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Coffee spice mixture – some variety in everyday coffee life

Lately, a colleague at work asked me if I would put together a coffee spice mixture for her

To be honest, I was a little overwhelmed at first, because I know more about tea. She then brought me a jar of coffee spice mixture which had the approximate composition on it. Now I knew to some extent the spices I should use, but of course, I didn’t have any information about the quantity. That, in turn, left my “tinkerer’s heart” no peace!

Until now I have only flavoured my coffee with cardamom at Christmas, or sometimes with vanilla sugar or rose sugar.

And so I set out on a search.

Spiced coffee is drunk mainly in Arab countries

As a bright, light, unsweetened infusion of mildly roasted coffee beans. And just with different spices in it. Cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, but also saffron or rose water.

But since I like to drink my coffee in the form of espresso, the fine mild fragrance of saffron or rose water seems a waste to me.

Since I like cardamom very much, of course, it had to be int the mix for sure. I don’t like cloves so much, so I was rather thrifty. And I also added only in a small dose of nutmeg. I also added allspice, cinnamon and a little bit of pepper.

To turn a normal espresso into a spicy espresso, I simply add a knife tip of the spice mixture to the coffee. Then add the desired amount of sugar or vanilla sugar if you like, and the heavenly oriental pleasure is ready! ?

By the way, the mixture is also suitable for muesli in the morning, or in tea or yoghurt.


Do you like spiced coffee?


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Coffee-spice mixture

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks


  • 6 g green cardamom seed only
  • 2 g cloves
  • 4 g allspice
  • 2 g black pepper
  • 6 g cinnamon
  • 2 g nutmeg


  • Buy the spices either already ground or grind them finely in a mortar and mix them well together.
Keyword coffee-spice mixture

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