4 Easy Coffee Drinks to Make at Home

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Master these drinks and you are a home barista

Coffee drinks are a huge craze all over the world. It’s rare to find one that is not attracted by the sexy, aromatic smell coming up from a hot cup of coffee. Coffee is great but lining up in the local coffee shop and spending tons of money to satisfy your craving for coffee everyday are such a nightmare!

We know that there are a lot of coffee beverages that only professional baristas with specialized machines can make, but meanwhile, some are super easy that can be done right at home. So, if you have time and want to save up a bit of money, let’s try to make those coffee recipes with us now!

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Easy coffee drinks to make at home

Before going into details, please take note that the number of servings can vary depending on the cup sizes that you use.

Cold Brew Coffee 

Ingredients (two servings)

Utensils

  • A jar (any jar size that you have is accepted but the Mason jar is the best one)
  • A coffee filter, a fine-mesh sieve or a sieve with cheesecloth covering on top 
  • A tall glass or any types of cup to hold the coffee
  • A spoon

How to make

  1. Gently stir the coffee and water together in the jar.
  2. Put the lid on and let the coffee-water mixture rest at the room temperature for 12 hours or at least overnight.
  3. After the brewing process, the ground coffee’s quintessence now has completely infused into water, so you can use the filter or the sieve to strain the mixture, get rid of the sediment, and make it totally smooth.
  4. Fill the glass with ice, and pour the coffee concentrate and water into it in a ratio of 1:1, or to taste.
  5. (optional): Add milk if you desire.

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There is almost no coffee drink that is better for icing up the summer than Cold Brew! It is smooth and super fresh just like when you are drinking a glass of iced water but it’s much more interesting to taste with the slight sweetness and bitterness.

Although Cold Brew takes time to allow the coffee to gradually infuse into the water, overall, every step in the process is really simple, and it’s able to be stored. So, you can pre-make a pot of it, warm it up in just a few seconds in the microwave, and that’s done for your busy morning.

Cold Brew will have the most delight, clean flavor when the coffee beans are freshly coarse or medium-coarse ground right before the brewing process. So, if you have not had a great and affordable option for your cold brew grinder, you might want to check this!

Irish Coffee

Ingredients (two servings)

  • 16 oz of hot water
  • 2 teaspoon of light brown sugar/ maple syrup
  • 1 cup of brewed coffee ( instant dark coffee is accepted but freshly ground one will be more flavorful)
  • ½ cup of whipped heavy cream (>36% fat, handmade is preferred as the bottled one is too thick for this type of coffee)
  • 2 oz of Irish whiskey (Jameson is the most widely-used)
  • For garnish (optional): shaved chocolate; cinnamon powder

Utensils

How to make

  1. Warm the mugs with hot water for two minutes, and then pour it out.
  2. Divide the sugar or syrup into two halves and put each of them into a mug. Either sugar or maple syrup is able to be the sweet element in an Irish Coffee glass.
  3. Pour the newly brewed coffee first and gently stir to dissolve the sugar, then pour over the whiskey.
  4. Whip the heavy cream until it reaches the soft peak form by hand or by the mixer in a separate bowl. The topping cream is advised to make at home rather than buying the pressurized can one as it is too thick for this kind of drink. 
  5. Use the spoon to top the coffee with cream and garnish it with cinnamon powder or shaved chocolate.

how to make irish coffee

Irish coffee – from Ireland

Irish Coffee has appeared since 1942 and truly made a hit among Irish pubs. Countless guys have become this drink’s fans because of its perfect flavor combination between the robust Irish whiskey and rich black coffee.  

The best way to have a high-quality glass of Irish coffee is to use the French press or pour-over method with first-rate ground beans for the coffee part and freshly hand-whipped cream for the upper topping.

And, of course, a classic Irish coffee cannot be completed without a great Irish whiskey. Jameson is the most popular and widely-used but you also can consider trying Bushmills or Kilbeggan. They’re all nice!

So, how to taste the full flavor of this kind of drink in just one sip? Instead of using a spoon or straw-like many other drinks, with Irish coffee, you will directly drink the coffee through the cream to enjoy the bitter but creamy savor at the same time. Moreover, don’t forget to preheat the glass before using it to keep your coffee hot longer.

Kahlua Coffee Float Bar

Ingredients (two servings)

  • A pot of fresh coffee brew (your favorite variety)
  • Kahlúa
  • Ice cream ( do-it-yourself ice cream is the best if you have time)
  • For garnish: syrups (chocolate, caramel, or both), whipped cream (optional)

Utensils

  • Two glasses
  • A scooper
  • A spoon

How to make

  1. Place the two glasses in the freezer for 15 minutes to chill them first.
  2. Add about two ice cream scoops to each glass (Vanilla is the traditional flavor but it’s still great to alter by chocolate or coffee one).
  3. Pour coffee and Kahlúa into the glasses successively (the ratio is not fixed but our recommendation is 3:1, 3 parts of coffee to one part of Kahlúa liquid).
  4. Top off the glasses with syrups and whipped cream.
Kahlua Coffee
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If you are fed up with those traditional coffee drink recipes and want to find and try out something new and fun for your get-togethers with family and friends, Kahlua Coffee Float Bar is a worth-trying choice!

A slight addition of alcohol from Kahlua liqueur will make the drink more interesting than ever. What’s more in this kind of drink? That’s ice cream! Who does not fall into the sweetness of ice cream, especially when the weather turns hot, right? And now, it has become an amazing ingredient in the recipe of Kahlua Coffee Float Bar. 

Most people will choose Vanilla, but giving other flavors such as chocolate and coffee a shot is totally a great idea. There is no precise number of the maximum ice cream scoop that you can put into this drink, so just feel free to modify it as you want!

Vietnamese Egg Coffee

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 2 egg yolks (large size)
  • ½ cup of condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 60 grams of finely-ground French roast coffee
  • 1 liter of hot water
  • For garnish: cocoa powder

Utensils

  • A bowl
  • A stand mixer/ an egg whisk/ an electric hand mixer
  • Four cups
  • A small spoon

How to make

  1. Beat the combination of egg yolks and condensed milk until it’s fluffy and can float on the top of a glass of water. The mixture must be so smoothly made and well blended that you cannot see the separate part of milk or egg. 
  2. Brew coffee (your favorite recipe).
  3. Pour the coffee into four cups.
  4. Top off each coffee with the egg-mix. No reservation, no waiting, just serve immediately when the coffee is still hot to enjoy the outstanding, creamy taste of this unique drink from Vietnam.

Vietnamese Egg Coffee

What is Egg Coffee?

Egg Coffee might sound unfamiliar to you, but in Vietnam, this can be considered as traditional street food. Well, you must think that “how can egg and strong dark coffee be related?”. Still, trust us, try it once and you will soon get addicted to it!

This special drink was first made in those 1940s years, by Giảng, a long-standing local coffee shop in Hanoi.  The airy egg foam combined with condensed milk gives the whole mixture a fluffy texture and outstanding creamy flavor. When compared to the common whipped cream used in Western. Thanks to this creativity, the intense and bitter dark coffee of Vietnam has become more approachable. And more flavorful for those who cannot put up with the traditional dark coffee.

Egg Coffee must be served when it’s still hot. A tip from many local coffee shops in Vietnam to keep this coffee hot longer is to put the whole cup of coffee into a small bowl of hot water like the image above. 

Conclusion

If you love coffee more than any other drink in the world, why don’t you go to the kitchen, roll up your sleeves, and start to make our recommended easy coffee drinks to make at home right away? 

We have listed down those best recipes and we believe that they will not let you and your coffee obsession down. Lastly, we hope that you’re into this article. Good luck and don’t forget to share with us your recipe-trying result! 

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