easy for my coffee date I simply use my favorite ingredients, which are super easy to find at Target. As a busy mom, Target is my favorite place for getting everything I need for family life and any holiday entertaining I am planning. Plus saving money is also great! The Cartwheel offers are awesome!
This Cinnamon Coffee recipe can be made ahead of time up to the point of actually brewing the coffee. I can pre-measure the spices and zest the orange peel before my friend arrives. This way I have more time to chit chat and less time fussing in the kitchen.
A coffee date doesn't even require a full breakfast. I am not a meal skipper but it seems like most of my mom friends don't actually eat a big breakfast. Serving store-bought donuts is about as easy as it can get.
And who can resist a donut?! I put out the SO Delicious Creamer with the cinnamon flavored coffee so each person can still be in charge of preparing their coffee just how they like it.
Our coffee date may not be that long, as moms don't usually slow down for too long, but it's a great way to connect and spend time together before getting right back into the day. The best part about this type of mom timeout is that it doesn't have to just happen at the holidays! But it's especially nice this time of year.
Coffee has a way of bringing people together and is the perfect excuse to slow down and enjoy the moment. Whether you're enjoying your coffee plain or you're adding cinnamon to the coffee, 1850™ Brand Coffee and So Delicious Dairy Free Creamer are a great pairing for starting your day right! Adding friends is icing on the cake!
Printable Spiced Cinnamon Coffee Recipe
- 1 TBSP cinnamon, ground
- 1 TBSP orange zest
- 1 tsp nutmeg, ground
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 8 scoops coffee, (enough for 2 servings)
- Add the cinnamon, orange zest, nutmeg, cloves and ginger to the coffee grounds
- Brew with whatever method you prefer as usual. (French press, standard coffee maker, etc.)
Serving Size2 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 30 Total Fat 1g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 21mg Carbohydrates 5g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 3g Sugar 0g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 1g
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Danone and The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.