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Coffee Extract Recipe

Deliciously rich, homemade Coffee Extract is a handy and delicious addition to your kitchen pantry!
Prep Time10 mins
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Tricia


  • ¼ cup whole, fresh coffee beans
  • 1 cup vodka


  • Lightly crush or crack the coffee beans using a rolling pin or mortar and pestle. Transfer the beans to a small jar with a tight fitting lid. Add the vodka and seal the jar. Place in a cool, dark location for at least a week, swirling or shaking daily to mix. 
  • Strain the coffee extract to remove the crushed coffee beans. Discard the beans. Seal the extract and store in a cool, dark location. 


1 teaspoon coffee extract = about 1 teaspoon espresso powder
Substitute coffee extract for vanilla extract in baked goods. It's great added to most chocolate recipes and enhances the chocolate flavor.