coffee tree is a tropical evergreen shrub. Delicate white blossoms would entice
you to the plant with the scent of jasmine. The flowers give way to cherries.
Plump red coffee cherries, green fruit and flowers do at times grow on the
branches all at the same time, and that means the ripe berries must be picked by
hand. The coffee cherries look similar to cranberries in shape and color. This
is a strong coffee and we often find ourselves adding hot water to the pot to
"tame" the brew. Professional coffee makers recommend two tablespoons
of coffee for every six ounces of water. If you use decaffeinated coffee, some
of the aroma and flavor is lost in processing, so add two more tablespoons
ground coffee for each pot of coffee. You can adjust the recommendation to suit
your tastes. This is the coffee I find delicious with milk and sugar.
6 (8-ounce) cups cold water (10 cup mark on coffee pot)
½ cup ground vanilla nut cream coffee beans
Measure the ground coffee into a coffee filter. Pour water into
coffee maker and let coffee brew.
2. Pour steaming cups of coffee and serve straight or with milk
Hint: Top with whipped cream and a dash nutmeg.
Variation: Use less coffee for a weaker brew.
Makes 10 cups coffee