Coffee Recipes

Coffee shots being poured from espresso machine

Listing for you our favourite 5 coffee recipes to give you ideas on what other delicious treats you can make with your coffee. 

Espresso martini on table with coffee beans on side

1. Espresso Martini

Let's kick things off with the first thing that comes to mind when we think coffee and alcohol. The classic Espresso Martini is the perfect excuse to get your coffee kick in later on in the day. And what's even better is that this coffee recipe is super easy and doesn't need a lot of ingredients. 

All you need is:

  • Ice cubes
  • Vodka 40mL
  • Kahlua 20mL
  • Espresso 20mL
  • Coffee beans (to garnish cause why not if you've got it)
  • Cocktail shaker and strainer
  • Martini glass - or any glass it will still taste the same

To make:

Put all the ingredients in the cocktail shaker then fill with ice cubes. Close off the shaker and shake the mixture vigorously (this creates the foam). Then, strain the cocktail into a glass and garnish with your coffee beans. 

Check out the full recipe here!

Some tips we have:

If you don't have a cocktail strainer, just use a sieve 👍

Use cold espresso shots instead of hot 👍

Want it a little bit sweeter? Just add a little sugar syrup before shaking 👍

We recommend using a darker stronger roast of coffee to balance out the alcohol taste 👍

☕️ Try the Premier blend by Brew Coffee Roasters or Dark Matter by Rocketfuel!

Tiramisu with fork on a plate

2. Tiramisu

Another classic recipe that never fails...Tiramisu. We included this recipe as it is the perfect dessert to share and we are all about sharing the love of amazing local coffees. Whats even better is that theres no baking time it just needs to chill in the fridge!

All you need is:

  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup mascarpone 
  • 1 3/4 cup espresso (approximately 14.5 shots of coffee!)
  • 2 tbsp rum or cognac 
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 24 lady fingers 
  • 20cm x 20 cm dish

To make:

1. Using an electric mixer, mix the egg yolks and 1/4 cup of sugar until the mixture has tripled in size. Set this aside. (use a large bowl for this as we will be adding more later)

2. In a new bowl whip the rest of the sugar and the heavy cream until peaks form. Then whip in the mascarpone until a spreadable mixture is formed. Now fold this mixture into the egg yolk and sugar mixture from before.

3. Place the espresso and rum in a separate bowl (large enough bowl for ladyfingers to be dipped in).

4. Dust half the cocoa powder in the bottom of the baking dish. 

5. Now its time to layer our tiramisu. Dip the ladyfingers one at a time in the espresso mixture and lay flat in baking dish until the bottom is covered. Spread a layer of the cream mixture and repeat. Dusting cocoa powder on top of the dessert when done. 

6. Cover the dessert in cling wrap and let it chill for between 4-24 hrs (the longer the better!)

7. Enjoy and share. 

Read the full recipe here!

Some tips we have:

You want to use a bold dark roast in order to really capture that robust coffee flavour 👍

☕️ Try  the Espresso Blend by Crema or Hyperdrive by Brother of Mine!

Affogato espresso shot pored over glass with icecream

3. Affogato

Looking for a simple dessert and maybe with a little twist? Then this coffee recipe is the easy answer. The humble affogato is decadent and rich and a little naughty if you decide to add some booze...

All you need is:

  • Shot of espresso
  • 1-2 scoops of vanilla ice-cream
  • Shot of nutty liqueur such as Frangelico (if desired)

To make:

Scoop your ice-cream into your mug or small bowl. Pour your espresso shot directly over the ice-cream so it starts to melt and add your liqueur if desired. Serve with a spoon and enjoy. It's as simple as that!

Some tips we have:

Medium or lighter roasts really compliment the vanilla ice-cream flavour 👍

☕️ Try the Good Times blend by Brightside or the Signature Blend by 1905 Roasting Co!

Protein balls on a baking tray

4. Coffee Raw Balls

As we enter Summer, everyone is on their health kicks so smoothies and raw balls and all thing healthy is in season. This coffee recipe will not fail to keep you satisfied and feeling energised as you take on the day.

All you need is:

  • 8 pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup espresso - cooled (approximately 4 shots of coffee)
  • 1 cup of almonds
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt

To make:

1. Soak the pitted dates in the coffee for approximately 15 minutes then add the coffee and dates to a food processor and pulse until a thick paste is formed. 

2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor and pulse until a dough like consistency is formed.

3. Roll the dough into bite sized balls and chill in the fridge.

Enjoy as a breakfast on the go or the perfect pick-me-up snack to get you through the day!

View the full recipe here!

Some tips we have:

Any coffee roast will work just fine 👍

☕️ Try our trending favourites No Sleep Till Brooklyn by Brother of Mine or Old Faithful by the Margaret River Roasting Co!


Coffee smoothies

5. Coffee Smoothie

Finally, our coffee smoothie recipe is a go to for our gym fanatics and is super filling. Plus it makes the perfect breakfast to go!

All you need is:

  • Shot of espresso
  • 1 handful of frozen bananas 
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup of milk of your choice (We like to use coconut milk)
  • 1/2 tbsp of cocoa powder 
  • 1 handful of dates 

To make:

Place all ingredients in your blender and blend adding more milk as required. 

Our tips:

Add chia seeds for extra fibre and healthy fats 👍

Add honey to sweeten 👍

Add protein powder for the gym gains 👍

Any coffee roast will work just fine 👍

☕️ Try our popular roasts People Everyday by Brother of Mine or Huila by Brew Coffee Roasters!

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