We’re all looking for ways to save money these days. One great way to do that? Make your coffee at home.
Going to a coffee shop is fun and a great treat. But not only is it getting more expensive, it takes time to order and wait for your drink to be ready. Making your own coffee saves you precious time, especially on the way to work.
Today we’ve rounded up ten simple coffee drink recipes to make at home that need almost no special equipment. Let’s get brewing.
Don’t pay $5 for a drink you can make in five minutes. The most time-consuming part of the process is the simple syrup, but you can make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge.
Traditional lattes use a milk steamer to get hot, frothy milk. But you can get the same effect with hot milk and a whisk, as this recipe shows. It’s also easily modified to make a latte you love.
A mocha combines coffee and chocolate in one delicious drink. You can whip one up with a few minutes and basic ingredients.
To make cold brew coffee, leave coffee grounds in water overnight, making it less acidic and more flavorful. You can finish it by adding any desired milk, syrups, or toppings.
Starbucks and Mcdonald’s popularized this cold coffee drink. It uses ice, coffee, milk, and flavors to create a coffee smoothie. If mocha isn’t your favorite, switching out with another flavor is easy.
Espresso usually requires specialized equipment. But there are several alternatives to an espresso machine, including Aeropress, moka pots, and even Mason jars, as this recipe shows.
Cafe au Latte
Cafe au latte is a traditional French recipe with a delectable creamy flavor. It’s equal parts steamed milk and coffee, sweetened to taste.
An Americano is made by pouring espresso over water. While this recipe calls for an espresso machine, the espresso recipe from earlier is an easy substitute.
A cappuccino is like a latte but uses equal parts espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam. This recipe shows you how to do all that without any special equipment, although if you have it, go ahead and use it.
While technically a cocktail, the main ingredient is black coffee. Combined with cream and whiskey, it’s a delicious party or after-dinner drink.
Making coffee at home is simple and, most of the time uses ingredients you already have. Plus, you’ll find that making your own drinks is much more satisfying than buying them all the time.