When it comes to crafting cups of coffee that really stand out, Spain is a country that can get the job done. In addition to a hefty kick of caffeine, Spanish coffee is known for providing bold and rich flavors that will no doubt warm you from the inside out…or cool you down quickly, if you prefer your joe over ice.
There are countless variations of Spanish brew floating around, and fortunately for you, we’ve sifted through them so you don’t have to. Below are some of our favorite twists on the classic Spanish coffee drink. If you want to do a bit of experimenting and switch up your routine, we’re certain there’s a recipe that’s right for you.
Spanish Coffee Cocktail
Who says you can only enjoy rich, dark coffee in the morning? Our own Spanish coffee cocktail recipe uses a bit of rum, triple sec, and Kahlua to give our favorite caffeinated beverage a grown-up twist and some Spanish flair, making it the perfect post-dinner nightcap!
Sweetened Spanish Latte
If you’re looking for your latest coffee obsession, this sweet Spanish latte is it! It only takes three simple ingredients (all of which you probably already have in your kitchen) and just a few minutes to whip up this Spain-born coffee drink, so what are you waiting for?
Spanish Coffee with Brandy Cocktail
You already know that holding a mug filled with piping hot coffee is a great way to heat yourself from the inside out on a chilly evening. But did you know that pouring a few ounces of brandy in your cup makes things a little bit warmer and a whole lot more fun? This spiked Spanish coffee recipe brings the brown beverages together beautifully, and we’re willing to bet that once you’ve tried it for yourself, it’ll quickly become your go-to wind-down drink.
Iced Caramel Spanish Latte
If you prefer to get your caffeine kick from sweet coffee drinks, you’ll go crazy for this iced caramel Spanish latte recipe. It’s part caramel macchiato, part Spanish latte, and all delicious! Fire up your espresso maker, pull the ice tray out of the freezer, and prepare to meet your beverage of the summer.
Spanish Bombón Coffee
Dreaming of a Spanish vacation? We feel that. Maybe you can’t jump on a plane and head to Valencia right this second, but you can head to your kitchen and make Spanish bombón coffee. This drink will give you a sweet enough taste of the country and its culture to hold you over until you can visit.
Iced Spanish Latte
Iced coffee lovers, rejoice! This variation of the classic Spanish latte is just for you. It’s the same sweet espresso, milk, and condensed milk combo the drink is known for, just served over ice — perfect for sipping in the summertime.
Traditional Spanish Carajillo
The next time you find yourself searching for the latest addition to your cocktail menu, consider the carajillo. You don’t even need to be a super-skilled bartender or barista to get this drink in your cup; all you have to do is love coffee, be old enough to consume alcohol (sorry, Roasty readers under 21), and follow this recipe!
Homemade Iced Spanish Latte
Now, you might think you need a fancy-schmancy espresso machine at your disposal to pull the strong espresso shot necessary for a good Spanish latte. This recipe, however, proves that’s not the case and gives you step-by-step instructions for making this drink with an AeroPress. The use of that nifty little brewing gadget means you can even enjoy this classic Spanish coffee concoction when you’re away from home...sounds perfect, right?
Traditional Spanish Coffee
What if we said you can hone your bartending skills and get your daily coffee fix all at the same time? You can! Just make yourself a traditional Spanish coffee — it’s the best of both worlds! Check out this video to find out how it’s done!
Spanish Coffee with Shaken Cream
Everything’s better with a dollop of sweet whipped cream, and this Spanish coffee recipe is proof. Sipping one of these bad boys is so much like enjoying dessert in a cup that you’ll be whipping them up for you and all your friends after every dinner gathering; just follow this recipe, and you’ll have boozy, creamy coffee in no time!
Iced Spanish Latte Coffee
We all love a mug full of piping hot coffee, don’t we? Of course, we do! But when the sun’s beating down and the heat index is rapidly approaching triple digits...well, that hot joe isn’t exactly going to do the trick. That’s where this iced Spanish latte recipe comes in! A bit of vanilla sets this one apart from other recipes, so if you like an extra bit of sweet flavor in your cup, you’re going to want to try this!