Take Your Morning Cup of Joe to the Next Level!
When we think of coffee, we often think of the energizing drink we make in the morning. However, have you ever wondered what exactly coffee is and where it comes from? What about recipes that can be made with coffee? Coffee can be used for so much more than just your daily caffeine intake, and a few may even surprise you!
What is coffee? People recognize coffee as a bean or ground, and that bean we see comes from the seed of the fruit known as the coffee cherry. The coffee cherry grows on the coffee plant that can live up to 100 years! Yes, there is a coffee plant! How cool is that? These plants are the most productive between the ages of 7 to 20 and can grow to be as tall as 10 meters.
Drinks and Desserts: There are an abundance of drinks and desserts that can be made from coffee. Even if coffee is not your go-to drink, the recipes below may just give your taste buds something to smile about!
Paint: Did you know that you can paint using coffee? Combine coffee grounds and room-temperature water to give you your newest paint color!
Meat Tenderizer: As you will see in the recipes below, coffee can be used to tenderize meats. Due to the enzymes found in coffee, the meat will become more tender when marinated in coffee. Marinate your meat of choice for up to 24 hours for an incredible flavor.
Make chocolate-covered coffee beans: This is super easy to make. Just melt PICS dark chocolate chips over low heat, stir in espresso beans, and let cool on parchment paper.
Décor: Coffee beans can be used as a very elegant décor in your home. Simply put coffee beans in a jar or vase with a candle or fake flowers on top.
Interested in taking coffee to the next level? Try out some of our fantastic recipes below!
Coffee-Rubbed Beef Brisket: Have you ever tried beef rubbed with coffee? Be sure to check out this easy yet delicious recipe for your next beef dinner!
Coffee Caramelized Onions: When you try out the Coffee-Rubbed Beef Brisket recipe, be sure to add on these coffee caramelized onions that coffee fans will love!
Super Chili: The next time you want to make chili, consider spicing it up with this Super Chili recipe! While the coffee taste is not overwhelming, there is enough in the recipe to make this chili more exciting.
Iced Caramel Vanilla Latte: Feeling low on energy? Try this scrumptious latte with PICS whipped cream!
Vanilla-Raspberry Ice Cream Tart With Brownie Crust and Mocha Drizzle: The name says it all! This dessert is perfect for your next family get together!
Mocha-Almond Meringue Cake: This cake is divine! There is the perfect balance of mocha and almond for a dessert that will take your break away!