Coffee Maple Syrup 4.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post; tableware from Crate and Barrel

Feb 19, 2014

Here's a way to supplement your morning coffee fix -- or enjoy coffee flavor without a hint of bitterness.

The author recommends a medium-amber maple syrup, to keep strong flavors from competing against each other. But dark amber may be substituted.

Make Ahead: The syrup can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 year.

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Tested size: 4-8 servings; makes 1 cup

  • 1 1/4 cups maple syrup, preferably medium amber (see headnote)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon instant coffee (do not use instant espresso)

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Combine the syrup and coffee in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; cook, whisking vigorously, until the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low; cook for 10 minutes, stirring a few times.

Strain through a fine-mesh strainer; skim/discard any foam on the top. Serve warm.

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Recipe Source

From food writer Nevin Martell, co-author of "The Founding Farmers Cookbook" (Andrews McMeel, 2013).

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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