Coffee With Coconut Water - The Most Refreshing Brew!

Coffee With Coconut Water – The Most Refreshing Brew!

Last updated on October 27th, 2023 at 14:20

The idea of coffee with coconut water is something that brings to your mind the thought of the most revitalizing cup of coffee because it is!

It’s refreshing, revitalizing and rehydrating, which is what makes it the perfect summer coffee and daily morning coffee. It’s also very healthy as well as pretty tasty!

Keep reading for more details about coffee with coconut water and three great recipes for making it at home!

Coffee With Coconut Water

Coffee with coconut water, as odd as may sound, does not and will give your cup of coffee that tantalizing and amazing tropical taste that you may think or expect it to regardless of the brewing method or how hard you try.

Think about it!

Coconut water hardly has a dominant and prominent taste of coconut, therefore it is not going to bring a taste to your brew that is not there in the first place.

For a real coconut taste you need to use coconut milk or coconut cream.

That though, is not to say that you should rule out, trash or discard the use of, or idea of coconut water with coffee. The main reason for doing so is health and getting some real good and amazing health benefits and above all good quality hydration and electrolytes in your body.

Stay focused as I get into greater detail about coffee with coconut water and give you recipes for making 3 popular coffee beverages with coconut water.

Coffee With Coconut Water
Coffee With Coconut Water

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Coconut Water Coffee Starbucks – Is It On The Menu?

Coconut water coffee at Starbucks is not possible as, at this moment in time, it is not on the list of menu items or drink options.

You can however order any of your beverages to be made with coconut milk as they have an excellent single origin coconut milk which is sourced from Sumatra, Indonesia.

You can also order the toppings and cold foams to be made with coconut milk.

Can I Drink Coconut Water After Drinking Coffee?

Yes, it is perfectly safe to drink coconut water both before, during and after drinking coffee. It’s also good to use coconut water to brew your coffee with, but let’s be clear on two things:

  • Coconut water will not add that amazing tropical taste to your morning brew.
  • Coconut water is not so great when heated, in my opinion.

The reason coffee with coconut water is fine, or is okay to drink coconut water after drinking water is due to it being rich in electrolytes and fantastic for your hydration. It’s not as harsh on your stomach as other commonly consumed breakfast juices like orange, grapefruit and others that are acidic.

If you suffer from GERD, acid reflux it may be a better idea to use this water as your morning fruit juice and change your morning coffee for a cold brew coffee, or better a cold brew coffee made with coconut water, which I’ll give you a recipe for later!

Cold brew is recommended due to being 60% less acidic than other coffee beverages.

Before I get to that coconut water cold brew recipe, let’s detail a coconut water espresso and coconut water Americano!

Coconut Water Espresso – Espresso Coconut Water Recipe

It is not difficult to make a coconut water espresso, but before we get started with this espresso coconut water recipe you must clean your home espresso machine before and after using coconut water.

If you are apprehensive, use a moka pot to make a strong coffee that is espresso-like.

Start running a descale cycle of your home espresso machine using distilled white vinegar and flush the whole system with 5 to 7 or more rinsing cycles and ensure the scent and taste of vinegar has vanished from your machine.

Make a cup of hot water, let it cool and taste test it and check for tastes of vinegar.

Add your coconut water to the water reservoir and pull an empty shot or two. The objective of the empty shot is to purge the internal pipes and tubes of water and have only coconut water. Your machine is fully prepared when you can taste only coconut water and one that has not been watered down.

Coconut Water Espresso
Coconut Water Espresso Is Healthy

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Coconut Water Espresso Ingredients

Use premium quality dark roasted whole coffee beans that are a French roast or an Italian roast. Vita coco or Zola coconut water.

Espresso Coconut Water Recipe Instructions

For this recipe we will use the traditional Italian coffee to water ratio of 1:1.5, which means for a 30 ml (1 oz) shot of espresso you will need to use 20 grams of coffee beans.

Weight 20 grams of whole coffee beans and grind them to a very fine espresso grind size of 200 microns.

Put your coffee grinds in your portafilter and tamp with an even pressure of 30 kg.

Add your coconut water to your water reservoir and get prepared to pull your shot.

Put your digital coffee scales on your drip tray and put your espresso glass on top. Tare your scales. Pull your coconut espresso shot and time the extraction time.

Your shot should weigh 1 ounce, 30 grams. If it is out, you may need to adjust your espresso machine. The brewing time should be 25 seconds with a variation on either side of 5 seconds.

If your shot takes less than 20 seconds, your shot will be slightly sour and under brewed. To fix this you will need to adjust the grind size and make it slightly smaller to reduce the flow rate and get greater contact between the coffee grounds and the hot coconut water.


if your shot is greater than 30 seconds, your flow rate is too slow and causing too much contact with the coconut water and your coffee grounds, the result of which is a shot that is slightly over brewed and overtly bitter.

The solution is to adjust and use a slightly larger grind size.

When you have the perfect shot for both weight and extraction time, serve and enjoy your coconut water espresso or use it as the base for many of the espresso based coffee beverages like a latte, cappuccino, flat white, cortado, macchiato, mocha and more.

If you understandably opt for a moka pot coffee, grind your coffee to the same grind size and use a coffee to water ratio of 1:8, which is stronger than the standard 1:10 and brew a 4 Oz (120 ml) coffee.

Weigh 15 grams of coffee, grind them to a fine powder like grind size and add 120 ml (4 Oz) of coconut water to the water chamber and brew your moka pot coconut water coffee.

Coconut Water Americano – Black Coffee With Coconut Coffee

To make a coconut water Americano you have three options:

  • Brew An Espresso Shot With Coconut Water And Dilute With Coconut Water.
  • Brew An Espresso Shot With Coconut Water And Dilute With Regular Water.
  • Brew A Regular Espresso Shot With Water And Dilute With Coconut Water.

Use the method that is most convenient for you. In my opinion, the first method is best.

Brew your espresso shot with coconut water and use coconut water to dilute your espresso shot and make it a great black coffee with coconut water.

Make your coffee base using the instruction above for making a coconut water espresso or a moka pot espresso if you are apprehensive about using coconut water in your espresso machine.

Coconut Water Americano
Iced Coconut Water Americano

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Coconut Water Cold Brew Recipe

This is by far the easiest and most convenient way of making coconut water coffee. A cold brew coffee requires no special equipment.

Cold brew coffee requires the use of a coarse coffee grind size and a coffee to water ratio of 1:8.

Since the brew time can be as long as a whole day or more, it is worth your while to make a large amount. I make 64 Oz (1.92 Liters) at a time.

At Latte Love Brew we encourage you to use the best possible ingredients that you can afford. It’s the barista principle where the best ingredients and best equipment will produce the best results.

Weigh 8 ounces, 240 grams of freshly roasted whole dark roasted premium quality coffee beans and grind to the most coarse grind setting on your coffee grinder. I encourage you to use a ceramic flat burr grinder for a high-quality and consistent grind size.

Add your coffee grounds to a large glass container with an airtight lid.

Measure or weigh 64 Oz (1.92

Add ice-cold, almost freezing but not frozen coconut water to the coffee grounds and store your coffee and coconut coffee in your fridge while it is extracting.

Your brew time should be from 24 hours to 36 hours and maybe more. After 16 to 18 hours, check your brew and taste test it. Understand that your coffee is not going to have a coconut flavor any more than what coconut water has.

The benefit is the nutrients and electrolytes in your coffee. A hydrating and stimulating coconut coffee drink.

If your coffee doesn’t hit the spot for you, don’t worry! Wait a few more hours, 3 to 4 hours more and taste test again.

Repeat this taste testing until you get the perfect coffee for you. When your coconut water cold brew is ready, filter out the coffee grounds using a metal filter.

A metal filter will ensure that all the coffee oils remain in your coffee.

Serve and enjoy.

Your 64 oz (1.92 liters) will stay fresh for 7 to 10 days, enough for 8 x 8 Oz (240 ml) cups of coffee or 5 x 12 Oz (360 ml) cups of coffee with 4 Oz (120 ml) allowance for spillage and taste testing.

Frequently Asked Questions About Coffee With Coconut Water

Is Coconut Water Good In Coffee?

Yes, coffee with coconut water has a very rich taste and is very different to coffee with milk or cream. Coconut water adds a very rich texture. Even though it is slightly salty, coconut water is very hydrating, much more so than coffee with cream. It’s refreshing, tasty and gives you that tropical feeling.

Can I Mix Coffee With Coconut?

Yes, coconut milk and coconut water are excellent in coffee, as is coconut oil. Even using coconut shavings or flakes as an ingredient to decorate your coffee with for a great topping.

Can I Drink Coconut Water After Coffee?

Yes, you can drink coconut water after coffee, with your coffee or even before it. The drinks that are harder on your stomach are acidic beverages like citrus juices. Even though coffee is acidic, it is not as acidic as citrus juices.

Coconut water and coffee are a great combination in the morning, both when added to your coffee, and you brew with it to make a cold brew coffee. Notably, a cold brew coffee is 60% less acidic than regular coffee and thus making it a coffee that is even better for your stomach in the morning and aids your hydration.

Coconut water, due to its hydration effect, may even help to negate the effects of a highly caffeinated beverage like an espresso due to the potassium content which helps to hydrate you.

As a matter of healthy living, I enjoy either a glass of coconut water in the mornings and frequently make a coconut water cold brew coffee as this is the period in which I am at my most dehydrated after a long night’s sleep.

I can’t think of a reason not to have coconut water before, after or with coffee – unless of course you are allergic or simply don’t enjoy the taste. I definitely advise trying a coconut water coffee!

What Does Coconut Coffee Taste Like?

Coconut coffee has a great taste, it’s refreshing, slightly salty and has a very tropical taste.

What Is Bulletproof Coffee?

Bulletproof coffee is often thought of as coffee made with unsalted butter but correctly made it includes medium chain triglycerides (MCT) from coconut oil or other sources. The ingredients are blended in a high speed blender with your coffee to produce a creamy latte.

Why Is Coconut Good In Coffee?

Coconut is great in coffee because it helps to improve your metabolism and is great for weight loss. It aids digestion and is great for natural energy enhancement.

Coconuts are very healthy and nutritious and thus a great addition to your diet and adding it, be it coconut milk or oil, to your coffee is a great idea.

Which Is Healthier Coconut Or Oat Milk?

Coconut milk has fewer calories than oat milk as it only has 45 calories, while oat milk has almost three times as much with 120 calories per serving.

The additional calories in oat milk are from the higher amount of carbohydrates. While both are vegan friendly, only coconut milk is keto friendly.

Does Coconut Oil In Coffee Burn Fat?

Yes, there is more than sufficient scientific evidence and peer reviewed studies that indicate that coconut oil in coffee could help you burn fat due to the medium chain triglycerides.

Final Thoughts – Coffee With Coconut Water

I hope that your eyes have lit up with the idea of coffee with coconut water and incorporate it into your morning coffee routine or post-workout chillax drink for hydration and health reasons.

Did you make any or all of the three drink recipes in this article?

How did they turn out? Let us know!

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Derek Marshall, a certified barista by the Specialty Coffee Association possesses over two decades of experience in specialty coffee shops. He holds professional certifications for coffee brewing and barista skills. Derek is also an author with authoritative books covering various coffee topics including specialty coffee, sustainability and coffee, coffee brewing, coffee recipes, coffee cocktails and books focusing on Brazilian coffee, Vietnamese coffee, Indonesian coffee and Malaysian coffee. As a barista for over two decades, Derek Marshall has worked in specialty coffee shops across the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. His expertise extends to the distinct coffee cultures, specialty beverages, and brewing techniques of each nation. Functioning as a coffee consultant, Derek charges US$50 per hour. To learn more about Derek Marshall and Latte Love Brew, visit his About Me Page. For coffee inquiries, contact him at +34-639-410-375 or, mentioning your name and location

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