About Coffee Liqueur

About Coffee Liqueur
Coffee liqueurs, made with coffee and alcohol, are some of the most popular liqueurs in the world. Producers in countries around the world craft versions, from Ireland to Italy to Mexico. A basic type is creme de cacao, made from the extract of cocoa beans, while others coffee liqueurs are famed as particular brand names. Alcoholic content ranges from 18% to 30%.

Coffee liqueurs can be served hot or cold, neat or over ice or served with cola or, of course, coffee. They also serve as the base for famous cocktails such as a White or Black Russian.

Top Picks for Coffee Liqueur

Spirit Hound Distillers Richardos De-Caff Coffee Liqueur
93 points
Opaque dark brown color. Rich, attractive aromas of roasted coffee and dark chocolate cookie with a silky, crisp, moderately sweet medium-full body and a smooth, complex, medium-long caramelized nuts, dark toast, and mocha cream finish. A clean, flavorful, well made coffee liqueur with a balanced roastiness.
Herencia de Plata Coffee Tequila Liqueur
92 points
Opaque brown black color. Bright, attractive, roasted fruity aromas of roasted coffee, baked prickly pear, coconut, and chocolate with a glycerous, vibrant, petillant, moderately sweet medium-full body and an involved, long roasted pineapple, dates, honeyed nuts, and herbs finish. A delicious tequila based coffee liqueur with great texture and flavor.
92 points $29.90
Kova Coffee Liqueur
89 points
Best Buy
Clear brown black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate covered espresso beans, nuts, and dried fruits, brown sugar roasted nuts, and cappuccino with a glycerous, soft, very sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length banana flan and latte finish. A nice creamy, fruity coffee liqueur.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
Coloma Licor de Cafe Gran Reserva
89 points
Best Buy
Dark brown color. Lively, attractive, inviting aromas of fresh roasted coffee, toasty nut brittle, and dark chocolate with a velvety, bright, dryish medium-full body and a polished, interesting, medium-length charred nuts and dark toast finish. A rock solid coffee liqueur.
89 points $19.50 Best Buy
FAIR Café Liqueur
88 points
Bright mahogany color. Aroma of coffee grounds with a supple, bright, sweet medium body and a silky, carefree sweetened espresso and crushed Oreo cookies finish. A dry and straightforward coffee liqueur with great versatility.
KAPALI Coffee Liqueur
88 points
Best Buy
Brown black color. Aromas of coffee yogurt, espresso, and dark chocolate with a thick, soft, cloying medium-to-full body and a stimulating, medium-length coffee hard candy, charred coffee beans, and orange liqueur finish. A richly flavored coffee liqueur.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Kahlúa Chili Chocolate Liqueur
88 points
Best Buy
Dark brown black color. Aromas and flavors of fresh coffee, chocolate cake and cacao nibs, and toasted raisin nut bread with an oily, vibrant, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a peppery, intriguing, long ancho pepper jelly, chili powder, and cinnamon red hot candy finish. A fun, peppery coffee and chocolate liqueur that will be fun to play with in cocktails.
88 points $18.99 Best Buy
Merlet C2 Coffee & Cognac Liqueur
88 points
Nearly opaque dark brown color. Bold, nutty, roasted rustic smoky aromas of dark chocolate, dark nut toast, coffee grounds, and pickled melon with a satiny, crisp, very sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length burnt nuts, rubber balloon, brown sugar, and espresso finish.
88 points $39.99
Bepi Tosolini Exprè Espresso Liqueur
85 points
Minutely hazy brown black color. Roasted aromas and flavors of dark roasted espresso, spiced dark chocolate, caramelized nuts, and brown butter with a satiny, bright, sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, amusing, medium-long fig pastry and dark latte finish. A flavorful and balanced espresso liqueur.
85 points $29.99
DOS SANTOS Mexican Coffee Liqueur
84 points
Dark brown color. Rich, roasted aromas of coffee, chocolate yogurt, and char-roasted nuts with a bright, very sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length honeyed toasted fruitcake and delicate pepper finish. A nice candied coffee liqueur for mixing.
84 points $10.99