By Rachel O'Donnell
Being naturally nocturnal, we vampires look to coffee for a little boost during those moments when we feel most dreadfully undead. Coffee, while uplifting and powerful, is also a sumptuous and decadent drink that can be enjoyed in many different ways. If you’re feeling stuck in a boring coffee rut, read below to find new inspiration with a few coffee drinks from some of our favorite fellow vampires.
Lestat De Lioncourt, Interview with the Vampire | Café Noisette
- 1 shot of espresso made with our Vampire Coffee Nocturnal French Roast
- ¼ cup of steamed milk
One of Anne Rice’s most stylish blood-sucking characters, Lestat De Lioncourt is one of the most famous literary vampires the world has ever known. Elegant, refined, and proud of his French heritage, there is no doubt the Lestat de Lioncourt’s go-to coffee drink would be a café noisette. French for hazelnut, noisette refers to the color of espresso when a ‘touch’ of cream is added to the cup.
Instructions: Pull a shot of espresso using an espresso machine and pour it into our Vampire Espresso Cup. Steam ¼ cup of milk using a steamer or milk frother until it’s frothy. Pour the steamed milk into the Vampire espresso cup, filling it to the top, spooning on some of the milk foam on top of the milk, and enjoy.
Nicholas Justine, A Walk in the Sun: A Vampire Novel | Iced Cinnamon Coffee
- 5 oz of Vampire Brazil Ipanema Dulce Ground Coffee
- 1 TBSP of sweetened condensed milk
- 5 cups of ice
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
Nicholas Justine is a reluctant vampire who must overpower evil in the form of Count Victor Du Fay in order to save his beautiful and beloved, Elena. Written by independent author, Lisa Dominique Machat, A Walk in the Sun: A Vampire Novel is a fast-moving romantic vampire thriller that will capture your heart and awaken your soul. To channel the fiery passion and adventure of this fictional vampire, we recommend a drink that’s equal parts spicy and sweet with our easy iced cinnamon coffee drink recipe.
Instructions: Stir Vampire Coffee, condensed milk, and ground cinnamon together in a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Cover and shake vigorously for 2 minutes. Strain into a glass filled with ice and enjoy.
Edward Cullen, The Twilight Saga | Vampire Kiss Latte
- Torani Strawberry Syrup
- 2 shots of espresso made with our Vampire Coffee Nocturnal French Roast
- ½ a cup of whole milk
Set in the Pacific Northwest, Stephenie Meyer’s four-book Twilight series is perfectly poised for a coffee pairing. Edward Cullen quickly became a romantic hero for fans of the books and Robert Pattison and Kristen Stewart starring vampire film franchise. If you considered yourself on Team Edward during the 2000s, you can indulge in your Twilight nostalgia with this Vampire Kiss Latte.
Instructions: Brew two shots of espresso with our Vampire Coffee Nocturnal French Roast and pour it into a Vampire Gourmet Coffee Mug. Then, steam half a cup of milk until it reaches 150 F. Pour the steamed milk over the espresso, using a spoon to hold back the foam. Top off the drink with the reserved milk and foam or use the foam to create some vampire latte art!
Dracula, Dracula (1931) | French Press Coffee
- 4 TBSP of Vampire Coffee Whole Bean Nocturnal French Roast
- Vampire French Press Coffee Maker
- Vampire Stainless Steel Coffee Scoop and Bag Clip
Bela Lugosi’s iconic performance as Count Dracula in Tod Browning’s 1931 film, Dracula, created the most culturally significant image of a vampire for The West. Referenced countless times in films, books, and television, this classic vampire would undoubtedly stick to the classics when it comes to coffee.
Instruction: Using our stainless-steel Vampire Coffee scoop and bag clip, remove four tablespoons of our Vampire Coffee Whole Bean Nocturnal French Roast Coffee and grind them in a coffee grinder on a coarse setting. Place these Vampire Coffee grounds into the pot then pour one cup of hot water into the press and put back on the top of the French Press. After 3-4 minutes, slowly push down the plunger down to press the coffee grounds to the bottom of the pot. Serve right away. Enjoy black or with milk and sweetener.
Count Von Count, Sesame Street | Retro Coffee Punch
6 cups of Brewed Coffee made with our Vampire Coffee Nocturnal French Roast
6 cups whole milk
1 cup chocolate syrup
5 scoops of coffee ice cream
5 scoops vanilla ice cream
One of the most iconic vampires in television, The Count made his debut on Sesame Street in 1972. This loveable vampire teaches children how to count from his spooky-fun cobweb-infested castle. Speaking of little ones, this classic coffee punch recipe is a sweet option to serve at any baby showers or family gatherings you may be attending or hosting. For our vampires with a sweet tooth (or fang), this recipe is as delightful as it is easy to make!
Instructions: Mix milk and chocolate syrup in a large mixing bowl, then stir in the brewed Vampire coffee. Pour mixture into a large punch bowl. Then, place 5 scoops of coffee ice cream and 5 scoops of vanilla ice cream into a punch bowl. Pour into mugs to serve!
Strong Enough To Wake the Undead
As seen here in our coffee drink recommendations, there’s not one way to be a vampire and there’s not one way to enjoy coffee. Our handcrafted Vampire Gourmet Coffee can be added to any coffee ritual for a wickedly smooth balanced beverage. For more fangtastic Vampire creations, be sure to visit our Vampire Shop