7 Ways to Spice Up Your Coffee

Whether you take your coffee with cream, sugar, or both; there are far more ways to spice up your coffee aside from purchasing another premade sweetener at the grocery store!

Let’s take a look at some delicious spices to enliven your tastebuds & perk up your coffee:


7. Vanilla

Vanilla is a perfect addition to your morning coffee if you like your cup of Joe a little sweeter than most.

By using vanilla extract, you don’t add a ton of calories and you'll avoid consuming too much sugar as you’re starting your day.

Try popping a whole vanilla bean pod into your jar of coffee grounds to infuse that sweet, sumptuous aroma into the grind, or add a couple of drops of vanilla extract to a pot of brewed coffee for plenty of flavor.

6. Cinnamon

You can also go with cinnamon if you want a classic coffee flavoring. This cozy spice adds a bit of kick and sweetness, plus provides plenty of antioxidants to your morning coffee.

This can boost your immune system and make the first cup of the day taste absolutely delicious!

5. Nutmeg

While many people associate nutmeg with holiday treats and hot cocoa, it can also work as an all-around coffee flavoring trick. Nutmeg has a slightly earthy flavor, but it’s also a little sweet for an altogether balanced experience. Nutmeg additionally makes your coffee smell significantly better: something you may not have thought was possible since coffee already smells great!

It may take a little experimentation for you to find the perfect balance of nutmeg for your coffee. Don’t overdo it, as too much nutmeg can ruin an otherwise perfect cup.

4. Ginger

Ginger is one of the world’s oldest spices and it’s perfect to combine with your coffee. For the best result, take raw ginger root and slice it into small pieces. Then, put a few of the pieces into your coffee grounds before you make your brew. Alternatively, you can add 1 or 2 teaspoons of dried ginger powder to your coffee.

Note that ginger can be pretty spicy in high concentrations! So if you haven’t tried it before, start off slow and gradually increase your ginger concentration until you’re satisfied. 

3. Clove

Cloves are another common household spice, and it’s a perfect combination for dark-roast coffees. They give your beverage a classic and leathery fragrance, so many men may opt for cloves over the other spices in this list.

Try adding it directly to your coffee grinder by tossing a few cloves into the grounds before brewing. If you’re only making a single cup of coffee, don’t use too much so it doesn’t overwhelm the coffee taste.

2. Peppermint Oil

Want something refreshing rather than spicy? Try adding a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil. This can give you a charming morning cup of coffee.

It’s super easy to prepare; just put the drops in your coffee pot during the brewing process and you’ll be set!

1. Coconut Oil

Similarly, you can add a few drops of coconut oil to your coffee if you enjoy the slightly nutty flavor and tropical vacation vibes.

Just be sure to stir your coffee thoroughly before taking a sip so you don’t accidentally drink a mouth full of hot melted coconut oil!

Who needs to spend countless dollars and wasted calories on those premade artificial coffee additives anyway? You’re sure to find most of these exotic flavorings in your spice rack, so get creative next time you’re filling up your BEAST Tumbler and take your senses on an epic adventure.

Spicing up your coffee with these tantalizing spices keeps your morning brew interesting, stimulating and exciting. Your taste buds might even wake up before you do!

Justin | Greens Steel Wellness Contributor
Maine, USA

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