I love this Design*Sponge article on naturally flavoring coffee with whole, natural spices by tossing them into a coffee grinder with the beans. It sounds like a delicioius and healthier alternative to store bought artificially flavored coffees. I also love the idea of these grounded coffee blends as gifts packaged in jars or canisters.
Here’s the recipe:
cardamom seeds (taken from 4 pods)
cloves, whole (2)
cinnamon (1/2 of a 2? stick or 1 tsp. ground)
star anise, whole (1/2 of a star)
vanilla bean seeds (1/4 of the bean)
grated nutmeg (1 tsp.)