Day 76: Cinnamon Sweet Latte - The Goods

I am a coffee drinker, a curse . . . er . . . fact I blame on my good friend, Melanie Holmes.  Melanie was a coffee drinker long before I was, and she convinced me (more like COERCED me) to try coffee "her way."
Her way was flavored with a lot of yummy stuff in it.  And I have to say, I was hooked, literally.  I think Melanie has matured into a real coffee drinker, but I still like it sweet, hot, and full of flavors!

Oh, and, before I forget to mention it, Melanie's husband, Brian has a coffee company called Mark's Brother's Big World Coffee that does some pretty amazing things to help the poor in 3rd World Countries.  Please click on their link and check them out.  And order some coffee.  Feed your habit and feed the world!

Okay, now back to my special coffee.

I created a special nighttime coffee a lot of years back, and it's a recipe I have shared with LOTS of people.  Funny thing though, EVERYONE tells me that when they make it, it's good, but just not the same as when I make it.  (They aren't following directions . . . I'm just sayin'.)

So, I want you to follow my recipe, exactly as it is written, and then you tell me what you think of it!  Then I want you to comment about its yumminess (here on this blog, not on facebook, of course you should tell your facebook friends how yummy this coffee is because they will be thanking you for sharing something so wonderful!)

Once I think everyone has had a chance to make my special coffee and comment, I'm going to draw names from the people who comment, and I'm going to send the winner some free coffee from Mark's Brother's Big World Coffee (courtesy of me!)

Here's the goodness:
2-4 cups of coffee
1/4 -1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 cup of half and half
2 tablespoons of sugar

Make a small pot of coffee (2-4 cups is plenty.)
It has to be real coffee, not that keurig thing or anything like it.
Put cinnamon in the grounds BEFORE it brews.

While it's brewing, get out a microwave safe coffee cup and fill it halfway with half and half and 2 tablespoons (yes tablespoons!) of sugar.
(You can be dumb if you want and used low-fat milk, but it will NOT be as good!) 

Then microwave it right up to the point that it just about boils over.  You're going to have to watch it like a hawk because it will try really hard to boil over, and if it does, it's a terrible mess!  But it HAS TO BOIL.  It can't just get hot.  This is important!

Now, remove the cup from the microwave and fill it the rest of the way up with your brewed cinnamon coffee.

This coffee is so delicious.  My friends, Kelly Sherrill and Caroline Roberts and I used to drink it every Wednesday night when we had Girls' Night In.  And every single time, when they would take their first sip they would say, "mmmmm.  That's so good."

All that to say, I am going to go make myself a cup of my nighttime brew and think of my friends.  Good friends, good memories, good coffee.  It somehow all fits together.  ENJOY!

(And don't forget to come back and comment on how good it was so I can send you some coffee from Mark's Brothers!)



  1. I LOVE coffee and you have never shared any of this yumminess with me (ok, so i only started drinking coffee a year ago, but i can't start my morning with out it!) time we are together and we want to stay up all night having girl talk, will you make me a cup? and btw, does your friend's coffee come in a keurig cup?

  2. I only have one cup of coffee a day. I used to drink 3... or more, but worked HARD to get down to one. If I started drinkings "Carol's not-so-secret-but-o-so-should-be coffee" I would probably have to drink two cups. In that case, I would really need to win some of that coffee.

  3. Why have I never thought of scalding my milk before? So good!

  4. Ally, you are absolutely right! If you don't scald the milk, it's not the same at all!

  5. Kimberly,
    Switch to decaf! And I don't make this coffee very often because it is incredibly fattening, but oh so worth it!

  6. Melanie Holmes never converted me into a coffee drinker, Carol. Not that she didn't try! She did cause me to have a totally sleepless night once because she suggested I try a frappacino! If you happen to draw my name, send the coffee to Doug. ;)

  7. Ohh, yummy! Why must I like things that are fattening?

  8. Ok Carol i tried it. It was Yummy! Dewey even took a sip he really didn't care for it. But I loved it. Something I will be drinking allot of.

    Thanks for recipe. Now your brother wants a sugar cookie recipe have any of


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