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How To Make Cinnamon Coffee (recipe and tips)

Cinnamon. It’s a spice that you think of as soon as the leaves start to turn brown.

Cinnamon brings with it the smell and flavour of autumn and is a delicious addition to hot beverages. For taste alone, adding cinnamon to your brew is a great idea. But you’ve probably heard that cinnamon coffee is also healthy. Something that tastes amazing and is suitable for you? What nirvana is this? Lets’ make some right now!

Cinnamon Coffee

You could make cinnamon coffee by just stirring ½ tsp of powder into your brew. Or just stirring your coffee with a cinnamon stick. But if you’re here, you’re looking for the absolute best way to make cinnamon coffee. Here it is.

  • Coffee beans
  • Cinnamon sticks (or ground cinnamon)



8 min


1 cup

How to make cinnamon coffee

Coffee lovers like to explore different coffee drinks and add various flavours to their drinks — and cinnamon is among our favourites. Cinnamon brings with it the smell and flavour of fall and is a delicious addition to hot beverages. For taste alone, adding cinnamon to your brew is a great idea. But this cinnamon coffee recipe is also healthy.

1. Prepare your beans and cinnamon sticks

Grab your beans and measure out as much as you want to grind. Find your cinnamon sticks and snap or cut them with kitchen scissors into pieces about the same size as a coffee bean. Any bigger and they won’t grind up properly. You can also use ground cinnamon if that is what’s available in your pantry.

A cup of cinnamon coffee with a cinnamon stick above it.

2. Grind your coffee beans and cinnamon sticks

Switch your grinder on and inhale. Please take note of your grind settings and make sure it matches your preferred brew method. Refer to this coffee grind chart for more details. Enjoy the heady mix of freshly ground coffee and full-potency ground cinnamon. What a rush!

ground coffee

3. Brew the coffee and enjoy!

Black coffee is ideal for making cinnamon coffee. You can make your coffee with a drip coffee maker, a pour-over brewer, or French press. Brew your coffee with any of the methods above and enjoy!

A cup of Cinnamon  coffee and a few beans scattered on the table

Extra notes:

  • If you grind extra coffee, store it in a vacuum storage container and use as needed.
  • As an alternative, you can make your own creamer with cinnamon and add this to your coffee. Or, if you sweeten your coffee, you can add cinnamon sugar (1) (keep a jar made up for French toast and other culinary delights).
  • If you prefer maple syrup*, simply store the bottle with a cinnamon stick in it for an infused flavor.

Interested in making other coffee drinks? Here’s a few recipes you can try.

Why Add Cinnamon To Your Coffee?

Cinnamon coffee is enjoyable for its flavour and aroma, but there’s more to it than just the smell. There are lots of reasons (2) to add the cinnamon spice to your brew – here are just a couple:

  • A hint of sweet: Cinnamon has a naturally sweet flavour, so stirring it into your brew will mellow your coffee without needing to add honey, sugar, or artificial sweeteners. This makes it an ideal addition for anyone watching their sugar intake.
  • Clearing your sinuses: If you have a cold or are struggling with the effect of allergies, then popping cinnamon into your coffee will help act as a decongestant. The warm drink will soothe your throat, while the cinnamon tackles that bunged-up feeling. Perfect.
  • An energy boost: Coffee gives you a boost anyway, but because cinnamon helps your body handle sugar (more on that later) you will get the benefits of your cup o’ joe for longer.
  • Lowers appetite: Cinnamon satisfies that sweet craving and suppresses appetite. You feel satisfied for longer so it’s a great tip for those trying to lose weight or just stretch the gap between snacks.
  • It’s nutritious: Not only that, but cinnamon is a great source of nutrients. Fibre, calcium, manganese, iron and Vitamin K are all found in the flavorful bark.

Here Comes The Science Bit

  • Cinnamon has antioxidant properties. It helps the body deal with the negative impact of eating fatty foods, as they discovered at Penn State (3). That includes protection from heart problems (but not from it being broken, sorry).
  • Meanwhile, over at Wheeling Jesuit University, they found that cinnamon helps give the brain a boost (4) and helps concentration. So adding it to your coffee is like supercharging your mind. Woah.
  • Research undertaken by the University of Georgia showed that cinnamon could help regulate your blood sugar (5). Great news for diabetics or anyone who has issues with hypoglycemia.

Final Thoughts

Did you enjoy this cinnamon coffee recipe? Were you fascinated by the properties of cinnamon and how simple it is to use it to enhance your coffee and your health?

It’s great to know that you can do something so helpful, so easily. If you enjoyed making cinnamon coffee using this guide, please share it with any friends you think might like it too. If you tried making your own cinnamon coffee, drop us a comment below and let us know how you got on.

If you’re down for some adventure, we listed some cool ways to make your own flavoured coffee.

  1. Cinnamon Sugar Recipe – Chowhound Retrieved from https://www.chowhound.com/recipes/cinnamon-sugar-10571
  2. 10 Reasons You Need to Add Cinnamon to Your Coffee Retrieved from https://food-hacks.wonderhowto.com/how-to/10-reasons-you-need-add-cinnamon-your-coffee-0167930/
  3. Antioxidant spices, like turmeric and cinnamon, reduce negative effects of high-fat meal Retrieved from https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110810101607.htm
  4. Why Cinnamon Is Good for Your Aging Brain Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-brain-food/201306/why-cinnamon-is-good-your-aging-brain
  5. Study: Spices may protect against high blood sugar – UGA Today Retrieved From https://news.uga.edu/study-spices-may-protect-against-high-blood-sugar/
Jovana D
I come from a country where people drink domestic coffee (what the rest of the world knows as Turkish coffee) and where Nescafe designates all instant coffees ever made. So, imagine my first encounter with, say, Hario V60...Yes, it was love at first sight.  Today I’m a moderate coffee connoisseur and a huge coffee lover. My favorite brewing methods are the V60 and traditional espresso-making. Yet, despite my country’s long tradition of Turkish-coffee-adoring, I somehow cannot stand it. That’s just too dark, even for me.