Kori Coffee: Here’s what Coffee Looks Like when Rock Solid and Frozen

Words: Mikka Wee/Photography: Mylene Chung/Styling and Recipe Development: Katherine Jao/June 16, 2012


Let’s talk about coffee and the hundred ways to drink this daily staple. Have it on the rocks, diluted with half-and-half, or maybe in jelly form. It’s crazy to even imagine how these ideas just keep coming in. Thanks to the highly creative and disruptive brainchildren of this era, a new form of consuming coffee has entered the highly caffeinated scene—Kori Coffee!

Kori Coffee is probably the antithesis of your regular cup of Joe. Instead of being served piping hot, the espresso is frozen into ice cubes, and served with milk, corn syrup, and even a shot of Kahlua for a bit of buzz!

Know how the bold taste of espresso is sometimes watered down because of the ice? (Yes, coffee lovers, we feel ya’ll.) Well, that won’t be a problem with Kori Coffee. It might require a bit of patience, but trust us when we say that it is worth every droplet!

You have the license to go crazy and replace the Kahlua with your personal choice of liquor. Top it off with a generous serving of whipped cream, and you’ve got the most delectable glass of coffee that everyone is sure to swoon over. Guaranteed.

Kahlua Kori Coffee

Yield: 2 servings


  • 3 cups brewed coffee
  • 2 tbsp Kahlua
  • 2-4 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cup Full cream Milk
  • Ice cube trays


  1. Pour cold coffee in ice cube trays and freeze.
  2. To serve: divide ice cubes into two glasses.
  3. Serve with kahlua and syrup on the side.


  1. Feel free to use your preferred coffee brand.
  2. If you don’t have corn syrup, you can make your own syrup (refer to recipe’s section of our Earl Grey Tea Martini Recipe).
  3. You can also use other types of liquor instead of Kahlua like Bailey’s or Creme de Cacao.

Mikka Wee

Managing Editor

Mikka Wee’s goal is to travel the world with a backpack stuffed with her books and not much of an itinerary. With an appetite thrice the size of her 5-foot frame, waffles are the one thing that makes her weak in the knees. She also likes to torture herself with sci-fi movie marathons until her brain turns into goop. Her list of not-so-secret culinary crushes includes David Chang, Ivan Orkin, Rene Redzepi, and Anthony Bourdain. Alexander Supertramp is her hero. See More.

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