What makes a delicious cup of fresh roasted coffee even better? Adding a bit of Kahlúa, of course! If you enjoy your coffee morning, noon, or night, hot or cold, dark or light, then you will also love the smooth, rich, creamy, sweet taste of Kahlúa in your cup.

Not sure how to make a fabulous coffee with Kahlúa at home? No worries, we have you covered. Here are three easy recipes you can slap together in no time without ever leaving the comfort of your own home.

What Is Kahlúa?

Kahlúa is a mixture of rum, sugar, and arabica coffee, produced in Veracruz, Mexico, but enjoyed worldwide. As of 2021, Kahlúa has an alcohol content of 16% and contains about 200 mg of caffeine per eight-ounce serving. 

How Does Kahlúa Taste?

Because Kahlúa comes from real Arabica coffee beans, it has a strong coffee flavour. You will also notice a bitter alcohol taste with sweet vanilla and caramel undertones.

Why Mix Kahlúa with Your Coffee?

Although many enjoy drinking Kahlúa neat or on ice, people often use it as a mixer for many different alcoholic concoctions.

You might also find this product in some of your favourite desserts, as it can be an ingredient in many different baking recipes or even used as a topping on various sweet treats.

How Long Does Kahlúa Last After Being Opened?

According to many sources, Kahlúa is still good for around four years after being opened. While anything longer than that isn’t going to be toxic, mouldy, or spoiled, it won’t have the same potent flavour as it once did.

If you want the best flavour from the drink, it is best to consume it as soon as possible after opening the bottle.

How Should You Store Kahlúa?

There isn’t a general rule of thumb when storing an opened or unopened bottle of Kahlúa. It is really whatever you prefer. You can keep it in the refrigerator or on the countertop; it's up to you.

3 Easy Kahlúa Coffee Recipes You Can Make At Home

It isn’t always convenient to get out of the house to grab a drink, and those fancy store-made drinks aren’t cheap either. Instead of planning a night out and wasting your money on an overpriced prepared Kahlúa coffee, why not just make one at home?   

Making a Kahlúa coffee is easier than you might think, and many of these recipes are flexible, meaning you can substitute some of the ingredients you don’t like with something you prefer.   Listed below are three of our favourite Kahlúa coffee recipes you can make from the comfort of your kitchen.

1. Kahlúa Coffee

Where better to get a Kahlúa recipe than from the company that created the product? While this recipe might seem a little simple, it is one of our favourites.   

 Here is an excellent Kahlúa coffee recipe we found at Kahlua.com that you will surely love. 


  • 1 part Kahlúa liqueur
  • 2 parts hot coffee
  • Milk or heavy cream (optional)

  1. Add the Kahlúa coffee liqueur to your favourite mug. 
  2. Fill the mug with freshly brewed coffee (preferably C2CC coffee). 
  3. Add your choice of milk or heavy cream to taste.

2. Kahlúa and Baileys Iced Coffee Drink

If you are looking for an iced coffee with a kick, this recipe is for you. Kahlúa offers a sweet, smooth, and tasty addition to your favourite cold, caffeinated brews. While this specific coffee cocktail recipe calls for Starbucks coffee, you should definitely use your favorite C2CC coffee instead. 


  • Coast to Coast Coffee cold brew coffee
  • Baileys Irish cream
  • Hershey's chocolate syrup
  • Half and half Canned whipped cream
  • Brown sugar (optional)
  • Kahlúa coffee liqueur
  1. First, fill your cocktail shaker with ice. 
  2. Next, add your Kahlúa liqueur and Baileys, equal parts of each. 
  3. Add half and half to taste. 
  4. Close the shaker and shake the mixture for 30 seconds. 
  5. Pour the contents of the shaker into a cocktail glass. 
  6. Fill with your favourite cold brew coffee. 
  7. Top it off with brown sugar, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream.
Tip: Make the coffee twice as strong as you usually would when making cold brew coffee. 

3. Pumpkin Spice Kahlúa Coffee 

Many people can’t wait until fall for pumpkin spice products to pop up in their local coffee shops, bars, and restaurants. Luckily, the wait is over because you can create your own pumpkin spice coffee with a kick of Kahlúa in your very own kitchen with this delicious recipe. 


  • ¾ ounces of Kahlúa (pumpkin spice flavour) 
  • ½ cup of hot brewed coffee 
  • Pumpkin spice coffee creamer to taste
  1. Fill your mug up with the hot brewed coffee. 
  2. Add in the coffee creamer. 
  3. Pour in the Kahlúa. Stir, then enjoy.

Best Types of Coffee to Mix With Kahlúa

The type of coffee you mix with Kahlúa doesn’t matter as long as the brand offers high-quality beans and you follow the directions carefully. Adding too much or too little Kahlúa can change the taste dramatically.   

If you aren’t sure which coffee to try with the recipes above, you can always purchase a Sampler from Coast to Coast Coffee. Plus, if you are feeling a bit adventurous, you can request we surprise you, allowing us to send 120 g of 3 different hand picked coffees.

Do you already have a favourite? Why wait until you run out to order more? Coast to Coast Coffee also offers free shipping on recurring subscriptions to satisfy any coffee lover. Check out the plans available here.

Summing Things Up

No matter how you prefer to drink it, you can’t go wrong with a bit of Kahlúa in your cup of joe. There are many ways to mix Kahlúa coffee liqueur with your favourite caffeinated beverages, allowing you to experiment with all your favourite things. Spice it up with a bit of cinnamon, or prepare yourself a sweet treat with chocolate syrup.

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