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Cinnamon Spiced Coffee Recipe (How to Add Cinnamon to Coffee)


Adding cinnamon to coffee grounds is my favorite! This Spiced Coffee recipe uses warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg plus orange zest to flavor your coffee grounds. This DIY idea makes your morning cup full of flavor. It’s a quick and easy hack to start your day off right!

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This easy cinnamon spiced coffee recipe is SO good!

This cinnamon spice coffee recipe is part of a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Danone and The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

Why You Should Put Cinnamon in Coffee Grounds

Putting cinnamon in coffee grounds sounds super simple, right? And it is! And when mixed with other spices, it creates the most fragrant and delicious cup of coffee. And it’s ready in just about the same time it takes to make a regular cup.

While I could just serve a cup of coffee to my friends, I love to serve coffee with cinnamon and nutmeg. Adding holiday flavors to the coffee grounds is a fun way to surprise your friends with an unexpected twist.

Related post: Homemade Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee Creamer

As it brews, this cinnamon nutmeg coffee perfumes the whole kitchen and gives you this wonderfully warm and comforting feeling. And that’s before you taste it.

I love to make a cup of this for myself on Christmas morning. And, of course, it’s perfect for sharing with friends any time of year.

What I love about this recipe is that you can make it in almost any type of coffee maker. As long as you can access the grounds, you can pretty much make this.

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I have Ingredients

1850™ Brand Coffee is made with Arabica beans and their select line of coffee is available in different forms for all types of coffee drinkers!

These are the spices to add to coffee that I enjoy, you can choose your favorites.

I prefer to use spices from Savory Spice Shop. They are great quality, reasonably priced and are SO fresh. The smells are intoxicating!

They also have sort of a ready-made coffee spice set. How to Add Spices to Coffee Grounds

Step 1

To a French Press or the filtered basket of your coffee maker, add the coffee grounds.

Making a cinnamon coffee recipe for a holiday get together with a mom friend.

Step 2

Add the spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger) and orange zest.

How much spice and cinnamon you add to coffee grounds is ultimately up to you based on your flavor preferences.

To me, more is more so I would do a tablespoon of cinnamon and 1 tsp of nutmeg and 1/2 tsp clove and 1/2 tsp ginger.

Cinnamon spiced coffee is easy to make for holiday entertaining.

The spiced coffee grounds have such a nice, spiced flavor without hardly any work! But it is important to start with a great coffee so you have a quality product to build on.

Step 3

Then make your coffee as you normally would whether you are using a coffee maker or coffee press.

A tray of coffee and creamer on a table next to a French press.

This Cinnamon Spiced Coffee recipe can be made ahead of time up to the point of actually brewing the coffee.

You can pre-measure the spices and zest the orange peel ahead of time to save you time in the morning.

You will still need to sweeten your coffee as you normally would and add creamer if that is your thing. I suggest using a non-flavored creamer so that you can really taste the spices.

How to Plan a Coffee Date with Friends

A small white bowl of donuts on a table.

I love to look for excuses to hang out with friends. Life is so busy that it can be hard to make time for each other. A coffee date can be a fun idea that can be as quick or as long as you want it to be.

A coffee date doesn’t even require a full breakfast. I am not a meal skipper but it seems like most of my mom friends don’t actually eat a big breakfast. Serving store-bought donuts is about as easy as it can get.

A woman sitting at a table enjoying a cup of coffee.

And who can resist a donut?! I put out the SO Delicious Creamer with the cinnamon spiced coffee so each person can still be in charge of preparing their coffee just how they like it.

Two friends sitting at a table drinking coffee.

Our coffee date may not be that long, as moms don’t usually slow down for too long, but it’s a great way to connect and spend time together before getting right back into the day.

The best part about this type of mom timeout is that it doesn’t have to just happen at the holidays! But it’s especially nice this time of year.

A package of coffee and creamer laying on a table next to cups of coffees next to a bowl of donuts.

Spiced coffee has a way of bringing people together and is the perfect excuse to slow down and enjoy the moment.

Whether you’re enjoying your coffee plain or you’re adding cinnamon to the coffee, 1850™ Brand Coffee and So Delicious Dairy Free Creamer are a great pairing for starting your day right!

Adding friends is icing on the cake. And they won’t believe what a delicious drink they can make by adding cinnamon to coffee.

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Spiced Coffee Recipe

This easy recipe for Cinnamon Spiced Coffee is perfect for adding seasonal spices to your favorite morning beverage. It's a quick hack to jazz up your coffee grounds.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Calories: 38kcal
Servings: 1 serving



  • Add the cinnamon, orange zest, nutmeg, cloves and ginger to your normal coffee grounds.
  • Brew with whatever method you prefer as usual. (French press, standard coffee maker, etc.)
  • Enjoy!


While these are the spices that I love, you can use whatever spices you wish! 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 52IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg
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