Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Coffee

I love making this coffee during the holidays.  It is a real treat and my reward after a day of Christmas shopping, baking or decorating.

The best coffee ever is made with a pour over.  Basically it is a very slow version of drip coffee.  It can be made by the cup or using a pour over pot.

Chemex Coffee Maker

 Your basic tools for a one cup pour over are:  nice big cup,  top of cup drip coffee maker, strong ground coffee, electric kettle, #2 filters, eggnog and sweetened whipped topping.  I prefer the Horizon lowfat eggnog for this.

 Gather your tools and let's get started.  I love my electric kettle, but any method of boiling water will do.

Add a generous amount of ground coffee to the filter.  It has to be strong coffee because you are now going to fill the cup 1/3 full of eggnog.

Slowly drizzle boiling water into the coffee being sure to get all of the coffee on the sides wet.  Go slow, if you add too much water it will drip through quickly and result in weak coffee.

You Should See Foam (Crema) Form On Top

Once the cup is full add a dollop of whipped topping to float on the top of the coffee.

Enjoy this coffee with my favorite Australian cookie, the Tim Tam.  They are made in the United States by Pepperidge Farm only at Christmas time and are available at Target in the holiday food section.  Stock up, they are good.

God bless,


  1. That looks like the perfect drink post-cookie baking marathon!
    Thanks for posting.

  2. I agree thanks for sharing.. That looks yummy to drink ...