It’s officially summer! Dealing with the 3-digit temperatures in Texas is sometimes unbearable! If you’re like me, there are days where you hardly want to leave your house, not to mention braving an uncomfortably hot car, or walking down the street to a coffee shop to get your coffee fix.
What if you can brew coffee including a variety of iced coffee from the comfort of your home? It will safe you a trip or two to the coffee shop.
Recently I’ve been experimenting with adding cayenne pepper powder to the coffee as it brews. Yes, hot cayenne pepper! The result is fantastic! People always relate hot spicy pepper to food, but adding cayenne pepper powder to coffee will add a kick to your iced coffee. You can add as much as you want! You’re in control of the spiciness.
Not only will cayenne pepper add a kick to your drink, according to Dr. Axe, cayenne pepper has been used for both food and medicine for over 9,000 years. In the article, Cayenne Pepper Benefits Your Gut, Heart and Beyond, he listed the following benefits:
- stimulate body’s circulation
- reduce acidity
- help digestion and heal upset stomach
- improve poor circulation
- and much more
So, let’s add some spice into our iced coffee. Learn to brew cayenne pepper iced coffee.
- 25g of ground coffee
- 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 8-10 ice cubes
- 25oz of water
1. Bring water to a boil.
2. Pour ground coffee into a French press.
3. Pour cayenne pepper into the French press.
4. Add hot water.
5. Put the lid on and let it steep for 4 minutes.
6. Press the plunger down.
7. Pour coffee into a pitcher or equivalent container and let it cool.
8. Put ice cubes into coffee glass.
9. Pour coffee into the glass.
10. Add maple syrup.
11. Stir it well.
12. Garnish with a dash of cayenne pepper (optional).
Iced cayenne pepper coffee is a blend of black coffee and warm spice, so it tastes different from a traditional cup of coffee. It may take some tweaks to find out exactly how much you like the spiciness in your coffee.
The finished cup ends up being strong and robust. It is a great black, but you can also add a little creamer or milk to it if that’s your thing!
Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think! Wishing all of you a great summer!
Articles and photos by Latte Art Guy.