Coffee is one of the world’s top commodities, with world coffee exports in June 2015 amounting to 9.69 million bags!
The drink’s “flexibility” is one of the biggest reasons behind its popularity: you can enjoy it plain and simple, add caramel or chocolate to it, have it piping hot or ice cold, and even combine it with ice cream!
The plain cup of black coffee you sip every morning is good (it's included in our list), but there are more ways to enjoy this beverage. Let Cafepoint show you the 15 types of coffee you must try before you die!
5 - 10 mins
Ice, Espresso, Whole Milk, Sugar, Flavored Syrup
The frappuccino is a Starbucks specialty, coffee blended with ice and other ingredients and topped with whip cream. But you don’t have to go out of your way to enjoy this beverage!
Here’s what you need to make your own frappuccino at home:
Is everything ready? Now here’s how to make it:
The guys over at Food Service Warehouse have a handful of simple but effective tips for making your own frappuccino even if you’ve never been to Starbucks.
Ice, Cold Milk, Vanilla Syrup, Caramel Sauce, Espresso
This refreshing and tasty iced coffee drink is yet another Starbucks classic, and just like the frappuccino, the caramel macchiato can be prepared in as little as 5 minutes – perfect for quenching your thirst and entertaining guests.
Eugenie Kitchen’s recipe for iced caramel macchiato is very simple. Here’s what you need:
But preparing it is even simpler:
Mocha/Chocolate Powder, Dark Roasted Coffee Beans, Skimmed Milk, Whipped Cream
This variant of the café latte is an American invention, one inspired by the coffee beverage Bicerin. The café mocha is an espresso-based drink with hot milk and chocolate.
But if you don’t have an espresso machine, worry not!
Make Good Coffee shows you how to make a café mocha even without an espresso machine. If you can make coffee at home, you’re good to go.
The ingredients are:
And here’s how to create your own café mocha:
Espresso, Hot Water
Many espresso-based drinks use milk, but not the café Americano – or simply 'Americano'. The drink also uses espresso but is infused with hot water instead of milk. The result is a coffee beverage that has the same strength of drip coffee but with a different flavor.
If you wanted to make this drink at work, you don't need an office coffee machine, quite simply all you need to make your own Americano is:
Stark Insider has a very straightforward instruction for preparation:
Voila! And your warm Americano is now ready.
Turkish Coffee, Filtered Water, Sugar
Turkish coffee boasts an unrivaled taste, body, and aroma – prepared and presented in time-honored Turkish tradition.
This isn’t a type of coffee you can easily find in coffee shops. But if you’re looking to make this drink at home, don’t worry. Foolproof Living has the exact steps to get you started.
Here's what you need:
Ground Coffee, Water, Sugar
The café cubano – also known as Cuban coffee or Cuban espresso – is a type of espresso that originated from Cuba when espresso machines were first imported from Italy.
This espresso shot is sweetened after brewing and is used as a base for other drinks. Its strength is twice that of traditional American coffee and Cubans drink it as part of their daily morning ritual.
Here’s what you need to make this kick of a drink that’s served in cute, little cups:
Instructions from Taste Of Cuba:
Espresso, Non-fat Milk, Cocoa Powder
Cafe latte is made from espresso (one-third), steam milk (two-thirds), topped with about a centimeter of foam. It’s one of the most popular coffee beverages around, but one that is often mistakenly identified with the flat white thanks to Starbucks.
The Kitchn shows you how to make your own café latte – even if you’re no barista – using the following ingredients and equipment:
Whiskey, Double Espresso, Whipped Pouring Cream, Sugar
A cocktail made of hot coffee, sugar, thick cream, and of course, Irish whiskey!
The beverage has an interesting history: the coffee was invented and named by Joe Sheridan – Foynes, Country Lemerick’s head chef, after American passengers disembarked one evening during the harsh winter of 1940.
The head added whiskey to warm the passengers, marking the birth of the Irish coffee.
You don’t have to suffer the same ordeal that the American passengers went through to get a sip of the Irish coffee.
Here's what you need to make an Irish coffee from the comfort of your home:
Simply follow these instructions from Good Food Ireland and you’re good to go:
Irish coffee is usually served as an after-dinner beverage, but you can drink it on its own especially during cold autumn and winter nights.
3 - 5 mins
This coffee beverage is made by forcing nearly boiling water under pressure through ground coffee beans, resulting in a brew that’s thicker than those made from other brewing methods.
Espresso is a base for various beverages. Learn how to make an espresso and you’re halfway through learning how to make your own cappuccino, café latte, and macchiato.
And fortunately, Prima Coffee has a beginner’s guide for making espresso. Here are the things you need to get started:
The cortado is a favorite in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, often enjoyed as an afternoon drink. The beverage uses espresso that is cut by a small amount of warm milk, reducing its acidity.
The milk used for the cortado is a little cooler than that of the macchiato while having the consistency of the milk used in latte. If you cannot decide between iced and hot coffee, pick the cortado for a change.
Here’s what you need to prepare it:
To make a cortado, simply…
My Coffee Pro recommends serving the cortado using 150ml to 200ml glasses, with the milk only steamed as the beverage is meant to be less foamy.
It’s hard to decide whether the affogato is a beverage or a dessert, but that hardly matters. You must try this concoction if you haven’t yet!
The affogato originated from Milan and its name literally translates as “drowned.” Which is fitting as this coffee-based beverage uses the hot and bitter espresso to melt the gelato, resulting to a creamy pool of coffee and ice cream that you’d want to drown in!
Yes, there are only two ingredients necessary for this treat:
Here are Tasting Table’s simple steps for making your own affogato:
10 - 15 mins
This Italian coffee drink is traditionally made with espresso, hot milk, and topped with foamed milk, often prepared with a milk steamer for a thicker froth.
But what if you don’t have a milk steamer?
No problem! Alla Fiorentina shows you how to make a cappuccino even if you don’t have a milk steamer. Here’s everything you need:
Water, Coffee Grounds
Plain coffee is special: it’s the most popular drink in the world and consumed daily by 54% of the USA’s 18-and-above population. It’s one of the most traded commodities in the world, second only to oil!
It doesn’t take a lot to make great tasting coffee. Here’s what you need:
Real Simple shows you a pour-over technique that prevents overflowing of coffee while saturating the freshly ground beans, resulting in a full-bodied taste.
2 - 4 hours
Coffee, Milk, Sweetener
Iced coffee can be a great, refreshing beverage – but only if you can keep the drink cold without diluting it with ice.
We all know that pouring piping hot coffee over a bunch of ice cubes results to a heavily watered-down drink. Keeping the coffee in the fridge ‘til it is cold, on the other hand, leaves the drink wanting in the flavor and aroma department.
But don’t give up Chocolate Covered Katie has a very simple iced coffee trick so you can enjoy iced coffee from the comfort of your own kitchen – and you don’t have to worry about ice diluting the flavor.
Here’s the trick:
French Roast Coffee Beans, Chicory, Milk
Café au lait – half brewed coffee, half warm milk, 100% French.
The beverage’s name literally translates to “coffee with milk,” very apt as one of its essential components is the thinning of the strong coffee with warm creamy milk.
Having French roots is always nice to enjoy the coffee, but fortunately not necessary. Laura Fuentes gives a simple but tasty recipe for café au lait. What you need are: