When it comes to flavoring coffee, it’s all about the taste. This is because, when searching for a new coffee to drink, people are usually looking for something that tastes good.

In fact, there is a whole world of flavor combinations available to coffee drinkers. Today, we’re going to take a look at a flavor combination that might surprise you: cinnamon and coffee.

If this sounds interesting to you, make sure to grab a cup of coffee and start reading away!

Cinnamon in coffee: what you need to know

It’s true that you can use cinnamon to enhance the flavor of your coffee. Whether it’s for health or enjoyment, cinnamon makes a delightful addition to your morning cup of joe.

Cinnamon is used quite a lot in combination with coffee. There are so many coffee recipes where cinnamon is used.

Ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks next to each other.

Personally, I really like the flavor of cinnamon year-round, but it’s most often used for the fall and winter seasons.

A few coffee recipes have become my favorite over the past few months, which all involve cinnamon. Have a look below:

As you can see from the recipe listed above, you can use cinnamon for so many delicious coffees.

However, this article is all about adding cinnamon to your daily morning coffee or the coffee you like to drink throughout the day.

Below, I’ll talk more about how to incorporate cinnamon in your coffee, how much to use, and what it tastes like!

Can you add ground cinnamon to coffee?

The smell of cinnamon is quite pleasing, and many people don’t know you can do this with your morning cup of joe.

You can add ground cinnamon to your coffee. There are multiple ways to do so:

Before brewing, just sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top of your ground coffee beans. It might be an acquired taste for some, but the smell will wake up your senses first thing in the morning.

By adding some ground cinnamon to your ground coffee beans before brewing, the hot water will also run through the cinnamon along with the ground coffee. It looks like this before pouring water on top:

It’ll leave a coffee that has a slightly spicy and cinnamony taste. It’s a great way to make your daily morning coffee taste just a bit different.

You can use this technique for all pour over methods like the Chemex or Hario V60.

If you’d rather use the French press for your daily coffee, you can also add some ground cinnamon to the beaker along with the ground coffee.

Another way to infuse cinnamon in your coffee is with cinnamon sticks:

Using cinnamon sticks in your coffee

Cinnamon sticks are amazing and are used for so many coffee recipes and other amazing recipes for daily use.

It differs a lot from ground cinnamon because it’s much larger, and you’ll need to infuse the cinnamon stick rather than just add it to your coffee like the ground version.

To make great coffee with cinnamon sticks, you can choose many ways to brew coffee.

The best way to infuse the cinnamon sticks is with a French press for hot coffee or cold brew coffee if you prefer to drink iced coffee.

You can simply add a cinnamon stick to your daily brew using the French press. Once the coffee has steeped for long enough, use the plunger, and out comes the filtered French press coffee with a cinnamon taste!

Brewing tip: If the cinnamon stick is too large, break it in half, so you can fully press the plunger to the bottom of the French press.

Adding one cinnamon stick to your coffee is enough for one cup of delicious cinnamon-infused coffee. I’ll talk more about the amount of cinnamon to use in your coffee below.

How much cinnamon do you add to coffee?

So, how much cinnamon do you have to add to give your coffee a cinnamon flavor?

I’ve noticed that a little cinnamon goes a lot way to flavor the coffee. Ground cinnamon is much more effective for pour over coffees, while the cinnamon sticks are better used for French press and cold brew coffees.

You can have a look below for my recommended amount of cinnamon to add to your coffees:

Coffee brewer:Amount of cinnamon to add for one cup (0.24 l):
French pressOne cinnamon stick (or 1 gram of ground cinnamon)
Chemex1 gram of ground cinnamon
Hario V600.5 gram of ground cinnamon

As you can see, you don’t need a lot of cinnamon to make your coffee taste differently, and it’s a great way to spice up your coffee.

For cold brew coffee, you can add two cinnamon sticks to the usual amount of cold brew you plan on making.

This will flavor the cold brew while steeping, without making it too cinnamon-forward.

What does coffee with cinnamon taste like?

Coffee with cinnamon tastes just like regular coffee but with a slight hint of cinnamon, which isn’t overpowering.

It’s the perfect way to make your coffee taste a bit different than usual without overdoing it.

If you love cinnamon and coffee, then you’ll love the cinnamon-infused coffee.

I love this technique of adding spices to my coffee because it makes the coffee taste so much different than normal without going through a lot of trouble.

What is the best way to add cinnamon to coffee?

My favorite way of adding cinnamon is adding ground cinnamon to my daily Chemex coffee.

Because I always have ground cinnamon at home, it’s so easy to add a bit to my coffee and give it a different flavor.

If I crave some cold brew coffee, then I love to add the cinnamon stick to the brew to make it a bit more unique and different than normal.

Depending on the coffee you like to drink on a daily basis, you can choose to use ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks.

More coffee add-ins to try

Ready to upgrade your daily coffee?

Here are some coffee add-ins to try today:

And for even more options, check out the coffee add-ins hub here!


Cinnamon in coffee is a great way to make your coffee taste different, and the combination is perfect.

If you enjoy adding cinnamon to your coffee, I’m sure you’ll love this recipe. It’s a new twist on the traditional hot beverage that tastes great and is good for your health too!

Give it a try next time you’re in need of some warmth or comfort – let me know how it goes!

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