10 Best Coffee Recipes for a Creative Start to Your Day

10 best coffee recipes

Coffee is the highlight of my morning. There’s nothing like that very first sip- I love the taste but I also love that it’s a solid part of my morning routine. I find that having a regular routine calms me and sets me up for the day. However, I still love doing things creatively within my routine when I can! That’s why I’m always looking for the best coffee recipes to start my day with a twist.

I’ve compiled this list of the 10 Best Coffee Recipes for when you want to shake up your routine, try new things, or treat yourself with a special coffee recipe.

Each of these recipes are unique. Whether you want to explore the coffee of a different culture, discover a healthy version of your favourite drink, or want to find a luxury coffee for for extra motivation, there’ll be something for everyone.

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Gimme Delicious, Dalgona Whipped Coffee

Whipped coffee became super popular in lockdown. The closure of Starbucks and other cafes motivated people to get very inventive with their coffees. This method of coffee making has actually been used for years in Asia and the Middle East. It looks impressive, tastes great, and with only three ingredients involved, it’s so easy to make! It works equally well served iced or hot.

So if you’re looking for variety in life or want to save yourself a trip to a cafe, why not try something new for your morning coffee?


The Girl on Bloor, Iced Coffee Recipes

On a gorgeous warm day, why not shake up your morning coffee routine with a refreshing iced coffee?

This drink is especially perfect if you have nowhere in particular to be. It’s slightly sweet and tastes like dessert in a glass. It is sure to set you on the path for an extremely relaxing day!


Nellie Bellie, Italian Coffee

The Italians are famous for their coffee. It’s the ideal country to look to for inspiration when you want to start your day with elegance and culture.

This Italian recipe is a decadent chocolate-coffee drink that tastes great as an after dinner dessert, for a date night, or even for a special weekend morning coffee treat. A strong coffee works best in this recipe.


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A Whisk and Two Wands, Matcha Mocha

The antioxidant content in one cup of Matcha equals about 10 glasses of green tea. This recipe is a beautifully delicious mix of Matcha and Cacoa with non dairy milk and honey to taste. The recipe is simple to follow and the list of benefits is massive.

There is no actual caffeine in this recipe but why not try this very different Mocha for a healthy and creative start to your day?


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Foolproof Living, Turkish Coffee

Turkish coffee is world-renowned. Although it’s straightforward to make it’s also incredibly unique and will give you a very elegant and different start to your day. There are traditions involved with the making of the coffee, as well as how it is served, what it’s served with and even who is served first. While you might not be able to fulfill every element of tradition if you’re making this for yourself or serving it to friends, it’s very cool to know the rich traditions behind your new favorite coffee drink.

To make a Turkish coffee, you will need a Copper Turkish Coffee Pot known as a Cezve. If you want to go all out, you can get beautiful Turkish coffee cups- either elegant and plain or these gorgeous traditional patterned ones.

Traditional Turkish Coffee is finer than normal coffee. Selamlique’s authentic Traditional Turkish coffee is full of flavor and comes in a beautifully packaged box that also makes for a perfect gift.


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The Cookie Rookie, Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof Coffee is a popular drink for those following keto or paleo diets. It’s made with coffee, butter, and MCT oil. Although it’s high in fats it is meant to be taken in place of breakfast, and will keep you fuller for longer so it could aid in losing weight.

I love Bullet Coffee- it’s creamy and the addition of cinnamon is so tasty. It undoubtedly leaves me feeling full and energized!

For me though, Bulletproof Coffee is something I like to have occasionally for something different, but as there is a risk that it can also raise cholesterol, it’s not my daily go-to!


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The Woks of Life, Yuanyang

This Yuanyang recipe is a tea-coffee mix for when you want something totally different!

This recipe is easy to follow with a simple half and half mix of (strong) coffee and tea, combined with sugar and cream/milk . While a tea-coffee combination drink sounds weird, it actually works! You can serve this drink hot or chilled.

And, if you get really into it, next time someone asks if you want tea or coffee, try answering, ‘both!’


Inspired Taste, Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

In the past I used to wait eagerly each year for Starbucks to release their pumpkin-themed drink in autumn. When I finally discovered that this was something I could very easily make myself, I went nuts! This homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte is so much better than the store bought version.

I couldn’t believe how easy it was. Even making my own homemade pumpkin puree turned out to be pretty simple and so worth it. I also make my homemade pumpkin spice in bulk so it’s there for these coffees (and pumpkin pie, of course) whenever I want.

I love my pumpkin spiced latte with coconut milk.


Katie at the Kitchen Door, White Chocolate Latte

If you want to shake up your start of the week routine to include some Monday Motivation, then this White Chocolate Latte might be just what you need.

Needless to say, this one is sweet, creamy and very indulgent! You might not even need a biscuit to go with it…


The Hungry Traveler Blog, Iced Coffee Portuguese Mazagran

Mazagran is a classic Portuguese iced coffee flavored with lemon. It can also be found in other parts of the world such as France and Austria. This is another drink that is perfect for summer and will make you feel like you’re on holiday in Paris!

A Mazagran will give you the ultimate refreshing start to your morning. If you have any left for later on in the day, it also tastes great with rum!



  • New England Coffee, French Vanilla
  • Lavazza Super Crema Whole Bean Coffee Blend, Medium Espresso Roast
  • Koffee Kult Coffee Beans Dark Roasted 
  • Peet’s Coffee Major Dickason’s Blend, Dark Roast Ground Coffee
  • illy Classico Whole Bean Coffee, Medium Roast, Classic Roast with Notes Of Chocolate & Caramel


  • For Style- Kitchencraft Le’xpress Pure White Bone China 6 Cup Cafetiere With Copper Effect
  • For Travel- Espro Travel Coffee Press, Stainless Steel, 10 oz
  • For Practicality- Coffee Gator French Press Coffee Maker – Thermal Insulated Brewer Plus Travel Jar
  • For price- Amazon Basics 5-Cup Coffeemaker with Glass Carafe
  • For the full package- De’Longhi Espresso Coffee Machine with Advanced Cappuccino System


  • Turkish Coffee Pot
  • Luxurious Italian Coffee Machine Maker, Stovetop
  • Presto Stainless Steel Coffee Percolator
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Hopefully you enjoyed this roundup of best coffee recipes and found a recipe to refresh and revive your morning routine.

Thanks for reading!


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