Coffee Tips And Recipes To Make At Home

You don't need to go to the coffee shop for the perfect cup of joe. With a little guidance, you can sip cafe-quality coffee from the comfort of your home without even changing out of your pajamas. To get you started, we rounded up easy recipes and proper preparation techniques from our editors and community.

French Press

According to Italian coffee company Illy, you need 7 to 8 grams of coffee grounds per 6.7 ounces of water for the perfect French-pressed coffee. So, scoop those grounds into your French press, and then pour hot water — not boiling — into the pot and gently stir. 

Insert the plunger into the pot, stopping just above the waterline. Let stand for three to four minutes before pressing the plunger down slowly, using steady pressure. Pour and enjoy with a healthy (or unhealthy) creamer.

Oatmilk Honey Latte

Whether this is your go-to order at Starbucks or you just want to put a new twist on your morning coffee, this plant-based latte will do the trick.

For the Oatmilk Honey Latte recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

The pumpkin spice latte is one of Starbucks' most popular drinks, but you can make your own at home with canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and a few other simple ingredients. 

For the Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe, click here.

Dunkin' Brown Sugar Caramel Latte

Indulge in the warm and comforting flavors of a Dunkin' brown sugar and caramel in a latte that's so easy to make, your Keurig can do it at home.

For the Brown Sugar Caramel Latte recipe, click here.

Healthy and Sweet Coffee Creamer

Ditch the store-bought coffee creamer and make your own from scratch. Thanks to dates and almond milk, this creamer is naturally sweet and dairy free.

For the Healthy and Sweet Coffee Creamer recipe, click here.

Coffee Granita

Turn your favorite caffeinated beverage into a frozen treat with this refreshing granita. We like to sweeten ours with sugar, but you can experiment with agave and maple syrup too. 

For the Coffee Granita recipe, click here.

Cuban Hot Coffee

It's five o'clock somewhere. This coffee drink is made with gold rum, sugar and a little crème de cacao for when you're done working from home. It will warm you right down to your toes. 

For the Cuban Hot Coffee recipe, click here.

Banana Coffee Milkshake

If you drink coffee every day, milk and sugar can get pretty boring. A different take on your usual caffeine fix blends coffee with bananas, vanilla, milk and cinnamon.

For the Banana Coffee Milkshake recipe, click here.

Coffee Coconut Bliss Smoothie

Embrace those island flavors when you start your day with this energy-boosting smoothie. Coconut yogurt functions as a delicious and healthy dairy-free creamer. You can even freeze your yogurt the night before so the smoothie turns into coffee coconut ice cream. 

For the Coffee Coconut Bliss Smoothie recipe, click here.

Cold Brew

For those who prefer java on ice, cold brew pots are a fairly inexpensive investment. If you don't have one, that's OK, too. You can just mix coffee grounds with water and strain when it's done.

Cold brew is different from iced coffee, which you can make by brewing your favorite coffee and chilling it. If you didn't know that, then you might not know what the names of these other coffee drinks mean.

For the Cold Brew recipe, click here. 

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