Looking to add some pep to your drinks, dessert, and more? We partnered with Califia Farms to share the spice mixes that Lior Lev Sercarz, owner of La Boîte, turns to for extra flavor.
"There's no reason why coffee should not be seasoned," says Lior Lev Sercarz. And he should know—Lior is the owner and mastermind behind La Boîte, a spice emporium, nay, spice wonderland, in New York City. Our Shop has been a huge fan for years, and we even teamed up with him to design a clever new way to store your spices.
His blends challenge cooks to use spices in inventive ways, combining ingredients both familiar and far-reaching. He hopes to inspire a more experimental, carefree, and fearless approach in the kitchen. So ready those spice grinders (we use a coffee grinder, too): we asked Lior for three unexpected spice blends to recreate in your own home. They'll wake up any snooze that may have crept into your cooking routine. Read on for the magic blends, and a handful of out-of-the-spice-jar ideas to put them to good use.
Ready to spice up your life with Orchidea, Yemen, and Mishmish? Start here:
Have you ever experimented with your own spice blends? We want to hear the successes and failures.
We partnered with Califia Farms to share Lior Lev Sercarz's favorite spice mixes to add to coffee. Inspired by what plants can do, Califia Farms crafts flavorful plant milks from nature's bounty, like almonds, coconut, and more—see all their products here.