Coffee is one of those things that much of the world's population simply cannot do without. In fact, the heady aroma of brewing coffee made it into Buzzfeed's 64 best smells in the whole wide world. And who could disagree?
At Food24 we LOVE our coffee and will do pretty much anything for that first hallowed cup of toasty, rich brew. Apart from sipping the heavenly liquid, it can also be enjoyed in food. Here are our top recipes featuring coffee as the star ingredient.
1. Jamaican coffee brownies
Enhanced by cinnamon,ginger and studded with dark chocolate and pecan nuts. Oh glory be!
2. Coffee mocha chocolate mousse
Dessert and coffee in one! The perfect after-dinner combination.
3. Iced coffee
Even though this is a drink, we've decided to include it as it's a wonderful way to enjoy coffee when it's hot - refreshing and delicious.
4. Espresso biscotti
Make these Italian-style biscuits and serve with your favourite hot beverage!
5. Maroccan coffee and cardamon lamb
A savoury dish that's perfect for an impressive Sunday lunch.
6. Cappuccino muffins with dark chocolate
These muffins are just like cake! Take a few to work for an indulgent tea-time treat.
7. Coffee granita
Another great Summer recipe. Semi-frozen coffee crystals with a lovely granula texture.
A true favourite. Literally translated as 'pick-me-up' in Italian.
9. Fudgy coffee cake with caramelised pears
Tired of the same old chocolate/vanilla/carrot cake? Try this recipe that yields a soft, moist and delicious bake!
10. Coffee cheesecake
Prepare to be transported to cheesecake nirvana!
For more coffee inspiration, visit our special coffee section here.
International Coffee Day was even trending on Twitter in SA. Watch this video.
- Tessa Purdon
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