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Mint Mojito Pourover Coffee

Posted May 10, 2016 by Stephanie
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Guys, I have a new obsession: mint mojito coffee! It sounds kind of weird, but really, it’s all kinds of wonderful. Think, milky, minty, sweet iced coffee. Mike and I discovered it on our latest trip in LA. We were staying in a building right next to an orange coffee shop named Philz. It looked pretty popular; there were always people walking in and out with their cups, but for some reason it didn’t call to me. It was probably the fact that the lobby of our building had free, albeit not that great, coffee for the taking.

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Anyway, on the last day of our stay, I decided to look up Philz to see what the buzz was about. Everyone on the internets was going crazy over their mint mojito coffee. It sounded weird to me, but I thought I’d be adventurous and go with it. The barista was crazy nice and in the end, when I took my first sip, I was so pleasantly surprised! I even made Mike take a sip – he does not do things in his coffee, he’s a straight up black espresso or pour over kinda guy – and he ended up liking it too!

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Seriously, that cup of coffee haunted me the whole time we drove up the coast. So much so that I sweetly asked Mike if we could make a quick detour into SF to grab a large mint mojito. I even contemplated getting two so I could have an extra one in the car. I didn’t end up getting two, but we did stop to grab a Rebel Within muffin from Craftsman and Wolves, which, like the Philz coffee, I am going to try to recreate.

Anyway, haunting road trip snacks aside, this mint mojito coffee needs to happen in your life! At its core, it’s just coffee, mint, sugar, and ice. But really, it’s so much more. Mike’s even been having them, sans milk, it’s that life changing. We have three large bunches of mint in the fridge, just waiting to be muddled with sugar for coffee. Please excuse me while I make another cup…

PS – Mike took these photos, aren’t they gorgeous?!


Mint Mojito Pourover Coffee Recipe
makes 2 iced coffees

A riff off of Philz Mint Mojito Coffee. Minty, sweet and delicious. If you have drip coffee on hand, feel free to use that as well, it’s what they use at Philz – I don’t have a coffee maker so I went with pour over. It sounds like a lot of mint, but every time (okay, the two times I went) I looked in my cup, there were at least 10-15 mint leaves muddled up. Trust me, you need the mint!

  • 20-30 mint leaves, plus a couple of leaves for garnish
  • 2-3 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • 2 cups hot pour over (or drip coffee)
  • whole milk, to taste
  • ice, to finish

Divide the mint between two large tumblers (you’ll need room for ice). Add sugar, to taste, to each glass. Muddle the mint with the sugar until the mint leaves look lightly crushed and there is a distinct minty aroma. Pour on the coffee and stir until all of the sugar is dissolved. Top off with milk, to taste, if desired, as well as a generous amount of ice and as sprig of mint.

Alternatively, you make both coffees (or really, one big coffee) in a giant glass or jar, and let it chill in the fridge until you’re ready to drink. Add the milk and ice when you serve. Enjoy!


  1. Alana says:

    perfection, and these photos really are gorgeous!!

  2. abby says:

    i lived off philz when i lived in san francisco and have been missing it a lot lately, so this totally made my day — thank you!! the pictures are beautiful too! :)

    if you try to recreate the rebel within (and you absolutely should, because it’s amazing and so are you), follow me foodie did an extensive experiment on it that might be helpful: http://www.followmefoodie.com/2013/08/the-rebel-within-egg-baked-inside-a-bacon-cheese-muffin-recipe/

  3. Christine says:

    I make my mint mojitos with cold brew. I know it’s not quite the same…but it’s delicious! I planted mint in my yard just for these. (and when I’m done being pregnant, then the real mojitos.)

  4. Jacob Crim says:


  5. Yep, I want to drink that! Creamy iced coffee + mint = perfection. I’ll be trying this soon!

  6. Melissa says:

    Next time you are in LA you have to check out Cafe Demitasse they have an amazing minty coffee drink! Your blog is my fave :)

  7. this. looks. amazing!!!!!!! i’ve seen philz all over ig & seriously can’t wait for this weekend to come to give this a try! &, your photos are beautiful, as always.

  8. Anna says:

    I love stopping by Philz whenever I’m in San Francisco! Apparently, they used brown sugar and heavy cream (O__O!!!) for their mint mojitos, but I’ll definitely try this recipe out!

  9. Katie says:

    Oh my word, I have been looking for something else to try and make thats a little bit different, since I was challenged to make my own decaf coffee liqueur. I think this might just be it. I LOVE these photos! Beautiful post (subscribed to you where I can, too!)

    Can’t wait to see more!

  10. Lauren says:

    These photos are stunning! I’m currently obsessed with mint in cocktails and drinks but would have never thought about trying it with coffee! Such a fantastic idea!

  11. You know, I think I’ll have to make this because with kids and LA traffic, it’s so hard to even make it down to SM sometimes! And I only live about 18-20 minutes away sans traffic, hah! But seriously seriously seriously….I 100% understand what you mean about the “what’s the big deal mentality”? Whenever I saw pictures of it I was curious for sure, but it looked watered down many times and I honestly thought it was just a trendy drink. I was SO wrong and I, too, have been haunted since that one encounter about 3.5 months ago. Yes, I remember when I had it, hahahah. Thanks for this feature and for easing my doubt of being able to make this at home <33

  12. Liam says:

    Ooooohhhh snap! This looks amazing and your pictures are unbelievable

  13. this recipe makes me go all heart-eyes emoji. i can’t wait to try it out.

  14. Ralph Smith says:

    This takes mint mojito to a whole new level and sounds so refreshing now that the spring and summer are here.

  15. Calie says:

    I went to SF for the first time in February this year and discovered Philz…..life will never be the same.

    I have told so many people about that mint mojito coffee and now order their coffee online so I can get that goodness in Miami. This weekend I will definitely be trying this recipe. You may have just made me a very happy lady.

  16. Colleen says:

    Would never have thought of that combo. I recently enjoyed another unusual combo: Lemon Poppyseed Latte. I tried it made with and without almond milk. Absolutely wonderful. The barista from 3030 Coffee (http://www.thirty-thirtycoffee.com/) described it as having a warm cookie.

  17. Cynthia says:

    This post inspired me to go to Philz this week! Btw the barista said they use heavy cream as their dairy :)

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      yeah, they do! i switched it out for whole milk in an effort to make it just a bit lighter. the barista i talked to said they use 2 tablespoons of brown sugar per drink as well! ?

  18. I prefer hot coffee but with the mint in this one, I need to try this!

  19. Lauren says:

    I have one of these in my hometown, Encinitas! Their house recipe is a pour over style medium roast Tesora coffee, brown sugar, heavy cream and muddled mint, but you can customize it any way you want! Amazing, I need to make it at home so it stops burning a hole in my pocket XD Lovely photos!

  20. Gayle Fox says:

    If there were only about the mint mojito coffee, I’d leave a nice comment but this is intended to be so much more. Your website, pages, photos are drawing me in… long after the boring multitudes of recipes sites out here. Great job… wish there were more like you in the vegan food world!! Keep it up!!

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