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30 coffee recipes

Published: July 24, 2022 at 11:07 am
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Cappuccino, espresso, mocha? Whatever your preference, you will love our easy but impressive coffee recipes for cakes, desserts and coffee drinks (check out our espresso martini!)

Looking for coffee recipes? Want to make the perfect coffee? Try our best coffee recipes written by expert barista Celeste Wong, then check out Celeste's guides for how to make coffee at home, including how to use a moka pot, how to use an Aeropress and how to make pour-over coffee. Ramp things up with a coffee cocktail recipe.

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Coffee recipes

Cappuccino

Follow expert barista Celeste Wong's step-by-step guide to making this classic Italian coffee. For an extra hit of cappuccino, serve with our coffee cake with cappuccino buttercream.

Two white cups of cappuccino with chococlate dusting and a plate of croissants

Flat white

Check out expert barista Celeste Wong's step-by-step guide to perfecting this popular antipodean coffee, best served with a slice of cake.

A white stone mug filled with coffee, on a round wooden board with a dark slate background

Macchiato

Expert barista Celeste Wong's has nailed how to make the perfect version of a macchiato, a double espresso with a spot of heated textured milk.

A small glass cup of coffee with a foamy top, on a china saucer with a wooden board underneath

Mocha

If you can’t decide between a hot chocolate or cappuccino try a mocha: a sweet, warming and comforting drink which marries coffee with chocolate.

A glass cup and saucer holding chocolaty mocha, with a creamy white top and chocolate shavings

Dalgona

Perfect this trendy, indulgent whipped coffee with expert barista Celeste Wong's step-by-step guide. Looking for instant coffee? Check out Celeste's round-up of best instant coffee to buy.

Two glasses of coffee, with swirls of foamy milk on top, served on a dark concrete surface

Gingerbread latte

Expert barista Celeste Wong's shows how to perfect this classic winter coffee, including how to make your own gingerbread syrup. Check out more Christmas coffee ideas here.

Two mugs of gingerbread latte on a wooden board with a dark slate background and plate of gingerbread bisciuts

Baileys coffee

Irish whiskey cream liqueur works a treat with coffee, balancing the bitterness of the beans with its silky creaminess. Use Baileys for a classic caffeinated sip that's perfect for the festive season. Discover more festive coffee serve here.

Two mugs of coffee topped with whipped cream and popcorn on a wooden tray alongside a bowl of popcorn

Caramel iced latte

Expert barista Celeste Wong's recipe for sweet and decadent iced coffee with caramel sauce makes for a brilliant afternoon pick-me-up.

Two glass mugs of coffee topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce, with a small white jug of caramel

Calypso coffee

Strong coffee is spiked with coffee liqueur and rum before being topped with a snow-white layer of cream. It's great for the festive season and is easy to whip up at home.

A ribbed glass of coffee with white cream on the top, garnished with two coffee beans next to a wooden bowl of coffee beans

Pumpkin spiced latte

Expert barista Celeste Wong shares how to recreate the popular pumpkin spiced latte, a comforting autumnal pick-me-up.

A mug of pumpkin spiced latte with a cinnamon stick balanced on top

How to make iced coffee

Iced coffee is a brilliant way of keeping cool and getting your caffeine fix. Learn how to make your own with our simple recipe (you can add a splash of your favourite liqueur to make it boozy if you like!).

A tall glass filled with iced latte and ice

Cold brew coffee

To make this recipe, you need to buy a piece of kit or cobble together your own kit using a funnel, some good quality filters such as Chemex or a cloth filter, a very fine sieve like a chinois and a glass jug. Buy freshly roasted beans if you can, and because you need coarsely ground coffee it’s best to grind your own. Filtered water will also help give a better flavour, or reverse-osmosis filtered water if you can find and afford it! If you are using a dripper, refer to the instructions, otherwise the instructions below are a rough guide.

Cold brew coffee

Irish coffee

Coffee is mixed with Irish whiskey, brown sugar, double cream and nutmeg to make this winning Irish coffee – great as a dinner party cocktail or incorporated into desserts.

A glass of Irish coffee with a brass spoon on a green background

Irish coffee affogato

Affogato is the ultimate cheat’s pud. Adding a slug of any spirit or liqueur you fancy makes it even more grown-up.

Irish coffee affogato

Iced hazelnut chai latte

This Indian-inspired latte uses darjeeling tea, black pepper, cinnamon and hazelnut milk to create a wonderfully nutty and aromatic complexity.

A glass full of iced chai latte

Espresso martini

We love espresso martinis! One of the coolest cocktails around, this punchy little number blends hot espresso and vodka for ultimate effect.

Best Espresso Martini Recipe

Coffee syrup

Turn your love of coffee into a rich evening treat with this syrupy concoction including brown sugar, strong black coffee and vanilla extract.

A bottle of homemade coffee syrup

Café liégeois from littlefrench

Sumptuous regional French cookery takes centre stage at this intimate neighbourhood restaurant in Bristol. The coffee cuts through the rich ice cream in this simple recipe and the crunchy bits of ice are wonderfully refreshing.

Coffee Ice Cream Recipe (Café Liégeois)

Irish coffee cake

We've ramped up a classic coffee cake with a splash of Irish whiskey and Guinness. Plus, it's topped with luxurious coffee flavoured cream for an extra decadent cake recipe. Discover our most decadent sweet recipes here.

Irish Coffee Cake Recipe

Coffee, chocolate and walnut cake

The combination of coffee and walnut is a classic but the addition of chocolate adds another layer of flavour to this beautiful cake, ready in just one hour.

Coffee and Walnut Cake Recipe with Chocolate

Affogato chocolate mousse

Check out this quick and easy chocolate mousse recipe with espresso. If you're hosting a dinner party and looking for an indulgent yet easy dessert that can easily be made ahead, try these gluten free creamy puds – ready in 15 minutes.

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No-churn Vietnamese coffee ice cream

Coffee, cardamom and cinnamon add a flavour packed edge to this quick ice cream idea. You only need 15 minutes to prepare before freezing – an easy pick-me-up for summer entertaining. Check out more of our best ice cream recipes here.

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Coffee cake with pecan brittle

Classic coffee cake is one of our all-time favourite afternoon treats. In this recipe, we've given it a modern twist to include deliciously crunchy pecan brittle.


Espresso pancakes

We love a shot of espresso and we have used a double espresso shot in these pancakes to give them a more grown-up and the hazelnuts provide a great bit of texture. Perfect any time of year.


Coffee loaf cake with mocha fudge frosting

If your daily coffee shop treat is always a mocha, you’ll just love this coffee cake. It has a really indulgent icing made with dark chocolate and coffee – yumm!


Chocolate marquise with coffee crème anglaise and cocoa nib praline

This decadent chocolate marquise is filled with praline and served with coffee crème anglaise. Cocoa nibs have a rich, bitter chocolatey aroma, look out for them at health food shops.


Coffee and walnut cupcakes

Coffee and walnut cake is a teatime favourite. With this recipe, we've given it a modern makeover by giving it the cupcake treatment. Pipe the icing sky-high for maximum cake drama.


Vanilla panna cotta with espresso swirl

Panna cotta is an Italian pudding of cream which has been softly set with gelatine. This version has a delicious espresso coffee swirl in the middle for an extra touch and a bit of a buzz.


Coffee and walnut swiss roll

A swiss roll is always fun to make and this grown-up version of the classic recipe is just so delicious with its coffee, walnut and creamy mascarpone filling.

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Gingerbread and espresso martini

This velvety smooth, gingerbread cocktail is the perfect warmer for chilly days – or as a cheeky, alcoholic alternative to pudding. Mix one up in a matter of minutes at home.

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