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Naturally Flavored Coffees

Naturally Flavored Coffees

This past weekend, my sweetheart threw a cardamom pod and a bit of cinnamon stick in the grinder along with the coffee beans and the resulting brew was heavenly. This got me thinking: What a great gift idea for the coffee-lovers on your list! Here are some great all-natural, no-artificial-anything flavored coffee ideas.

Start with good quality, organic, fair trade whole coffee beans. Add any of the following, place in attractive bags, and wait for the compliments. (Best to err on the side of caution and go easy on the additions.)

Dried chipotle or other chile pepper
Cinnamon stick
Cocoa nibs
Almonds or hazelnuts
Vanilla bean
Cardamom pod
Whole clove
Star anise
Dried orange or tangerine peel

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By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer of Care2's Healthy Living content.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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10:27PM PST on Feb 12, 2013

yum mo!

3:15PM PST on Feb 9, 2013


1:04PM PST on Feb 9, 2013

I'm a coffee-lover, but I always prefer the regular one. Once and while, a good spice is well appreciated. Thanks for the tips.

6:00AM PST on Feb 9, 2013

great ideas

3:15AM PST on Feb 9, 2013

You forgot peppermint!!! And, THANKS for all the other ones! Flavored coffee is great!

1:32AM PST on Feb 9, 2013

thansk for the tips !

2:42AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

Nice, Thanks!

4:13AM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

Delightful. Splendid ideas for coffee. Interesting comment about ginger coffee as I use the root for ginger tea but haven't tried ginger coffee.

9:31PM PDT on Oct 28, 2012


11:33AM PDT on Oct 28, 2012

great ideas

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