I love sitting around the fire after a big meal, swapping stories with loved ones. Usually, a round of coffee will help to keep us all up instead of going into a food coma. This year, I’ve added a few special ingredients to my go-to Westrock coffee for a festive, flavorful beverage.


  • 20 ounces Westrock Dark Roast Coffee, prepared
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Pinch ground white pepper
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Curled orange peel for garnish


  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine maple syrup, orange extract, spices, salt, and pepper.
  2. Bring to a simmer, stirring often, and let simmer 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in the orange juice.
  4. When ready to serve, brew a fresh pot of Westrock coffee.
  5. While coffee is brewing, fill 4 mugs with hot water to warm the mugs.
  6. When coffee is ready, pour out the hot water and fill mugs with 5 ounces coffee and up to 1 tablespoon of the spiced syrup.
  7. Top with whipped cream, then drizzle spiced syrup over the top.
  8. Garnish with an orange twist.

For an Adults-Only Version

  1. Add 1 ounce each of Cointreau and Frangelico to each cup of coffee in place of the syrup. Stir to combine. Drizzle the syrup over the whipped cream before serving.