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Coffee has become such an integral part of our culture today that it’s hard to imagine people didn’t drink it as a beverage until relatively recently. Thankfully, with the help of some forward-thinking individuals and the many benefits of drinking coffee more often, it seems everyone has gotten on board.
If you like your morning cup of joe as much as we do, you’ll want to try this Normandy-inspired coffee drink recipe!
Tips to Prepare a Gourmet Coffee Beverage With Apple Cider
There are countless ways to transform a plain cup of joe into a wonderful flavored coffee beverage, but the ingredients in a Normandy give it the perfect flavor for this time of year.
The drink comes from Normandy, France, famous for its apple orchards. The recipe involves one part coffee to one part cider, with a tablespoon or so of brown sugar. If you want to dress it up, a few orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom will do the trick.
Here are three convenient ways to prepare this autumn-flavored coffee drink: on the stove, in the coffee maker, and in the microwave. Whether you’re getting ready for a chilly workday morning or a fall festival, one of these recipes is bound to fit your schedule. And for dessert, how about a recipe for Caramel Apple Normandy Coffee?
Gourmet Normandy Coffee On The Stove:
This traditional version of the recipe is for people who long for a simpler time gone by as autumn rolls around. A jar of Apple Pie Spice at the grocery store contains all the flavor needed, and cinnamon sticks make fragrant stirrers.
- 1 cup apple cider
- 1 cup strongly brewed coffee
- 6 thin orange slices
- 1 Tbs brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg and cardamom if you have it
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Combine ingredients in a saucepan and bring to medium heat. Reduce to low and let simmer for ten minutes with boiling. Strain and drink.
Gourmet Normandy Coffee In The Coffee Maker:
This recipe can brew while you prepare the house for a fall party. The kitchen will smell like all your favorite memories of autumn.
- Place enough grounds for half a pot of coffee (probably ¼ cup) into your coffee filter.
- If handy, sprinkle ½ tsp cinnamon on top with a pinch of nutmeg and cardamom.
- Fill the pot half full with water and pour it into the machine.
- Now, refill the pot you emptied less than half full with apple cider.
- Stir 2 to 3 tablespoons of brown sugar into the cider.
- Put the pot of cider in place and turn on the coffee maker.
Gourmet Normandy Coffee In The Microwave:
Here’s a recipe that’ll let you grab a Normandy on the go. It’s the perfect drink to savor during your morning commute. By the last sip, you’ll be ready to meet the workday.
- Fill half a mug with strongly brewed coffee.
- Stir in a tablespoon of brown sugar.
- Fill the mug the rest of the way with apple cider.
- Heat for 30-60 seconds in a non-metal container.
- Stir and drink.
Caramel Apple Flavored Normandy Coffee:
This recipe makes an excellent dessert beverage that is jazzy enough to impress guests and simple enough to enjoy on your own.
- Make a Normandy Coffee using any of the three recipes above.
- Stir in a tablespoon of caramel ice cream topping for each serving.
- Pour into mugs
- Top with whipped cream.
- As a final touch, sprinkle chocolate shavings or cinnamon.
Autumn has always been a time for looking back on the year’s work and enjoying the returns of your labor. What better way to do this than in the brisk September air with a warm mug of Normandy in your hand? After baristas serve this recipe, they may also want to make another great seasonal flavored coffee beverage: Pumpkin Spice Latte.
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