5 Drinks You Can Make with an Automatic Coffee Machine this Winter

Winter is here! That means snow-covered tree tops, cozy blankets, books by the fire, and a helping of our delicious coffee recipes! 

And while we remain huge fans of an old fashioned latte or americano, we’re adding some delicious twists to your winter coffee. Who would say no to a little peppermint or caramel?! 

Owning an automatic coffee machine also means that recreating these recipes is quick and easy! The machine does the grunt work, and you get to stir, mix, and sprinkle! Start your Cafesti automatic coffee machine and make one of these delicious drinks today

Eggnog Latte 

Christmas is right around the corner and we’re making a coffee-themed classic! Traditional eggnog doesn’t contain coffee, but for those of you looking to enjoy this delicious drink and also get a kick - this latte will do the trick! All you need are 5 simple ingredients and you’re good to go. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 shot of freshly brewed espresso (We recommend using our Rainforest beans)
  • ⅔ cup of eggnog (make your own, or opt for a store bought version!)
  • ⅓ cup of milk (Both dairy and non-dairy options work)
  • Whipped cream  (Optional but strongly recommended) 
  • Ground nutmeg 

Instructions: 

  • Combine the milk and eggnog in your Cafesti milk container
  • Select “latte” on your Cafesti Automatic Machine
  • Top your drink whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg
  • Enjoy!

Gingerbread Latte 

Cozy up with a scrumptious gingerbread latte. This recipe is an all-time favorite because it is super easy to recreate and brings back fun childhood memories! 

Tip: Use the leftover gingerbread syrup to make some cookies on the side and enjoy sipping your latte with a light christmassy snack! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 shot of freshly brewed espresso (we recommend using our Signature beans)
  • ⅓ cup of milk (both dairy and non-dairy options work)
  • 2 tablespoon of gingerbread syrup (store bought or home-made)
  • Whipped cream (Optional but strongly recommended) 
  • Ground cinnamon (Optional but strongly recommended) 

Instructions:

  • Pour 2 tablespoons of gingerbread syrup into your mug of choice
  • Pour your milk of choice into the Cafesti milk container 
  • Select “latte” on your Cafesti Automatic Machine
  • Top your drink whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Enjoy!

Spiced Coffee

If you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but are looking to enjoy some coffee with a twist, this recipe is for you! Spiced coffee is a fun way to add some warmth to your day, while using ingredients that have numerous health benefits. 

Tip: You can  prepare a little jar of these spices pre-combined to use whenever you’re in the mood for a fresh cup!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of freshly brewed coffee (We recommend using our Signature beans)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 to 2 whole cloves
  • 3 to 4 cardamom pods
  • 1/4 teaspoon of grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of grated ginger 
  • Sugar for your preferred sweetness
  • Hot milk for serving (Both dairy and non-dairy options work)

Instructions:

  • Combine ingredients in your mug of choice
  • Select the “Coffee” option on your Cafesti automatic machine 
  • Enjoy! 

Maple Cream Espresso Martini

If you’re looking to add a little kick to your caffeine, this maple cream espresso martini will definitely hit the spot. This cocktail is great for taking the edge off a long day or kicking it back with friends and loved ones. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 shot of freshly brewed espresso (We recommend using our Signature beans)
  • 1oz (30ml) of rum 
  • 0.75oz (22ml) maple cream liqueur
  • 0.5oz (15ml) simple syrup
  • Maple syrup & cinnamon for the glass rim 

Instructions:

  • Select “espresso” on your automatic coffee machine 
  • Add all ingredients into your shaker and shake with ice
  • Pour maple syrup and sprinkle cinnamon onto a flat plate
  • Rim the cup with maple syrup and then cinnamon
  • Pour the contents of the shaker into your glass
  • Enjoy! 


Black Diamond 

Just as it sounds, this drink is classy and exceptional! Best served in a martini glass, for ultimate flavor and a spectacular experience, a Black Diamond is best enjoyed with a loved one in an intimate setting! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 shot of freshly brewed espresso (We recommend using our Signature beans)
  • 1.5 oz of white rum
  • 1.5 oz creme de cacao

Instructions:

  • Select “espresso” on your automatic coffee machine 
  • Add all ingredients into your shaker and shake with ice
  • Fine strain into a chilled martini glass 
  • Enjoy!

These delicious coffee recipes are guaranteed to warm-up your winter, and help you embrace the holiday spirit at home. Have fun recreating these drinks with our automatic coffee machine and make your signature winter drink in a matter of minutes!