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

Vapor Distillery Arrosta Coffee Liqueur
94 points
$25
Hazy copper color. Sweet, toasty aromas and flavors of creme brulee crust, coffee and root beer candy, raisin French toast with fig jam, and toasted hazelnut with a silky, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, breezy cappuccino gelato, caramelized fruits, and shaved chocolate finish. A rock solid coffee liqueur that deserves another sip; vibrant and chocolatey.
Awards: 2018 Best Coffee Liqueur
Spirit Hound Distillers Richardos De-Caff Coffee Liqueur
93 points
$30
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.
Molinari Caffè Liqueur
89 points
$29.99
Brown black color. Aromas and flavors of anise, fennel seed, morning coffee, and butterscotch with an crisp, medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish. A very drinkable herbal coffee liqueur that will be a nice touch for spiking coffee or a distinctive after-dinner liqueur.
89 points $29.99
Kova Coffee Liqueur
89 points
$13.99
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
$19.50
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
Herencia de Plata Coffee Tequila Liqueur
88 points
$22
Mahogany color. Aromas of chocolate frosting, coffee beans, and German chocolate cake with a syrupy, bright, sweet medium-full body and a sleek, refreshing, medium-length hot fudge and espresso-flavored topping finish. A rich, chocolatey coffee liqueur that will make craveable creamy cocktails.
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
$12.99
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
$18.99
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
$39.99
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