Christmas Coffee Blend [Homemade Food Gifts]

This Christmas Coffee Blend is easy to make and tasty to drink. It’s ground coffee flavored with cinnamon and other spices.

Christmas in a Cup

Sometimes I’m just not feeling the Christmas spirit. In the past, I had posted on Facebook asking what people put into their coffee other than milk/sugar. Somebody mentioned eggnog.

I thought, hmmm… if I add Christmas to my coffee and then chug-a-lug maybe the spirit I require will be jolted into me.

I crushed up some Christmas spices and tossed them into a jar with some ground coffee and then used it to make my morning joe.

The flavor is subtle with just a little something special added to my cup. I think it’s making a difference because I found myself heading for the garage in search of the Christmas tree and I might have been humming Jingle Bells as I went.

Making a Christmas Coffee Blend

Pour your ground coffee into a large jar or container that has a tight-fitting lid. The recipe below will make enough for one large coffee gift, or you can split it into a few smaller jars.

Into a mortar, break up the cinnamon sticks a bit using your fingers. Add the remaining spices – I used allspice berries, cloves, and black peppercorns – and then use a pestle to gently crush everything up. You want the cinnamon sticks to still be in chunky pieces and most of the other spices to be less-than-whole but not powdery. (Be careful not to crush too forcefully as the little allspice berries like to come jumping out of the bowl and onto the floor).

Add the crushed up spices to the coffee in the jar (or jars). Put the lid on and shake it all up so it’s evenly mixed.

Because the cinnamon sticks are left chunky in this homemade coffee blend, it looks really pretty in a jar. This makes it the perfect homemade food gift that you could give as a hostess gift or as a Christmas gift to someone with a caffeine addiction. Add a ribbon and a tag and you’re ready to go!

Another favorite┬áhot Christmas drink to try is this Candy Cane Hot Chocolate and here’s my recipe for Mexican Hot Chocolate Powder Mix along with my top 10 holiday hostess gift ideas.

 

 

Finally, here’s the easy Christmas coffee blend recipe.

Happy Holidays! -Christine xo

 

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Christmas Coffee Blend


  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 64 cups

Description

This recipe makes enough for one big coffee gift or you can divide it into smaller jars and give it to a few people. Or just keep it all to yourself and jolt yourself into the holidays along with me!


Ingredients

  • 4 cups dark roasted ground coffee
  • 8 cinnamon sticks
  • 80 whole allspice berries
  • 40 whole cloves
  • 20 whole black peppercorns

Instructions

  1. Pour the ground coffee into a large jar or container that has a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Into a mortar, break up the cinnamon sticks a bit using your fingers. Add the remaining ingredients and then use a pestle to gently crush everything up. You want the cinnamon sticks to still be in chunky pieces and most of the other spices to be less-than-whole but not powdery. (Be careful not to crush too forcefully as the little allspice berries like to come jumping out of the bowl and onto the floor, which is annoying if you don’t notice them there and then find them stuck to your feet later on).
  3. Add the crushed up spices to the coffee in the jar. Put the lid on and shake it all up.
This post originally appeared in December 2012 and was revised and republished in December 2020.