Delicious Brew: Specialty Coffee Recipe for Coffee Lovers

Are you looking for a way to enjoy the holiday season with a delicious and comforting drink? Look no further, as I present to you a specialty coffee recipe that is sure to give you that festive comfort you are seeking.

This recipe combines the flavors of cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, and honey for a cozy and heart-warming taste. Plus, it’s easy to make with only a few simple ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen.

So whether you’re curled up by the fire or hosting a holiday gathering, this coffee recipe is sure to please. Get ready to take your taste buds on a journey of winter wonderland flavors and enjoy a cup of festive comfort.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Enjoy a Cup of Festive Comfort With This Specialty Coffee
Enjoy a Cup of Festive Comfort With This Specialty Coffee

Are you ready to indulge in the ultimate comfort drink this Winter? Look no further than this festive specialty coffee recipe. With its warming blend of cinnamon, honey, and vanilla beans, every sip is guaranteed to transport you to a place of pure cozy bliss.

But what sets this recipe apart from others? Not only is it delicious, but it’s also customizable to fit your dietary needs. For those watching their calorie intake, simply substitute 1% low-fat milk and an artificial sweetener for a guilt-free treat.

And let’s not forget about the versatility of this coffee recipe. Serve it hot for a comforting morning pick-me-up or over ice as a refreshing afternoon treat. Feeling adventurous? Add a dash of salted caramel or white chocolate syrup for an extra indulgent twist.

Not convinced yet? This recipe has the perfect balance of flavors that even rivals that of popular coffee chains such as Starbucks’ holiday drinks. Save your money and make your own festive coffee right at home with minimal effort – no need to wait in long lines or deal with crowded cafes.

So grab your mug, snuggle up under a warm blanket, and enjoy a cup of festive comfort with this specialty coffee recipe that you won’t want to miss.

Ingredient List

 Indulge in the warm and inviting aroma of freshly brewed specialty coffee
Indulge in the warm and inviting aroma of freshly brewed specialty coffee

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Here are the ingredients you’ll need to enjoy a cup of festive comfort with this specialty coffee recipe:

  • Coffee – 1 cup of strong coffee is the base of this festive coffee. Be sure to use your favorite coffee beans or grounds.
  • Water – You’ll need 4 cups of water to make the coffee in.
  • Honey – 3 tablespoons of honey will add a natural sweetness to this comforting recipe.
  • Cinnamon Sticks – Two cinnamon sticks will give the coffee a wonderful aroma and flavor.
  • Vanilla Beans – Use two vanilla beans to add the perfect touch of vanilla flavor.
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon – Just a dash of ground cinnamon can add an extra scent and flavor.
  • 1 tablespoon Salted Caramel Mocha Creamer – This will enhance the taste and aromas for those who love salted caramel because it adds dessert-like hints to every sip.
  • 1% low-fat milk or your preferred milk option, ½ cup frothed milk, for optimal latte creaminess
  • Optional: White Chocolate or Chocolate Syrup can be used as toppings to taste.

With these ingredients at hand, you’re all set up to create this wonderful recipe right in your own kitchen. Let’s get started!

The Recipe How-To

 Escape into a moment of pure bliss with every sip of this delicious coffee
Escape into a moment of pure bliss with every sip of this delicious coffee

Now it’s time to brew your own Festive Comfort Specialty Coffee!

First, in a medium pot, mix 4 cups of water with three cinnamon sticks, two vanilla beans split lengthwise, and three tablespoons of honey. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes.

While the mixture is simmering, brew a pot of strong coffee using your favorite ground coffee or espresso method. You can use Lola Savannah coffee beans for an even bolder flavor.

Once both the coffee and the cinnamon-vanilla syrup are ready, pour one cup of coffee into your mug and add 1-2 tablespoons of salted caramel syrup or chocolate syrup. Then, add ½ tsp of pumpkin spice for the latte version.

Now it’s time to froth your 1% low-fat milk. Pour ½ cup of milk into a frothing pitcher, turn on the frother and let it do its magic. You can also achieve a similar result with a handheld frother.

If you don’t have access to frothing machines and still want to enjoy delicious foam but not the milk affectations that often come along with this option, try something like almond milk!

Pour the frothed milk over your coffee mixture slowly, so that it forms layers on top. If you prefer your drinks extra sweet, you could add one packet of an artificial sweetener like Splenda or Equal.

For an extra boost of winter flavor, sprinkle some cinnamon on top of your whipped cream or add a peppermint stick as a stirrer.

Congratulations! Now you can enjoy your Festive Comfort Specialty Coffee at home any day you crave a winter warmer!

Substitutions and Variations

 Add some cheer to your day with this festive holiday inspired blend
Add some cheer to your day with this festive holiday inspired blend

If you feel like experimenting with different flavor profiles, try these substitutions and variations to add a unique twist to your festive coffee.

– Milk Substitutions: 1% low-fat milk can be replaced with almond milk or oat milk.

– Sweetener Substitutions: If artificial sweetener is not your thing, replace it with brown sugar or maple syrup for a more natural taste.

– Vanilla Beans Variations: Experiment with different types of vanilla beans such as Madagascar, Tahitian, or Mexican to enhance the flavor of your coffee.

– Different Spice Blends: Instead of using cinnamon sticks, try ground nutmeg, cardamom or cloves to add a delicious warm undertone to your drink.

– Chocolate Syrup Substitutions: Substitute white chocolate syrup for dark chocolate syrup or salted caramel sauce for a decadent twist on the traditional mocha flavor.

– Peppermint Mocha Variation: For a refreshing peppermint kick, substitute the cinnamon sticks and vanilla beans with ½ tsp of peppermint extract and 1 tsp of cocoa powder for a mouthwatering twist on the classic coffee drink.

By trying out these substitutions and variations, you can make your coffee recipe best suited to your unique preferences. So have fun and get creative with this festive comfort specialty coffee recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 Experience the joyful flavors of the season in every cup
Experience the joyful flavors of the season in every cup


One of the joys of enjoying a festive coffee is knowing that it pairs well with some seasonal treats. This comfort specialty coffee would be perfect alongside some Christmas cookies or a slice of pumpkin pie, bringing together flavors that harmonize in each other’s presence. Furthermore, you can accessorize your drink for an even more spectacular presentation. Try adding whipped cream on top, garnished with cinnamon sticks and a sprinkle of cocoa powder for a decadent finish.

If you plan to serve this specialty coffee at your holiday party, I highly suggest keeping extra ingredients on hand so guests can customize their own drinks. Set up a DIY festive coffee bar with mugs, gingerbread syrup, and peppermint flavoring as options for add-ins. Your guests will love the chance to make their own combinations and get creative with different flavor profiles.

Personally, I like to serve this festive coffee after dinner when I’m entertaining family and friends. It’s perfect for cozying up by the fire or snuggling under a blanket while watching holiday movies. Whether you decide to have it hot or iced, this drink recipe is one that you’ll need to try at least once this winter season!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Savor the rich and aromatic undertones of cinnamon and nutmeg
Savor the rich and aromatic undertones of cinnamon and nutmeg

If you’re planning to serve this delicious festive comfort specialty coffee for a holiday gathering or just for yourself, you might want to consider making it ahead of time. This recipe can be easily prepared up to two days in advance and stored in the fridge until ready to serve.

To make-ahead, follow the recipe instructions as stated and allow the coffee mixture to cool completely. Once cooled, transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. When it’s time to serve, simply reheat the mixture in a saucepan over medium heat until heated through.

When it comes to storing leftover coffee, we recommend transferring any unused portion into a separate airtight container and refrigerating it immediately. This will help preserve the flavor and prevent any unwanted odors from entering the mixture.

If you need to reheat your leftover coffee, there are a few different methods you can use. For small servings, you can reheat your coffee in the microwave using short bursts of 15-20 seconds at a time until warmed through. Alternatively, you can reheat your coffee in a saucepan over medium heat on the stove until heated through.

Overall, this festive comfort specialty coffee is sure to please anyone looking for a warm and comforting drink during the winter season. By following these make-ahead, storing, and reheating tips, you can enjoy this delicious drink anytime without any hassle or stress.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Enjoy a warm and comforting hug in a mug
Enjoy a warm and comforting hug in a mug

When it comes to creating the perfect cup of coffee, even the smallest details can make a huge difference. Here are some tips to help you achieve the best results when making this specialty coffee recipe:

1. Use freshly ground coffee beans.

To ensure the best flavor, use freshly ground coffee beans instead of pre-ground coffee. This will give your coffee a richer and more complex taste.

2. Use filtered water.

Using filtered water is important when making coffee, as it helps to remove impurities and unwanted flavors from the water. This will result in a better tasting cup of coffee overall.

3. Froth your milk properly.

If your recipe requires frothed milk, make sure to do it properly. Start by heating the milk until it’s hot but not boiling, then use a whisk or frother to create a light foam on top.

4. Experiment with different sweeteners and spices.

While this recipe calls for specific ingredients, don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of sweeteners and spices until you find the perfect combination for your taste buds.

5. Adjust brewing time and temperature according to your preference.

Different types of coffee require different brewing times and temperatures. Experiment with these variables until you find the perfect balance for your desired strength and flavor.

By following these tips, you can create a cup of this festive comfort specialty coffee that perfectly suits your taste preferences and becomes your new favorite winter drink!

Bottom Line

I hope this festive comfort specialty coffee recipe has left you feeling inspired to try something new in your daily coffee routine. With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s the perfect opportunity to indulge in some new and exciting recipes that’ll fill your house with the warmth of the holiday spirit.

Whether you prefer hot or iced coffee drinks or enjoy different types of espresso, latte, and cappuccino, this recipe has something for everyone to love. So, don’t hesitate and give it a try today! Serve it in your favourite mug snowmen and bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Remember, you can always switch things up by adding different flavours or substituting some ingredients. Spice up your morning routine or enjoy a cup with loved ones over the holiday season. Trust me; they will love it!

So what are you waiting for? Gather the ingredients and give this recipe a shot! Sit back, relax and enjoy every sip of this comfort specialty coffee that’ll be sure to liven up even the dreariest of winter mornings.

Happy brewing!

Enjoy a Cup of Festive Comfort With This Specialty Coffee

Enjoy a Cup of Festive Comfort With This Specialty Coffee Recipe

There's nothing quite like the comforting feeling that a warm drink provides on a cold, winter night. Whether you're relaxing at home with family or socializing with friends, this spiced Mexican coffee recipe is just the thing to bring everyone together. Lightly sweetened with naturally-sourced stevia, this holiday treat has only 26 calories per serving which means you don't have to feel guilty about having another cup.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Fusion
Calories 23.6 kcal


  • 4 cups water
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 vanilla beans, split
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 cup finely ground italian roast coffee
  • 6 teaspoons artificial sweetener (Pure Via)
  • 3/4 cup 1% low-fat milk, steamed


  • 1. Combine water, cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans and honey in 3-quart (3 L) saucepan. Heat on medium heat to boiling, stirring frequently.
  • 2. Stir in coffee and Pure Via sweetener. Remove from heat. Let steep 5 minutes.
  • 3. Strain coffee into six small mugs. Discard cinnamon and vanilla. Top evenly with steamed milk and serve.

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Serving: 206gCalories: 23.6kcalCarbohydrates: 4.4gProtein: 1.1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 1.5mgSodium: 18.6mgSugar: 4.5g
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