Vanilla is one of the most popular spices that are used as an additive to coffee drinks. It is perfectly combined with the taste of a pure black drink, and just perfectly complements coffee-milk and coffee-chocolate. Although many people use this spice exclusively in the preparation of desserts, its aroma goes well with coffee. There are several recipes for how to use vanilla in coffee.
What kind of vanilla is used for coffee
The answer is, in general, any one that you have, or that you can buy.
In pods, it is the most expensive, because it is assembled by hand, it is very appreciated, and it is not so easy to find it in stores, except at specialized points of sale of spices, and, of course, via the Internet, for example, at Vanille.
The powder is also completely natural, but it contains less high–quality, small, sometimes broken pods.
Vanillin, in fact, is a substance that is contained in pods, but in stores you will find only a fully synthetic product with a strong smell and taste, so it is more often mixed with sugar, and in its pure form it is practically not put (although, in general, it is possible, but it is better to mix).
Coffee recipes with vanilla
- Break the vanilla pod and remove 2-3 vanilla seeds. Lightly rub them with 0.5 oz of ground coffee beans. Pour the ground coffee and vanilla into the cezve, pour 1 cup of water. Cook over low heat until the foam tops appear.
Leave the finished drink to infuse for a few minutes and fill the cups with it. Pre-rinse the latter with hot water.
- Cut into pieces 1 pod of vanilla and cinnamon. Mix the chopped spices with 1 oz of coffee beans and grind in a coffee grinder. At the rate of 2 teaspoons of spicy coffee per 1 cup of water, prepare a drink in a cezve. Similarly, brew coffee from the remaining volume of the mixture.
Preheat the coffee cups and fill them with the finished drink. Serve with sugar.
Keep in mind that for quite a long time the coffee grinder will “exude” vanilla flavour. But if you love coffee with vanilla, then it won’t bother you.
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