December 19, 2022
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10 Best Coffee Ideas & Recipes From Around the World!

"What is needed to start the day is not the sunrise, but the brewing of your morning coffee." No, no philosopher said that. But rest assured, if they tried one of these coffees, they would definitely tell. If you are tired of drinking the same coffee every morning and are looking for easy-made new tastes, check out our 10 coffee recipes that will double your coffee pleasure.

Arzu Özkan-  Digital Marketing Manager
Mary Wilson
Content Marketing Specialist
"What is needed to start the day is not the sunrise, but the brewing of your morning coffee."

Yes, I can put my John Hancock on these words.

Tired of getting coffee from vending machines on your way to work in the morning? Besides, I'd rather not go to work than drink coffee with plastic or paper cups.

If your only motivation to go to work in the morning is your morning coffee (sorry boss) check out these new coffee recipes. And, if you are tired of drinking the same coffee every morning, we have listed the 10 easiest and most delicious coffee recipes from around the world for you.

Remember, there are 4 essential rules of a good coffee; Prepare, smell, drink and do not share with anyone.

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1) Cafecito De Olla

Café de Olla is a traditional Mexican coffee spiced with cinnamon, cloves, and star anise and sweetened with piloncillo.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cups water
  • ½ cup coffee grounds
  • 20 g piloncillo
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick
  • Anise pods
  • 1 clove

Total Time: 15 mins

Preparation Level: Mid

Cuisine: Mexico

Recipe:

  • Add water, piloncillo, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and star anise to a medium pot. Place over med-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally so that the piloncillo fully dissolves.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and add the coffee. Give it a stir, cover it, and let it steep for 6-8 minutes. Pour the coffee through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a coffee mug and serve.

Tips: For extra-strength café de olla, let the coffee steep for 8 minutes.

2) Cappuccino

It is the perfect balance of espresso, steamed milk and foam. This coffee is all about the structure and the even splitting of all elements into equal ratios.

Ingredients:

  • 60ml espresso
  • 150-200ml steamed foamed milk

Total Time: 5 mins

Preparation Level: Easy

Cuisine: Italy

Recipe:

  • Make an espresso
  • Steam the milk or, heat the milk on the stovetop then froth it. A temperature of 150 degrees Fahrenheit is perfect
  • Then froth the milk until it’s very foamy.
  • Pour the frothed milk into the espresso and serve!

Tips: You can sprinkle cinnamon or cocoa powder

3) Macchiato

It is sometimes known as an espresso macchiato or a caffè macchiato. In the most basic terms, it is an espresso with a dash of milk.

Ingredients:

  • 30ml espresso
  • A little milk (depends on your taste)

Total Time: 5 mins

Preparation Level: Easy

Cuisine: Italy

Recipe:

  • Brew one shot of fresh espresso.
  • Steam milk to 160°, and hold the steam wand just below the surface to create foam.
  • Pour milk into espresso with a spoon.

Tips: You can garnish it with cinnamon or sugar for a little sweetness.

4) Eggnog Latte

It's made simply with eggnog, milk, espresso, and nutmeg.

Ingredients:

  • 100ml eggnog or Advocaat
  • 100ml milk
  • 50ml hot espresso
  • Small pinch of grated nutmeg

Total Time: 10 mins

Preparation Level: Easy

Cuisine: You can try it both hot and cold.

Recipe:

  • Gently heat together the milk and eggnog until just simmering (be careful not to boil).
  • Whisk until frothy or use a milk frother.
  • Pour the espresso into a large mug or heatproof glass, followed by the eggnog/milk mixture.
  • Serve dusted with a little nutmeg.

Tips: England

5) Baileys Coffee

Irish whiskey cream liqueur works a treat with coffee, balancing the bitterness of the beans with its silky creaminess.

Ingredients:

  • 30ml caramel sauce
  • 60ml double espresso
  • 50ml Baileys or Irish cream liqueur
  • 200ml hot steamed milk
  • A dollop whipped cream
  • caramel popcorn

Total Time: 10 mins

Preparation Level: Mid

Cuisine: Ireland

Recipe:

  • Line your cup with caramel sauce.
  • Add the double espresso, and Baileys, and add the steamed milk to combine.
  • Add whipped cream on top
  • Place some crunchy caramel popcorn on top.
  • Drizzle with more caramel.
  • Dust lightly with nutmeg or cinnamon.

Tips: You can use caramel sauce, nutmeg or cinnamon to garnish.

6) Calypso Coffee

It's a strong coffee is spiked with coffee liqueur and rum before being topped with a snow-white layer of cream.

Ingredients:

  • 150ml strong hot filtered coffee
  • 30ml coffee liqueur
  • 30ml rum
  • 30ml thick pouring cream
  • 2 coffee beans to garnish (alternatively, garnish with grated chocolate)

Total Time: 5 mins

Preparation Level: Mid

Cuisine: America

Recipe:

  • Pour hot filtered coffee into a cup.
  • Add coffee liqueur, rum and simple syrup if using.
  • Using the back of a spoon, decant the cream onto the surface of the drink.
  • Garnish with two coffee beans or a grating of chocolate.

Tips: You can sweeten it with 10ml simple syrup or 1 tsp soft brown sugar.

7) Cold Brew

Cold brew is simply coffee that has been brewed with cold rather than hot water and usually involves a long steeping process

Ingredients:

  • Ground coffee beans
  • 50g per 200ml of water

Total Time: 5 mins

Preparation Level: Easy

Cuisine: Japan

Recipe:

  • First, coarsely grind your coffee or use pre-ground coffee beans.
  • Place the coffee grounds in a large jar and pour water.
  • Use a 1:2 coffee to water ratio, or 1 1/2 cups of grounds for every 3 cups of water.
  • Stir to combine the water and the coffee grounds, and let the jar sit, covered, at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours.
  • Strain the coffee.
  • Pour the coffee through the strainer and store it, covered, in the fridge.
  • When you’re ready pour it over ice and dilute it with more water or milk to taste.

Tips: Make it the night before so you feel the coffee's aroma better the next day.

8) Irish Coffee

It's a coffee that mixed with Irish whiskey, brown sugar, double cream and nutmeg.

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Irish whiskey
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 150-200ml freshly brewed black coffee
  • 50-100ml double cream
  • Chilled nutmeg, a generous grating

Total Time: 10 mins

Preparation Level: Mid

Cuisine: Ireland

Recipe:

  • Fill a heatproof glass with hot water.
  • Pour the whiskey into the glass along with the sugar and mix until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Add the coffee and stir.
  • Lightly whip the cream until slightly thickened.
  • Slowly pour the cream over the back of a teaspoon into the glass.
  • Grate a little nutmeg on top and serve.

Tips: You can try with a blended scotch instead of Irish whiskey.

9) Flat White

It is an espresso-based drink that contains steamed milk.

Ingredients:

  • 60ml espresso
  • 100-130ml milk

Total Time: 5 mins

Preparation Level: Easy

Cuisine: Australia

Recipe:

  • Make the espresso in a 150-170ml heatproof cup.
  • Steam the milk.
  • Pour the milk into the espresso, starting in the middle.

Tips: For the perfect ratio; use 1/3 espresso and 2/3 milk

10) Café au Lait

It is coffee with hot milk added. It differs from white coffee, which is coffee with cold milk or other whiteners added.

Ingredients:

  • 3.5 ounces foamed milk
  • 3.5 ounces of Melitta coffee

Total Time: 5 mins

Preparation Level: Easy

Cuisine: France

Recipe:

  • Grind your coffee and brew it in a coffee machine.
  • Froth the milk
  • Pour the milk into the coffee.

Tips: Whole milk works the best for this recipe

What's your favourite? Share with us! Maybe next year we can make our list and select the Best Coffee Ideas & Recipes together!

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