You have to accept that standing in big waiting lines just to get a freshly brewed coffee cup is a waste of time. If you cannot start your day without a cup of java and surely don’t want to wait in the long queues at a café, I have put together these top 10 coffee recipes that will let you be your own barista.
1. The Perfect Cappuccino
There is nothing like cappuccino, especially when you are craving something smooth, silky, and frothy. You can easily make it with home-brewed espresso and steamed milk. If you have an espresso machine, great, but if you don’t, you can buy an electric milk frother and enhance your cappuccino-making experience.
This one is surely one of the best coffee recipes. Click here to read its full recipe.
2. French Cafe au Lait
One sip of this coffee and you will feel yourself roaming around in the streets of Paris. Café au Lait is an excellent way of greeting a chilly morning. You have to use an equal portion of hot steamed milk and strong hot coffee. To make the coffee taste (and look) more delicious, you can pair it up with butter croissants.
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3. Cold Brew Coffee
As the name suggests, this coffee will give you chills (literally). If you want to try a different type of coffee than usual (the hot ones), this is the one you should go for. The best thing about cold brew coffee is that you don’t require any special equipment to make it at home. All you have to do is steep ground beans in cold water and then add thick and creamy milk with a lot of ice.
Indeed, a perfect summer treat! Check out the full recipe here.
4. Pour-Over Coffee
In simple words, pour-over coffee is made using a simple brewing method that produces a rich, strong, and flavorful cup of coffee. Although making this coffee requires precision of measurement and some brewing time, you don’t need anything but coffee grinds and water to make it at home.
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5. New Orleans Coffee (Cafe Noir)
New Orleans is known for so many things, including delicious food, but nothing can beat its famous hot coffee. To make it, you need a basic drip-ground coffee, chicory, and a dried herb that will give it a dark signature chocolate-caramel flavor that you can’t resist. Unlike regular black coffee, this one has a thick consistency.
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If you have a thing for milk-based coffees like me, then Affogato is a must-try. Mix freshly brewed espresso and vanilla ice cream to make this perfect after-dinner beverage. This is an Italian coffee that calls for a combination of coffee and ice-cream. And yes, don’t forget to freeze the glasses, so the ice-cream doesn’t melt.
Read the full Affogato recipe here.
7. White Chocolate Mocha
For everyone with a sweet tooth, nothing can be better than this white chocolate mocha coffee recipe. It has a perfect combination of white chocolate, coffee, and sweet, creamy milk.
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Do you like the chilled Frappuccino served at Starbucks? Well, if you do, this homemade Frappuccino recipe is for you. The best thing about this recipe is that you can freeze individual portions for a delicious, sweet, and creamy breakfast anytime.
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9. Turkish Coffee
If you want a strong, aromatic coffee, nothing can be better than freshly cooked Turkish coffee. Yes, you heard it right. Turkish coffee is cooked than brewed. You need a cezve or a small pot to make this coffee at home using Arabica coffee beans.
There are so many coffee recipes out there but Turkish coffee will surely outstand most of them because of its excellent aroma and strong taste.
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10. Flat White Espresso
A flat white coffee is similar to a latte because it is also made with frothed milk and espresso. Being from Australia, this coffee has a little Aussie touch to it. To make it slightly different from a latte, you have to fold the milk foam into the coffee for a smooth experience.
Although this technique takes some practice, once you master it, everyone will definitely request you to make this coffee every time they come to your house.
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