A Spicy Coffee Recipe? Why Not!

Alina Vandenberghe

Rich chocolatey mocha with a kick of cinnamon and spicy heat? Yes! This latin-inspired recipe will keep you warm, down to your toes, all through the chilly weather

  • 6 ounces strong coffee or two shots of espresso
  • 2 tablespoons of sweetener (I like Monk Fruit as it keeps afternoon crashes to a minimum)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1-3 tablespoon of heavy cream (or Cashew/Coconut cream)
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper or even better ½ teaspoon of Chili Sauce


  1. In a small bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
  2. Pour the coffee into a large mug, stir in the cocoa mix, until smooth. Then add cream to taste.


If you make it tag us on LinkedIn with a picture – we would love to hear how you liked it (and if you have the video of your reaction to it we might send a hot sauce your way! )

About the author
Alina Vandenberghe

Alina Vandenberghe is Co-Founder & Co-CEO at Chili Piper. She’s passionate about building fun SaaS products to solve hard problems and a company where employees thrive. Today, the Romania native and her husband are on their way to IPO — all while giving back to the community through our Citizens Of Our Planet foundation. Alina earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University in Bucharest, Romania. She currently resides in New York City. Connect with Alina on LinkedIn.

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