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Here are the top coffee drinks to try at home! Hone your barista skills with coffee recipes for pour over, cold brew, cappuccino, and more.

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Love a good coffee drink? Or wondering differences between the types? Here’s a list of our top popular coffee drinks that are easy to make at home! We love coffeeshops, but there’s something special about mixing up coffee recipes at home, too. Whether you’re simply trying to understand the difference between a latte vs flat white or ready to whip them up at home…we’ve got you covered! Here are the top popular coffee drinks and recipes for each one.

Is an espresso machine required for coffee drinks?

If you love espresso drinks and want to make high quality coffee recipes at home: yes! There’s really nothing better than the creamy, rich flavor that comes from a top quality espresso machine. But if you want a quick and dirty latte: you can do that with minimal equipment! Here are our top recommendations for espresso-making equipment:

  • Top choice: an espresso machineAn espresso machine makes top quality espresso drinks: hands won. The steamer steams milk to perfection, and you can pull the most beautiful creamy, espresso. Here’s the one we use: Countertop Espresso Machine.
  • Cheaper option: manual espresso maker. It’s portable and it makes good espresso, just not as good as the machine. You’ll need to use it in combination with a milk frothing tool. Here’s the one we use: Manual espresso maker
  • Cheapest option: Aeropress. The Aeropress is not nearly as good for espresso, but it works. It’s actually very good for black coffee, though! You’ll also need to get a milk frothing tool for lattes and cappuccinos. Here’s our recipe: Aeropress Espresso
  • Milk frothing tools: milk frother, French press or whisk. For the frothing: a handheld milk frother is just $10 and works well. If you already have a French press, it’s great for frothing. Or you can go simple and just use a whisk (not as effective but does the trick).
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Cafe au lait

25 Great Coffee Drinks

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


What’s better than a creamy, steaming cup of cafe au lait? Here’s how to make it at home…the French way. For the other coffee drink recipes: scroll up!


  • 4 ounces (½ cup) strong dark roast coffee (like Moka Pot)
  • 4 ounces (½ cup) steamed whole milk (or oat milk for dairy free)


  1. Make coffee using a Moka Pot, or strong dark roast coffee using your method of choice (French press, Chemex, Aeropress, or other).
  2. Steam the milk with an espresso machine (stretching the milk to 20 to 25% in height), or froth the milk with a frother, French press or whisk.
  3. Pour the coffee in a cup. Add the steamed milk and serve immediately.
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Coffee
  • Cuisine: Coffee
  • Diet: Vegetarian

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Ainebyoona says:

    I love coffee

  2. Morris aggrey says:

    Thanks for the lesson and l really love the recipe 💪💪

  3. Michelle Stevens says:

    Thank you for the coffee recipes and beautiful pictures that illustrate them so well. You have inspired me to try many of these with my new espresso maker. I also like the background of each drink! ❤️☕️

  4. Julianna Zuniga says:

    I love coffee!!!

  5. Mehran says:

    Good 👍

  6. Tammy says:

    very informative. straight forward and educational. Just what I was looking for. Thank you.

  7. Prince John says:

    I love you coffee but the coffee and the names doesn’t match

  8. Prince John says:

    I love your recipes

  9. John A mcgrew says:

    Thank you for the article. I found it very interesting. And I will be trying some of these coffee recipes.

  10. Sonja Overhiser says:

    Let us know if you have any questions!

    1. Anonymous says: