Ingredients for 20 demi-tasse cups:
1 stick cinnamon
4 whole allspice berries
1/3 cup instant sugar
2 strips lemon peel
4 strips orange peel
1 cup brandy, warmed
1 quart hot coffee
Combine the spices, sugar and brandy in a jar 5-6 hours before serving. Let them steep at room temperature.
When it's time to serve the coffee, turn the lights down in the room. Light the alcohol in the base of a 6 cup chaffing dish. Pour in the seasoned brandy and let it warm until it catches flame (you may need to help with a match). Stir and lift high the ignited liquid with a ladle so it appears as flaming ribbon.
When the flames subside, pour in the hot coffee and serve the drink in demi-tasse cups.