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DIY Flavored Coffee Drinks


If you love fancy coffee drinks more than your wallet can allow, consider trying your own hand at a beverage masterpiece. The following recipes are fairly simple and don’t require a limitless budget.

I received samples of Eight O’Clock Coffee for the purpose of this article. Let these recipes inspire you to create new recipes. Play around with the ingredients and swap out extracts and candies with other flavors.

If you’re picky about the sweetness of your coffee, making it yourself alleviates any issues with your drink being too sweet or too bitter. Alter the amounts to your taste buds to find the perfect balance. Maybe you’ll find your new favorite drink!

Eight O’Clock Coffee is available in bags, as well as in K cups designed fro Keurig coffee machines. These recipes are suited for a whole pot of coffee or just a cup. Perfect for however you make your coffee!

CARAMEL ALMOND COFFEE
½ tsp. almond extract per 6 oz. cup
1 rounded Tbsp. ground Eight O’Clock Original or 100% Colombian Coffee per 6 oz. cup
1 Tbsp. caramel syrup per 6 oz. cup
Cream or milk optional

Add almond extract to the bottom of the pot, ½ tsp. for each 6 oz. cup you’ll be brewing. Brew as you normally would. Stir caramel syrup into each cup.

For an individual cup:
Use 1 drop of almond extract. Add the extract and the caramel syrup to the bottom of your cup and stir.


COCONUT COFFEE
½ tsp. coconut extract per 6 oz. cup
1 rounded Tbsp. ground Eight O’Clock Original or 100% Colombian Coffee per 6 oz. cup
Cream, milk and/or sugar optional

Add coconut extract to the bottom of the pot. Brew as you normally would and pour into a cup.

For an individual cup:
Use 1 drop of coconut extract. Add the extract to the bottom of your cup and stir.


DARK CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY
2 squares of dark and raspberry chocolate squares
1 drop of orange flavored extract
1 rounded Tbsp. ground Eight O’Clock Original Coffee per 6 oz. cup
Cream or milk optional

Put the chocolate squares and extract in the bottom of each cup. Brew a pot as you normally would and pour into cups. Stir for about a minute, or until the candy has dissolved.

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PEPPERMINT PERFECTION
1 snack-sized peppermint patty per 6 oz. cup
1 rounded Tbsp. ground Eight O’Clock Original, Colombian or Dark Italian Roast Coffee per 6 oz. cup
Cream or milk optional into each cup

Plop the peppermint patty in the bottom of a cup. Brew a pot as you normally would and pour into a cup. Stir for about a minute, or until the candy has dissolved.


WHITE CHOCOLATE
1 Tbsp. white chocolate morsels
1 rounded Tbsp. ground Eight O’Clock Original Coffee per 6 oz. cup
Cream or milk optional

Place the white chocolate morsels in the bottom of your cup. Brew a pot as you normally would and pour into each cup. Stir for about a minute, or until the morsels have dissolved.


MARSHMALLOW CANDY BAR
1 Tbsp. mini marshmallows
1 snack sized chocolate/caramel-type candy bar
1 rounded Tbsp. ground Eight O’Clock Original or Colombian variety Coffee per 6 oz. cup
Cream or milk, optional

Put the marshmallows and candy bar in the bottom of each cup. Brew a pot as you normally would and pour over candy. Stir for about a minute, or until the candy has dissolved.

 


CARAMEL APPLE
3 caramel apple candies
1 rounded Tbsp. ground Eight O’Clock Original Coffee per 6 oz. cup
Cream or milk optional

Plop the candies at the bottom of each cup. Brew a pot as you normally would and pour into cups. Stir for about a minute, or until the candy has dissolved.


CHILI CHOCOLATE
2 squares of Chili Dark Chocolate
1 rounded Tbsp. ground Eight O’Clock Dark Italian Roast Coffee per 6 oz. cup
Cream or milk optional

Place the squares in the bottom of each cup. Brew a pot as you normally would and pour into cups. Stir for about a minute, or until the candy has dissolved.

 

 

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