Homemade Vanilla Bean Coffee Blend

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Its that time of the year when everyone could do with a mug of coffee and some soft serenading music. This is a wonderful creation. An easy mix from Martha Stewart that I came across in the Weekend magazine dated December 23rd'2005. Enjoy! Happy New Year, everyone!


  1. Using a paring knife, scrape the seeds from the vanilla beans.
  2. Mix the scraped seeds with the coffee.
  3. For best results use a medium-bodied coffee from Kenya or Colombia.
  4. Transfer the mix into a coffee bag.
  5. Decorate with a lilac ribbon(use whichever is your favourite colour) and don't forget to add your personal message before you seal it up with a pretty sticker.
  6. Enjoy the season of Christmas, Hannukah and New Year!
  7. Note: You may substitute the vanilla beans with 1 or 2 tsps. of cinnamon or nutmeg powder for a different flavour. I haven't tried other flavours, but if you do, be sure to let me know in your comments how it turned out.
Most Helpful

i am a huge coffee drinker so this was a nice gift to myself . thanks so much for posting it .

DAKOTAFARMGIRL October 01, 2007

Char, this is a great recipe - my boyfriend puts cinnamon in my coffee and it's such a nice change from regular old American coffee! I will be sure to try this with vanilla and let you know how it turns out.

Sass Smith January 13, 2006