We’ve all finally accepted that we’re staying home indefinitely, and it shows: we got new cute décors for our space, desks for work or school, and have even tried growing plants. And you’re probably missing your favorite cafe too, along with your go-to drinks for that midday boost of energy. If you’ve finally invested in cool coffee gadgets and some fresh beans, here are some easy to make coffee drinks to get you started on that home cafe:
You might think that cold brew is essentially just iced coffee, but no! Instead of using hot water, cold brew coffee uses a longer process with — you guessed it — cold water. The result is a cup that’s less bitter and acidic — a smoother flavor, if you will. And if you’re looking for a kick of caffeine, cold brews would be right up your alley as they’ve got more of a punch.
Iced Vanilla Coffee
Living in the tropics means it’s almost always sweltering hot, so it’s no wonder that iced vanilla coffee is one of Starbucks’ most popular drinks. It’s creamy and sweet, with that added aroma from the vanilla. Learn how to make one yourself and you’re set for life.
Espresso-Style Coffee with a Moka Pot
Moka pots aren’t exactly the most popular method of brewing coffee as it’s easy to get uber-bitter coffee when you do it wrong, especially if you’re a beginner. If you’ve recently invested in a Moka pot but have no idea how it works yet, this video will give a helpful guide and coffee recipes.
Iced Caramel Macchiato
You can make your iced vanilla latte even better by adding something sweeter: caramel. Whether you like your caramel macchiato hot or over ice, this creamy drink will satisfy those who have a sweet tooth and love milk.
Missing your usual cup of cappuccino? We know expensive espresso machines can get, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a hot cup of this frothy drink. This method teaches you how to make espressos without a machine. If you’re feeling extra, maybe you can even learn how to do latte art too!
You might find this coffee revolting because it contains butter and oil, but it’s actually a staple for those following a Keto or low-carb diet. Also known as butter coffee, bulletproof coffee is an energizing drink that can make you feel satisfied for hours, which is perfect if you don’t have time to cook in the mornings.
The Best Black Coffee with a French Press
There are two types of coffee drinkers: those who add condiments like sugar and milk and those who enjoy just drinking it black. If you want to have the best cup of black coffee, you might want to try brewing it with a French press. But be warned: it requires lots of patience.
Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Traditionally, Vietnamese coffee is made using a local coffee press called “phin” but you can still prepare it with the use of cold brew. This drink is even made better with a spoonful of condensed milk, which makes it creamy and sweet, but with the right amount of kick from the bitterness of the coffee.
How do you like to prepare your coffee? Share with us below!