There sure are some sweet perks to being a member of Foodbuzz's Tastemaker Program. Most recently, we received two packages of limited edition fall coffees from Godiva: Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Pecan Bark.
This prompted a few experiments........
First, we tried both coffee flavors alone as regular coffee. All I can say is ........ awesome. Nothing says Fall like the aroma of pumpkin and spice, am I right? As soon as I opened the bag of Pumpkin Spice coffee I was ready for Thanksgiving and a slice of pumpkin pie!
The Caramel Pecan Bark is nothing less than soothing Autumn comfort. Since October is actually one of the warmer months of the year in San Diego, we are still enjoying iced coffee.
This recipe found on The Pioneer Woman is worth the time effort to make. The result is a perfect, rich and creamy, smooth iced coffee, by far the best I have ever had.You can make this with any coffee you like, but the Godiva Caramel Pecan Bark was exceptionally delicious!
1/2 cup Pumpkin Spice or Caramel Pecan Bark coffee grounds
2 cups cold water
Milk, cream, or half & half
Sweetener (optional, I used vanilla syrup)
Note: You will need a cheesecloth for this recipe.
Add the coffee grounds to a container that has a lid.
Pour in the cold water and mix to combine.
Allow to "brew" for at least 8 hours. Place a fine mesh strainer over a medium bowl. Place a few layers of cheese cloth over the strainer and pour the coffee mixture into the strainer. Give it a while to strain through. Use a spoon to press through the remaining liquid.
Add ice to a glass, and fill half way with your iced coffee.Add milk/cream/half & half and sweetener, if desired. Stir or shake to combine.
Since last weekend was my birthday, we had to indulge a little. We were invited to share a cabin with some friends up in Big Bear and to partake in the 41st annual Oktoberfest celebration....... we had a blast! The cabin was fantastic, the company was wonderful and the celebration was better than anticipated.
One of our favorite ways to enjoy the Godiva Pumpkin Spice Coffee was to start with this.......Pumpkin Spice Latte found on the GodivaCoffee.com website, but we added a shot of Disaronno at the end, it was the perfect end to the perfect birthday! Thank you everyone for making my birthday weekend so much fun!