January 13, 2009

Pairings with Coffee and Dessert

We all know about the wonderful world of pairing food and wine, but did you know that you could to the same with coffee and dessert? Some great taste sensations will come from brewing coffee at home and pairing it with food. Always select whole bean coffee and grind it at home. Use a coffee press for a true taste and elegant presentation. Using geography as a guide, you can create your own pairings for your favorite desserts.
  • Asian/Pacific coffees are full-bodied, herbal and earthy, and pair well with cheese as well as rich, buttery dishes that feature toffee and caramel. Spicy flavors like cinnamon also go well with these coffees (sumatra and Komodo Dragon Blend).
  • Latin American coffees offer rich flavors of nuts and cocoa. Coffees from this region (Breakfast Blend, House Blend, and Guatemala Antigua) pair well with desserts that feature nuts and caramel, as well as apples, blueberries and lemons.

  • African/Arabian coffees feature floral aromas and flavors of berries and citrus. Coffees from this region (Kenya, Ethiopia Sidamo) pair well with dried fruits, lemons and grapefruit, plus dishes featuring savory herbs and spices.

Cheers to your next cup of brew and finding your favorite pairing!

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