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
Sovrano Coffee Liqueur
91 points
$13
Best Buy
Mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate graham cracker, grilled cacao, moka pot coffee, and molasses cookies with a lightly tannic, vibrant, very sweet medium-to-full body and a graceful, complex, long finish. A true-to-life, smoky-roasty Coffee Liqueur with excellent balance, texture and natural acidity.
91 points $13 Best Buy
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
Brown black color. Aromas of char-roasted espresso and hints of ginger and citrus peel with a satiny, crisp, sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-long marzipan finish. A pure Coffee Liqueur that adds roasty-sweet flavor to cocktails.
Tia Maria Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
87 points
$27
Copper color. Aromas and flavors of coffee candies, dark chocolate, and Tootsie Roll with a syrupy, crisp, cloying fat body and an even, rapid finish with accents of walnut. A very sweet Coffee Liqueur with a dense texture; great to add weight to after-dinner cocktails.
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
Kavalan Sweet Coffee Liqueur
84 points
$38
Dark brown color. Aromas of char-roasted espresso, grilled vanilla bean, baking chocolate, and black toast with a satiny, crisp, sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length caramel-kissed black coffee finish. A rich and smoky Coffee Liqueur that will play well in winter warmer cocktails.
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.