Spiced warming coffee recipe


Looking for a delicious warming drink to see you through the chillier months? This warming spiced coffee recipe will soon be your go-to.

While many high street flavoured coffees are sickly-sweet (some contain over 50g of sugar!), we can create delicious versions easily at home. All you need is a fragrant mix of spices, with no need for lashings of added sugar or syrup (by all means add a small amount of sugar or honey if you fancy, though).

This spiced coffee recipe is flavoured with cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, black pepper, nutmeg and ginger. This warming blend is also full of benefits for our wellbeing. For example, did you know that cinnamon is a source of antioxidants? These helpful molecules work to remove an excess of damaging free radicals from our bodies, while also helping support a healthy blood sugar balance. Cinnamon is also thought to have prebiotic properties. This means it can help to feed the beneficial bacteria in our gut, supporting our gut health.

Nutmeg also has some pretty impressive properties. Studies show that nutmeg has antibacterial properties against bacteria that contribute to dental cavities and gut inflammation. All good reasons why we should spice up our daily cuppa!

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  • 4 heaped tbsp good-quality ground coffee
  • 1 large cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves
  • 2-4 cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 3 grates of fresh nutmeg and/or 1/2 tsp extra ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger

To serve

  • Milk (optional)


  1. Pre-warm your cafetière with hot water. (You could adapt this recipe to other means of brewing coffee, such as moka pot.) Freshly boil the kettle again and when it’s ready, pour out the water from the cafetière, and add in the coffee grounds and spices.
  2. When the water is just off the boil, pour around 350ml into the cafetière. Let it stand for five minutes (stir with a spoon if you want extra infusion), before plunging it slowly.
  3. Serve to your preference. Warm, frothy whole milk is particularly delicious or serve black for a stronger taste. For a more decadent winter drink, try adding in a shot of Bailey’s or Kahlúa liqueur to each cup and serve with whipped cream.