Monday, August 22, 2011

A New Coffee Romance...HoffTea!

Until recently, I had my weekend coffee routine down to a science.

Adding cinnamon to the coffee grounds before brewing (a delightful surprise) and then taking my coffee with one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses and six tablespoons of  Coffee-mate Fat Free French Vanilla Creamer.  The molasses gives the coffee a nice earthy foundation and a healthy shot of potassium, while the French Vanilla is pure heaven.

I can hear the descent brewing - how could The Healthy Hoff willfully ingest such an unnatural substance?!?!

It was my one and only vice, people! In fact, I don't think I even like coffee, it was merely a delivery tool for my beloved Mr. French.  I would have panic attacks when running low.  I had to have two bottles on hand at all times to prevent such a catastrophe!

But, having recently given up oil...I found myself at a crossroads.  Mr. French and I needed to take a break.  I had to explore other fish in the sea and try as hard as it may be - to replace my coveted Mr. French.

I searched high and low and tried many, many concoctions and I am happy to reveal that I have in fact found my new love...

Adding lose leaf tea (I prefer berry infused) to the coffee grounds as well as cinnamon not only fills the house with a most excellent aroma, but it mellows out the bitterness of the coffee - leaving behind a smooth, rich and most yummy experience that will have you begging for more.  Add to that one tablespoon molasses, two tablespoons agave nectar and about 1/4 cup alternative milk of choice and it's curtains for trans fat ladened cream!

I'm sorry it had to end this way - it was a good run while it lasted, but you're just no good for me.

Sianoha Frenchie!
The Hoff


  1. Wow, that sounds delish! I also love molasses in coffee... old West Virginia favorite!

  2. I can't for the life of me remember what prompted me to try molasses in coffee, but I love it! Glad I'm not alone. :)

  3. Wow... I'm going to try the molasses in coffee (because it's supposed to be good for us...) (and I wonder if it will help replace some of what coffee leaches out.) Have you tried adding Vanilla Extract or anything?

  4. Hey BeeBee,

    My first few attempts were with vanilla extract, but the flavor never came through - coffee just overpowered it.