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12 Easy Coffee Drinks to Make in the Morning, Because Your Cup of Joe Deserves an Update

Forget that expensive corner coffee shop — it's possible to revitalize your boring morning coffee by making your own drink instead of shelling out five bucks per latte. All you need to transform a dull cup of joe into something spectacular is a few extra ingredients, a little time, and some creativity. Thanks to these 12 recipes, you already have some ideas laid out for you.

Whether you can't get enough iced coffee or you're faithful to your lattes, these drinks are sure to add some extra oomph to your morning. Now that's something every coffee addict can appreciate.

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Fancy Vanilla Latte

Adding a fancy touch to your coffee doesn’t have to be super complicated. A Cozy Kitchen uses real vanilla bean to make the best vanilla latte ever — but it’s simple enough for anyone to make.

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Maple Latte

A sweet dose of maple syrup guarantees a sweet start to your day. We love Jelly Toast’s perfectly delectable maple drink.

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Perfect Iced Coffee

Can’t stray from your iced coffee? Make your cup taste even better with The Merrythought’s guide to fail-proof iced coffee. Hint: you’re going to need an ice cube tray.

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Toasted Coconut Cold Brew Coffee

Find yourself feeling rushed in the morning? This toasted coconut cold brew coffee by A Beautiful Mess can be made in advance. Drink it iced in the morning, or heat it up for an extra toasty start to your day.

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Salted Caramel Mocha Creamer

If you can’t get enough of Starbucks’ salted caramel mocha, then Inside BruCrew Life’s make-ahead coffee creamer is just the fix to give your morning java a delicious twist.

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Thai Iced Coffee

The aromatic flavors of cardamom and almond make Steamy Kitchen’s Thai iced coffee a morning treat that truly invigorates your senses.

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Toffee Caramel Latte

If you’ve got an insatiable sweet tooth, then A Spicy Perspective’s toffee caramel latte is the perfect morning pick-me-up for you. Bring on the whipped cream.

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Chocolate Coffee Smoothie

Forget your green smoothie and try out Quinoa, Kale & Exhale’s chocolate coffee smoothie for a potassium boost that also gives you your extra dose of caffeine.

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Honeybee Latte

Keep things natural by adding raw honey to your favorite espresso and steamed milk. Five and Spice’s comforting honeybee latte is extra delicious.

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Latte Without An Espresso Machine

Don’t have all the equipment to whip up your own latte? No problem, thanks to The Kitchn’s easy do-it-yourself latte recipe.

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Homemade Coffee Syrups

To instantly perk up any cup of joe, add a splash of A Beautiful Mess’ homemade coffee syrups. All you need is hot water, sugar, and the flavorings of your choice for irresistible sweetness.

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Mexican Mocha

Keep the cayenne pepper handy to create A Spicy Perspective’s ultra warming Mexican mocha. The sweet-spicy blend will melt away all your winter blues.

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