We all know that coffee is one of the most amazing things in life, right?
And most of us would also agree on the fact that it’s one of the most delicious smells in life too. So of course you want to know how to make your home smell like coffee!
I did a spot of research and it turns out that there are a ton of quick and easy ways to make your home smell like coffee! Here are some of the different ways you can make your home smell like coffee that I found out about:
- Coffee scented candles – homemade and shop bought
- Simple coffee air freshner – homemade and shop bought
- Coffee scented soap
- Coffee fridge deoderizer
- Oven roasting green coffee beans
- Brewing fresh coffee
So let’s get right to it friends! Here are some of the simple ways I found out that you make your home smell gorgeously coffee-fied!
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Coffee scented candles
Now, as I’m going to show you, there are lots of ways to make your home smell like coffee without candles – but let’s get the obvious one out of the way first!
To be fair, there’s a good reason that coffee scented candles are the first thing most people turn to when they’re after a gorgeous coffee aroma. It’s because they work really well!
There are a couple of ways you can create your own delicious smelling coffee candles, and then I’ll show you a couple of really good shop bought options.
Let’s start off with the simplest way to make your own ‘coffee candles’!
Just grab yourself a pretty cup or jar, a bag of coffee beans, and a tealight – you can try a vanilla scented one for a nice mix of fragrances.
Just fill your cup up with the coffee beans and nestle the tealight in at the top of the cup – et voila! The heat from the tealight will warm up to coffee beans so that they release a subtle aroma – yum!
You can see how it’s done in this quick vid…
It goes without saying that for this method, and any method that involves burning candles, don’t leave them burning when you’re not in the room and always take care not to place them by anything flammable!
The next option for making your own coffee candles is a little more ‘crafty’, but still easy to do.
Get yourself 8-10 tealights, some long candle wick, a jelly jar or something similar, and some coffee grounds.
Now burn the tealights until the wax has melted, and carefully pour the wax into the jar with the wick, layering with coffee grounds as you go. Once it solidifies you will have your own delicious smelling homemade coffee candle!
If you want a quick fix and would rather not faff around with making your own coffee candles, there are some great shop-bought alternatives.
Here are the two I found that have consistently awesome reviews on Amazon:
Old Factory ‘Coffee Shop’ Candle (Set of 3)
At around $28, these aren’t the cheapest option around (although you do get 3), but according to the reviews (over 1000 of them!) these Old Factory Coffee Shop candles are well worth it. Apparently they can “change the atmosphere of a room in minutes” – intriguing!
‘Our Own Candle Company’ Espresso scented candle
For a more budget friendly alternative ($12.99), try this gorgeous Espresso scented mason jar candle. Apparently it lasts a long time and smells just like coffee beans – what more could you ask for!
Right, let’s move on to some of the ways you can make your home smell like coffee, without candles!
First up, a cheap and cheerful hack for a homemade coffee airfreshner.
Just grab yourself an old pair of stockings, and yes, they do have to be clean.
Fill up one of the ‘feet’ as full as you like with whole coffee beans.
Then just hang them where ever you would like a delicious coffee smell!
Granted, this isn’t going to be the most attractive coffee scented air freshener around, so it’s particularly good for small spaces like closets.
If you want something a bit prettier, find yourself a gorgeous china teacup – or any other lovely container – and simply fill it with coffee beans!
This will only give off a subtle scent, but it should be enough to get a nice ‘waft’ whenever you walk past!
If you’re after something a little less subtle, then you can try a variation on traditional air freshners with a…
Coffee scented aromatherapy diffuser
I’ve been a massive fan of aromatherapy diffusers ever since I discovered that they’re a fantastic drug-free way to relieve nasal congestion!
This may not sound like such a big deal, but trust me if you’re a pregnant mom who can’t take any cold remedies, and/or you have a screaming baby who’s too little for medication, they’re a god-send!
Just use them with no oil in and you’ll be feeling a lot better very soon!
Anyway, I’ve gone off on a tangent there, the point was meant to be that these little babies are a fantastic way to make your home smell like coffee – or anything else for that matter!
Simply get yourself a gorgeous diffuser like this one (with an average of four and a half star reviews from over 11,000 people – impressive!) and add some irresistible sounding ‘Coffee Shop’ fragrance oils .
Then, sit back, and enjoy.
Coffee scented soap
If you’re a proper coffee addict and just can’t get enough of the smell, then consider adding little bursts of coffee fragrance throughout your home!
One way of doing this is by stocking up your kitchen and bathrooms with some gorgeous coffee-scented soap.
For this one you can choose to either make your own, or treat yourself to something a bit special, or go somewhere in between (I’ll explain)!
Making your own coffee scented soap is relatively easy, you just need to get yourself some melt and pour soap base.
I’ve had a scope round and come up with these two methods for making your own coffee soap. I’d try the first if you’re a beginner, and the second if you’re after something a bit fancy:
If both of these two options seem too much like hard work to you, but you still want something home made, may I suggest grabbing yourself some fragrance free liquid soap and the coffee shop fragrance oils we talked about above, and simply get mixing.
And if that still seems like a bit of a faff, then invest in this cute coffee-bean shaped coffee scented soap – yum!
Coffee fridge deodorizer
Here’s a nice quick and simple one for you!
If you have a slightly pongy fridge, just fill a small bowl with coffee grounds and stick it at the back of your fridge.
The coffee grounds will absorb any nasty whiffs, et voila – a fresh smelling fridge!
Oven-roasted green coffee beans
Roasting some fresh green coffee beans in your oven will give you a gorgeous smelling home and amazing tasting coffee!
The video below explains how to do it. Basically you just add around half a pound of green coffee beans to a baking tray, and put it in the oven at 500 degrees for up to around 10 minutes. Stay next to the oven to listen out for the popping/cracking sound – when it stops you know that it’s time to take your beans out!
And finally… make yourself some coffee!
Without a doubt, the most satisfying way to make your home smell like coffee, is simply to make yourself some amazing coffee!
Nothing beats the true aroma of good fresh coffee, and the ritual of making yourself some proper coffee is like a little treat to yourself too!
To make some awesome coffee, you can invest in a gorgeous all-singing-all-dancing high-tech piece of machinery, or you can go ultra low-budget, or find a nice mid-way point!
I searched Amazon for the coffee-makers with the best reviews that looked amazing and promised to make gorgeous coffee – and came up with one ‘winner’ in each price range.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post on how to make your home smell like coffee… now go and put your feet up and enjoy a lovely cup of your favorite brew!
This sleek looking contraption is the Breville Barista Express Coffee Machine. It gets RAVE reviews and is generally considered a perfect all round buy for anyone who’s ready to invest in a ‘proper’ coffee machine! It comes in at $599.95 – so that works out at about $1.60 a day for your morning coffee over the course of a year. It doesn’t seem so much when you think of it that way! (And by that logic, if you have more than one coffee a day it’s even better value!)
A solid bet for a great mid-price range option is this super-stylish Keurig K-Elite Pod Coffee Maker ($149). It’s rated at 4.5 stars, with nearly 1000 reviewers.
And if you’re after something that’s definitely not going to break the bank, then try out this Mr Coffee Programmable Coffee Maker ($27). It looks cute and makes great coffee – what more can I say!