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
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
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 finish displaying nuances of banana flan and latte finish. A nice creamy, fruity coffee liqueur.
89 points $13.99 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 finish that shows accents of 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
Bepi Tosolini Exprè Espresso Liqueur
85 points
$29.99
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 finish with overtones of fig pastry and dark latte finish. A flavorful and balanced espresso liqueur.
85 points $29.99
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.