11 Delicious Coffee Recipes To Make at Home or Outdoors

For many of us, the difference between the cup of coffee we brew at home and the speciality drink we order from a barista is profound. The reason? Coffee professionals know the perfect grounds-to-water ratio, milk temperature, and foam volume to deliver you that special experience every time!

To get a great tasting coffee at home you'll have to have the right gear & you'll have to know what kind of styles you like or want to try.  

But learning to make your ideal cup of coffee is within reach. To help you become your own barista, we’ve rounded up the best specialty coffee recipes, from the perfect cup to cold brew and to Irish coffee, along with the tools you need to achieve them. 

 

1. Pour Over Coffee

Pour over coffee is is made by pouring hot water onto ground coffee beans, then allowing to brew. If you like your coffee black this is our favourite coffee to brew at home, its super simple to do and makes really delicious strong coffee.

There are so many different ways to make pour over coffee too, which makes it fun and customisable to your preferences.

The basics you'll need:

- Dripper/Filter

- Ground coffee beans 

- Hot water

For a full recipe of how to make a great pour over coffee check out this article.

 

pour over coffee

 

 

2. French Press

We are sure you know what a french press is, however just to clarify...It works by soaking ground coffee directly in hot water, which you then separate using a plunger.

It is a super easy & elegant way to make coffee at home. It makes great black coffee and depending on the size of the french press it can be capable of making large amount of coffee at once.

The basics you'll need:

- French press 

Ground coffee beans 

- Hot water

french press coffee maker

 

3. Cold Brew

Cold brew is a summer favourite and is a perfect drink to have on a hot day. Cold brew is made using a cold brew jug, the coffee grounds are brewed in water in the fridge for 12hrs+. 

Cold brew coffee is delicious by itself! But feel free to add any other things like honey, milk etc!

The basics you'll need:

- Cold brew jug 

Ground coffee beans 

- water

- Fridge 

For a full recipe of how to make a cold brew coffee check out this article.

 

cold brew jug

 

 

4. Cortado

Cortado comes from the Spanish word meaning “to cut,” and this small drink uses warm milk to “cut” the bitterness and acidity of espresso.

Like the café au lait, the cortado is made of equal parts coffee and milk, although it’s both smaller and stronger thanks to the short size of the espresso. 

The basics you'll need:

Ground coffee beans 

- Milk frother

- Espresso device

cortado coffee

 

5. Macchiato

This small Italian drink is designed to be consumed in the afternoon, a counterpoint to the morning cappuccino. Its similar to the cortado but has less milk.

The name roughly translates to “marked” or “stained,” which refers to the dollop of milk foam right in the centre of the beverage.

The basics you'll need:

Ground coffee beans 

- Milk frother

- Espresso device

Macchiato

 

 

6. Long Black (Americano)

A long black is an espresso shot with a good amount hot water. It is made by pulling an espresso shot and adding hot water to your desired amount, it creates a strong longer lasting coffee. 

This is a great drink to have if you like black coffee but like to sip it over time, in contrast to an espresso shot! 

The basics you'll need:

- Ground coffee beans

- Espresso device

- Hot water

long black coffee

 

7. Irish Coffee

A popular coffee cocktail for brunch, dessert and more, Irish coffee balances hot coffee with Irish whiskey and lightly whipped cream.

We recommend you use brown sugar instead of white granulated sugar for a sweeter, more caramelised flavour.

The basics you'll need:

- Ground coffee beans

- Whisky

- Cream

- Sugar

irish coffee

 

8. Dalgona Coffee

This whipped, playful coffee (believed to be from South Korea, although its precise origins are unclear) has recently been popularised across platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

The cloud-like drink involves rapidly whisking equal parts instant coffee powder, sugar, and hot water until it forms soft creamy peaks, then adding it on top of hold or cold milk.

The basics you'll need:

- Instant coffee

- Sugar

- Whisk

For a full recipe of how to make a great dalgona coffee check out this article.

Dalgona Coffee

 

9. Affogato

This classic Italian dessert has two simple ingredients: Hot espresso and cold vanilla ice cream. The name refers to the ice cream being “drowned” in the espresso.

You can mix up this recipe to your liking by adding a dessert liqueur like Frangelico or Kahlúa, some grated chocolate, or other sweet elements.

The basics you'll need:

- Ground coffee beans 

- Espresso device 

- Ice cream

Affogato coffee

 

 

10. Turkish Coffee

Although it has different names and variations throughout North Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, Turkish coffee is typically prepared unfiltered with extra finely ground coffee and ground cardamom.

This warm, spiced coffee is a great alternative to syrup-flavored drinks in the autumn and winter.

The basics you'll need:

- Ground coffee beans 

- Cezve (Turkish coffee pot)

- Hot water & heating device

Turkish Coffee

 

11. Dirty Chai

This coffee shop favourite combines the spicy sweetness of a chai latte with the extra pick-me-up of an espresso shot.

Masala chai is prepared latte-style with frothed milk, and the espresso (or brewed coffee, if you prefer) is added to serve.

The basics you'll need:

- Ground coffee beans 

- Masala chai

- Milk

Dirty chai

1 comment

  • Carolyn Young: February 11, 2022
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    I ordered your double espresso item but have only received the filter (top) nothing else I had to pick it up from EzyMart Pyrmont not delivered to my address.Please let me know what to do Carolyn Young.

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