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Citrus Spiced Coffee

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


9 servings

Rouse sleepyheads out of bed with big cups of this anything-but-average cup of joe from our Test Kitchen. Brewed with lemon peel then stirred into mugs with a pineapple-sugar mixture, it adds zest to morning routines.


  • 3/4 cup ground coffee
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 2 fresh orange slices
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place the coffee grounds in a filter or basket of a coffeemaker; add lemon zest. Prepare nine cups brewed coffee according to manufacturer's directions.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine water, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, orange slices, pineapple juice and vanilla. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Strain; discard cinnamon and oranges. Pour sugar mixture into mugs; add coffee. Stir.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 90 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit.

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