Easy Plant-Based Coffee Recipes | How to Make Vegan Coffee

Coffee is a popular beverage enjoyed by billions of people in every corner of the world. However, plant-based or vegan lifestyles may prioritize discovering excellent vegan coffee. Several vegan coffee alternatives can be made from plants, which is good news for vegans. 

In this blog, let's explore simple vegan coffee recipes that elevate your coffee experience without compromising your plant-based lifestyle.

What is Vegan Coffee/ Plant-Based Coffee?

How to Make Vegan Coffee

The fact that coffee beans are grown on trees makes them entirely vegan-friendly. However, vegan coffee is simply coffee that does not contain any ingredients derived from animals. Plant-based milk alternatives are suitable for vegans to make vegan milk coffee. Milk alternatives, such as soy, oat, almond, & many others. Additionally, flavor-enhancing sweeteners such as agave syrup, coconut sugar, maple syrup, or other vegan-friendly sugar can be added.

Notably, specialty coffees beverages containing whipped cream or specifically flavored syrups may also contain non-vegan ingredients.

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Plant-Based Coffee Recipes: How to Make Vegan Coffee

Vegan Coffee


(per 1 cup)


Vegan Espresso

Ground coffee, Water

Brew 1 shot of espresso using an espresso machine.

[7 grams of espresso-fine powder makes around 30 ml (1 ounce) of espresso when brewed in a single shot (solo).]

Homemade Espresso (Moka Pot Method):

Grind coffee beans to a fine powder (fine consistency).

Pour water into the Moka kettle & then add the coffee grounds.

Heat the Moka pot on the burner until espresso-like coffee brews into the top chamber.

Pour coffee into a cup & enjoy!

Vegan Latte

Espresso, Plant-based milk (e.g., almond, soy, oat)

Brew 1 shot of espresso using an espresso machine.

Froth plant-based milk & pour it over the espresso.

Optional: Add vegan sweeteners or flavored syrups.

Vegan Cappuccino

Espresso, Plant-based milk (e.g., coconut, almond)

Brew 1 shot of espresso using an espresso machine.

Froth plant-based milk & add it to the espresso.

Sprinkle cocoa powder or cinnamon on top.

Vegan Mocha

Espresso, Plant-based milk (e.g., soy, oat)

Brew 1 shot of espresso using an espresso machine.

Add vegan chocolate syrup or cocoa powder to the espresso.

Froth plant-based milk & pour it over the chocolate espresso mixture.

Vegan Americano

Espresso, Hot water

Brew 1 shot of espresso using an espresso machine.

Add hot water to the espresso shot.

Adjust the water-to-espresso ratio based on preference.

Vegan Flat White

Espresso, Plant-based milk (e.g., almond, coconut)

Brew 1 shot of espresso using an espresso machine.

Steam plant-based milk until velvety & pour it over the espresso shot.

The smaller amount of milk compared to a latte creates a bolder coffee flavor.

Note: The Moka pot makes strong coffee like espresso. However, it doesn't contain crema (the foam on top of an espresso shot). However, it does produce espresso-like coffee without an espresso machine.

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Vegan Coffee: Tips for Perfecting Plant-Based Coffee

  1. Get Good Coffee Beans: The purity of the coffee beans is the basis for a delicious cup of coffee. Opt for freshly roasted, ethically sourced coffee beans to ensure a flavorful brew.
  2. Choosing the Ideal Plant-Based Milk: With so many milk alternatives, selecting the perfect one for your coffee is crucial. Almond, BamNut, oat, rice, hemp, soy, & coconut plant-based milk are all popular options, each with a distinct flavor & texture.
  3. Coffee Syrups: Coffee syrups are a great way to spice up plant-based coffee drinks. The choices are unlimited, from vanilla or maple syrup to more complex flavors.
  4. Experiment with Flavors: Use your creativity to make coffee. Add flavors such as vanilla, cinnamon, caramel, or cocoa to your coffee to enhance the experience & meet your tastes.
  5. Carefully Examine Vegan Packaged Ingredients: Look for vegan items that PETA or the Vegan Society verified. Ensure no ingredients are derived from animals by reading the ingredient list attentively.
  6. Cookery tips: Getting the ratio of coffee bean powder to water/milk just right & using water/milk that has just been boiled is key to a delicious cup of coffee. If needed, substitute a pinch of salt for some of the bitterness.

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You may have a great cup of coffee with these vegan coffee recipes. Experiment with various plant-based milks, sweeteners, & spices to create signature vegan coffee beverages. Grab your favorite cup, get creative in the kitchen, & enjoy the rich flavors of these plant-based coffee recipes. Cheers to a sustainable & delicious vegan coffee experience!

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