Rosemary Coffee: Changing Up Your Morning Joe










Sometimes making one small change in a routine you’ve been doing for what seems like forever can really make a profound difference. Most times we just go about our habits and meander down familiar paths without thinking to alter our course. It’s normal and perfectly alright to gravitate towards whats easy and what’s been done, because why fix something if it ain’t broke, eh? For the most part, I think there’s a lot of wisdom in this sentiment because it means we have found comfort and warmth in whatever it is we are doing and continue to do each day. That is important and essential to wholesome living. But I also know that sometimes making a small change in the way we do things can leave us feeling renewed and refreshed without having had to take extreme measures. Say, a little spritz of lavender oil on your pillows before bedtime. Trust me, you’ll sleep so sound. Or the addition of music to your daily chores. This dramatically impacts my mood and brings an air of beauty to my mornings. Little things like this, nothing big here, can boost your spirits and shake things up for the better.

This simple morning recipe is an example of that. I’d hardly call it a recipe and more of a how-to, I suppose. I have been adding fresh rosemary to my morning joe throughout this warm summer season. It’s a yummy way to start my day and gives me a chance to step outside and snip some herbs, which I always enjoy. Adding fresh herbs and other natural tidbits to your coffee can really change up your coffee game. Have any of you tried this before? I’d love to know of other good additions to coffee if you have any!


10 Simple Steps to Make Rosemary Coffee

  1. Heat water in your kettle.
  2. While the water is warming up, step outside into your herb garden or to your patio planters and snip a few sprigs of fresh rosemary. It is  very important that the herb you use for this is fresh and not dried. It makes all the difference.
  3. Now is a good time to add two (or one or four) scoops of your favorite coffee to your French press and prepare the rosemary.
  4. Remove the tiny leaves from the woody stem and chop away making the pieces rather small! You can also tear them with your fingers, sometimes I do this.
  5. Add the rosemary on top of the coffee grounds in your French press.
  6. When the water is boiling, remove the kettle from the fire and let it sit for about thirty seconds. It’s never good to pour boiling water onto your coffee grounds because it will burn it.
  7. After you’ve hummed a good song or checked on the kids to make sure they are not coloring on the couch, go ahead and pour hot water into your press up to the top.
  8. Stir well and then let steep. How long you steep the coffee grounds + rosemary is personal preference but it’s always good to allow for at least 3 full minutes to get the best flavor.
  9. Once stirred and steeped, plunge away and serve however you like. I take a small scoop of sugar and cream.
  10. Stir with a hearty rosemary stem and enjoy all cozied up in your robe.


Simple and lovely. You can change up with recipe very easily by using lavender, mint or even citrus peels believe it or not. Andrew and I love one of our local bakery’s orange peel cold brew that they sell at our nearby market every Saturday morning in the summer. It actually inspired me to come up with this herbal brew a few months back! I hope you give this try and enjoy, m’dears.

And I have to say, I saw about seven brown leaves outside on our front porch this morning…autumn is coming!


  • Danette Bartelmay - This looks wonderful and I will try it right away.
    Rosemary is my favorite spice.
    A favorite family dinner in our household is Rosemary Chicken.
    I love to fill the house with the homey smell of Rosemary so I can only imagine how lovely it will smell when coupled with coffee.
    Thanks for the suggestion.

    • admin - Danette, rosemary is a favorite here too! In autumn we roast chickens with it too, adding in lemons and oranges. So so good! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Caitlin Jennings - What a nice idea! We have a coffee company in the Bay Area called Philz who adds fresh mint leaves to your cup upon request. I thought it sounded odd at first, but it’s a really nice addition. During the fall/winter, I also love adding a bit of cinnamon to my coffee grounds before brewing for some warm spiciness.ReplyCancel

    • admin - Caitlin, great idea with the cinnamon! I bet cardamom would be good too. x AmandaReplyCancel

  • sarah - i’m coming for you rosemary plant! i love the idea of making your coffee kind of seasonal, like rosemary in the summer and mint in the winter. great post amanda!ReplyCancel

  • Callie Goese - I love this idea! I just started an herb garden and things are growing a lot faster that I’ve needed them so far! Thanks for the tip!ReplyCancel

  • Jessie - mmm rosemary! i’ve had a lavender latte at a favorite little cafe on our street here and i’ll take cinnamon in my coffee any day, but i’ve never had rosemary. have to try it, per your recommendation 😉🌿 do you still use your chemex? i went back and forth months ago between the chemex and the french press when i was wanting to chuck our ugly old coffeemate or whatever it was out the window 🙈 i finally decided on the french press and we love it. but i loved the idea of a chemex too, and honestly just thought the vessels were so pretty…ha! cheers to a dazzled up morning cup of joe, friend ☕️✨😘ReplyCancel

    • admin - Jessie, we totally love the Chemex too! I guess it depends on what coffee mood I’m in 🙂 I pulled out the french press to make cold brew for the summer and ended up really loving the rich flavor so I’ve been sticking with it for while now. I love being able to switch it up now and then. Cheers, ma! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Jasmine Eclipse - I was so intrigued by this when I saw your photo on Instagram, and I’m so glad you wrote up a “how-to” on it! I definitely want to try this. Thank you, thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie - I can’t wait to try this!! because guess WHAT I learned recently- rosemary can improve your MEMORY! eee! thank you, as always, for the lovely tip, Amanda!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Stefanie, the smell of rosemary is one of my favorites…this makes me love it more! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Sarah Nadine - Smarty pants!! Just tried this today and am IN LOVE with the tasteful benefits! Thanks for all you share, encourage with and more … always look forward to your posts 🙂

    Bisous xoReplyCancel

  • Jacky - Amanda, this is such a lovely post. I’m not much of a coffee drinker but this truly makes me want to start 🙂

    On a side note I recently found a book that reminds me so much of you, I think you would really enjoy reading it. The title is ‘Mr. Owita’s guide to gardening-how I learned the unexpected joy of a green thumb and an open heart’ the author is Carol Wall. She writes everything in the most beautiful ways, at one point her description of the rain surrounding her left me in a thoughtful almost mesmorized state, the book is beautiful through and through if your looking for a good read 🙂

    I hope you dont mind me asking but that white mug with the blue line is lovely, may I ask where it’s from?


  • Carolyn - I mad this today when my sister was visiting and we both loved it! Thanks for the idea. Will try orange peel next!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Just tried this yesterday for a summer lunch outside and my guest and i loved it! very refreshing.


  • Katelin Majeski - Hi Amanda! I’ve been wanting to upgrade from my old coffee maker… Any recommendations on a French press?? 🙂

    Thank you amazing mama!ReplyCancel

  • gkgirl - beautiful beautiful images….
    and i don’t even drink coffee…

  • bryson - I’ve never heard of this and yet, I’m intrigued. I have a friend with a giant rosemary bush. Think I need to go get some and try this out.ReplyCancel

  • Soumaya - Hi Amanda,
    I love your page! And the photos are just amazing.
    I was trying for a while to switch from coffee to Rosemary lemon tea in the morning (trying to have healthier habits and reduce my caffeine intake). But I wasn’t able to get rid of the coffee.
    So this morning I just decide to mix both without any knowledge of that and the taste is just amazing! So I start searching in the web if there is any other healthy that I can try and I found your blog.ReplyCancel

  • ZIR MEHR - Hi folks good to know that l am not alone or crazy enjoying taking my coffee
    with rosemary, cinnamon, mint or sometimes sage.l find it useful when lve
    a cold or fever thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Normajean - Just dried and powdered fresh rosemary given to smelled so lovely I thought it might be a great hot drink. I always use black coffee as a medium for things I dont much care for but thought the rosemary just might be nice so I tried it. Very nice. Then went to look on line if rosemary coffee was a thing and found your post. Ha nothing new under the sun 🌞ReplyCancel

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