Top Ten Gourmet Coffee Recipes That You Can Make At Home!

I always quietly laugh just a little bit, silently to myself whenever I meet with a client, associate or friend for the third or fourth time in a week at one of the popular coffee shop like Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, or Starbucks or … if those pesky and persistent Madison Avenue Advertising Geniuses / Genies blink us into magically buying into the idea of ole’ Dunkin Donuts being #1 … and my coffee guzzling pal tells me once again how they simply can’t afford a monthly membership to a gourmet coffee club.

“Really,” I think to myself, “cause actually an entire year’s membership to the nicest Monthly Gourmet Coffee Club Membership actually costs far less than all of the fancy $6 to $8 “Latte-Dah” coffee concoctions that I’ve seen you buy over the past week alone!”

So for you intuitive and perceptive people out there who can do the math and know the score, but still would like to enjoy some of the splendid special coffee creations that you assume only the chain store percolators can supply, put this in your coffee pot and perk it.

Here are the Top Ten Gourmet Coffee Recipes that you can make for yourself and your friends / family / associates at home with that awesome Annual Gourmet Coffee Club Membership. It’s going to absolutely blow your mind, but luckily no longer your bank account, when you see just how simple these recipes really are!

Please keep in mind, in all 10 recipes, the coffees are for a 16 ounce cup and the milk is intended to be steamed or foamed to 160 F.

Cafe Americano
12 ounces hot water
3 shots espresso

Cafe Au Lait
8 ounces regular coffee, not espresso
Add steamed milk to just below rim

Cafe Breve
12 ounces steamed half and half
2 shots espresso
¼ inch of foamed milk

Pour in foamy milk
2 shots espresso

Caramel Macchiato
Fill ¾ full with steamed milk
Pour in ¾ ounce of Vanilla Syrup
Pour in two shots espresso
Top with foamed milk to the rim
Drizzle caramel sauce on foamed milk

Iced Caramel Macchiato
12 ounces cold milk
Fill with ice to ¼ inch below rim
¾ ounces vanilla
Top with caramel sauce drizzle

Iced Latte
12 ounces cold milk 
2 shots espresso
Fill with ice to ¼ inch below rim

Iced Mocha
12 ounces cold milk
2 ounces mocha syrup
2 shots espresso
Fill with ice to ¼ below rim
Top with whipped cream

Fill with steamed milk 
Pour in 2 shots espresso
Top with ¼ inch foamed milk

Fill with steamed milk to ¼ inch from the top
2 shots espresso
2oz mocha syrup
Top with whipped cream


Rocco Loosbrock