Orange coffee

  • Recipe difficulty: Easy
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  • 30 ml of espresso coffee
  • 1 tsp of orange zest
  • 1 shot of Cognac
  • Whipped cream
  • Sugar (to taste)


While the classic coffee remains a firm favorite, specialty coffees are becoming increasingly popular too. With the addition of indulgent, rich ingredients like chocolate, citrus or your favourite tipple, these flavors can help in spicing up your everyday cup of coffee.

Boasting strong aromatic notes, coffee is certainly an ingredient which pairs well with both sweet and citrus flavors. Perfect for a special occasion or even as an after-dinner treat, this orange coffee recipe combines the richness of espresso coffee — made simple using a De’Longhi combination coffee espresso machine — the sweet citrus flavors of orange zest and deep, warming notes of Cognac. For the ultimate indulgent drink, be sure to finish it with a layer of thick, whipped cream.

To recreate this warming and creamy coffee at home, follow this simple, three-step recipe below:

  • Prepare 30ml of coffee – if you have time, try grinding your own coffee beans for ultimate freshness using a coffee grinder.
  • Add sugar to taste and if you wish, add a shot of your finest Cognac and 1 tsp of fresh orange zest for that refreshing citrus lift.
  • To finish, layer the coffee with a generous helping of whipped cream and garnish with fresh orange peel.

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