How To Dissolve Cinnamon In Coffee

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Cinnamon is one of the most popular and well loved spices. You can add cinnamon to your coffee and hot beverages to add a little extra magic! Knowing how to dissolve cinnamon in coffee will give you the skill to be able to produce beautifully tasting coffee.

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In this article we will discuss different methods on how to dissolve cinnamon of all forms into your coffee.

How Do I Add Cinnamon To My Coffee?

Cinnamon is a great ingredient to add to your coffee as it can not only give it a little winter flavored spruce but also add a lot of health benefits to your daily coffee. Cinnamon is full of antioxidants which are great for fighting off disease when consumed. 

There are several different ways you can add cinnamon to your coffee. Here are a list of popular methods used to add cinnamon to your coffee:

Method 1: Drop your cinnamon.

The first is very simple. You can easily drop cinnamon into your hot cup of coffee. This can either be a cinnamon stick, cinnamon powder or cinnamon syrup. If you are going to try this method, the best best will be cinnamon syrup as it will dissolve quickly. The cinnamon stick may get on your way when drinking. The cinnamon powder will bulk when dropped into hot water.

Method 2: Add cinnamon to your coffee grounds

Adding cinnamon powder to your coffee ground before you brew your coffee will, work better than if you add cinnamon powder after. This method can prevent clumping.

Method 3: French press

You can add pure cinnamon sticks to your French press. Simply crack the cinnamon stick in half and place them with your coffee grounds. Brew your coffee as you would normally.

cinnamon powder

Can You Sprinkle Cinnamon In Coffee?

When you are attempting to dissolve a cinnamon stick or are dissolving cinnamon powder, you are creating a cinnamon syrup. These syrups are now easily accessible and are sold in stores in the form of syrup shots. If you are still wanting to make cinnamon syrup at home, it is easy to achieve but it may take you a little longer. The process of making a cinnamon syrup at home does require a lot of time to complete the recipe as you will have to allow the cinnamon syrup to cool. 

If you do make a cinnamon syrup you can sprinkle this into your coffee. This means that you will not need to infuse your coffee with cinnamon sticks to make sure you have a strong cinnamon flavor. 

Cinnamon powder is the earliest form of cinnamon to work with if you would like quick results. You can easily mix your cinnamon powder with your  coffee grounds. The strong flavor of the cinnamon will be able to penetrate the coffee grounds.

Many people use cinnamon powder mixed with coffee beans into their coffee machine. This could be a dangerous thing to do as the cinnamon powder when used on a coffee machine or espresso machine can block the machine and cause the coffee to become sludge-like. If you are going to use cinnamon powder in your coffee machine make sure your coffee machine works by using a filter. As a precaution, it is best to use a strainer when allowing coffee to pour out of the coffee machine as the cinnamon may clump and sprinkle across your coffee.

How Much Cinnamon Should You Put In Your Coffee?

Cinnamon can help boost your coffee’s flavor and also add nutritional value to your coffee. The best amount of cinnamon to put into your coffee depends on the form of cinnamon you are applying. Making sure that you do not overpower your coffee taste with cinnamon is a fine line as cinnamon can provide a strong flavor. We would recommend that you use one cinnamon stick in your coffee to infuse the taste. If you are using cinnamon powder you will only need half a teaspoon of powder per cup of coffee you would like to infuse.

Why Does Cinnamon Clump In Coffee?

Cinnamon will not be able to naturally dissolve in your cup of coffee, no matter what temperature you have the coffee at. This spice also can not dissolve in other liquids either. 

Cinnamon can not dissolve in your coffee as cinnamon is made from the bark of a tree which is very fibrous and solid. If you do try to dissolve cinnamon, you will most likely end up with a slimy cinnamon stick or bulks of cinnamon in your coffee water.

top view of cinnamon sticks

How Do You Dissolve Cinnamon In Black Coffee?

It is a very tricky task to be able to dissolve cinnamon in coffee as it does not naturally dissolve. Instead of dissolving the cinnamon, we have a few ways you can use cinnamon to include your coffee. These methods will bring the beautiful taste of cinnamon to your coffee while avoiding the nasty clumps. 

The best method to attempt to dissolve cinnamon in your coffee is to attempt to dissolve the cinnamon separately, away from the coffee, using a small amount of hot water or honey. It is best to use a tiny concentrated amount of liquid to try and dissolve the cinnamon, making sure to stir the concoction consistently. Once the mixture is dissolved, you can then add the mixture to your coffee. 

Want another method of dissolving your cinnamon to give instant flavor to your coffee?

Dissolve your cinnamon and create a hot chocolate mixed with coffee beverage:

You will need:

  • ½ tablespoon of cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla
  • One tablespoon coffee grounds
  • One tablespoon cinnamon

Cinnamon Mocha Coffee Recipe

  1. Step 1

    Use a standard sized coffee pot and add the ½ tablespoon of cocoa, and ½ teaspoon of vanilla to the empty coffee pot. 

  2. Step 2

    Once you have added these two ingrediants, add one tablespoon cinnamon and one tablespoon of coffee ground.

  3. Step 3

    Brew your coffee in the coffee pot as normal, for example pour the water over the mixture and allow the coffee to sit for 5 minutes.

Choose A Simple Method

There are lots of different ways you can choose to add cinnamon to your coffee, you can either add cinnamon sticks, cinnamon powder or cinnamon syrup. We would recommend going with whatever you find the easiest as they will all taste delicious.

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