Have you ever been awakened first thing in the morning by the smell of rich, flavored coffee? There aren’t many scents that can top the aroma of Green Mountain pumpkin spice coffee. And if you think it smells good, just wait until you taste it. Pumpkin spice coffee is a seasonal flavor, so you will most often find it during the fall, when everyone is getting ready to enjoy the holidays—starting with Halloween and ending with Christmas. This is the most popular time of year to enjoy pumpkin spice coffee.
If you want to enjoy pumpkin-flavored coffee all year round, you can stock up on pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin spice coffee syrup, and pumpkin spice coffee creamer while they are in season. The flavored creamer and syrup go very well with French vanilla coffee. By doing this, you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of pumpkin-flavored iced coffee in the middle of summer.
Another way to enjoy your pumpkin coffee year round is to find a pumpkin spice coffee recipe and make your own flavored coffee. With the right recipe, you can make your own coffee that will taste very similar to the pumpkin spice coffee available from Green Mountain.
First, you need to start with a rich coffee base. Green Mountain Coffee’s whole bean or ground coffees are an excellent choice. They are affordable and can be found in stores across the country. If you can’t find them in your area, you can also purchase them through the company’s website. Grind your coffee beans as usual, but add 1/4 tsp. nutmeg and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon to the grounds for each cup of coffee. The water will pass through the spices, flavoring your coffee. You can also use pumpkin pie spice instead of adding cinnamon and nutmeg separately.
When using a drip coffee maker to make homemade pumpkin spice coffee, you might want to double the filters. This will help prevent the spices, which are much finer than ground coffee, to pass through the filter into the coffee.
Since pumpkin spiced coffee is only available for sale during the autumn months, it makes a great seasonal gift. You can give it as a Christmas gift to be enjoyed during the cold winter months of January and February. Nothing warms you up like a cup of hot spiced coffee. The gift will be made extra special if you present it with a customized coffee mug made especially for the recipient.
To enjoy your pumpkin spice coffee all year round, it is best to store it in the freezer to help preserve its aroma and flavor until you are ready to use it.