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Why Should You Make Your Own Coffee Liqueur?

We are always curious about ways to use freshly roasted coffees, so we decided to make coffee liqueur.

Here is the very simple recipe:

8 oz. brewed coffee (I used a strong medium/dark roast Nicaraguan)

2.6 oz. dark brown sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

60 ml. vodka

Slightly warm the coffee and brown sugar.  This allows the sugar to dissolve faster.  Once dissolved, add the vanilla and vodka (optional).

Why bother?

First, you are in control of the ingredients.  If you desire less sweetness or a stronger coffee flavor, you can adjust the recipe to accommodate.  If you wish to have less alcohol, or none, you have that option as well.

Second, you can make small batches and experiment with flavors.  You can add chocolate, cinnamon, cream, pumpkin spice, or any other 'coffee friendly' flavorings without committing to a large quantity.

Finally, it's fun!  If you enjoy experimenting with your drinks, this is a great way to discover new flavors combinations and impress your guests. OR, pour the creating into a fun bottle and you've got an amazing gift!

We hope we've encouraged you to start thinking about your coffee in a new way.  If you have other suggestions, please comment!

'Till Next Time,


"The Curious Roaster"

P.S. If you have ideas for us to explore, shoot an email to!

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