50 Coffee and Espresso Drinks to Make at Home

By: Daniel Lancaster

Published: December 24, 2019

Publisher: Rockridge Press


Right now, we aren’t able to go to our local coffee shop and order our favorite coffee drink. But, the recipes included in this book will help you make some of your favorite drinks easily at home.

Whether you like your coffee right away in the morning, in the afternoon with a cookie, on ice, or jazzed up with some alcohol, there is a recipe for you.

The book begins with the basics of coffee including the various types of coffee beans, how to grind your beans, the various filters and coffee makers to try, and of course, the varieties of milk and creamers to add to your coffee. There is also a brief history of coffee that begins in 850 CE through the present day.

The author then takes you through making the best brew including how to choose the right beans, the water temperature, and the water quality. Once you have the basics you can then move forward to finding your favorite cup of coffee. The categories include Coffee-Based Drinks, Classic Espresso Drinks, Flavored Lattes, Frozen drinks and Milkshakes, and Coffee Cocktails.

I marked several recipes that I wanted to try making at home. We have both a Keurig coffee machine as well as a regular coffee pot. Another tool I found necessary for a number of these recipes is a milk frother.

I loved making vanilla lattes and caramel lattes and found them to be just as good as the ones I would get at my favorite coffee shop. I also love to order Frappes, especially in the summer and the recipes for these seem very doable. I was already familiar with a White Russian, but I’m anxious to try the Brazilian Iced Coffee soon.

As soon as I can get some cream soda at the store, I’ll be trying this recipe. You can become your own barista at home and have fun trying all kinds of new ways to get your coffee fix easily with this cookbook.

Cream Soda Cold Brew

Two very different drinks are combined to make this delicious summer beverage. The fizz from the soda mixed with the rich, full-bodied espresso equals a well-rounded finish. It has only been in recent years that coffee and soda have started crossing paths. There are many recipes using other types of sodas; however, cream soda is a great trial option as its flavors mimic some typical syrups used in coffee drinks. So, next time you’re craving coffee on a hot summer’s day, whip up this ice-cold concoction and let your cares melt away


1. Fill a tall glass with ice and pour in the cold brew.

2. Holding the glass at a slant, pour the cream soda into the cold brew, trying not to create too much fizz. Smile and enjoy the ride.

Recipe tip:

To keep any cold coffee drink from becoming diluted, fill ice cube trays with cold brew and freeze them. Use these cold brew cubes in your drink—as they melt, they won’t dilute your coffee!

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  1. Linda Stoll on April 15, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Stacie, hi! I am surrounded by coffee drinkers in my life. Their mouths would water just reading your post!

    So good to meet you today …

  2. Judee on April 18, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    I’m not a coffee drinker, but my son and daughter in law who depend on Starbucks and Dunkin,, just told me they had to order a coffee machine which they had never had! We are all adapting!! Interesting post.. thanks

  3. mae on April 18, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Creative ways to make your own foods and treats are welcome in this locked-down time. While I don’t have much of a coffee-shop habit, mostly just drinking my own French press or filter coffee, this is a great idea. I’m worried that with all the supply-line problems it might become difficult to find coffee, which obviously comes from far away.

    be well… mae at

  4. mae on April 18, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    This is my second try at commenting!

    Creative duplication of recipes that we can’t get these days is a great idea! Though not a fan of coffee shops, I find that these recipes sound quite delicious.

    be well… mae at

  5. Gretchen on April 18, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    This book sounds interesting! My husband recently discovered nitro cold brew coffee and loves it. The recipe for Cream Soda Cold Brew sounds like it might be similar. I’m looking forward to trying it. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Marg on April 19, 2020 at 3:57 am

    I am not really a coffee girl but my husband loves it so there are some interesting ideas here for him.

  7. Tina on April 19, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Oh, this book is calling to me! We are big coffee drinkers and miss the occasional treat from a good coffee shop. Thanks for telling me about what’s going on in your state. I like Iowa’s point system. Florida is always a joke to the nation. Ugh.

  8. Laurie C on April 19, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    My husband and I both drink coffee black and I have a lot of cocktail books already, so I guess this wouldn’t be a good one for me. I do love coffee, though, and have a monthly subscription that my kids gave me at Christmas for coffee from a different country each month!

  9. Beth F on April 20, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    I love coffee everything. Like Laurie we drink it black, but a treat once in a while is fun and welcome — especially if the drink is spiked. LOL

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