About Coffee Liqueur

Serve in a Copita
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
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Spirit Hound Distillers
Richardo's De-Caff Coffee Liqueur
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
212077
Herencia de Plata
Coffee Tequila Liqueur
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
217240
Kova
Coffee Liqueur
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210296
Coloma
Licor de Cafe Gran Reserva
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208043
Kahlúa
Salted Caramel Coffee Liqueur
Dark brown bronze color. Rich aromas and flavors of coffee, caramel, chocolate covered figs, and delicate peppery spice with a glycerous, soft, sweet medium-to-full body and a silky, interesting, medium-length finish with accents of sea salt, honey, and flan. A tasty combination of coffee and caramel flavors.
89 points $18.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
222148
FAIR
Café Liqueur
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220494
KAPALI
Coffee Liqueur
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
217416
Kahlúa
Chili Chocolate Liqueur
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211516
Merlet
C2 Coffee & Cognac Liqueur
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206397
Cabo Diablo
Tequila Coffee Liqueur
Opaque dark brown color. Aromas and flavors of sweet pickle, candied yams, roasted pineapple, and latte with a silky, soft, moderately sweet medium body and a peppery, delightful, breezy finish with notes of grilled pepper, chili pepper, chocolate espresso bean, and herbs. A well made coffee liqueur with fun, peppery green agave center.
88 points $22.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab