A Simple Holiday Spice Coffee Recipe

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Holiday Spiced Coffee will perk up your holiday routine and add that perfect amount of festive flavor to your coffee brew. This hot brewed beverage is perfect by itself or with a little milk or creamer. 

Holiday Spice Coffee

The holidays are always a special time. A time to celebrate, enjoy one another's company and of course make our favorite holiday recipes. It is nearly impossible to remember a time when coffee wasn't a part of every holiday gathering. This year, we're going to take it up a notch with a few holiday themed beverage recipes.

Think about the various spices used in holiday baking. It usually comes down to a few key ingredients: clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, star anise, orange, and pumpkin. There are others of course, but these are the main staples for all sorts of holiday recipes. Mouth watering pumpkin spice lattes, candy cane coffee, peppermint mocha, red velvet hot chocolate to name a few!

A Simple Holiday Spice Coffee Recipe - Symphonia Coffee

For this recipe, we decided to use Symphonia Trumpet because of its complementary tasting profile of caramel, spice, and brown sugar. To start off, we washed and dried one medium sized orange. Peel the orange and tear the rind into small pieces or coarsely chop (our preferred method). We found that 1/2 inch sized pieces work great. Add your ground coffee, cloves, orange peel, sugar and set your coffee machine to brew as normal. The hot water will infuse the ground coffee with the orange and clove flavor. The results are fragrant and delicious.

A holiday hug in a mug. Enjoy!

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Holiday Spice Coffee

A spiced up version of your favorite holiday coffee. Delicious by itself or add a little milk or cream to give this holiday treat a creamier texture.

Servings: 8

Keywords: holiday spice, hot coffee recipes, holiday coffee

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins




  • 8 tbsp Fresh Ground Coffee (we used Symphonia Trumpet for this one!)
  • 8 cups Water
  • ¼ cup Orange peel coarsely chopped
  • 30 Cloves
  • 4 tsp Sugar (optional)


  1. Wash and dry one medium sized orange. Remove the peel, then coarsely chop the rind. You can use your hands to break the peel up if you choose (about the size of a nickel). This should measure about 1/4 of a cup.
  2. Add coffee grounds, cloves, orange peel, and sugar to your coffee filter. You don't have to mix this.
  3. Finally, add water to coffee maker* and brew accordingly. Note: If you prefer to use French press, you can reduce the amount of cloves you add as this process will give you a higher concentrate.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8

Serving Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 6.75
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1.15g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: