Taiwanese Sea Salt Coffee

Experience the unique blend of sweetness and saltiness in Taiwanese Sea Salt Coffee, inspired by the renowned 85F Taiwanese bakery! With a sweetened cold coffee base and a luxurious sea salt cream topping, this indulgent treat is both delightful and refreshing. Elevate your coffee game today with just four simple ingredients and minimal prep!

Sea salt foam being poured on top of coffee in a cup.

Why I Love This Recipe

I love this recipe because it’s an easy way to recreate the delicious taste of a coffee shop drink right in the comfort of my own home! Utilizing the same proven foam preparation method found in our Cream Cheese Foam Green Tea and Cream Cheese Foam Coffee recipes, we’ve crafted our own version of the sea salt foam recipe, also featured in our Sea Salt Foam Iced Green Tea, that’s so easy to make!

This foam perfectly complements the rich flavor of the coffee, creating a delightful contrast between the sweet coffee and the salty foam. Whether you’re treating yourself or impressing guests, this recipe offers a gourmet coffee experience without any hassle. Don’t wait any longer, whip up this delightful beverage today and elevate your coffee game!



  • Coffee – bold strong coffee works best like French or Italian roast coffee beans, can also use cold brew coffee.
  • Whipping Cream – heavy whipping cream or double cream known in other parts of the world.
  • Sea Salt – standard sea salt.
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
  • Ice – standard size ice cubes.

☕ Coffee Ingredient Note

For optimal flavor, it’s best to prepare the coffee ahead of time and refrigerate it. This method eliminates the need for ice, preventing any dilution of the coffee’s taste.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

Taiwanese sea salt coffee served in a glass cup, top down shot.


Step 1 Brew a cup of strong, bold coffee using your preferred method. After brewing, add ice to the coffee and sweetener to taste, or you can use simple syrup for added sweetness.

Sea salt foam in a mixing bowl.

Step 2 In a mixing bowl, combine heavy cream and sea salt, then whisk on high until it reaches a thick and frothy consistency with soft peaks, typically taking about 2-3 minutes with a hand mixer.

Cup of coffee.

☕ Brewing Coffee Pro Tip

For Optimal Boldness in your coffee, use a ratio of 4 Tablespoons of Ground Coffee Beans to 12 Ounces of Water. This ensures a strong and flavorful brew that will pair perfectly with the cream foam.

Step 3 Once ready, top your coffee with the sea salt cream, and enjoy it directly with the foam on top.

Taiwanese sea salt coffee in a cup.

💡 Batch Prepping Pro Tip

Consider making a large batch of coffee and storing it in the refrigerator. Additionally, store the foam separately in a container in the fridge. This allows you to quickly assemble the drink whenever desired.

🥤 Serving Pro Tip

Sip the coffee and savor the foam without mixing them together.

Taiwanese sea salt coffee served in a glass cup.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use any type of coffee for this recipe, or is there a specific recommendation?

For the best flavor experience, we recommend using bold dark roasts like French or Italian coffee. These roasts complement the creamy foam perfectly.

How do I achieve the perfect consistency for the sea salt foam?

To achieve the perfect consistency for the sea salt foam, simply hand mix until soft peaks are formed. This means whisking the foam until it reaches a fluffy texture that holds its shape but is still soft and airy.

Is it necessary to chill the coffee before adding the sea salt foam?

While it's not necessary to chill the coffee beforehand, chilling the coffee helps maintain its bold flavor without the ice diluting the flavors.

Storage Tips

Leftovers of this drink are best enjoyed promptly. However, if you have leftover foam, it can be stored in a separate container in the fridge for 5-7 days.

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Sea salt foam being poured on top of coffee in a cup.

Taiwanese Sea Salt Coffee

This recipe for Salted Sea Salt Coffee offers a unique twist on a classic coffee beverage. With the addition of sea salt foam, it delivers a delightful blend of sweetness and saltiness. Perfect for coffee lovers seeking a refreshing treat with a hint of indulgence.
4.77 from 13 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Taiwanese, Worldwide
Keyword: salted coffee, salty coffee, sea salt coffee, sea salt cream
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 414kcal



  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for Taiwanese sea salt coffee.
  • Prepare coffee, add sweetener and ice.
    Sea salt foam in a mixing bowl.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add whipping cream and sea salt. Beat on high until thick and frothy but still runny. About 2-3 minutes with a hand mixer.
    Cup of coffee.
  • Spoon whipped cream mixture on top of coffee. Optional- sprinkle a little sea salt on top.


Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 256mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1749IU | Calcium: 77mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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  1. Smooth

  2. Patricia Kavanagh

    Hi there!
    Excellent recipes. Thanks guys.
    Could you please recommend me a good coffee for this recipe.
    Many blessings

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hi Patricia! You’re welcome and glad you like the recipes! We recommend using your favorite medium roast coffee. We prefer brewing all of our coffee with a siphon, but any method will work!

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