5 Savoury Recipes Made with Coffee

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We all know how great coffee is – that’s why we’re here! And we’ve all probably got our favourite sweet coffee-flavoured recipe but have you ever thought of using coffee in a savoury dish? Coffee is being used more and more in gourmet dinner dishes and why not! It’s an earthy, delish ingredient that is pretty hard to beat. So, we’ve gathered five of the best savoury coffee recipes to start you on your way! Enjoy.

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5 Espresso Cocktail Recipes

Quality coffee is great any time of day so why not serve it at your next dinner party or general shindig in a deliciously refreshing cocktail. Now you’ve probably heard of our first cocktail but we’ve done some digging and have discovered some fabbo coffee cocktails using real espresso that will get those tastebuds dancing!

5 Espresso Cocktail Recipes

1. Espresso Martini

This one is a classic – it screams elegance – if there’s such a thing! And the best thing is that it’s incredibly easy to whip up a batch so your guests are guarranteed to be impressed. Here’s the recipe from The Urban List:

30ml Kahlua
30ml vodka
30ml Sacred Grounds espresso 

* Coffee beans to garnish

Pop all ingredients in your cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes and start dancing (shaking). Then, voila, you’re done. Serve with a few Sacred Grounds Coffee beans and you’re done.

2. Cafe Amore Cocktail Recipe

Image: The Spruce

Image: The Spruce

A twist on the French Connection cocktail (for all you avid ‘cocktailiers’ out there!), The Cafe Amore recipe uses hot espresso coffee, whipped cream and almonds! A perfect wintery, tummy warmer, that’s for sure. Here’s the recipe from The Spruce:

  • 1 ounce Cognac
  • 1 ounce Amaretto
  • 8 ounces coffee (black; more or less to fill glass)

Garnish:
whipped cream
shaved almonds

  1. Pour the Cognac and amaretto into an Irish coffee glass.
  2. Fill with hot coffee.
  3. Top with whipped cream.
  4. Garnish with shaved almonds.

3. Stumpdown Vanilla Flip

This cocktail sounds like a mix of a country jig and and death defying circus act! Either way, it sounds super-fun. Combining egg whites, coffee and some delish orange liqueur, this cocktail is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Recipe from Imbibe Magazine

2 oz. Navan vanilla liqueur
½ oz. espresso
¾ oz. orange liqueur
1 fresh egg white

Glass: cocktail
Garnish: orange twist

In a mixing glass and tin, add the spring from a Hawthorn strainer and the egg whites, and shake until a light meringue forms; set this aside. In another mixing glass, add the other ingredients with ice and shake. Add this mix to the egg whites, quickly shake, pour into a glass and garnish.

4. Alive and Kicking

Image: Bon Appetit

Image: Bon Appetit

Coffee and orange flavours are once again a winning combo with this recipe. Simply whip up your fave Sacred Grounds cold brew coffee recipe using one of our amazing Single Origin coffees and follow this recipe from Bon Appetit:

Demerara simple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon demerara sugar

Cocktail

  • 4 oz. strong cold-brew coffee
  • 4 oz. fernet (preferably Contratto)
  • 3 oz. amaro (preferably Barolo Chinato)
  • 3 oz. Compass Box Whisky Co. Orangerie or Grand Marnier
  • 4 orange twists (for serving)

Demerara simple syrup

  • Combine sugar and 1 Tbsp. hot water in a jar, cover, and shake until sugar is dissolved. Chill until cold.

Cocktail

  • For each cocktail, combine 1 oz. coffee, 1 oz. fernet, ¾ oz. amaro, ¾ oz. Scotch, and ¼ oz. demerara simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

5. Stout Beer & Coffee Cocktail

Image: Food For Net

Image: Food For Net

Beer, liqueur and coffee? Righteo, let’s see how this goes for a bit of fun. You could also use Sacred Grounds Drinking Chocolate instead of the cocoa powder and we recommend that you brew up an espresso shot using one of our delish coffee blends.

  • 3.5 ounces stout (Oatmeal Stout is great. A heavier imperial stout works well too.)
  • 2 ounces cooled Sacred Grounds espresso coffee
  • 1.5 ounces Averna amaro
  • Cocoa powder
  • Coarsely ground sea salt
  • Ice for shaking
  • 1 oversized ice cube for serving
  • 1 old fashioned glass
  • 1 straw (cut down to the size of your glass if necessary)
  1. In a shaker with ice, pour iced coffee and Averna and stir
  2. Place 1 large ice cube into old fashioned glass
  3. Pour mixture from shaker into glass slowly
  4. Pour stout slowly over mixture. Stir to combine gently so as to not disturb beer’s mild carbonation
  5. Sift cocoa powder over large ice cube (or several small cubes if you don’t have a large ice mold)
  6. Sprinkle sea salt over ice cube.

Although these bevvies look fun and festive, we all know how great pure organic, Fairtrade coffee really is. So pop over to our store and check out the wide variety with the most incredible flavour combinations you’ll ever try! Shop here now… 

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Cold Brew Coffee for Tea Drinkers

Coffee for tea drinkers? Have we gone completely bonkers? The answer is, of course not. Made with our very own Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Single Origin coffee, this recipe is the perfect summer refresher for coffee and tea drinkers alike.

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is ideal for this recipe because it’s light roasted, resulting in a softer taste. Generally speaking, Ethiopian coffee is quite fruity in taste so you can imagine the beautiful flavours released in our Yirgacheffe – a very clean, sweet drink with soft lemon flavours. Delish! 

This is why we think this Cold Brew recipe made with Ethiopian Yirgacheffe will be a tea drinker’s heaven. The soft fruity flavours that are released through this method are similar to a herbal tea,  with a comparable amount of caffeine compared to that awesome hit of espresso.

Now for the recipe itself. This is so easy and the best part is once you’ve whipped up a batch you can keep it in the fridge for those thirsty moments that need a little caffeinated kick.

Cold Brew Recipe

What you need;
– 200g Coffee, ground coarse (filter/plunger grind)
– 2L filtered water
– Large jar 
– Muslin cloth (or equivalent)
– String

Instructions
1. Measure out 200gms of coffee and grind fresh if you’re using beans.
2. Place coffee in muslin cloth and seal with string.
3. Fill the container with the 2L of filtered water.
4. Submerge your coffee gently into to the container and seal.
5. Let the coffee infuse in the fridge for 12 hours.       
6. Remove coffee and muslin coth.
7. Serve!

Top tip: If any coffee grounds escape from the muslin, pour the entire cold brew through a clean muslin cloth to strain out the rogue coffee grounds.

 

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Notes:

  • This recipe can be used with any of our coffees though the flavour result will be different.
  • For a stronger or weaker tasting coffee, increase or decrease the amount of coffee used.
  • How fine/coarse you grind the coffee will also effect the taste. If you grind too fine (similar to an espresso grind) the cold brew will taste a lot stronger.
  • Depending on our mood, we sometimes add a slice of orange to our Cold Brew which give it a lovely summer vibe.

Enjoy!

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All recipe images via Amy’s Healthy Baking

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