10 Coffee Based Drinks And Dishes To Make At Home

Ah, coffee. There’s something incredibly soothing about sipping a steaming cup of joe. Whether you are cradling a travel mug on your way to work or dashing out after gym to refuel with an espresso, it’s hard to imagine life without it.

Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world, beaten only by oil. According to a report from the National Coffee Association people 65 years and older drink most of their coffee at home, while coffee drinkers under the age of 35 are more likely to drink it on the go. You would probably agree that the majority of millennials are spending a lot of time on their handheld devices and therefore it’s no surprise to see the coffee roasters rolling out on-demand delivery services and coffee shop apps – a few worthy ones are listed here. There’s no denying that the dark, complex brew lends deep flavour to just about any drink or dish, from sweet to savory. Check out the entries below and get your caffeine fix today!

Clear Coffee

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The world’s first colourless coffee made its debut on the market in 2017 and was invented by two coffee-loving brothers with hectic lifestyles who needed a drink that would provide a much-needed energy boost while preventing their teeth from getting stained. The transparent drink is made from Arabica coffee beans and pure water and has no preservatives nor sugar. The process is by no means simple, but you can always give it a try.

Coffee-infused Tequila

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Two vices for the price of one! Why spend your hard-earned cash on branded coffee tequilas if you can make your own at home? Drink it, need or use it in a cocktail the next time you are in the mood for a cocktail with a serious caffeine kick.

Espresso Martini

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We owe cocktail legend Dick Bradsell our gratitude for inventing the punchy Espresso Martini, which, the story goes, he created when a runway model turned up at Soho Brasserie in London, requesting a cocktail that would both wake her up and screw her up. Like every cocktail, an Espresso Martini is only as good as its ingredients, so you’ll need a decent vodka and freshly made espresso when you make this one at home.

Irish Coffee

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Made well, Irish Coffee is a thing of beauty. It perfectly suits the cold and rainy weather of the country it’s named after and best enjoyed at a good old Irish pub. If you are nowhere near Ireland, you can always make one at home. The question, however, begs: Do you use espresso or filter, plain old whiskey or added liqueur – and just how do you get the cream to float on top? This recipe will guide you in the right direction.

Coffee In A Cone

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If you think ice cream is the only thing you can put in a cone, you are wrong! Known as the most Instagrammed coffee, drinking coffee from a chocolate-dipped ice cream cone is the latest food trend. All credit goes to Dayne Levinrad, a barista from South Africa, who turned his invention idea into a local and global hit. You can serve whatever coffee beverage in the cone, whether it is a pour-over, cold-brewed, espresso, macchiato, or flat white. The cone is not just any ordinary cone, but it is coated with multiple layers of chocolate. All you need is two ingredients – a waffle cone and melted chocolate chips. It’s just way too good to pass up!

Coffee Butter

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You’re moments away from the best thing to happen to toast since – you’ve guessed it – sliced bread! Coffee butter is the perfect spread over breakfast pastries like scones, croissants and English muffins. Many people believe that coffee butter enhances weight loss and promotes ketosis — a metabolic state in which the body burns fat as its main energy source. You can prepare coffee butter easily at home or you can purchase premade butter coffee products at grocery stores or online.

Coffee Salt

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Experts claim that adding salt to your drink will not only make it taste better but also help to take the bitter edge off of a particularly strong brew. It’s the easiest way to salvage an over-brewed coffee cup and a simple dash of salt can work wonders. As you know by now, coffee as an ingredient in recipes adds complexity to the food and so will a sprinkle of coffee salt. You can buy coffee salt or espresso salt at various grocery stores or you can easily make it yourself for a lot less money.

Coffee Caviar

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Coffee Caviar has been flooding our Instagram feeds, largely as a decoration for desserts. The technique used to make it is called spherification and it’s fairly simple: you add a small amount of sodium alginate to the liquid you wish to manipulate and then drop it into water containing a similarly small amount of calcium chloride. The resulting chemical reaction creates a membrane around the drops of liquid, giving you amazing caviar-like spheres that burst in the mouth. The result is a real surprise for the palate: small pralines with gelatinous shell, but filled with coffee.

Coffee Pancakes

 10 Coffee Based Drinks And Dishes To Make At Home

If you are the kind of person who goes to bed anticipating your morning coffee then these pancakes will make you get out of the right side of the bed. This recipe for coffee pancakes results in a thin, slightly chewy pancake that will remind you of the once you enjoyed at your grandma’s home.

Espresso Glazed Bacon

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Who doesn’t like waking up to the smell of coffee and bacon? Us humans are always looking for new ways to consume everyone’s favorite slabs of pork meat. Those looking for their next porkgasm can opt to skip their morning espresso and rather sink their teeth into an espresso-infused piece of bacon