Cinnamon Coffee

Cinnamon Coffee

25 min
Elevate your morning routine with a cup of aromatic cinnamon coffee. This recipe infuses the boldness of espresso with the sweet warmth of cinnamon, complemented by the natural sweetness of acacia honey and the richness of milk. Topped with plump raisins, this cinnamon coffee is not just a beverage but a comforting experience, perfect for starting your day or as a delightful afternoon treat.


  • Let the cinnamon stick soak in the cold milk in a saucepan for about 15 minutes.
  • Put raisins and honey in a glass, preferably with a narrow bottom. Pour the espresso into the glass and stir.
  • Remove the cinnamon stick from the milk.
  • Heat the milk carefully in the pan to about 65 ºC and whisk to a soft foam. Carefully pour the milk into the glass.

Questions about cinnamon coffee

Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about cinnamon coffee.

How do you prepare hot versus iced cinnamon coffee?
For hot cinnamon coffee, you would mix the milk, honey and cinnamon, then add it to espresso at the same time. For an iced version, make the espresso first and allow it to cool. Add the cold cinnamon-infused milk and honey to a mason jar and shake vigorously to create the froth. Add the raisins and a few ice cubes to a glass, pour over the espresso and gently add the milk mixture, spooning over any leftover foam if required.
Can I enhance the flavour of my cinnamon coffee?
Always use high-quality, fresh cinnamon and adjust the amount to taste. Soaking the cinnamon stick in the milk for longer will infuse more of the spice’s signature warmth into your drink. Alternatively, incorporate a cinnamon stick directly into the coffee brewing process for a more pronounced and authentic spice note.
What is the best way to serve cinnamon coffee?
The drink is best served in a pre-warmed glass or mug to retain its warmth. The opposite applies if you’re making an iced version: chill your glass first to keep the drink cool while you’re enjoying it. Garnishing with raisins and adding a dollop of whipped cream on top can add to the overall experience, making it a special treat.
Can I store the cinnamon-infused milk for later use?
Yes, you can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Use it to quickly prepare another cup of cinnamon coffee by reheating the milk and adding it to freshly brewed espresso.


200 ml
Espresso coffee
60 ml
Cinnamon stick
18 g
Acacia honey
2 tsp


Here are some tips to help you elevate this cozy beverage to new heights of flavour and enjoyment.

Adjusting the intensity of cinnamon flavour

Tailor the intensity of the cinnamon flavour to your liking by soaking the cinnamon stick in milk for a shorter or longer period. A shorter soak will result in a milder flavour, while a longer soak will intensify the cinnamon essence in your coffee.

Try these sweeteners instead

While our recipe uses acacia honey for its natural sweetness, experiment with other options like maple syrup or agave nectar, both of which will add a unique depth of flavour to your cinnamon coffee. Most sugar substitutes also work well in this recipe, especially if you prefer a more neutral option that won’t change your cinnamon coffee’s original flavour.

Pair your cinnamon coffee with these flavours

Enhance your cinnamon coffee by pairing it with flavours that complement the warm spiciness. A slice of carrot cake, apple pie or cinnamon rolls are examples of harmonious and indulgent duos. If you’re in the mood for something savoury, try a cheese Danish or a toasted bagel with cream cheese, both of which will balance the cinnamon’s warmth with a cheesy richness.

Elegant serving ideas

Serve cinnamon coffee in a clear glass to showcase the layers of espresso and frothed milk. Garnish with a light dusting of ground cinnamon or a cinnamon stick for visual appeal. For a unique twist, consider serving your cinnamon coffee with a spoon dipped in melted chocolate, allowing guests to stir in a touch of sweetness as desired.