Coffeesnobology Pairings

Coffee and doughnuts, coffee and pie, coffee and cookies, chocolate and coffee:  favorite coffee pairings.   Coffee is like your basic black dress, no matter the occasion–always appropriate–always tasteful.

Mexican Coffee couples chocolate and coffee in a delicious beverage perfect for celebrating Latino Book Month.

Mexican Coffee
½ cup ground dark roast coffee
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
5 cups water
¼ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup chocolate syrup
1-cup milk
1-teaspoon vanilla
Sweetened whipped cream
Garnish: ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks

Place coffee in coffee filter or filter basket; add cinnamon and nutmeg.  Add water to coffeemaker; brew.
Combine brown sugar, chocolate syrup, and milk in a heavy saucepan.  Cook over low wheat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.  Stir in coffee and vanilla.  Top it of with a swirl of whipped cream, garnish with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.


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2 Responses to “Coffeesnobology Pairings”

  1. Dianne Says:

    Looks like a great recipe to try! Thanks!

  2. Lynn Says:

    The Mexican Coffee is a delicious start and finish to perk up book discussions, and perfect when reading books by Sandra Benetiz, a well-known Latino author appearing at the Bemidji Book Festival in June.

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