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Coffee + Food Pairings

November 01, 2020

What are your favorite coffee and food pairings? From savory breakfast options to decadent desserts, there are so many delicious food options to pair with a good cup of coffee. Here are some of our favorite ways to pair a delicious cup of Growers Alliance Coffee with every meal!

Breakfast

There’s nothing like a freshly brewed cup of coffee in the morning! If your go-to breakfast includes eggs, sausage, or other savory items, then we suggest brewing a cup of our medium roast Costa Rican coffee alongside your tasty breakfast. For those who prefer a sweeter breakfast like berries, tarts, or pastries, we suggest brewing a more rich, full-body coffee like our Kenyan coffee.

Lunch

If you need a midday pick-me-up and are looking to pair a cup of coffee with your lunch, opt for an East African coffee like our Kenyan coffee or a bold shot of espresso. We recommend sipping your coffee black while you enjoy a meat-based meal or any heavily-seasoned dish to let the intense flavors of the coffee mingle with your savory lunch choice.

Dinner

 

Now you’re probably thinking, what will I pair with coffee for dinner? You may want to save your evening cup of coffee to go with dessert, but you can pair coffee with your dinner in other ways! Seasoning meat with a blend of coffee and spices is a sure way to get a delicious and tender piece of meat whether you cook it on the grill, stovetop, or oven. Our Kenyan coffee grounds can be used as a rub for almost any type of meat, and due to the natural enzymes in the coffee, it makes a great tenderizer.

Dessert

Our favorite coffee and food pairings are on the sweeter side. If you’re a fan of all things chocolate, our dark roast Ethiopian coffee is the perfect complement to your decadent dessert. If you’re serving up a dessert like coffee cake, oatmeal raisin cookies, or carrot cake, our Guatemalan coffee is perfect to pair with baked goods that feature warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. 

Do you have a favorite coffee and food pairing? Leave a comment and let us know!




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