Food: Aimée’s Easy Pour-over Fancy Coffee Treat

Aimée Gramblin

Need a mid-day pick-me-up but don't have time for a run to the coffee shop?

Want to save some dollars in your laundry room mason jar? Try making your coffee-shop style coffee at home two or three times (or more) per week.


I created the following method to make a semi-fancy, and easy, coffee-shop copycat of a latte. Kinda sorta. :)

Feel free to enhance however you'd prefer. Other additions can be Cardamom, Garam Masala spice blend, dried mushroom or collagen creamer for a nutrition boost.

For myself, this is a favorite cool-weather coffee concoction.

It’s a healthier version of the syrupy lattes that can be purchased at places like Starbucks this time of year. I always have Pumpkin Spice and Five Spice Powder spice blends on hand.

Look for my Fancy Cold-Brew Copy Cat recipe when the weather warms up a bit more.

Aimée's Pourover Fancy Coffee Treat

Time commitment: 5-10 minutes.


  • 12 oz water, heated to almost boiling
  • 2 T coffee grounds
  • 1 teaspoon honey or your sweetener of choice
  • Sprinkle of spice blend of your choice — try Five Spice Powder, Pumpkin Spice, or Cinnamon
  • 2–3 T milk or milk Alternative — I prefer oat milk.


I use a simple pour-over coffee basket purchased from my local grocery story with the appropriate sized filters to match. To save time, I microwave my filtered water for 2 and a half minutes.

  1. Heat water to the desired temperature.
  2. While water is heating, put 1 teaspoon honey, sprinkle of spices, and 2–3 Tablespoons milk or milk alternative in mug.
  3. Set pour-over device on mug with filter inserted and add 2 Tablespoons of coffee grounds.
  4. Pour water slowly and carefully over grounds. I use a glass pyrex for heating and pouring my water.
  5. Enjoy!

*Coffee is such a particular taste experience. Adjust to your preferences, always.

Original version from October 2020 published in Plan B Vibe.

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