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 post was originally published on December 10, 2018 and has now been updated with even more details.
I LOVE the holidays! But I don’t love the stress that comes with it. To me, it’s super important to make time to chill out with my friends during this busy season.
I’ve figured out that planning a coffee date is a great way to spend time together without adding tons of extra stress to your day. To make it feel extra special, I make this easy cinnamon Spiced Coffee Recipe. It’s a fun way to dress up your coffee without extra effort.
Why This Recipe Works
While I could just serve a cup of coffee to my friends, I love to jazz it up. Adding the best holiday flavors to the coffee is a fun way to surprise your friends with an unexpected twist.
And this spiced coffee recipe is super easy to make!
By just adding some flavorful spices to your coffee grounds, you can create an aromatic cup of coffee in just about the same amount of time it takes to make a regular cup.
It perfumes the whole kitchen as it brews 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.
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 prefer to use spices from Savory Spice Shop. They are great quality, reasonably priced and are SO fresh. The smells are intoxicating!
You can choose which spices to add to coffee. While these are the ones I enjoy, you can choose your favorites.
They also have sort of a ready-made coffee spice set. Jolly Java has cocoa, cinnamon and cardamom. YUM!
How to Flavor Coffee Grounds
To a French Press or the filtered basket of your coffee maker, add the coffee grounds.
Add the spices and orange zest.
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.
This Cinnamon Spiced Coffee recipe can be made ahead of time up to the point of actually brewing the coffee.
I can pre-measure the spices and zest the orange peel before my friend arrives. This way I have more time to chit chat and less time fussing in the kitchen.
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 creamers so that you can really taste the spices.
How to Plan a Coffee Date with Friends
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.
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.
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.
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!
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Spiced Coffee Recipe
- 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.)