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Alchemical coffee: a touch of magic in your coffee cup

Alchemical coffee: a touch of magic in your coffee cup
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Coffee is more than just a drink - it's a ritual, a passion, and for many people, an indispensable part of their day. The history of coffee is as rich and varied as its taste. From its humble beginnings in Ethiopia, where the coffee plant was originally discovered, coffee has spread through the centuries into the hearts and homes of people around the world.

The first records of coffee being used as a beverage date back to the 15th century, from Sufi monasteries in Yemen. From there, coffee quickly spread throughout the Arab world before coming to Europe in the 17th century. It came to Europe in the seventeenth century. Today, coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, with a variety of preparation methods and styles that vary from country to country and even from city to city.

But have you ever thought of adding an alchemical touch to your coffee? With a few simple ingredients, you can transform an ordinary coffee into an aromatic and warming drink that will invigorate your senses and delight your palate. Here's a simple recipe for an alchemical coffee that you can make at home:


  • 1 cup freshly brewed coffee
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon butter (optional)


  1. Brew a cup of your favorite coffee. You can use any method you prefer, whether it's French Press, filter coffee, or espresso.
  2. Add the ground cinnamon and cardamom directly to the cup of hot coffee. Stir well to make sure the spices are completely mixed with the coffee.
  3. If you like, you can add the butter now. This is optional, but it gives the coffee a nice creamy texture and helps bring out the flavor of the spices.
  4. Stir the coffee again well to make sure the butter is completely melted and mixed with the coffee.Enjoy your alchemical coffee!

This recipe is incredibly versatile and can be customized to your taste. You can add other spices like cloves or nutmeg, or even some honey or maple syrup for a natural sweetness. Experiment with different combinations and find your perfect blend.

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Did you know? Coffee was originally discovered in Ethiopia, where it still grows wild today. Legend has it that a shepherd named Kaldi noticed that his goats had extra energy after eating berries from a certain bush. He tasted the berries himself and found that they gave him a boost of energy. News of this discovery spread quickly and soon people began collecting the berries to make a drink.

My coffee recommendation: The sustainable pleasure of Gray Market.

When it comes to coffee, I have a particular favorite I'd like to share with you. Gray Market is an online coffee retailer that specializes in high-quality, sustainable coffee.

My personal favorites include the Brazil - Vila Boa with floral, stone fruit and caramel flavors and the Peru - Guersy de la Cruz with caramel, dark chocolate and strawberry flavors.

Whether you're a seasoned coffee drinker or just beginning to explore the world of coffee, I highly recommend Gray Market. Their passion for coffee is evident in every bag and their commitment to sustainability makes you feel good about enjoying their coffee. Try them out and experience the difference that high-quality, sustainable coffee can make.