The World’s Best Nighttime Coffee

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.

Over the years I have become quite the coffee connoisseur. I love to experiment with bolder coffees, different flavors, different brewing methods, and have even learned to enjoy it black.

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’.) My friends and family who have had my yummy nighttime coffee call it simply, “The Coffee.”

I’m sharing the recipe here with you, and I want you to follow my recipe, exactly as it is written. Exactly. As. Written.

Then come back here and comment and tell me what you think!



2-4 cups of coffee (decaf if you want)

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 use 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!

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