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 finish that shows notes of 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
Merlet C2 Café Liqueur
90 points
$31.95
Dark mahogany color. Aroma of caramel latte with a satiny, vibrant, bittersweet medium body and a silky, delightful, medium-long chocolate covered berries, espresso drizzled chocolate cake, hazelnut, and smoked espresso finish. A rich, dark-roasted coffee liqueur with a pop of acidity and balanced bitter notes.
90 points $31.95
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-to-full 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
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
Sovrano Arabica Coffee Liqueur
87 points
$12.99
Deep mahogany color. Aromas of ground coffee, cacao nibs, and black toast with a thick, vibrant, very sweet medium-to-full body and a polished, interesting, long whipped cream, toffee, condensed milk, and espresso finish. A rich and coating coffee liqueur that’s balanced and easy to love.
87 points $12.99
Great Lakes Distillery Good Land Coffee Liqueur
86 points
$29.99
Minutely hazy dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of roasted colombian coffee, charred vanilla bean, and coffee cherry with a satiny, crisp, sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish. A sweet, roasty coffee liqueur that hits the spot.
86 points $29.99
Gator Bite Coffee Liqueur
84 points
$16.99
Reddish mahogany color. Roasted aromas of donut shop coffee and glazed pastries with a round, crisp, sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length milk chocolate, cracked espresso beans, and cookies ’n cream finish. A silky-smooth coffee liqueur that checks all the boxes; roasty, creamy, complex and highly mixable.
84 points $16.99
Pietro Gallo Estate Grappa al Caffè Liqueur
84 points
$48
Dark brown color. Aromas and flavors of dark roasted coffee grounds aromas, whole roasted nuts, dark chocolate graham cracker, and edamame with a supple, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, relaxed finish conveying elements of molasses, pepper, and coffee grounds finish. A balanced coffee liqueur for cocktails.