20 Coffee Drinks You Can Make At Home And Be Your Own Barista

Do you love coffee drinks, but you don’t like waiting in line at the coffee shop? Or you like to change the routine coffee time at home, and try something new?

With this collection of recipes for coffee drinks, you can be your own barista at your home.

From simple coffee drinks like espresso to new flavors like lavender or lemon in your coffee, you’ll be on a right track to impress yourself and family and friends with your barista skills.

1. French Coffee

There is a coffee called French Coffee, but it’s in no way connected to the coffee made with the French Press coffee maker.

French coffee is prepared in the same way as Turkish coffee, with the slight difference that the finely ground coffee beans are mixed with hazelnut powder, toffee, or caramel, and the final result is a strong coffee with amazing flavor.

2. Espresso

Espresso is a small but powerful coffee drink.

It’s a base for many other coffee drinks, so you should definitely do this one at home. Italians are having this drink in one shot, but you can enjoy it your own way.

3. Cappuccino

Make a foamy cappuccino just like in Italy with this traditional step-by-step recipe.

Make it with home-brewed espresso and steamed milk for a delicious morning pick-you-up. You could use an espresso machine or Moka pot, and use a handy electric milk frother.

4. Latte

Enjoy an Italian-style cafe latte at home, while you linger in your bathrobe.

Typically made with more milk than a cappuccino, this popular coffee drink requires only two simple ingredients, though it’s also considered proper to add some flavored simple syrup for sweetness.

5. Americano

If you know how to make espresso, this is just an addition to it, since it’s basically adding water to the already prepared espresso.

However, it’s a good start in experiencing different coffee drinks at home and showing off your barista skills.

6. Iced Coffee With A Minty Twist

This is a perfectly refreshing summer drink that doesn’t only taste and feel great, but it will make you a perfect shot for Instagram, too. It doesn’t take more time than your regular iced coffee, yet you have a new coffee drink to break the routine.

7. Macchiato

If you want to start your mornings with a macchiato, the perfect size of strong coffee with a little bit of milk, the good news is that the recipe for making it is really simple.

Head to the step-by-step recipe and enjoy your macchiato coffee time.

8. Greek Coffee Frappe

Simple, yet delicious coffee drink to make at home on a very hot day! Explore the Greek Frappe and see how you can make it easily at home with very simple steps!

Greek Coffee Frappe
Greek Coffee Frappe

9. Affogato

There are many variations of this drink, using brewed coffee, ice cream, and all kinds of creative toppings, which makes it more of a dessert than coffee. Some variations also include a shot of amaretto, Kahlua, or other liqueur. Start with the simple way and explore your way to your own perfect affogato. It’s a super fun coffee treat on a sunny day!

10. Portuguese Mazagran

This mazagran coffee drink is essentially iced coffee lemonade. It sounds refreshing, doesn’t it? The history of this coffee drink is interesting, too. It’s considered to be the first iced coffee ever and originated in Algeria. Now, it’s extremely popular in Portugal. You will love making it at home!

11. V60 Pour Over Coffee

Hario V60 is very easy to use for anyone who is just starting brewing their own coffee, or for experienced coffee lovers who love a tasty cup of coffee. By making small adjustments with the grind size, coffee to water ratio, or the temperature of the water, you’ll find out what works best for your perfect cup of coffee. After all, practice makes it perfect.

12. French Press Coffee

This is one of the easiest, but tastiest ways to make a perfect cup of coffee at home. Check the recipe and everything you need to make a coffee with a French Press coffee maker.

13. Moka Pot Coffee

Moka pot was pretty much forgotten, but it gets its popularity back due to its convenience and for the ability to make great-tasting strong coffee without fancy equipment. It can be used pretty much everywhere, any stovetop – electric or gas at home, or if you are outside camping, you can still enjoy a strong cup of your favorite coffee without too much effort. Learn more about it, and make your own Moka pot coffee!

14. Cinnamon Coffee

There’s one spice that is a perfect addition to our coffee in the fall season, and that’s Cinnamon. Here is the easiest recipe for perfect cinnamon coffee every time. But, you can put it in any other coffee drink as well. That’s how great cinnamon in coffee is!

15. Iced Lavender Latte

Turns out, lavender can easily tame that jittery over-caffeinated feeling you might experience after your morning coffee. The lavender balances out any chance of over-caffeinating your body, so you receive the perfect amount of energy. What a great reason to try and make this coffee at home!

16. Chemex

Of course, for this coffee, you will need the actual Chemex coffee maker, but it’s such a beautiful thing to have in the kitchen or the coffee bar. And it makes amazing coffee, too. Here is a guide for you, to make your experience easier, or help you in perfecting it.

17. Cold Brew Coffee

Cold brew coffee is the coffee made by steeping ground coffee beans in cold or room temperature water. There’s no special machine or equipment required, which makes it very easy to prepare it at home. This method takes between 12 to 24 hours to prepare the coffee, so you’ll need to plan it ahead. But, it’s worth all the waiting, because this method produces a great tasting cup of coffee.

18. Espresso Freddo

Another reason to love such a small coffee drink is that espresso is so versatile drink and a base for most popular coffee drinks like cappuccinolattemacchiato, and so on. Espresso Freddo is a very old iced coffee drink invented in Greece in 1993. Shaken with ice, this coffee drink will give you coolness and caffeine without having your coffee watering down. The secret: 2 or 3 espresso shots.

Now, that’s what I call strong iced coffee.

If you need an iced and strong coffee drink right now, read on and have your Espresso Freddo ready in minutes.

19. Tonic Coffee

One thing I love about this coffee drink is that it’s really refreshing, it’s kind of sweet, and no added sugar in it, which makes it perfect summer drink. These kinds of coffee drinks are perfect to break the routine of your regular iced store-bought coffee drinks. You can be as creative as you want and even make your own signature coffee drink.

20. Turkish Coffee

Whether you’ve had it before or are just looking to try a new coffee drink, the traditional Turkish coffee is easy to make, and you will have a delicious cup of strong coffee to wake you up in the morning.


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