The Best Coffee-Scented Candles You Can Buy Right Now

updated Mar 1, 2022
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Whether you’re a morning person or an adamant night owl, we can all agree that there are a lot of great things to look forward to at the start of a new day. From colorful sunrises to the chance to leave the troubles of yesterday in the rearview, starting your morning off on the right foot is the key to all-day success. And for many people, the day hasn’t quite started until the familiar aroma of freshly brewed coffee fills the air — and their favorite mug.

Every coffee drinker loves the smell of a good cup of joe in the morning and according to one study, the mere scent of coffee can improve your alertness and memory retention (like we needed another reason to adore our morning go-to). With this in mind, it only makes sense that java lovers are also particularly drawn to scented candles that carry the same warm notes as their favorite blend.

If you love the smell of coffee — or just want your home to smell like your favorite cafe — there’s a coffee-scented candle out there with your name on it. We rounded up 11 of our favorite picks that are sure to get you buzzing.

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There's nothing like the smell of a freshly brewed pot of coffee. Encompassing the depth of a rich roast, this coffee candle from Sweet Water Decor features notes of caramel creme, mocha latte, sugar cane, rum cream, citron peel, and Kona coffee for a scent as robust as your go-to blend.

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Seattle is well known for being a coffee mecca, so it only makes sense that a candle inspired by the city would nod to its legacy. With notes of coffee, pine needles, rain, cedarwood, musk, rhubarb, and lemon, this candle will transport you to a rainy day in the Pacific Northwest with a strong cup in hand.

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The Twin Peaks fan in your life will get a kick out of this Damn Fine Cup of Coffee candle. Formulated to smell like a steaming cup of joe from the Double R Diner, this damn fine candle is embossed with agent Dale Cooper's iconic expression.

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Anecdote Candles

Anecdote Candles is the king of bottling feelings, and this Comfort Zone candle is no exception. Described as smelling "like the joy of missing out," this candle perfectly captures the feeling of a cozy night in, with notes of coffee, jasmine, orange blossom, vanilla, patchouli, and cedarwood.

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Sicily Hill
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If you're looking to invest in a candle that will last, pick up Sicily Hill's Cappuccino candle. Coming in one of the brand's iconic oversized 26-ounce jars, this AT favorite is described as a warm scent with notes of espresso and caramel.

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The 125 Collection

The Rise and Grind candle from The 125 Collection is perfect for every coffee lover who likes to start each morning on a positive foot. With notes of freshly roasted ground coffee beans, a touch of cocoa, and vanilla, this indulgent aroma will inspire you to take on the day.

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Parrafin-free and featuring a 120+ hour burn time, this adorably packaged Coffee Break candle has lovely notes of freshly roasted coffee and sweet cream. Wouldn't the vintage-inspired vessel look so cute displayed in your kitchen, too?

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Designed to mimic the ultimate espresso, this candle is infused with the aroma of freshly ground coffee beans and steamed almond milk, with top notes of dark cacao and patchouli. 

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Those with a preference for coffee of the hazelnut variety will adore this candle. With notes of cream, maple, and vanilla, this soy candle offers a rich and nutty scent — a coffee lover's dream.

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Ah, to be sitting at a French cafe, people watching with un cafe au lait and a flaky croissant in hand. While this can't be a reality for everyone, this candle (with notes of vanilla, coffee, butter, lavender, anise, tobacco, and musk) will fill your home with much of the same ambiance.

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What's better than a candle that smells like coffee? A candle that smells like coffee and a good book. Featuring notes of mahogany, leather, and coffee, this Bookstore candle smells like a stroll through your favorite bookshop with your favorite brew in hand.