Cafes around the world are coming up with creative ways to keep their businesses going and customers happy. They’re introducing new staffing, shift patterns and adopting new revenue streams like takeaways and deliveries.
However, the hospo industry is not only adjusting to new ways of working. Many cafes and restaurants are also optimising their menus to meet the ever-changing tastes and demands of their customers.
As a coffee shop owner, now is the perfect time to develop new ideas and get more creative when offering new products to your customers. If you’re in search of some inspiration for new coffee drinks to add to your list, then you have come to the right place.
Here are 5 coffee recipes you can integrate into your daily specials so that you can keep your customers coming back for more. We also share some coffee products that The Cafe Supplier carries that will work well with these recipes.
- Lavender Honey Iced Latte
It would be amazing to incorporate flowers into your coffee while spring is still here. Mix in fresh lavender to achieve a light coffee drink with refreshing floral notes. This is a delicious treat that will surely brighten up your customers’ spring mornings.
For the cold brew coffee concentrate:
1 cup DC Decaf Ground
4 cups cold water
For the Lavender-Honey Simple Syrup:
2 teaspoons fresh lavender flowers
½ cup of granulated sugar
½ cup of water
½ cup of honey
For the drink:
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of lavender-honey simple syrup
1/3 cup of coffee concentrate (recipe below)
1/3 cup of milk
1/3 cup of ice
- Add simple syrup into the glass.
- Then, pour coffee concentrate and milk.
- Add ice as desired.
- Iced Blackberry Latte
Explore the flavours of berries with this recipe. Blackberry can be an excellent flavour accompaniment to coffee since they both have the same sweetness and acidic taste. The flavour profile and the tartness of the blackberry will also make the drink more exciting and refreshing.
1/4 cup of blackberries
1 to 2 teaspoons raw sugar
1 tablespoon of water
1 to 2 shots of DC Monsoon Beans, make sure it’s cooled
1/2 to 3/4 cup of cold milk (frothed if desired)
- Heat blackberries, sugar, and water together in a small saucepan for about a minute and gently smash the berries.
- Put the berries in a small strainer and use a fork to smash it even more to extract the syrup.
- Add the syrup into a glass. Then, put the espresso and fill the glass with ice. Pour in your desired amount of milk and serve.
- Coffee and Honey
Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the name. Perfect for a cold rainy weather, the Coffee and Honey recipe involves spices making the drink more enjoyable.
2 cups of freshly brewed Griffiths Bros Duchess (Dark)
1/2 cup of whole milk (or any milk alternative)
4 tablespoons of honey
1/8 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
A dash of nutmeg
- Put all the ingredients in a small pot over low-to-medium heat.
- Stir well to dissolve the honey.
- Serve and let your customers enjoy it hot!
- Snowy Latte
Take your customers to a whole new experience with the Snowy Latte. This layered coffee and milk have an aesthetic appeal and great taste that will remind your customers of their favourite winter experience.
3 tablespoons of DC All-City Espresso Organic
2 teaspoons of sweetener
2 cups of milk
- Prepare DC All-City Espresso Organic according to packaging direction.
- While waiting, combine the milk and sweetener in the frothing pitcher and heat it with your espresso machine's steam wand. Wait until it has a velvety milk foam.
- Fill glasses up to 2/3 with milk foam.
- Pour hot espresso slowly into the foam, wait for a couple of seconds and your drink will divide into 3 layers. Awesome!
- Almond Milk Mocha Frappuccino
Almond milk is often used as a substitute for dairy milk. Why not create a specialty drink using almond milk as the main star? Your vegan customers and those who struggle with dairy intolerances will definitely love this new addition to your menu.
1 cup Griffith Bros Kingston (Medium), make sure that it’s frozen into ice cubes
1 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
- Add 1 cup brewed coffee to an ice cube tray and freeze until solid.
- Combine coffee ice cubes, almond milk and cacao nibs in a blender, and blend until smooth.
- Top with chopped almonds for added crunch and texture.
Don’t forget the quality of your coffee beans.
High-quality beans play a vital role in whipping up excellent tasting coffee. They allow you to embrace and take advantage of the various trends sweeping the industry. They also show your customers you value the quality of your products and the experience you’re giving them above all else.
Finding high-quality coffee beans starts with finding the right supplier. The right supplier understands the importance of finely tuned beans and the quality of service you offer to every customer. Ask them about the variables like roast time, charge temperature, rate of rising, drum speed, airflow and cooling speed. They should be able to provide you with the right information, including how the coffee was grown, processed and roasted.
Do you need help in selecting the perfect coffee beans for your coffee shop? We’re here to help. Contact us today, and our customer care team will get back to you within 24 hours.