As we wait for spring to arrive, we must stay warm in the winter! These coffee based cocktails, courtesy of Marcus Boni of BonavitaWorld.com, are sure to do just that.
Bonavita is committed to bringing the highest level of coffee brewing technology to their brewers, while keeping the experience of brewing coffee simple and easy to understand. Bonavita, an Espresso Supply Inc. brand, is based in Seattle. Espresso Supply Inc. has been a leader in the specialty coffee industry for 21 years. Now they are sharing with you some ways to make your coffee even more special!
3 lightly crushed juniper berries
0.5 ounce simple syrup (or to taste)
2 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
1.5 ounces gin
Coffee (We recommend using a coffee with pleasant acidity, possibly a coffee from Africa. Bonavita brewed with Caffe Ladro Ethiopia Wotona coffee from the Sidamo region.)
Small cedar bough and spruce sprig for garnish
Put crushed juniper berries into the bottom of a pre-warmed mug. Add simple syrup, aromatic bitters and gin. Top with freshly brewed coffee. Garnish with spruce sprig and set mug on cedar bough to release aroma.
Brewed Coffee Tasting Notes: Aged cherry, cask, apricot, silky texture
1 cinnamon stick
Coffee (We recommend using a well-balanced and freshly roasted coffee. Bonavita brewed with a Central American coffee from El Salvador.)
Slice of orange (Valencia – Blood Orange – Cara Cara)
Put cloves, cinnamon stick and honey into the bottom of a mug. Add bourbon and stir to blend. Fill mug with hot coffee. Twist and squeeze a slice of orange it to release the juice and oils from the peel and drop it into the mug to finish.
Brewed Coffee Tasting Notes: Green apple, sugar cane and orange blossom
Rummy Gingerbread Man
3 teaspoons dark muscovado sugar or dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon *gingerbread spice blend
1-ounce dark rum
Coffee (We recommend using a heavy bodied coffee, possibly an espresso roast. Bonavita brewed with Ladro Classic espresso roast coffee comprised of coffees from Guatemala and El Salvador.)
Whole nutmeg, grated as garnish
Fill 8-ounce mug with hot water to warm it. Pour water out and add sugar, spice blend and dark rum. Stir to dissolve sugar. Fill mug with hot coffee, top with whipped cream and finish with grated nutmeg or a sprinkle of cinnamon.
*Gingerbread spice blend:
2 teaspoons ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1-teaspoon vanilla powder
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon allspice
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Brewed Coffee Tasting Notes: Chocolate, round smooth