The perfect gift for the coffee lover on your list: DIY spices for coffee blend that can be sprinkled on top of a hot cup of coffee, latte or cappuccino.

DIY coffee spices: Make a homemade spice blend perfect for topping hot coffee. Makes a great gift.

Are you looking for affordable ways to upgrade your morning coffee?

Many coffee shops have containers of cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, and other spices that customers can sprinkle on top of their lattes.

Even Starbucks used to have a “sprinkle station” stocked with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and chocolate powder. But they quietly discontinued their spice bar last year. (Yes, we noticed.) 

Spices add a bit of extra flavor and zhuzh to a cup of coffee, especially coffee drinks with foam on top.

And it’s an equally delicious idea, whether you’re at a coffee shop or at home. 

DIY coffee sprinkle spices: Improve your home brew by topping with this DIY spice blend!

Why not create a custom coffee sprinkle spice blend as a gift for the coffee lover on your list?

It’s a simple and affordable way to upgrade coffee. And there are many different flavor combinations to try.

This can be used to top a foamy coffee drink (like a latte, cappuccino or mocha), brewed coffee, Norwegian egg coffee, coffee alternatives, hot chocolate, and even tea and chai tea lattes

Scroll down for another creative use for your spice blend!

DIY coffee spices: A delicious spice blend. Sprinkle some on your coffee or latte! DIY gift idea.

Customize Your Spice Blend

While you can certainly sprinkle straight cinnamon or nutmeg on top of your coffee, customizing a spice blend is more flavorful – and more fun. Here are some combinations to try:

  • The basic: 4 parts cinnamon to 1 part nutmeg.
  • Chocolate: A mix of cocoa powder and cinnamon.
  • Mexican hot chocolate: A mix of cocoa powder, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper (just a pinch!)
  • Nordic: A mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom.

DIY coffee spices: The perfect gift for the coffee lover. Spice blend for your coffee.

Give A Coffee-Themed Gift

The ultimate, budget-friendly gift for a coffee lover? Choose 2 or 3 from this list:

Spices for coffee: Make a DIY spice blend, perfect for topping a latte.

Another Way To Use Coffee Spices

In addition to sprinkling this on top of your coffee, you can also use it during coffee brewing process.

Simply mix a small amount of the spice blend in with your coffee grounds. When the coffee is brewed, it is infused with the spices.

Start with 1/4 teaspoon of the spice blend – more if you’re brewing a large amount of coffee.

DIY coffee spices: A delicious spice blend. Sprinkle some on your coffee or latte! DIY gift idea.

Nordic Spice Blend

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Feel free to adjust up or down, to make a larger or smaller amount of the spice blend.


  • 5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom


  1. Mix all spices together. Place in a recycled spice jar or salt/pepper shaker.
  2. Sprinkle hot coffee, a latte, cappuccino or your favorite coffee beverage with spice blend.

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