Delicious Hot Coffee Recipes to Make at Home

Written by Susan Lanier-Graham

November 10, 2013
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I recently sampled a couple of varieties of Coda Coffee, Fair Trade and Organic certified coffees from a family-run Denver coffee company. I enjoyed the coffees by themselves (read my review of the coffees here), but was thrilled to get recipes for some delicious and fun hot coffee drinks to make at home. These would be ideal for the holidays, and a sure way to impress your guests.

Coda Coffee Café Español

Coda Coffee Café Español. Photo credit: Coda Coffee

Sparkling Coffee

  • 1 cup Strongly Brewed Coffee (or 3/4 cup cold-brewed coffee concentrate or
  • 3 shots of espresso)
  • ½ cup Sparkling Water or Club Soda
  • Crushed Ice
  1. Combine coffee and sparkling water and pour over ice.
Coda Coffee Sparkling Americano

Coda Coffee Sparkling Americano. Photo credit: Coda Coffee

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Coffee Ice Cream

This is one of Susan's Favorite Recipes

  • Large Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1/3 cup Strongly Brewed Coffee (or 2 shots espresso)
  • Chocolate Syrup to garnish
  1. Pour coffee over ice cream in a mug.
  2. Garnish with drizzle of chocolate syrup.
Coda Coffee Ice Cream

Pour Coda Coffee over ice cream. Photo credit: Coda Coffee

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Boozy Blended Coffee Ice Cream

  • ½ gallon Vanilla Ice Cream
  • ¼ cup Rum
  • 1½ cup Strongly Brewed Coffee (or 1 cup cold brewed concentrate or 8 shots espresso)
  1. Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and frothy. Serves 4.
Boozy Blended Coffee Ice Cream

Boozy Blended Coffee Ice Cream. Photo credit: Coda Coffee

Pumpkin Pie Coffee

  • 1 TBLS Canned Pumpkin
  • 2 TBLS Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 1 cup Milk
  • ½ cup Strongly Brewed Coffee
  1. In a saucepan, heat ingredients until steaming hot.
  2. Optionally, you can put mixture in a blender and blend for 15-20 seconds until thick and foamy.
  3. Pour into tall glass and serve.
Coda Coffee Pumpkin Pie Coffee

Pumpkin Pie Coffee. Photo credit: Coda Coffee

Traditional coffee with coffee liqueur

  • 1 cup Brewed Coffee
  • 1 ounce Coffee Liqueur (such as Baileys or Kahlua)
  • Whipped Cream and Cinnamon Stick to garnish
  1. Combine coffee and coffee liqueur.
  2. Pour into a cup.
  3. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon stick.
Coda Coffee with coffee liqueur

Coda Coffee with coffee liqueur. Photo credit: Coda Coffee

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Café Español – a drink for the adventurous

  • ½ ounce high alcohol content Rum, such as Bacardi 1551
  • Splash of Triple Sec
  • 1 ounce Coffee Liqueur (such as Baileys or Kahlua)
  • 1 cup Brewed Coffee
  • Whipped Cream and Nutmeg or Cinnamon to garnish
  • Sugar
  1. Rim glass with sugar.
  2. Add Rum and Triple Sec to glass and set alight. Be careful!
  3. Swirl flames for 20 to 30 seconds, then carefully douse with coffee liqueur.
  4. Fill glass with coffee.
  5. Top with whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg or cinnamon to garnish.
Lighting liquor for Coda Coffee Café Español

Lighting liquor for Café Español. Photo credit: Coda Coffee

Written by Susan Lanier-Graham

Founder and publisher Susan Lanier-Graham has traveled the world for the past twenty years, filling a passport or two along the way. She has wandered through the jungles of Thailand, explored the mysteries of the Great Pyramids, and shared the night with a leopard in Zambia. She sailed in the Mediterranean, sipped her way through Burgundy canals and Champagne caves. She followed Rembrandt’s footsteps through Amsterdam. Susan found her center on the red rocks of Sedona and soaked up an exquisite sunset over the Indian Ocean in Bali. Susan is always looking for wow moments around the world or across the street to share with adventure lovers everywhere. She has authored more than 75 books and hundreds of magazine articles. Susan is an award-winning travel writer and member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA). She is a Certified California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS). Susan's work still regularly appears in print and online. Susan is an award-winning travel writer, a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and is a Certified California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS). Susan has worked as an ambassador for Travelocity and is currently a travel ambassador for Rocky Mountaineer. Her work regularly appears in print and online in a variety of publications. These include various AAA publications, Postcards for Travel Leaders,,,, So Scottsdale, Uptown, Green Living AZ, Life Refined, Modern Luxury,, WHERE Arizona, WHERE Traveler Phoenix + Scottsdale, and more.

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1 Comment

  1. Nespresso Compatible Capsules

    Oh wow this looks amazing, I will most definitely make a note of it for the summer. Many thanks for the share!

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