13 Types Of Coffee Drinks You Can Make At Home

Coffee is an important part of many people’s daily routine. Whether you drink it black, in a latte, or in a cappuccino, there are several different types of coffee drinks that you can enjoy.

If you enjoy brewing your own coffee at home, at some point you’ll want to experiment with making different types of coffee drinks.

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Knowing how to make many different types of coffee drinks will not only enhance your coffee knowledge, but it will enable you to have a wide variety of coffee flavors to choose from.

As opposed to just of having the same coffee every day.

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Once you already have the basic knowledge of preparing coffee at home, these coffee recipes are easy and simple to follow. These recipes are perfect for beginners who want to add more options to their morning brew.

Once you start experimenting with making these different types of coffee drinks they are going to become like second nature. Give them a try and take pleasure in showing off your coffee-making expertise to your family and friends.

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So what are the different Types Of coffee drinks You Can Try At Home?

1. Cafe Latte

A cafe latte is a mild coffee drink that contains a mixture of espresso and steamed milk, topped with foam.


  • 1 shot espresso / 1 oz
  • 2 shots steamed milk / 2 oz
  • 1 shot latte flavoured syrup / 1 ounce (optional)

2. Americano

An americano is a non-milk based coffee made up of 1 or 2 shots of espresso added with hot water. If you like your coffee stronger you may add an additional shot of espresso.

It is a simple but popular coffee drink that you’ll find on the menus of most restaurants around the world. 


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  • 2 shots espresso / 2 oz
  • 2 oz hot water

3. Cappuccino

A cappuccino is similar to a latte as they contain the same amount of espresso but half the amount of steamed milk. Therefore cappuccinos are stronger versions of cafe lattes. 


  • 1 shot espresso / 1 oz
  • 1 shot steamed milk / 1 oz

4. Espresso

The word “espresso” comes from the Latin word “expressum,” meaning “pressed.” When the water is forced through the ground coffee beans, it creates steam that pushes the grounds into the filter basket.

After the water passes through the filter, it drips back into the cup. This process produces a strong, flavorful beverage, which should come out thick and dark brown with a little crema (foam) at the top.

Espresso is also used as the base of many other types of coffee drinks like cappuccinos, Americano and macchiato.

1 Shot Of Espresso

  • 7 grams ground coffee / 1 oz / 1 tablespoon
  • 1 oz hot water

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Brewing time:

  • 20 seconds from the moment you start the pump in order to make the right shot of espresso

5. Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is a regular coffee poured over ice. It can either be black coffee, or milk coffee but with a very small amount of milk.

Additionally, you can add cream, sugar or syrup.


  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup coffee, at room temperature or chilled
  • 2 tablespoons cream or milk / 1 tablespoon cream & 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons granulated white sugar or syrup

6. Doppio Espresso / Double Espresso

A Doppio espresso is a double shot extracted using a double coffee filter in the portafilter.

It equals to 60 ml of drink (double the amount of a single shot).

2 Shots

  • 14 grams ground coffee / 2 oz / 2 tablespoons
  • 2 oz hot water

Brewing Time

  • 20-30 seconds from the moment you start the pump in order to make the right shot of espresso

7. Cortado

The cortado is an espresso coffee drink, with a small amount of steamed milk.

The steamed milk is used to “cut” the espresso and reduce the acidity and intensity of the drink.


  • 1 shot espresso / 1 oz
  • 1 shot steamed milk / 1 oz
  • syrup (optional)
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8. Caramel Macchiato

A caramel macchiato is an espresso made with vanilla syrup, steamed milk, and caramel sauce.

The espresso is poured on top of the milk leaving a dark mark on top of the milk foam.

If you like a little cream in your coffee, then upgrade from an espresso and have a macchiato.


  • 2 shots espresso / 2 oz
  • 5 oz milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla syrup
  • 1 teaspoon caramel sauce

9. Mocha

Mocha is an espresso with hot milk, similar to a latte but with added chocolate flavoring and sweetener

Some people use cocoa powder and sugar while others use chocolate syrup, dark chocolate, or milk chocolate.


  • 1 shot espresso / 1 oz
  • 3 teaspoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup steamed milk / 7 oz
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream
  • sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)

10. Red Eye

A red eye consists of regular brewed coffee topped off with a shot of espresso.


  • 1 shot espresso / 1 oz
  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee / 7 oz

11. Cafe Au Lait

A café au lait consist of a strong drip brewed or French pressed coffee, with steamed milk, similar to a cafe latte which uses espresso as a base but with more milk.


  • 2 shots espresso / 2 oz
  • 1 cup milk / 7 oz

12. Frappe

A frappé coffee is a Greek iced coffee drink made from instant coffee, water, sugar, and milk.


  • instant espresso coffee
  • milk
  • granulated sugar
  • ice
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate syrup

13. Chai Latte

A chai latte is made with a tea concentrate and steamed milk, infused with cinnamon, clove, and other spices.


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Wrapping Up Different Types Of Coffee Drinks To Make At Home

There you have it! 13 different types of coffee drinks to start spicing things up in your kitchen. You can have these coffee drinks at any time of day using your own variations according to taste or personal preference. 

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While there are far more coffee flavors, I just thought that these are the most common types of coffee every coffee lover should know.

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Last Updated on October 30, 2022 by Shevy


Hi, my name is Shevy, and I am the founder of Coffee Brew Mag. I started this website to help fellow coffee lovers create their own cup of brew at home (like a real Barista), so they can enjoy great tasting coffee right in the comfort of their homes, without taking a trip to their local coffee shop.