with nutmeg.

December 11, 2012

coffee coffee with nutmegMorning coffee lately includes a shaving or three of nutmeg and steamed milk. There’s no special recipe or step-by-step, but I thought you might like to know.

And, of course, I’m curious:

What fancy additions are you making to your morning cup these days? ‘Tis the season, after all.

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  • Reply Olivia James December 11, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    genius, erin! thank you for this.

  • Reply Ana Cooks December 11, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    love your mugs! 🙂

  • Reply Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) December 11, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Oh, I'd like to say I'm a coffee purist, but really I'm just lazy/boring. I like my coffee straight-up with a hit of fresh cream :-).

    I second Ana's comment – I love those mugs! Tapered at the top is key – keeps the heat in!

  • Reply Love me if ya dare December 11, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Thanks for the idea!!!

  • Reply Anonymous December 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    oooh, I have tried cinnamon but not nutmeg, I'l have to give that a shot. Where do you get whole nutmeg? And yes, where are those fabulous (tapered) mugs from? 🙂

  • Reply Katie December 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Peppermint mochas – Trader Joe's hot chocolate with peppermint is yummy. Eggnog lattes. Now you have me wanting to make another morning cup with a few twists of fresh ground nutmeg. Think I will. 🙂

  • Reply Erin December 11, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Woohoo! Keep those ideas rolling! Our mugs are from Bennington Potters! We love them.

  • Reply sara e. December 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I've been enjoying soy eggnog in my coffee every morning since Thanksgiving, I bet the nutmeg would be a nice addition!

    • Reply IndiaMorgan December 11, 2012 at 6:37 pm


    • Reply sara e. December 12, 2012 at 2:32 am

      I've purchased mine at a variety of stores: Whole Foods, Stop and Shop, even Target! It's Silk brand, which is pretty easy to come by.

  • Reply Amy December 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I like to sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon in the grounds. It warms it right up.

  • Reply Kristina December 11, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    I pretty much put cinnamon into anything these days but haven't tried it with my morning coffee so far. Will do tomorrow. Thanks for the idea!

  • Reply Rebecca D. Martin December 11, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Delight! I've actually been sprinkling nutmeg in my grounds this fall, a great compliment to a dark roast . . . but I confess to preground – not freshly-grated.

    And I agree with all above: really great mugs.

  • Reply forefrontfashion December 11, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    kindred spirits. my boyfriend studied ceramics at bennington! i know that place well. your taste is unparalleled my friend. i will be sure to sprinkle some nutmeg into my mug tomorrow morning.

    • Reply Erin December 11, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      thanks, friend. that man o' yours sounds dreamy.

  • Reply mindyourmotherearth December 11, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I got married in Bennington and every anniversary, we treat ourselves to a new piece. I thought those mugs looked pleasantly familiar. 🙂

    • Reply Erin December 12, 2012 at 1:03 am

      What an awesome tradition!

  • Reply J+H @ Beyond The Stoop December 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    i've done cinnamon in the past, but recently i've been drinking coffee from 44 north coffee (www.44northcoffee.com) and it needs NOTHING ELSE to make it that perfect cup!!

  • Reply Erin December 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    confession: i never dreamed of putting the spices in with the *grounds*! amazing revelation!

  • Reply mollyt December 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Eggnog. And one evening, peppermint schnapps, peppermint ice cream and a dallop of chocolate whipped cream. With a few Christmas sprinkles on top just to look pretty.

    • Reply Erin December 12, 2012 at 1:14 am

      i don't think i've ever had peppermint in coffee–but it sounds like you guys like it!

  • Reply Milynn {Love + Whimsy} December 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    mmm! I have not tried putting spices into my coffees yet, not even cinnamon. With the holidays on its way, sounds like the perfect time to start. But I have replaced sugar with agave nectar!

  • Reply Veronica Funk December 11, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    A pinch of powdered chili in my mocha and pumpkin spice in my eggnog latte 🙂

  • Reply slip4 December 11, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    We love to add the sugar-free Torani syrups to our coffee – Vanilla is our favorite.

  • Reply LARY @InspirationNook December 11, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I can't stop drinking "peppermint" things.

  • Reply IndiaMorgan December 11, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Stick a candy cane in. The bottom will melt, you'll finish your drink, and then have the top left to freshen your breath. (Mastered the art of drinking my breakfast on the subway.)

    • Reply Erin December 12, 2012 at 1:02 am

      A candy cane in regular old coffee? Steeling my nerves!

  • Reply Charlotte December 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    This sounds amazing! I add peppermint to my hot chocolate at this time of year, but that's about all! x

  • Reply Trista December 11, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Nutmeg sounds perfect (note to self: must go to store tonight)!

  • Reply Sarah Dear December 11, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    At the office we get "pumpkin pie spice" which is premixed cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice and mix it in with our tea or coffee. We also use hot cocoa mix and add that to our coffee too.

    • Reply Erin December 12, 2012 at 1:12 am

      I don't know if I'd be brave enough for all of that at once. Ground ginger in coffee though? Might try!

  • Reply Annie December 11, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    I sprinkle a little ground cardamom into my morning coffee when I need a little extra decadence!

  • Reply the southern hostess December 12, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Ah, I love nutmeg. This sounds just right.

  • Reply Sarah Dee December 12, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Cinnamon and soymilk. Ahh now I want a cup.

  • Reply sweet harvest moon December 12, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Love this! I always add cinnamon 🙂

  • Reply Leah December 12, 2012 at 12:58 am

    maple syrup 🙂

    • Reply Erin December 12, 2012 at 1:13 am

      Oh! We have little maple sugar chips–might try tomorrow!

  • Reply infusionfibers December 12, 2012 at 1:14 am

    we like to add a little bit of diced vanilla bean. And nibbling on them as you sip is quite a treat.

  • Reply Charmaine December 12, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Soy egg nog instead of milk in my coffee! Its so good!

  • Reply Christa December 12, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Might seem funny, but I like a drop or two of lavender oil in my Chai. Yesterday I found a recipe for Dandelion Hot Cocoa – it's a must try, of course. 🙂

  • Reply Neurotic Workaholic December 12, 2012 at 5:50 am

    I prefer frozen blended coffee like Frappuccinos(especially with chocolate syrup on top), but the picture of your coffee with the nutmeg looks really good. Maybe I should reconsider my stance on coffee. 🙂

  • Reply Shoko December 12, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    no fancy add-ins as of late for me…but this is inspiring! sounds so perfect for winter.

  • Reply Anne Tews December 12, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I'm afraid that at home I drink more pots of tea than coffee. What seasonal teas I've been drinking are: Roasted Chestnut or Apple Cider Spice. Both are from The Tea Source, http://www.teasource.com.

  • Reply suggestivetongue.com December 13, 2012 at 3:58 am

    I tried peppermint schnapps in homemade hot cocoa for the first time, that was delicious. Mostly just lots of peppermint tea, although that's nothing too new 🙂

  • Reply Patra December 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    this looks so beautiful it's making me emotional.

    not really,

    actually no- totally crying over the beauty of nutmeg coffee.

  • Reply Chloe Moon December 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I bought peppermint swirl marshmallows and I have been adding them to my coffee each morning! So yummy!! =)


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