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Greetings, coffee aficionados! It is my pleasure to present to you an exquisite and flavorful recipe that will surely tantalize your taste buds. I present to you the aromatic and rich flavor of Cinnamon Saffron Coffee. As a barista, I have tasted and prepared countless variations of coffee, but there is something special about the cinnamon and saffron combination featured in this recipe that makes it stand out from the crowd.

This recipe is perfect for any time of the day, whether you need a little pick-me-up in the morning or a soothing beverage before bedtime. What sets apart the Cinnamon Saffron Coffee from other coffee recipes is its unique blend of spices that provide some exciting health benefits. We are talking about honey-combined sweetened vanilla notes, with the richness of cinnamon, interconnected with saffron’s complex aromatic flavor essence.

So for those who want to start their day perfectly or leave a mark on their dinner party guests with something unique, let me assure you this one is going to win everyone’s heart! In just 10 minutes of preparation time including brewing, it is ready to enjoy at your leisure. Let us get started, and prepare your palate for an extraordinary cup of coffee!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cinnamon Saffron Coffee
Cinnamon Saffron Coffee

Picture this. A warm cup of coffee, fragrant cinnamon, and infused with the exotic aroma of saffron. Sounds heavenly, right? I couldn’t agree more! That’s why you’ll love this cinnamon saffron coffee recipe.

Let me tell you why. First off, it’s a perfect pick-me-up in the morning. The rich and bold taste of the ground coffee blended with honey, saffron threads, and a pinch of ground cinnamon is an unbeatable combination. It has just the right amount of sweetness to wake you up without being overpowering.

But that’s not all; this saffron coffee recipe boasts some incredible health benefits as well! Saffron is known for its antioxidant properties and can work wonders in busting stress, depression, and anxiety. While a dash of cinnamon can improve digestion and reduce inflammation.

This coffee is not just delicious but also offers a healthy dose of antioxidants from saffron that are great for your body.

Also, this recipe is extremely versatile. You can serve it warm or iced. If you prefer a sweeter taste, adding a little extra honey would do the trick. Feeling crafty? Try adding star anise or black pepper to give it a spiced coffee flavor.

Trust me, once you try this recipe, you won’t be able to go back to your regular cup of coffee!

So go ahead and give this cinnamon saffron coffee recipe a try; your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

“Golden hour just got a whole lot better with this cinnamon saffron coffee”

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients for this tantalizing cinnamon saffron coffee recipe.

  • Ground Coffee: 1/4 ounce (use Corta Mediterranean Coffee if available).
  • Saffron Threads: 1 pinch of them to add an exotic aroma and golden color to your coffee. If you don’t have saffron, try turmeric instead.
  • Ground Cinnamon: 1 teaspoon for a warm and spicy flavor. Add more or less depending on how much cinnamon flavor you desire.
  • Water: 1/4 cup of water will do the job to brew a rich and flavorful coffee.
  • Honey: optional sweetener for those looking for a healthier option than regular sugar.
  • Milk: Adding milk is optional too, you could make this recipe a saffron latte by adding milk of your choice.

These ingredients can be easily found at any grocery store, if not already in your kitchen pantry. So, gather them up and let’s start brewing!

The Recipe How-To

“Wake up and smell the cinnamon saffron goodness”

Now, that we have got you excited about this Cinnamon Saffron Coffee, let me dive into the nitty-gritty details of how to make it.

Step 1: Brew Ground Coffee

The first step is to brew some fresh and aromatic coffee. We need 1 4-ounce use of Corta Mediterranean ground coffee blend as it has a perfect balance of acidity and boldness that pair well with the flavors of cinnamon and saffron. You can use any other ground coffee of your preference.

Step 2: Infuse Saffron in Hot Water

In a separate container, infuse one pinch saffron in 1/4 cup hot water. Stir well and let it steep for at least ten minutes. The longer you let it rest, the stronger the flavor will be.

Step 3: Add Cinnamon and Honey

While the water is hot, add one teaspoon of ground cinnamon and one tablespoon of honey to the mix. Stir until everything has dissolved completely.

Step 4: Mix It All Together

In a mug, pour a serving of brewed coffee, approximately one cup. Then, add the saffron-cinnamon-honey mixture to it while stirring gently.

Step 5: Serve Hot and Enjoy!

Your steaming and aromatic cup of Cinnamon Saffron Coffee is now ready! Savor every sip of this rich and flavorful brew that comes with numerous health benefits. For those who like their coffee creamy, adding a splash of milk to this concoction would make an excellent Saffron Latte.

Pro tip: For an even more delicious twist, add a tablespoon of butter or coconut oil while blending your hot coffee with the saffron mixture. The creamy texture would take this coffee recipe up a notch for the ultimate indulgence.

Substitutions and Variations

“Spice up your coffee routine with this exotic blend”

Well, well, well. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, then this section is perfect for you. Here are some substitutions and variations that can help you customize your own cinnamon saffron coffee recipe according to what tickles your taste buds best.

Firstly, let’s talk about cinnamon. Cinnamon is the shining star of this recipe, and it contributes greatly to its flavorsome aroma, but maybe you’re not too keen on it or just want a different flavor profile. You can swap cinnamon with nutmeg, allspice or even cardamom. The options are endless as long as you tweak the measurements until you get the right balance of ingredients.

Secondly, saffron might be an expensive spice that some might not have readily available in their pantry. Don’t fret! You can substitute saffron with turmeric to keep the exotic feel of the recipe without hurting your budget.

Next up, honey. Honey adds a natural sweetness to your coffee that perfectly compliments the spicy tones from the cinnamon- saffron blend. But if you don’t fancy honey or if you’re vegan, maple syrup or agave nectar can work as a brilliant replacement.

For those who always like pushing boundaries with unlikely combinations of spices and flavors, here’s something worth trying out: adding black pepper or star anise to the mix. They may be unconventional coffee additives, but they will give your Cinnamon Saffron Coffee Recipe an entirely unique twist that will surely make it stand out.

Lastly, we will talk about the type of milk used. Traditionally whole milk is used in making lattes but using skimmed milk for a healthier option would work just fine too. And if cow’s milk isn’t your thing and you want a non-dairy alternative, coconut milk or almond milk would give it an interesting depth.

In conclusion, feel free to experiment with what works best for you while making the Cinnamon Saffron Coffee recipe. Don’t be afraid to be bold with your choice of ingredients, as you never know, you might just end up with a better coffee than you ever imagined.

Serving and Pairing

“Can’t get enough of that cinnamon saffron aroma”

Y’all ready for some southern hospitality in your cup? Because this cinnamon saffron coffee is about to take you on a taste adventure.


When it comes to serving, I suggest pouring this aromatic beverage into a cozy mug that you can wrap your hands around. You’ll want a cup big enough to fit your nose and enjoy the warm aroma of cinnamon and saffron.


What foods make great accompaniments for this southern spiced coffee? Any freshly baked bread or pastry would do the trick! A slice of banana bread, apple pie, or freshly baked croissant will pair beautifully with this brew. The subtle sweetness of honey and the warm spice flavors in the cinnamon saffron coffee complement baked goods perfectly.

Not just for breakfast, this coffee is a great afternoon pick-me-up that’s perfect with an after-lunch piece of cake, too! Whether you enjoy it alone or paired with a sweet treat, one thing’s for sure – you’ll love how the flavors blend together to make your taste buds dance with delight.

Ready to try something new? Give this cinnamon saffron coffee recipe a try and discover all its incredible flavors and health benefits. Trust me; you won’t be disappointed.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Let the warmth of cinnamon and saffron hug you in a mug”

Now that you’ve had your cinnamon saffron coffee, let’s talk about what to do if you have any left. If you plan on storing your coffee mixture for later, make sure to let it cool down to room temperature before refrigerating it in a sealed container. This recipe will last up to three days if stored properly.

The great news is that this coffee is also easily reheatable! The best way to reheat it is by microwaving it for 30 seconds or until hot, but not boiling. Another way to reheat it is by using stovetop method. Simply pour the coffee mixture into a saucepan and heat over medium heat until hot.

If you’re planning on making this recipe ahead of time, there are some things you can do to get the most out of your coffee experience. While I recommend making the cinnamon saffron coffee fresh each time, you can store the cinnamon sticks and saffron threads for longer periods of time. Keep them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

For those who like their coffee cold or on ice, this recipe can be made into an iced version as well. Just brew a pot of strong coffee and cool down before mixing with the cinnamon saffron mixture. Serve over ice with milk and enjoy!

Overall, storing and reheating cinnamon saffron coffee is easy and doesn’t take away from its delicious taste and health benefits. So don’t hesitate to make a big batch for work, school or hosting friends and family!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Unleash your inner barista with this homemade cinnamon saffron latte”

Making the perfect cup of cinnamon saffron coffee can be an art, and with these tips, you’ll be sure to impress any coffee lover. Don’t forget, using high-quality ingredients and keeping them fresh is key. Here are some tips to make your cinnamon saffron coffee recipe come to life:

Firstly, measure your ingredients carefully. How much cinnamon or saffron you add per cup of coffee can heavily impact the end result. The right amount of spices will make your cinnamon saffron coffee reach a new level of flavor. For each cup of coffee, use 1 teaspoon of ground coffee and 1 pinch of saffron.

Next, make sure you grind the cinnamon fresh when making the recipe. It is recommended to use 1 cinnamon stick per cup of coffee, but if using ground cinnamon, use 1/4 teaspoon for each 4-ounce mug. You want to avoid using old or stale cinnamon as it will not have the same effect on the taste.

If you’re looking for an alternative or variation, try adding a pinch of black pepper to enhance the health benefits or turmeric for an extra antioxidant boost.

When brewing your cinnamon saffron coffee, make sure to use a good quality coffee bean. This recipe works best with medium roast beans like Corta Mediterranean Coffee. Using high-quality beans will add depth and richness to your brew.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with different serving options. Try serving with a slice of bread or pastry such as croissants, or even pair it with star anise-spiced coffee for a unique twist.

By following these tips and recommendations, you’ll be able to create the ultimate cinnamon saffron coffee experience for yourself and for others around you.


Now, let’s move on to some frequently asked questions and concerns concerning the preparation of our cinnamon saffron coffee recipe. Below are answers to address your inquiries and give you all the information you need to create a perfectly tasting cup of cinnamon saffron coffee. So sit tight and keep reading!

Can you mix saffron with coffee?

If you’re looking to treat yourself and your loved ones to a delightful cup of coffee, here’s a recipe for you. For 4 servings, you will require 1 ounce of your preferred coffee grounds, 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, and a large pinch of Afghan saffron. Add this mixture to your coffee filter and pour 4 cups of water into your coffee maker’s reservoir. Allow it to brew as you usually would. Once done, serve the coffee in a mug and sweeten it to your liking.

How much saffron to use in coffee?

For our recipe, we will be using ground coffee of your choice along with a teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of saffron to enhance the flavor. The end result is a delicious, warming cup of coffee that will awaken your senses. Let’s dive right into the instructions!

How much cinnamon should you put in your coffee?

When it comes to incorporating cinnamon into your coffee to not only enhance the flavor but also reap its therapeutic properties, it is recommended to opt for ground cinnamon. To achieve the ideal balance of taste and health benefits, be mindful of the quantity used, as it is best not to go overboard. A pinch or approximately 1/4 teaspoon per cup is ideal.

What is the best way to add cinnamon to your coffee?

Combining the warm notes of cinnamon with the bold taste of coffee can add depth and complexity to your daily brew. One way to achieve this harmonious flavor is to sprinkle cinnamon onto your coffee grounds prior to brewing, especially if you typically use a drip coffee maker or pour-over method at home.

Bottom Line

Now that you know all about creating the perfect cinnamon saffron coffee, it’s time to give it a try! This spiced coffee is not only delicious but also has many health benefits that make it an excellent addition to your morning routine. The combination of cinnamon and saffron can help lower inflammation and blood sugar levels, making it a great way to start your day.

Plus, with our easy-to-follow recipe and tips for perfect results, this coffee is sure to become a staple in your daily routine. Whether you enjoy it in latte form or iced for those hot summer mornings, there are endless ways to make this saffron coffee recipe your own.

So why not switch up your usual morning coffee routine and give our cinnamon saffron coffee recipe a try? I guarantee that once you take the first sip, you’ll be hooked on this delicious and health-boosting beverage!

Cinnamon Saffron Coffee

Cinnamon Saffron Coffee Recipe

This is my current favorite coffee. I created it for my taste inspired by the amazing spices and flavors of North Africa and the Middle East. It's a bit indulgent and something that you can very easily adjust the ingredient amounts of to match your own taste. Time given may be slightly longer if using an Ibrik.
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Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine International
Calories 3.8 kcal


  • 7 g ground coffee (1/4 ounce. I use Corta's Mediterranean Coffee but any coffee that you enjoy will work fine)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch saffron (rubbed between your fingers over the pot to break it down)
  • pure water (for 1 cup of coffee)
  • honey (sugar or Splenda to your liking. Optional)


  • Add the coffee, cinnamon and saffron to your coffee pot or Ibrik. Stir the three together so that it will all brew together.
  • Add the water and start coffee pot or boil and rest the usual 3 times for the Ibrik.
  • When done pour into your cup, sweeten as or if desired.
  • Sit back and enjoy what may be the best cup of coffee ever.

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Serving: 64gCalories: 3.8kcalCarbohydrates: 1.2gProtein: 0.1gSodium: 0.4mgFiber: 0.7g
Keyword < 15 Mins, African, Beverages, Easy, From Scratch, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Vegan
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