I got this idea over the weekend. It was a cold and rainy night and I was out with my wife and I needed a little sugar bump. We went into a chocolate store and they had hot chocolate available, but I asked them if it was made with milk or water. They told me water , so of course we left immediately!
We went to a restaurant, still cold and low, and I asked them about their hot chocolate. The waitress knew exactly what I wanted to hear and apologetically explained that they used water. And she was really apologizing, saying that she knew how much better it was with milk.
So I just ordered coffee instead, and jokingly asked the waitress if the coffee was made with milk or water.
Anyway, that comment put the idea in my head. I mentioned it on the FUD random thread a few days ago because I was wondering if anyone had done this.
So today I tried it. I heated some milk and just used a pour-over drip cone to make it.
It was a very unique taste. I can’t really describe it. The coffee was stronger, because the milk did not go through the filter as fast as water would, so the coffee steeped in the milk a little longer. It was a very full taste. It had a somewhat nutty flavor to it. And of course, I did not need any cream.
Try it and let me know what you think! I will definitely try it again.