Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee

You may be wondering what a recipe for pumpkin spice coffee is doing on an organizing/cleaning blog. Quite honestly, I’m kind of wondering myself!

You see, even though I do mention my coffee addiction fairly often, I’ve yet to divulge my absolute favorite flavor. And I’m sure you’re dying to know. Since the Fall season is upon us, leaves are starting to brown and there are pumpkins all around, I just can’t hold it in any longer…

I am a huge fan of Pumpkin Spice Coffee. And I’ve been craving it.

So, I’m hoping you bear with me as I share a homemade recipe for Pumpkin Spice Coffee. That way when the coffee shop runs out or it’s no longer available in stores, we’ll all be able to enjoy a cup of pumpkin coffee well past the Fall season.


Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee

A few years ago I ran out of pumpkin spice coffee beans and, in desperation, improvised.


  • Coffee grounds, to taste
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice


Put your usual coffee grounds in the filter and add the Pumpkin Pie Spice on top. Let the coffee brew, pour a cup, and enjoy!

How easy is that? It’s delicious too.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

After making my own homemade pumpkin spice coffee for a few weeks, I ran out of actual pumpkin pie spice. I did a quick search and found out how to substitute other spices and make my own Pumpkin Pie Spice. It tastes the same and can be used in any recipe that calls for Pumpkin Pie Spice (not just coffee!).


  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp Ginger
  • 1/8 tsp Cloves


If you don’t have an actual container of Pumpkin Pie Spice, mix the above spices together and use as usual.

And, if you think this post is completely out of the scope of I Dream of Clean subjects, feel free to read more about cleaning coffee pots or when to replace spices. :)



  1. says

    I honestly like just about every other flavor of coffee EXCEPT pumpkin. I don’t know what it is about the flavor combo that turns me off. But I love the idea of making homemade flavored coffee. Would love to see more homemade flavored coffees here!

    • iDreamOfClean says

      Oh, how it saddens me that you don’t like pumpkin coffee! But, I guess it can slide this time :-)

      Making homemade flavored coffee seems so easy now so I’ll be happy look into some other options!

      • Dan S says

        Thank you for the pumpkin spice recipe. Do you know how much to use for a full pot (10) cups? You don’t mention if your recipe is for one or more cups. Awaiting your expertise. Buying pumpkin spice coffee @ Dunkin Donuts gets pricey.

  2. Lisa says

    I’ve only ever had pumpkin pie once in my life and it was great so I am definitely going to try this! Thanks for including the recipe for the homemade spice too – I have never seen pumpkin pie spice here (Australia)

  3. Molly says

    This is awesome, I love pumpkin flavored coffee. I just bought some crappy Maxwell House, so I’m going to put some homemade pumpkin pie spice on it to make my morning coffee better!

  4. someone says

    I am doing this today but how MUCH do I add to my coffee grounds? I have a 4 cup coffee maker and I only had 3 tbsp of grounds.

    • iDreamOfClean says

      I’m not one for exact measurements :-) but I’d probably add one teaspoon of pumpkin spice to grounds in a 4 cup coffee maker. You might have to adjust to your taste but I think that should be a good starting point.

  5. Ruark says

    You can also substitute the Nutmeg and Cloves with 1/8 tsp of Allspice. ^_^ Works well!
    And thanks for this recipe, I so love pumpkin spiced coffee! <3

  6. says

    Looking forward to trying the recipe, Christine! Do you have any other coffee recipes? I’m a coffee lover and am always looking for new flavors and recipes. Let me know if you have any more. Thanks!

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