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

Skip Rock Coffee Liqueur
94 points
Best Buy
Opaque brown black color. Savory aromas and flavors of smoked teriyaki jerky, dark espresso, dark roasted nuts and chocolate, and smoked paprika with a glycerous, bright, fruity medium-full body and a tingling, complex, long finish with elements of chocolate espresso bean, dried tropical fruits, and molasses cookie. A very savory, umami-driven, and substantial coffee liqueur that will excel in cocktails.
Awards: 2021 Best Coffee Liqueur
94 points $22 Best Buy
Sovrano Coffee Liqueur
91 points
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
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
Herencia de Plata Coffee Tequila Liqueur
88 points
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
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
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
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
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.
Star Union Spirits Coffee Liqueur
81 points
Dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of apple brandy, kirsch, toasted whole grain bread, cola, and ground espresso beans with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, brisk finish that presents nuances of carob. A curiously dry Coffee Liqueur.