The proliferation of coffee shops in various cities in Indonesia shows the growing interest in coffee drinks. This certainly encourages the rise of coffee flavor and appearance innovations to attract the interest of coffee consumers.
One of the coffee drink trends that has caught the attention of coffee lovers in recent years is coffee mocktails. This coffee variant is famous for the fresh flavor of coffee combined with various other components such as fruits, herbs, and flowers.
To know more about this coffee drink variant, here we summarize the development trends and some examples of coffee mocktail recipes that you can try.
The beginning of the development of coffee mocktails
The coffee mocktail trend was originally inspired by the popularity of coffee cocktails in western countries, especially Europe and America. The trend of this coffee variant continues to increase and has become one of the popular menus often served at one of the annual competitions between baristas, the World Barista Championship (WBC).
One of the most eye-catching parts of this coffee variant is its unique flavor that involves various additional components besides coffee. Coffee mocktail creations are also famous for the combination of sweet, sour, and umami flavors in coffee.
The flavor and aroma complexity of this coffee variant is usually supported by the use of various components such as fruit (strawberry, orange, lemon, or blueberry), herbs (rosemary or thyme), and also flowers (rose or hibiscus). This is what makes coffee mocktailssteal the attention of manycoffee lovers, including coffee lovers in Indonesia.
The coffee mocktail trend in Indonesia
In the last 3-4 years, the coffee trend in Indonesia has also been inseparable from the increasing consumption of coffee mocktails. Aside from the wide variety of flavors, coffee mocktails have caught the attention of coffee lovers in Indonesia because of their alcohol-free content.
This is what Mikael Jasin, the 4th place winner of the 2019 World Barista Championship , had to say. According to him, one of the main reasons why coffee mocktails attract consumers is because in Indonesia, the majority of coffee drinkers do not consume alcohol like in coffee cocktails.
Get to know coffee mocktails from Around the World
Unlike coffee mocktails, keep in mind that coffee cocktails use alcohol. However, coffee cocktails have been around for a long time, and this has helped drive the innovation of coffee mocktails that are rich in flavor. For those of you who are interested in coffee mocktails and want to make them, we have also summarized some examples of famous coffee mocktails from various countries. What are they?
The Classic Irish Coffee
A must-try for any coffee lover, this coffee mocktail originated in Ireland and has been made since the 1940s.
The recipe is of course very simple with strong hot espresso spiked with Irish whiskey. To sweeten, you can add a little brown sugar and top with fresh whipped cream.
- Two shots of Espresso
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp Irish whiskey
- Whipped cream
If you want another reference, try“Caramel Irish Coffee“. The recipe is more or less the same as the recipe above, but reduce the coffee a little and add a little butterscotch schnapps. On top of the cream, top with caramel to taste.
For a tropical tasting coffee, brew a cup of hot coffee with rum and amaretto. You can add sugar, whipped cream and shaved almonds for a little luxury. Or simply add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- 1 oz rum
- 1/2 oz amaretto
- 8 oz coffee(hot and black)
- Whipped cream, 1 tsp sugar, and shaved almonds or just vanilla ice cream
If you prefer something colder, try rum iced coffee. Mix the coffee with brown sugar and leave to cool. Add rum, cardamom powder and ice. Shake and pour into a glass.
- 8 oz cooled coffee
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 4 oz dark rum
- Cardamom powder
- Ice cubes
This coffee mocktail is perfect to try with your friends when you’re relaxing at home.
Flaming Spanish Coffee
To make Flaming Spanish Coffee, you’ll need a few extra tools, such as a heat-resistant glass or coffee mug, a plate to frame the mug, a lighter, and a fire extinguisher (for safety).
Prepare a glass that has been filled with lemon juice with sugar mixed to taste. Pour in a small amount of rum and then heat the rum over a flame lit from a match. Once the sugar on the rim has melted and caramelized, sprinkle a sprinkle of ground nutmeg and cinnamon over the drink. Pour in Espresso and liquor and wait for the flame to extinguish.
Not only that, you can add a variety of toppings to enjoy this coffee mocktail even more!
- 3 oz Espresso
- 1-2 oz liquor
- Lemon juice to rim the glass
- Brown sugar to rim the glass
- 1-2 oz rum
- A few pinches of ground cinnamon and nutmeg
For toppings, you can choose between whipped cream, heavy cream, grated citrus zest, chocolate syrup, grated chocolate, or maraschino cherries on top.
Salted Caramel Coffee Martini
Try experimenting with this one. First prepare one martini glass.
Pour the caramel sauce into a glass and sprinkle with salt. Then drizzle more caramel into the glass.
Combine cold coffee, vodka, Kahlua, and ice in a shaker, shake, strain, and serve into your perfectly prepared fancy martini glass.
- 1/2 oz Kahlua
- 1 oz vodka
- 2 oz cool coffee
- Caramel sauce
- Ice cubes
The strong caramel and coffee flavors can cancel out the alcohol. Let’s give it a try!
Italian Coffee Cocktail
The name may sound familiar, but this simple coffee mocktail has an international flavor sensation.
This coffee mocktail is also very easy to make, with only two ingredients! Liquor Strega is a popular drink in Italy. Its unique herbal flavor adds hints of saffron and mint to this traditional Italian cup of coffee.
- Cup of Italian coffee
- Strega Liqueur
- Whipped cream and nutmeg(optional but, why not?)
This drink is best served with ice water and is perfect for an after-dinner drink.
This soothing combination of cognac and amaretto tastes delicious when mixed into a steaming hot cup of strong black coffee. Just mix everything together for a drink. Don’t forget, the more amaretto you use, the sweeter it will taste.
- 1 1/2 oz cognac
- 3/4 oz amaretto liqueur
- 1/3 cup of hot Espresso
- Whipped cream and shaved almonds (optional)
Be sure to choose a good cognac to get the perfect flavor on the tongue.
But the main element of all these coffee mocktails is the right blend of coffee brewed in the right Espresso machine. Well, that was a brief review of one of the trending coffee variants in Indonesia, coffee mocktail. After this, would you like to try a coffee mocktail?
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