In The Kitchen | Coffee Horchata

Coffee Infused Horchata

Refreshing, sweet, and a great pick-me up! I love taking original recipes and seeing how I can infuse coffee into them. Thus, this takes us to our next In The Kitchen coffee recipe...Horchata! What better way to try this out than with our latest spring seasonal blend, Nomad.

This iteration of Nomad features the best of both worlds in the realm of Ethiopian coffee, washed and naturally processed combined. In this medium roasted blend there's something for the fruit bomb fans and the acid junkies alike. Gera Estate Natural brings ripe, syrupy berry character and the washed Kochere brings citrus zest and clarity where the Gera goes murky. The pairing drinks like a tropical cocktail at a swim up bar, it's refreshing, fruity and playful. And it rules iced!

Now back to why we're here...Horchata (orxata) | "What is it?", you may ask. Good question! Horchata is a milky drink made from either almonds, rice or nuts!  In the recipe that I recreated you'll find rice, cinnamon, sugar, water and last, but not least, coffee.

Step 1 |
Mix together rice, cinnamon, whole coffee beans and 4 cups of water in your blender just enough until everything is coarsely ground. Once blended, pour into a separate bowl, add another 4 cups of water and let soak for 4 hours.

Step 2 |
Take a few ladles full of this mixture and purée in your blender until smooth.  Repeat this process until the full mixture is well blended.

Step 3 |
Strain your mixture with a cheese cloth. However, if you don't own a cheese cloth like myself, then no worries. Feel free to use whatever you have in your kitchen. I have a normal strainer, but be warned you won't be able to separate all fine particles from the liquid. I re-strained this mixture about 3 times which was perfect for my taste!

Step 4 |
Lastly, mix together the sugar with the liquid you just strained and chill. Once it's at your optimum temperature, enjoy!

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Let me know what you think or how you make horchata by commenting below!