#DIY Pumpkin Spice Coffee

#DIY Pumpkin Spice Coffee
Pumpkin spice coffee
I didn’t always love pumpkin, it actually decided to take over my brain last year when I was 9 months pregnant with my daughter. I couldn’t justify driving to get that expensive delicious Latte that was so sweet it almost put me in a coma, so I made my husband walk for an hour each way so that I could indulge. We only had to do this two times before my daughter decided to evacuate my uterus. I had to get one more fix in before I had her though, so I remember standing in the lineup, waiting to order my delicious PSL from Starbucks in the hospital lobby. My contractions were one minute apart and I was going from crying out in pain and having trouble breathing to claiming I was “alright” in between the contractions. The barista was scared that I would deliver in front of her espresso machine, I was afraid I wouldn’t get the PSL in time. My latte was still warm when I delivered an hour later, success! (although I would have drank it ice cold)
After I had the baby, I didn’t want to leave the house, so I had to come up with a way to satisfy my love of pumpkin and my need of coffee. After some serious time on Pinterest where all I found were hacks for the PSL (didn’t want all of that sugar or fat anymore now that baby was around) I decided to just go to the coffee pot and start playing around. Pumpkin Spice Coffee was born sometime in early October 2013, when I finally made a huge pot of coffee that had ribbons of pumpkin spice and nutmeg wafting out of the pot. It makes my home smell divine and I love that I can control the intensity of the flavour.
Pumpkin spice coffee
I use my favourite coffee beans, and adjust the amount of the spices as I go. My husband is not a huge fan of flavoured coffees so I sometimes appease him and dial down the spices, but they can be adjusted to suit your likes. My coffee needs to be a double double unless I am eating a sweet with it and then I skip the sweetener completely. My husband on the other hand loves his sugar and lactose-free milk It is easy to adjust to everyone’s needs and likes.
You will need:
Your favourite coffee ready for the coffee maker
1 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
1/8 tsp nutmeg
  1. Set up your coffee maker as you would to brew on any other day.
  2. Add the spices on top of the coffee grounds
  3. Turn coffee maker on and enjoy the aroma that takes over your house
  4. Pour into your favourite mug and enjoy as you would your regular coffee.
  5. You can add some whipped cream on top with a dash of the pumpkin spice if you are fancy like that
Pumpkin spice coffee
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. KC
    July 8, 2015 / 11:21 pm

    ANYTHING pumpkin spice, and I’m in!!

  2. jamie hall
    July 13, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    yumm i love pumpkin spice

  3. Nancy J Montgomery
    September 7, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    Sounds easy enough. Pinning to try later. Thanks.

  4. Treen Goodwin
    September 10, 2015 / 11:19 am

    sounds delish , i will have to give it a try thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Treen Goodwin
    August 25, 2016 / 10:21 am

    yummy….. really wanna try this sounds delish thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  6. kathy downey
    October 13, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    Thanks,i will give this a try.I certainly enjoy reading your posts…

  7. kathy downey
    February 18, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Thanks you i find myself making this more and more i totally love it wondering if you have a cold recipe

  8. Treen Goodwin
    June 14, 2017 / 10:20 am

    Oh yummy sounds awesome , i will have to try it out 🙂

  9. Debbie White Beattie
    June 16, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    This is a great post but I love how you came up with your own recipe. I bet it’s delicious !

  10. kathy downey
    August 22, 2017 / 10:12 am

    I enjoy this recipe every other day i love it !

  11. kathy downey
    September 30, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    I am enjoying this pumpkin spice coffee as i read…..so delicious !

  12. cathydryade
    January 27, 2019 / 10:49 pm

    So easy and way less expensive than in a coffee shop!

  13. Lynda Cook
    December 11, 2020 / 3:41 pm

    This would be good, it would smell amazing while brewing as well!!

  14. Heather Swanson
    November 14, 2021 / 7:39 am

    Perfect for a any day!