With over 800 flavour profiles, it's not surprising the intensity and diversity of flavour you can achieve by adding coffee to your cooking.

Baking and breakfast. As mentioned before in What to do with used coffee grounds and leftover coffee, adding coffee to your cakes and chocolatey desserts provides a dense, rich quality. It sweetens rich flavours and adds complexity to your baking which brings out the best in any chocolate dish! 

  1. Espresso Brownies: For gooey, moist, rich brownies, try adding a strongly brewed Aeropress. When adding coffee, make sure you reduce the number of other liquids used to help you achieve the perfect consistency. 
  2. Banana Bread: Perfect to pair with your morning cup of coffee on a lazy weekend. Everything on the weekend should be easy to make and you can bake the dregs of your coffee into this. 
  3. Coffee Oatmeal: Kill two birds with one stone. Wake up fast. Swap water for coffee when making your morning porridge and your day is sorted. 

Coffee recipe

Cooking. The next time you have leftover grinds you could brew, or leftover brewed coffee from breakfast, save the liquid and store it in the freezer. You can add this as stock to your next stew or chilli dish. The coffee aromas brighten these rich dishes, intensifying the flavour of the ingredients you’ve already included.  

4. Mushrooms on Toast: An article from the Telegraph had some great ideas on how to incorporate coffee into savoury dishes. It excited to try marinating my mushrooms in coffee, thyme and rosemary. Keep an eye out for an original recipe!

5. Smokey Black Bean Stew: This is one we’re excited to try in the colder months. Hearty, filling stews sometimes lack bold, diverse flavours, and coffee could be a great way to make this rich dish richer. 


December 03, 2018 — Eva Smith
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