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Pumpkin Spiced Coffee – 2 Ways

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Do you love pumpkin spice flavor but not all the extra fuss? Then you need this amazing recipe for Pumpkin Spiced Coffee! It’s the most delicious and autumn-inspired way to enjoy pumpkin and coffee without all the added calories!

Pumpkin Spiced Coffee is the ultimate autumn indulgence. It has all the flavors of fall but without too many extra calories or any added dairy. I love this coffee because:

  • Light and Fresh – Many flavored coffee beans are treated so heavily with artificial flavorings that they start to taste unreal, but this fresh take on pumpkin-flavored coffee has nothing but authentically delicious flavors!
  • Dairy-Free Delicious – This easy recipe is an excellent way for everyone to enjoy fall flavors regardless of diet because this yummy drink has no added dairy! But, if you like, you can, garnish this coffee with homemade pumpkin-spiced whipped cream!
  • Anyone Can Make It – With this easy recipe, you do not need to be a trained barista or have any special equipment. All you need is your favorite coffee maker and beans to craft a cup you won’t be able to help falling in love with!

Ingredients you need

Pumpkin Spice – Pumpkin spice melds together all the sensational spicy flavors of fall. Make your own big batch of this spice blend with my easy recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Spice!

Ground Coffee or Coffee Beans – This recipe is perfect because it gives you ratios and methods for both French press and pour-over pumpkin spiced coffees. These two methods use different grind sizes, so choose your method and purchase or grind your beans to suit the method you choose.

No matter what style of brew you choose, you can pick the coffee you love the most. Choose a single origin or blend with flavor notes you enjoy so that adding the extra spice just makes it even better!

Filtered Water – Filtered water is a must-have for good coffee. Using filtered water protects your equipment from build-up and preserves the natural flavors in your chosen coffee beans.

Brown Sugar – A light touch of brown sugar to suit your personal tastes is the only additional flavoring this wonderfully spicy and smooth coffee needs! If you prefer another sweetener, use it! If you wanna learn more about using coffee brown sugar in coffee, check out our detailed article!

Pumpkin-Flavored Whipped Cream – This optional topping is a fun way to add even more pumpkin flavor to this awesome coffee. Topping the cup with a little whipped cream also adds a touch of dairy for any creamy coffee lovers.

If you want a great recipe for Pumpkin Whipped Cream, try out my homemade version for a fun and fluffy pumpkin treat!

Pumpkin Spiced Coffee Step-by-step

Place your V60 decanter on the coffee scale.
Place your pour-over kit on the coffee scale.
Add the coffee filter to your pour over kit.
Add the coffee filter to your pour-over kit.
Pour the ground coffee into the hot rinsed filter.
Pour the ground coffee into the hot rinsed filter.
Add the pumpkin spice blend to the ground coffee.
Add the pumpkin spice blend to the ground coffee.
Add the hot water.
Start the timer and add 1.58 oz hot water.
Let the coffee bloom.
Let the coffee bloom (45 seconds).
Fill up with hot water.
Fill up with hot water.
Let the coffee drip slowly into the decanter.
Let the coffee drip slowly into the decanter.
Spiced coffee, ready to drink.
After 3-4 minutes, the spiced coffee is ready to drink.
Divide the spiced coffee among the medieval glasses.
Divide the spiced coffee among the medieval glasses.
Delicious pumpkin spiced coffee with and without dairy topping filled in medieval serving glass.
Enjoy!

How To Make Spiced Coffee From Scratch

This recipe is too good to miss! That is why there are two delicious methods for making, so no matter what equipment you have, you can always enjoy this spicy brew!

French Press Pumpkin Spiced Coffee

  • Heat – Heat the water.
  • Weigh – Weigh the ground coffee and mix it with the pumpkin spice.
  • Brew – Add the grinds to the French press and pour in the hot water. Allow it to stand for 4 minutes before breaking up the coffee crust on the surface. Afterward, let it infuse for an additional 4 minutes before plunging.
  • Serve – Divide the coffee between two glasses, optionally top it with creamy Pumpkin Flavored Whipped Cream, and enjoy!

Pour Over Pumpkin Spiced Coffee

  • Heat – Heat the water.
  • Prep the Beans – Weigh the coffee and grind it to a medium grind.
  • Rinse – Rinse the pour-over and filter with hot water.
  • Add the Coffee – Combine the ground and pumpkin spice blend, then add it to the filter.
  • Weigh – Place the pour over on the scale, tare it, and set the timer.
  • Bloom – Do a quick pour, and then let the coffee rest and bloom.
  • Pour – Continue pouring with a circular motion until complete. The pumpkin spice blend may slow down the speed of the drip, but that is okay because it gives the flavors more time to infuse.
  • Serve – Stop the timer, divide the coffee between two serving glasses, optionally garnish with Pumpkin-Flavored Whipped Cream, and enjoy!
Delicious pumpkin spiced coffee with and without dairy topping filled in medieval serving glass.

Barista Tips

  • When brewing coffee, always use filtered water to increase the longevity of your brewing equipment and preserve the delicious taste of your fresh coffee.
  • Don’t sip too soon! It might be tough to wait, but it’s worth it! Sipping too hot coffee reduces the functionality of your taste buds and makes your coffee taste inferior.
  • When brewing coffee, it’s essential to rinse the pot and filter with hot water before brewing. It removes the paper taste from the filter, preventing your coffee from going cold too soon and missing out on delicious flavor!

Products

French Press – A French Press is a great way to make fresh coffee. It uses coarse ground coffee and has a built-in strainer so every sip of coffee is silky smooth and delicious! Not only is this the perfect tool for coffee but it can also be used to froth milk, brew tea, and more!

Pour-Over Kit With Filters – A pour-over coffee kit is an awesome coffee maker for about one to four people. This neat method requires you to slowly and steadily steam water over the grounds in concentric circles. This gives the beans time to steep and when it’s time to pour, the decanter-style brewer aerates the coffee as it pours.

If you choose to use a pour-over you will need a conical paper filter or a reusable coffee filter that fits your brewer. Be sure to rinse the filter and brewer with boiling water before brewing.


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Coffee Scale and Grinder – This recipe is all about ratios and grind size, so it can be very helpful to have a kitchen scale and grinder on hand to weigh and grind your beans. The Comandante grinder is an excellent choice for serious home baristas, but any coffee grinder will work perfectly.

Gooseneck Kettle – A gooseneck kettle is an awesome tool but it can be an investment. A less expensive alternative is a small gooseneck jug. You simply boil the filtered water and then transfer it to the gooseneck jug. The water will be just the right temperature for brewing and you will get all the control you need without the price tag of a high-end kettle.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pumpkin Spiced Coffee

Can I Make This Pumpkin Spiced Coffee Decaf?

Yes, you absolutely can! Use your favorite full-caffeine or no-caffeine coffee beans to achieve this amazing fall-flavored brew!

Is Pumpkin Spiced Coffee Lactose-Free?

Yes! This amazing recipe makes a simple cup of pumpkin spiced coffee without anything extra, so there is no dairy, no nuts, no gluten, or any other common allergens in this drink. Even sugar is optional, so this fall favorite is delicious for everyone!

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Delicious pumpkin spiced coffee with and without dairy topping filled in medieval serving glass.

Pumpkin Spiced Coffee – 2 Ways

Looking for a delicious twist on your morning coffee? Try this homemade pumpkin spiced coffee recipe for a flavorful, comforting, and dairy free treat.
5 from 28 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Coffee
Cuisine: Global cuisine
Keyword: dairy free, dairy free coffee, pumpkin spiced coffee, Spiced coffee
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 10kcal

Equipment

Ingredients 

Ingredients – French Press

  • 1 cup Filtered water
  • 0.53 oz Ground Coffee
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin spice store-bought or homemade

Optional

Ingredients Pour Over Kit

  • 8.48 oz Filtered water
  • 0.53 oz Coffee beans
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin spice store-bought or homemade

Optional

Instructions 

Instructions – French Press

  • Heat 1 cup Filtered water to 93 °C / 199 °F
    1 cup Filtered water
  • Weigh 0.53 oz Ground Coffee and mix it with 1 tsp Pumpkin spice.
    1 tsp Pumpkin spice, 0.53 oz Ground Coffee
  • Add it to your French press and pour in the hot water.
  • Leave to stand for 4 minutes, and then, using a small spoon, carefully break up the coffee crust that has formed on top.
  • Leave to infuse for a further 4 minutes, and then slowly press the plunger through.
  • Divide the coffee between two glasses.
  • Sweeten to taste with brown sugar and garnish with Pumpkin-flavored whipped cream
    Sweeten to taste with brown sugar, Pumpkin-flavored whipped cream

Instructions – Pour Over Kit

  • Heat 8.48 oz Filtered water to 93 °C / 199 °F
    8.48 oz Filtered water
  • Weigh 0.53 oz Coffee beans and grind the coffee at medium grind.
    0.53 oz Coffee beans
  • Insert the filter into your pour-over kit and rinse it with hot water to remove any paper taste.
  • Pour in the coffee and add 1 tsp Pumpkin spice. For a better blend, mix the ground coffee and pumpkin spice before adding it to your pour-over kit.
    1 tsp Pumpkin spice
  • Place the kit on the scale and tare and start the timer.
  • Pour in 1.58 oz // 45 g of water and let the spiced coffee bloom for 45 seconds.
  • Then continue to infuse in slow snail-like motions with a steady stream until 8.48 oz // 240 g is reached.
  • Stop the timer after 3 minutes and divide the coffee between two serving glasses.
  • Sweeten to taste with brown sugar and garnish with Pumpkin-flavored whipped cream.
    Sweeten to taste with brown sugar, Pumpkin-flavored whipped cream

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 6mg | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 4mg
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Food Safety

  • Don’t leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
  • Never leave cooking food and beverages unattended
  • Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove

See more guidelines at USDA.gov.

By on September 7th, 2023
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