Naturally Flavored Coffees

This past weekend, my sweetheart threw a cardamom pod and a bit of cinnamon stick in the grinder along with the coffee beans and the resulting brew was heavenly. This got me thinking: What a great gift idea for the coffee-lovers on your list! Here are some great all-natural, no-artificial-anything flavored coffee ideas.

Start with good quality, organic, fair trade whole coffee beans. Add any of the following, place in attractive bags, and wait for the compliments. (Best to err on the side of caution and go easy on the additions.)

Dried chipotle or other chile pepper
Cinnamon stick
Cocoa nibs
Almonds or hazelnuts
Vanilla bean
Cardamom pod
Whole clove
Star anise
Dried orange or tangerine peel

By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer of Care2's Healthy Living content.


rene davis
irene davis3 years ago

yum mo!

Penny C.
penny C.3 years ago


Edvanir L.
Edvanir L.3 years ago

I'm a coffee-lover, but I always prefer the regular one. Once and while, a good spice is well appreciated. Thanks for the tips.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

great ideas

Lynn D.
Lynn D.3 years ago

You forgot peppermint!!! And, THANKS for all the other ones! Flavored coffee is great!

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago

thansk for the tips !

Oana Vasiloiu
yonette VO4 years ago

Nice, Thanks!

Dale Overall

Delightful. Splendid ideas for coffee. Interesting comment about ginger coffee as I use the root for ginger tea but haven't tried ginger coffee.

Nirvana Jaganath
Nirvana Jaganath4 years ago


Linda Hudson
Linda Hudson4 years ago

great ideas