Our Top Six Herbs And Spices That Take Your Cold Brew Coffee To The Next Level

spices and herbs to add to cold brew


Admit it - sometimes you just have to spice things up a bit. What better way to do so then to empty out your spice cabinet? Try adding different combinations of these six herbs and spices to your whole beans before grinding them. Mix it all together; toss it in your coffee grinder and cold brew normally. You’ll be rewarded with a fresh new take on your morning zip.


1. Cinnamon

Been dying to get rid of those cinnamon sticks you bought around Christmas time? Now’s your chance. I mean, can you really go wrong adding cinnamon to anything? A sip of cinnamon spiked cold brew will automatically transport your soul right back to the most wonderful time of the year.

2. Mint 

Freshen your cold brew up on a hot day by muddling some mint and adding it to the filter chamber of your cold brewer. It cools your mouth and helps ease thirst quickly. The refreshing flavor profile of mint will undoubtedly put your cold brew into overdrive.

3. Vanilla

Put quite simply, vanilla and coffee flavors go hand-in-hand when combined. The sweet, buttery rich qualities of vanilla intensify the chocolaty undertones of a dark roast cold brew coffee. What are you waiting for?

4. Cocoa Nibs

Cocoa nibs will work magically for you chocolate-loving, cold brew lovers. Most dark roasts won’t require the addition of cocoa. We much prefer adding it to the light roasts with fruity-citrusy undertones. The sweet chocolaty flavor pairs wonderfully with an acidic flavor profile. If you can find a coffee roast that finishes with a hint of cherry then adding cocoa results in a flavor gold mine.

5. Cloves 

Cloves aren’t for the faint of heart, but they add a surprisingly uplifting and unique flavor profile to light roast brews. Maybe it’s the fruity flavor profiles that compliment clove? Either way, you either love cloves or you hate cloves. We’re in the camp of the former.

6. Lavender

This one works well during the summer time. The floral qualities of lavender taste delicious when paired with lighter roasted cold brews. Try not to use your heavy hand when adding lavender. Too much can be overpowering. Use caution and you will be rewarded with floral, fruity cold brew!

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