Valentine’s Day presents us with many opportunities to spoil the ones we love. Chocolate’s great and so are flowers, but if you’re looking for a fresh way to surprise your special someone, why not start the day with these Valentine’s Day coffee drink ideas?
You can use any type of coffee you like in the recipes here, which make two servings. For an extra act of sweetness, consider buying your significant other’s favorite whole beans and grinding them before brewing for the freshest, best-tasting cup possible.
How to Brew Your Coffee
A standard drip coffee maker will work for any of these drinks, or you can mix it up and use a French press, pour over, or iced if desired (the tropical version tastes extra-delicious served cold).
Creamy Red Velvet Coffee
Red Velvet Cake is the inspiration for this coffee drink, which gets its signature color from the use of food coloring. This rich chocolatey cake is typically paired with cream cheese frosting; for your coffee version, top your drink with whipped cream in lieu of the icing. Feeling celebratory? Add a bit of chocolate liqueur.
Honey in tea, sure. But have you ever had honey in your coffee? It’s a welcome change of pace from sugar, lending a natural sweetness that pairs well with coffee. Try different kinds of honey if you like. Make this sweet and spicy brew and serve alongside heart-shaped cinnamon rolls.
White Chocolate and Raspberry Coffee
Tropical Coconut Chocolate Coffee
For rich and flavorful coffee, it’s hard to beat the brew made with a French press coffee maker. A nice dark roast works well for this method and canned coconut milk is the ultimate indulgence (don’t shake the can before opening!). Store any leftover coffee in the fridge and drink it iced the next day—it’s delicious.
Now that you’ve started the morning with a Valentine’s Day coffee drink, why not finish it with one of these special Valentine’s Day cocktails?