Friday, January 27, 2017

Seed Coffee

Coffee with Cumin or Coriander or Dried Mushrooms
or Caraway or Sesame

This is an easy and delicious concept. Especially since
it is still chilly in a lot of places, although it suits
pretty much any season if you like.
Cinnamon and cardamom are very common in coffee brewing,
if you are into those but looking for something with a
more savory profile, then these suggestions will float your
boat fer shure.
For any pot of coffee you are going to make, you will
toast 1-2 Tbsp. seed in a dry pan for 1-2 minutes or until
fragrant. Place this in the grinder with your beans and
grind with your coffee. If you have pre-ground, use a
mortar and pestle or grinder to pulverize the seeds separately
and stir them into the grounds. Then just brew as you
normally would. Amount depends on taste and may be fairly
subtle. I like cumin and caraway the best.
With dried mushroom, ginger or galangal or some such-
these also work and are interesting. You don't need to bother
toasting these but you will need to chop them up a little
first so that they don't either gum up your grinder or fail
to get chopped up (it happens, since they are often very hard
or very chewy). Also for these, a bit more might be called for.
Very nice beverage.

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