7 Dallas coffee drinks that will switch up your caffeine routine
The countertop coffee pot has been the home hero for many for the past seven months, but there is only so much warmed up black coffee a person can handle.
For those looking to revitalize their coffee consumption and get out of the caffeine slump, here are seven different types of coffee beverages and where to find them in Dallas.
Cafe de Olla
The sugary, strong and spicy Cafe de olla is a perfect combination for cold weather. This Mexican coffee gets its characteristic taste by brewing it in a clay pot with cinnamon and piloncillo – raw cane sugar. It’s a sweet drink, but the lack of dairy products makes it a lighter drink than other saccharin coffees out there.
Where to find it: Xamán Cafe, 334 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas. hxamancafe.com.
Turkish coffee at Pax & Beneficia is served on Turkish plates.(Allison Slomowitz / Special Contributor)
Turkish coffee is made by boiling finely ground coffee beans with water (and sometimes a little sugar) in a cezve – a small brass or copper pot with a long handle. The coffee, which develops a frothy crema during the cooking process, is poured directly from the cezve and served unfiltered.
Where to find it: Pax and Beneficia, 5244 N. O’Connor Blvd., Suite 150, Irving. paxandbeneficia.com.
Vietnamese iced coffee
Sweetened condensed milk sets this drink apart from the rest. Traditionally, Vietnamese iced coffee is made by filtering dark roast coffee, often mixed with chicory roots, through a drip filter called phin cà phê into a glass of sweetened condensed milk and then serving it over ice. The result is a rich, almost syrupy drink that can serve as a dessert.
Where to find it: Sandwich Hag, 1902 S. Lamar St., Dallas. Sandwichhag.com.
coffee with milk
Yes, it’s just warm milk and filter coffee, but the perfect French café au lait is an art. It’s one part steamed milk and one part coffee, and reaching the right temperature is key to making it.
Where to find it: Magnolias Sous Le Pont, 2727 N. Harwood St., Dallas. magnoliasdallas.com.
Sure, this is more of a dessert than a drink, but the Italian Affogato delivers a punch with espresso, so it’s considered an afternoon caffeine pick-me-up. Typically made by drowning a scoop of vanilla gelato in a shot of hot espresso, and usually consumed after a meal.
Where to Find It: Palmieri, 920 S. Harwood Street, Unit 100, Dallas. palmiericafe.com.
For those days when caffeine alone isn’t enough, Irish coffee is always an option. Hot coffee, whiskey and sugar are mixed together and cream is poured over them to make a pampering, slightly juicy drink.
Where to find it: The Wild Detectives, 314 W. Eighth St., Dallas. thewilddetectives.com.
The KiestPop is a popular drink at Peaberry Coffee in Dallas.(Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)
This is not a coffee brew that you are likely to find on many coffee shop menus. The KiestPop, created by an Oak Cliff coffeeshop, consists of a lime palette dipped into a glass of iced coffee called Kiestwood. The Mexican popsicle sweetens the coffee and gives it a spicy, creamy consistency when it melts.
Where to find it: Peaberry Coffee, 2446 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas. peaberrycoffeeoc.com.