The Easiest and Delicious Christmas Coffee Recipe

Christmas Coffee

This Christmas coffee is perfect at Christmastime when you’re looking for a bit of seasonal warmth. It can be made in any coffee maker, or you can use a French press if you want to keep it simple!

Warm your holiday with this spiced coffee. Serve it with a candy cane alongside my Homemade Whipped Coffee while you enjoy a slice of Chocolate Cake while catching up with loved ones.

This spiced coffee uses ingredients found in most kitchens and can be made in smaller batches so you can brew it right in your French press.

What is Spiced Christmas Coffee?

Spiced coffee is a type of coffee brewed with spices, specifically cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. Spiced coffee offers a unique and delicious flavor that your taste buds would love. The combination of spices and coffee is best for you, especially during the holidays.

Benefits of Spiced Coffee

Spiced coffee, as already mentioned above, uses different spices that all offer amazing health benefits. The following are some of them:

1. Cinnamon

Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of a small evergreen tree, which is laid out in the sun to dry and curl into cinnamon sticks.

The spice has many health benefits, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains compounds that have been shown to lower blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. [source]

2. Cardamom

Cardamom comes from the seeds of plants in the ginger family. These seeds have been used for centuries as both a spice and medicine.

Cardamom can help protect against heart attacks, reduce inflammation, improve liver function, and fight cancer. [source 1, source 2, source 3]

3. Cloves

Cloves, the dried flowers of a tree native to Indonesia, come from a family of tropical evergreen trees. They’re often used in foods and beverages for their strong, sweet taste and scent.

The compounds in cloves may reduce cancer cell growth and promote cancer cell death. They’re also high in antioxidants and may help reduce oxidative stress. [source 1, source 2]

4. Nutmeg

Nutmeg comes from the seeds of a tropical evergreen tree native to Indonesia. It’s rich in antioxidants and may help prevent cellular damage, improve heart health, reduce chronic inflammation, and even boost your mood! [source 1, source 2, source 3, source 4]

Making Christmas Coffee


  • Dark roast coffee
  • Powdered sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cardamom
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Allspice


  • After placing the filter in the basket, add the dark roast ground coffee, spices, and sugar. Then continue to prepare your coffee as you normally would.
  • When the coffee has finished brewing, pour it into your favorite single-serve coffee mug, garnish it with whipped cream, and sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon sugar.
  • This delicious coffee will make about 8 cups, so be sure to share the recipe with your friends.


How to make iced coffee with this recipe?

I find that Christmas Coffee makes a delightful iced coffee when I add creamer, and it can last up to three days in the refrigerator! After you’ve brewed the coffee, just chill it and pour it over ice when you’re ready for a cupful.

However, I recommend making the spiced coffee directly in the carafe because the spices are too fine to pass through a cold brew filter and will leave a residue.

Can I use regular coffee instead?

No, but you may use decaf coffee or ground coffee of your choice. I recommend using dark roast coffee for the best results, but feel free to experiment with any type of unflavored coffee you enjoy!

How to make this recipe with a Keurig?

Here’s a clever way to store leftover ground coffee: fill reusable k-cup filters, then put the coffee in a canister. When you’re ready for another cup, just scoop out the amount you need!


In addition to being the perfect Christmas drink, this coffee can also be made ahead of time, so you don’t have to worry about it during the busy holiday season. Be sure to share with your friends and family around the holidays—it’s definitely a Christmas coffee recipe they’ll enjoy!