How to Flavour Coffee Beans

by Holiday Overthwarts

This is going to be a two part guide. The first part is how to flavour and package coffee beans. The second part is about using them to make a lovely homemade gift.


  • Roasted coffee beans
  • Flavoured oils
  • A large metal container
  • A metal spoon
  • Glass measuring jug
  • Coffee bags
  • Plastic milk bottles
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    I'm going to start by doing it wrong! I was making quite a lot of flavoured coffee and didn't have big enough pans (or enough of them). I used a plastic container and lined it with greaseproof paper.

    Step 2

    Using a glass measure pour 1oz of the flavouring oil for every 3lb of beans. It is best to use freshly roasted coffee beans but I just warmed the beans in the oven whilst I measured out the oil.

    Step 3

    Place the warm beans in the container and using a metal spoon dip into the oil and then stir into the beans. Keep repeating this process until all the oil is used up.

    Step 4

    The finished beans have a slight sheen to them showing that the oil has been evenly distributed.

    Step 5

    Cover with some tin foil but allow the coffee to breath for about 4hours. This will help the beans absorb the flavour.

    Step 6

    I cut myself a scoop using a milk bottle. I weighed out 8oz and then marked the bottle to make sure I got the same portion size each time.

    Step 7

    I used another milk bottle cut to make a funnel shape so I could scoop and pour into the bags. Here I used foil lined bags but there are many suitable bags available online.

    Step 8

    Here are my bags off coffee all waiting to be sealed and labelled.

    Step 9

    I used a cheap heat sealer to create an airtight seal and then folded over the top and stuck on a homemade label - Overthwarts Productions in my case!