Seven Creative Coffee Drinks to Feature at Your Cafe

Posted by Payton DeMaster on Sep 29, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Get that chalk or memo board out and feature a new and delicious coffee drink! It is almost mandatory to have featured drinks at local coffee shops now— it may be the first thing someone sees when walking into your cafe. To celebrate National Coffee Day (September 29) we put together a list of our favorite and finest coffee recipes that work great as featured drinks. Not only will these drinks satisfy your sweet tooth, but they are also simple enough to make and sell right at your own cafe. 

All drinks featured are portioned out to fill a 16 oz. hot or cold serving glass.

COOKIE DOUGH

Cookie Dough Craze mixes together the fan favorite cookie dough ice cream and espresso into a smooth coffee milkshake. These ingredients work well together because it mixes the bitter espresso and sweet cookie dough flavor together. 

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. of cookie dough ice cream
  • 2 shots of espresso
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Chocolate drizzle (optional)

Directions:

  1. Fill 16 oz. cup with cookie dough ice cream and scoop into blender
  2. Add 2 shots of espresso to blender
  3. Add 1/2 cup milk to blender
  4. Blend ice cream, espresso, and milk together until creamy
  5. Pour the cookie dough goodness into a serving cup, and add whipped cream and chocolate drizzle for a nice presentation

COCONUT

The Coconut Creme Breeze is the perfect coffee refreshment for hot days. The bold coffee and sweet coconut flavors blend together to create something truly magical. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 shots of espresso
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 oz. caramel sauce 
  • 1/2 oz. coconut syrup
  • Ice
  • Coconut flakes (optional)

Directions:

  1. Put caramel sauce and coconut syrup in a serving glass
  2. Brew 2 shots of espresso and add to glass, stir altogether
  3. Add and fill the glass with ice
  4. Fill glass with coconut milk until full, and stir well
  5. Add coconut flakes on top for a nice presentation

IRISH CREME

Cold brew is a popular drink no matter the season, but mix a little Irish cream liquor in it, and it becomes a drink you can't deny. The bold cold brew flavor is strong, and just a splash of Irish cream can help lighten the drink (and you) up just a little bit. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cold brew
  • 1 shot Irish cream liquor
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Chocolate sauce (optional)

Directions:

  1. Fill serving glass with ice
  2. Add 1 cup of cold brew concentrate mix to glass
  3. Pour Irish cream shot on top of cold brew, without mixing
  4. Add whip cream and chocolate drizzle for a nice presentation

SNICKERDOODLE

Fall is here, which means pumpkin spice is also here! This extremely popular and seasonal drink is great to feature for a few weeks— especially if you add a little something "special." Introducing the Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Ingredients:

  • 2 shots of espresso
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice
  • 1 oz. pumpkin sauce
  • Steamed milk

Directions:

  1. Fill serving glass with cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, and pumpkin sauce to make the snickerdoodle pumpkin mix
  2. Add espresso shots to the snickerdoodle pumpkin mix and stir well
  3. Steam milk to 140 degrees, and pour the milk over the mix so that it fills the cup full
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon on top for a nice presentation and serve

Bee Sweet

Unlike a bee sting, a mix of honey, vanilla, and cinnamon completes the "Bee" Sweet Latte creating the ultimate sweet coffee drink.

Ingredients:

  • 2 shots of espresso
  • 1/2 oz. vanilla syrup
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • Steamed milk

Directions:

  1. Fill serving glass with cinnamon, vanilla syrup, and honey to create the "bee" sweet mix
  2. Add espresso shots to the "bee" sweet mix and stir well
  3. Steam milk to 140 degrees, and pour the milk over the mix so that it fills the cup full
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon on top for a nice presentation and serve

CHOCOLATE

Chocolate Crunch: happiness in two simple words. This drink blends the tasty chocolate crunch bar and rich coffee flavor together.

Ingredients:

  • 2 shots of espresso
  • 1 oz. chocolate sauce
  • 1/2 oz. English toffee syrup
  • Steamed milk

Directions:

  1. Add chocolate sauce and English toffee syrup to serving glass
  2. Add espresso shots to chocolate crunch mix
  3. Steam milk to 140 degrees, and pour the milk over the mix so that it fills the cup full
  4. Drizzle chocolate sauce on top for a nice presentation and serve

Dark Dra-Kahlua

Halloween is near, and there's no better way to celebrate than with a coffee drink! We hope this spiked coffee cocktail, Dark Dra-Kahlúa, is spook-tacular.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup iced coffee
  • 1/2 shot vanilla vodka
  • 1 shot Kahlúa
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Drizzle chocolate sauce inside the glass wall
  2. Fill the same 16 oz. serving glass with ice
  3. Pour 1 cup iced coffee over ice
  4. Add vanilla vodka and Kahlúa shots to coffee
  5. Serve and enjoy

Delight your guests with one or all four of these specialty coffee drinks. Coffee recipes are constantly being developed, and people love to try new things. 

 

Tags: drinks, coffee recipes, specialty coffee, espresso, beverage trends

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