Today is the first day of fall, and we would like to suggest serving up in your store something like this apple coffee to celebrate the change in weather and produce of the season.
As autumn's rust-colored leaves fall, the air snaps with a crisp chill revealing the coming winter. One delicious way to stave off the dropping temperatures is autumn's bounty of apples, freshly squeezed into juice to sweeten your favorite coffee. The sweet-tart flavor is satisfying and delicious. Adjust spices as you desire.
This recipe makes 2 cups and easily doubles.
Autumn Apple Coffee Ingredients:
1 cup (8 ounces) freshly brewed coffee
1 cup (8 ounces) pure apple juice
2 cinnamon sticks
2 thin slices of orange, rind intact
2 whole cloves
1 kernel allspice or ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
2 teaspoons brown sugar or wildflower honey
Brew the coffee.
Heat some water to boiling and pour into two cups (or mugs); cover with saucers while you prepare the drink.
In a medium size heat-resistant glass or stainless steel saucepan, simmer the coffee and apple juice with all the spices, orange slices and sweetener.
Warm over low heat for three to four minutes, stirring occasionally.
Empty the cups of the hot water, then strain the coffee-apple mixture through a fine-meshed sieve into the cups.
Serve immediately with ginger snaps or graham crackers for a toasty-warm afternoon treat.