Our Favorite Coffee Liqueurs

Coffee liqueurs are the perfect pick-me-up. They are essential ingredients in Espresso Martinis, White Russians, and are just the thing to pour over ice cream. You can also just serve them neat or on the rocks as an after-dinner treat. Here are a few of our favorites to try!
Sep 26, 2019
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    12 Still Austin Whiskey Co. Delevante Coffee Liqueur
    Delevante Coffee Liqueur is made at the Still Austin Whiskey Co., a grain-to-glass distillery in Austin, Texas which uses only Texas-grown grains in their products. Their coffee liqueur uses a corn whiskey as its base and coffee from local coffee roaster Spokesman Coffee. It's named for the distillery's master distiller, Michael Delevante.
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    11 Caffè Borghetti Espresso Liqueur
    Caffè Borghetti Espresso Liqueur is based on an 1860s recipe created by cafè owner, Ugo Borghetti. It's made with real Italian espresso made from Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, in addition to sugar and alcohol. Bottled at 25% ABV.
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    10 Copper & Kings Destillaré Intense Café
    Introduced to its line of Desillaré liqueurs in 2019, Copper & Kings Destillaré Intense Café is made by adding cold brew Arabica coffee to a barrel filled with the distillery’s signature American Brandy. The blend of coffee and brandy is allowed to aged for an additional six to nine months, during which time additional vanilla beans, cardamom pods and coffee beans are also added to the barrel. The liqueur is then diluted with additional cold brew coffee and sweetened with honey before being bottled at 90 proof.
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    9 Wigle Coffee Liqueur
    This coffee liqueur uses regionally sourced wheat and malted barley as its base. Then vanilla bean, orange peel, cocoa nib, and cinnamon macerate in the spirit before cold-brew coffee is added. It is sweetened and brought to proof before bottling.
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    8 Heering Coffee Liqueur
    Heering Coffee Liqueur is made with Caribbean rum, cocoa, and coffee. It is bottled without any artificial flavors or colors added at 70 proof.
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    7 Patrón XO Cafe
    Patrón XO Cafe is a coffee liqueur made by using Patrón Silver, a 100% blue agave tequila, as its base. Neutral spirits or rum are more common to use when making coffee liqueurs. It is bottled at 35% ABV. Note: In October 2021, Patrón announced it was discontinuing this product to focus on its core tequila line and other super and ultra-premium offerings.
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    6 FAIR. Café Liqueur
    FAIR. Café Liqueur follows the brand's fair trade policies which ensure farmers in developing regions around the world receive a fair profit for the crops they grow. Organically-grown, fair trade Arabica coffee beans are sourced from a co-op of over 1900 independent farmers in the Huatusco region in Veracruz, Mexico. Additionally, the sugar used in the liqueur is also fair trade from a co-ops in Belize and Paraguay. Bottled at 22% ABV.
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    5 Varnelli Caffè Moka
    Caffè Moka is made by the Varnelli family which has been making spirits in Le Marche since 1868. Their coffee liqueur, Caffé Moka, is made using real Italian espresso, grain alcohol, and honey. No artificial flavors are used. Bottled at 30% ABV.
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    4 St. George NOLA Coffee Liqueur
    St. George distiller Dave Smith was inspired by New Orleans chicory-style coffee when he crafted St. George NOLA Coffee Liqueur. It is made with Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee beans which are roasted on an early 1950s Probat roaster. The beans are grinded on the distillery's own grain mill and then brewed using the cold-infusion method. French-roasted chicory root, Madagascar vanilla, and organic cane sugar are also used in the coffee liqueur.
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    3 Galliano Ristretto
    Galliano Ristretto is an espresso liqueur made from two varieties of coffee beans. Robusta coffee beans from Kenya and India and Arabica coffee beans from Colombia and Brazil are used.
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    2 Grand Brulot
    Made on an estate in Cognac, France, this liqueur blends 6-year-old VSOP cognac made from ugni blanc and colombard grapes with 100% Robusta coffee beans from Ecuador. Before being bottled at 80 proof, the blend is finished in French oak barrels. Grand Brulot’s name refers to a drink called The Brulôt, a blend of coffee and cognac that purportedly dates back nearly two centuries.
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    1 Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
    Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur is made at a coffee roastery and distillery located just outside of Sydney, Australia. It uses a base spirit of Australian wheat vodka along with cold-brewed coffee made from 100% Arabica coffee beans. No caramel, vanilla, or artificial flavors added.