Valentine’s Day Coffee Round-Up: Our Favorite Love-Inspired Café Drinks

These Valentine’s Day-themed coffee drinks just may put you in the mood for love.

BY EMILY JOY MENESES
BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE

We love love—but even more than that, we love café drinks inspired by love! Here’s a quick round-up of some of our favorite Valentine’s Day-themed coffee drinks, featuring recipes by Ohio Roasting Co., Las Adelitas Café, Coffee Maybe, Greenhaus Coffee, Wilder Love Coffee, and One and Only Coffee Bar.

Ohio Roasting Co.’s Valentine’s Day specials. Photo courtesy of Ohio Roasting Co.

Ohio Roasting Co.

Ohio Roasting Co. pulled out all of the stops for this year’s Valentine’s Day. Pictured are the Sweetheart Latte (red velvet + white mocha), Rose Gold Latte (rose + cardamom), Cupid’s Cold Brew (mocha + strawberry with freeze-dried strawberries), and the Matcha Love Latte (raspberry + matcha).

Also worth noting: The café is hosting a “Spread the Love Food Drive” until March 4, in which they’ll be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food items for anyone in need in their town of North Canton, Ohio.

A rose latte at Las Adelitas. Photo courtesy of Las Adelitas Café.

Las Adelitas Café

Wichita, Kan.’s Las Adelitas Café has two show-stopping Valentine’s Day specials: the Rose Latte—a blend of rose and their Rico espresso by Esperanza Coffee Roasters—and the Raspberry Magic, a flavor-packed latte with raspberry essence and a drizzle of dark chocolate.

Love-inspired drinks at Tagum City, Philippines’ Coffee Maybe. Photo courtesy of Zariane Kae.

Coffee Maybe

Coffee Maybe of Tagum City, Philippines, serves up a strawberry “pink float” and classic strawberry milk to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Other noteworthy items at the coffeehouse include their sea salt latte, Thai tea, and banana Nutella croffles (croissant waffles).

The V-Day menu at Greenhaus Coffee includes red velvet mini pancakes. Photo courtesy of Greenhaus Coffee.

Greenhaus Coffee

Can’t decide on a drink? To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Sidney, Ohio’s Greenhaus Coffee hosted a Flight Night, in which they served up a V-Day flight of drinks packed with all of their Valentine’s Day specials: a chocolate strawberry mocha, strawberry rose matcha, red velvet latte, and a sea salt caramel mocha. Their Valentine’s Day-inspired menu also included red velvet mini pancakes, topped with chocolate ganache, cream cheese mascarpone, and a drizzle of condensed milk.

Wilder Love Coffee’s V-Day specials: Lover’s Quarrel and The Bébé. Photo courtesy of Wilder Love Coffee.

Wilder Love Coffee

Head to Montgomery, Texas’ Wilder Love Coffee for the Lover’s Quarrel, a latte infused with house-made strawberry honey jalapeño syrup and garnished with a honey tajín strawberry, or The Bébé: an iced oat milk latte infused with house-made lemon and dragonfruit syrup, then topped with a plant-based cold foam, also infused with dragonfruit and lemon.

A red velvet matcha (center) at One and Only alongside an iced café de olla and dulce de leche. Photo courtesy of One and Only Coffee Bar.

One and Only Coffee Bar

Located in California’s Inland Empire, One and Only Coffee Bar offers a decadent red velvet matcha. Also pictured are their café de olla and dulce de leche. Their seasonal menu also includes atole de guayaba—a traditional Mexican drink made with masa (corn flour) and guayaba (pink guava).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Emily Joy Meneses (she/they) is a writer and musician based in Los Angeles. Her hobbies include foraging, cortados, vintage synths, and connecting with her Filipino roots through music, art, food, and beverage.

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