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Fabulously Frugal Friday

And on a wonderful spin off from last year’s incredibly popular post (over 500 hits in ONE DAY) on DIY coffee Syrups, our super popular post on DIY powdered coffee creamers, and with a whole new spin for those coffee addicts we know and love,  I decided to run with the theme and show you how to take those plain old boring coffee grounds and turn them into gourmet worthy coffee grounds that will literally cost you PENNIES compared to the fancy ones!


It doesnt take much to take a 3-4 TBS of standard coffee ground and turn them into gourmet worthy grounds that you will use to make a pot of lovely delicious coffee! I have pulled together a couple ideas for you to get started on…

Each recipe will make ONE pot of coffee.

Imagine giving these in adorable cellophane bags for a gift for someone you really love during the dark winter months of the year! Just think how easy this would be to duplicate out for stocking stuffers, or tucked into a card for a sweet valentine for a friend! 😀

I know you will love these ideas, and if you have some you want to add, please feel free to add them in the comments! I have thoroughly enjoyed doing the taste testing for each of these the last couple weeks, and striving to find popular flavors that people pay a TON of money for in the stores. 😀 Many thanks to my lovely friends who jumped on board for the testing phase and gave me great feedback before we ever posted.

Blessed to have so many awesome dear friends. 😀 Especially ones that love coffee 😉

May your weekend be lovely, and your coffee cup hot.

Blessings to you and yours,

~Heather <3

Chocolate Orange:

1 Tbs dark baking cocoa, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and either four drops of Orange Essential Oils or 1 tsp grated orange rind to 3 Tbs ground coffee

Irish Cream:

3 TBS Ground coffee, 1/2 tsp Baking cocoa, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp coconut flavoring. Be sure to put a dollop of cream in your coffee when you are done. 😀

Pumpkin Spice:

3 TBS Ground coffee, 3/4 tsp of pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

Peppermint Mocha:

3 TBS ground coffee, 2 drops Peppermint Essential Oils or 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract, 1 tsp Baking cocoa

Creme Brulee:

3 TBS ground Coffee, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 1/2 tsp Caramel flavoring

Cinnamon Buttered Rum:

3 Tbs Ground Coffee, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp butter extract, 1/4 tsp Rum Extract

Amaretto Delight:

3 Tbs coffee, 1/2 tsp Almond extract, 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Coconut:

3 Tbs Coffee, 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract, 1/2 tsp coconut Flavoring


3 TBS ground coffee, 1 drop Ginger and Nutmeg Essential Oil, 1/4 tsp vanilla Extract, 1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon

Chocolate Almond:

3 TBS Ground Coffee, 1/2 tsp almond extract, 1 tsp baking cocoa