100 Fun Coffee-inspired Recipes You Need to Try Today

Admit it...you’ve pigeon-holed coffee. Maybe even just a little.  

We’re all a little guilty of labeling our faithful friend and forcing them into a relationship-rut.

We’re creatures of habit and if it ain’t broke, we ain’t gonna fix it.

But what if I told you coffee could be so much more than your traditional cup that you’ve become so accustomed to each day?

Ever since we started brewing cold brew coffee at home with our super-convenient cold brew coffee kit, we've gotten the bug. The recipe bug. 

So, we’ve scoured the web for 100 of the most popular, fun and creative coffee-inspired recipes this side of juan valdez. And some of them even have booze.

Scroll now to discover 50 coffee themed drinks followed by 50 cooking recipes (yes, there is a coffee bacon sandwich on the menu).

Read on and discover your next beverage adventure….

 

A not so traditional look at beverages

Mention to some coffee-lovers the idea of a sweetened drink or something that requires whipped cream on top and you’ll get some looks. Especially if you are a guy or gal who takes your java black with no additions.

But what if I told you our list was also ripe for the picking with simple and slight variations that entertain the taste buds and excite the senses?

Even if you aren’t slightly tempted by the sounds of an espresso old-fashioned, a cold brew tonic or a thai iced coffee, keep this list hand for when you play the witty, creative and ever-popular host or hostess.

Place a cold brew dirty chai (with bourbon) in your guests hands next time the weather turns steamy, and we can almost guarantee, that to you, will go the praises.

 

vanilla bean iced coffee

1. Vanilla bean iced coffee

http://delightfulemade.com/2016/07/13/vanilla-bean-iced-coffee/


2. Vanilla Cold Brew Coffee Protein Shake

http://www.madescolabs.com/vanilla-cold-brew-coffee-protein-shake/


  1. Vietnamese Iced Coffee

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/vietnamese-iced-coffee


  1. Maple almond iced coffee

http://www.coffeeandquinoa.com/2013/08/cold-brewed-maple-almond-iced-coffee/


  1. Espresso Old Fashioned

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/espresso-old-fashioned


  1. Cold Brew Tonic

http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/non-alcoholic/article/cold-brew-tonic


  1. Dark Moon Coffee Cocktail 

https://www.barniescoffee.com/blogs/brewsticks-recipes/17815144-dark-moon-coffee-cocktail


  1. Guinness Affogato

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/guinness-affogato


  1. Dublin Iced Coffee

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/dublin-iced-coffee


  1. Make it an iced latte 

http://www.thekitchn.com/5-ways-to-turn-your-iced-coffee-or-cold-brew-into-an-iced-latte-206554

 

homemade iced moccachino

      11. Homemade Iced Moccahino

http://overtimecook.com/2012/07/15/homemade-iced-mochaccino/


  1. Sparkling Iced Coffee

http://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/iced-coffee-sparkling-seltzer-club-soda-article


  1. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cold Brew Coffee

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/cinnamon-toast-crunch-cold-brew-coffee/eab66c0e-024d-4e0b-9344-f7558b79553a


  1. Chicory & Anise

http://www.coffeedetective.com/cold-coffee-with-anise-chicory.html


  1. Iced Coffee Recipes

http://www.brit.co/iced-coffee-recipes/


  1. Iced Coffee Cubes

http://www.highwallsblog.com/2014/04/homemade-iced-coffee/

 

sea salt iced coffee

17. Sea Salt Iced Coffee 

http://www.thelittleepicurean.com/2013/03/sea-salt-coffee.html


  1. Carbonated Cold Brew Espresso

http://flavorman.com/5-beverage-architect-approved-ideas-rtd-cold-brewed-coffee

 

19. Vanilla Bourbon and Mexican Chocolate 

http://www.mokabees.com/cold-brew-coffee-recipe-flavors-vanilla-bourbon-mexican-chocolate/

 

  1. Viennese Iced Coffee

http://www.savorhomeblog.com/2013/01/viennese-iced-coffee.html

 

21. Brownies

http://platedcravings.com/cold-brew-coffee-brownies/


  1. Choc milk iced mochas

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2016/05/chocolate-milk-iced-mochas/


  1. Starbucks iced caramel macchioato copycat recipe 

http://eugeniekitchen.com/iced-caramel-macchiato/

 

 the modern mazagran

24. The Modern Mazagran

http://www.thehungrytravelerblog.com/iced-coffee-lemonade-portuguese-mazagran/


  1.  Malaysian Iced Coffee

http://readereater.com/2014/12/11/malaysian-iced-coffee/


  1. Banana Milk Coffee

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/255355/banana-milk-coffee/?internalSource=hub%20recipe&referringContentType=search%20results&clickId=cardslot%207


  1. Spiced Cacao

http://myheartbeets.com/spiced-cacao-cold-brew-coffee/


  1. Various Recipes

https://firstpresscoffee.com/pages/recipes


  1. Stormy Float

http://califiafarms.co/blog/nitro-cold-brew-ice-cream-float


  1. The Banoffee Smoothie

http://skinnymixers.com.au/thm-banoffee-smoothie/


  1. Almond Milk Cold Brew Coffee

http://www.loveandlemons.com/almond-milk-cold-brew-coffee-latte/


  1.  Cold Brew Dirty Chai

https://food52.com/recipes/47511-cold-brew-dirty-chai


  1. Coffee and Doughnuts Float

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/coffee-and-doughnuts-float.html


  1. Iced Coffee with Chile de Arbol

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/iced-coffee-with-chile-de-arbol-and-dark-chocolate.html


  1.  Iced Coffee Soda

http://www.manmadediy.com/users/bryson/posts/3599-how-to-make-your-own-iced-coffee-soda


  1.  Cold Brew Orange Tonic

https://1912pike.com/cold-brew-tonic-recipe/


  1. Cashew Milk 3-Ways: Cinnamon Cold Brew

https://vibrantandpure.com/2015/09/14/cashew-milk-3-ways-cinnamon-cold-brew-coffeechai-spicedcacao/


  1. Heath Bar Cocktail (alcoholic)

http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/entertaining/heath-bar-cocktail


  1.  Cold Brew Tonic

http://www.bonappetit.com/drinks/non-alcoholic/article/cold-brew-tonic


  1. Coconu and Macadamia iced Latte

https://prima-coffee.com/blog/article/5-iced-coffee-drinks-summer


  1. Magical Iced Coffee

https://food52.com/recipes/2018-magical-coffee


  1. Thai Iced Coffee

http://steamykitchen.com/16139-thai-iced-coffee-recipe.html

 

43. Skinny Caramel Frappucino 

http://www.averiecooks.com/2013/06/skinny-caramel-frappuccino.html


  1. Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee

http://www.averiecooks.com/2013/05/creamy-boozy-iced-coffee.html


  1. Blood Orange Infused Cold Brew

http://imbibemagazine.com/blood-orange-infused-cold-brew-coffee-recipe/

 

  1. Coffee Soda Recipe

https://laurenwinter.co/blog/urenwinter.co/2013/07/coffee-soda-recipe.html

 

  1. Beer and Coffee Breakfast Cocktail

http://brooklynbrewshop.com/themash/recipe-beer-coffee-breakfast-cocktail/


  1. Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew 

http://www.madescolabs.com/pumpkin-spice-cold-brew-coffee/

 

the autumn spiced toddy

  1. Autumn Spice Cold Brew Coffee 

http://arismenu.com/autumn-spiced-toddy-cold-brewed-iced-coffee/


  1. Pumpkin Spice Nitro Coffee

http://blog.kegoutlet.com/simple-pumpkin-spice-nitro-coffee-recipe/



Cooking with Coffee

 

Turns out coffee is a very complimentary and flavor-enhancing partner for some pretty fun food. From brownies or pudding to steak and pork tenderloin, coffee’s naturally rich and smoky flavors (from the roasting process) can really enhance a food’s flavor.

Some of the recipes that follow will call for a bit of cold or hot brewed coffee, while others utilize ground coffee as a spice or a rub (as with some of the meat dishes).

Whichever you choose, keep a few key things in mind:

  • Dark roasts, which are less acidic than light roasts and carry more robust flavors are ideal for cooking. They offer the best chance of standing out when in competition against other powerful flavors in a dish.
  • When a recipe calls for ground coffee, grind the beans just before use for the best flavor (did you know that coffee has approx 900 flavor compounds, to wine’s 150?).
  • Ground coffee is ideal for rubs and marinades, while brewed is good for soups and stews. General rule: When something is not going to be cooked...use brewed coffee.
With those suggestions in mind...here we go!

Cold Brew Coffee Recipes

1. Cold Brew Coffee Brownies

http://platedcravings.com/cold-brew-coffee-brownies/


  1. Choc Chip and Cold Brew Coffee

http://www.starkravingdelicious.com/2015/05/chocolate-chip-and-cold-brew-cookies.html


  1. Vietnamese Iced Coffee Cookies 

http://www.imnotthenanny.com/2015/12/vietnamese-iced-coffee-cookies.html


  1. Choc and cold brew coffee cupcakes with buttercream frosting

https://thistravelerheartofmine.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/chocolate-and-cold-brew-coffee-cupcakes-with-coffee-buttercream-frosting-recipe/


  1. Cold brew coffee steak marinade

http://natalieparamore.com/cold-brew-coffee-steak-marinade/

  1. Cold Brew Coffee Ice Cream

https://www.tastemade.com/videos/cold-brew-ice-cream


  1. Overnight Chocolate Coffee Chia Breakfast Pudding

http://paleomg.com/overnight-chocolate-coffee-chia-breakfast-pudding/

 

the oatmeal chocolate chunk coffee caramel cookie

8. Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk salted coffee caramel apple skillet cookie

http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/oatmeal-chocolate-chunk-salted-coffee-caramel-apple-skillet-cookie/

 

  1. Mocha Pudding Pie

http://www.tryanythingonceculinary.com/mocha-pudding-pie/


  1. Cold brew coffee steak recipe

http://www.sanfranciscobaycoffee.com/index.php/cold-brew-coffee-steak-recipe/


  1. Coffee Rubbed Roasted Chicken

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/coffee-rubbed-roasted-chicken


  1. Fried eggs with coffee Chipotle

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/fried-eggs-with-coffee-chipotle-mole-235989


  1. Pancakes with warm maple syrup and Coffee Butter

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/pancakes-with-warm-maple-syrup-coffee-butter-51190420


  1. Country ham with (coffee) Redeye gravy

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/country-ham-with-redeye-gravy-56389462


  1. Coffee Coffee Coffee Cake

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/coffee-coffee-coffee-cake-56389466


  1. Coffee Granito

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/coffee-granita-107827


  1.  Coffee Marinated Bison Short-ribs

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/coffee-marinated-bison-short-ribs-241342


  1. Short ribs braised in coffee and ancho chili sauce

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/short-ribs-braised-in-coffee-ancho-chile-sauce-107596


  1. Brown Sugar and Coffee BBQ Sauce

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/brown-sugar-and-coffee-barbecue-sauce-354930

  1. Coffee-Paprika Salt

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/coffee-paprika-salt-51178690


  1. Coffee Crusted Pork Tenderloins

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/coffee-paprika-salt-51178690


  1. Coffee Rubbed cheeseburgers with with texas BBQ Sauce

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/coffee-rubbed-cheeseburgers-with-texas-barbecue-sauce-353870


  1. Dark Roast Coffee Gelee

http://www.epicurious.com/archive/howtocook/dishes/recipeswithcoffeedarkroastcoffeegelee


  1. Jalapeno Cheeseburgers with Bacon and Grilled Onion

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Jalapeno-Cheeseburgers-with-Bacon-and-Grilled-Onions-232193


  1. Qinuoa and Coffee Chili

http://jerryjamesstone.com/recipe/quinoa-coffee-chili/

 

 

 Coffee Rubbed steak and eggs

  1. Coffee Rubbed Steak & Eggs

http://www.sugardishme.com/coffee-rubbed-steak-eggs/


  1. Pumpkin Beer Risotto w/ coffee and chocolate glazed short ribs

http://www.sugardishme.com/coffee-rubbed-steak-eggs/


  1. Brewed and braised cherry chicken

https://food52.com/recipes/11284-brewed-and-braised-cherry-chicken?affil=cj&utm_campaign=Food52+Outdoor+Goods+Page&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=cj


  1. Fried eggs with coffee-chipotle Mole

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Fried-Eggs-with-Coffee-Chipotle-Mole-235989


  1. Coffee Toffee Banana Bread

http://www.onceuponacuttingboard.com/2013/07/coffee-toffee-banana-bread.html

 

coffee bacon sandwiches

  1. Coffee Bacon Sandwiches

http://joythebaker.com/2012/03/coffee-bacon-sandwiches/


  1. Coffee Chipotle Pork Sliders

http://thegoudalife.tumblr.com/post/26502809520/slow-down-eat-pork-coffee-chipotle-pulled-pork


  1. Carmelized Coffee Spiced Chicken

http://www.savoryspiceshop.com/recipes/caramelized-coffee-spiced-chicken.html


  1. Coffee Beef Stew 

https://ineedcoffee.com/coffee-beef-stew-recipe/


  1.  Coffee Baked Beans on Toast

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/cooking-with-coffee-in-savoury-dishes-from-baked-beans-to-roast-meats-a-cup-of-joe-can-be-a-dark-and-9236759.html


  1. Singaporean Coffee Ribs

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/singaporean-coffee-ribs.html


  1. Beatty’s Chocolate Cake

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/ina-garten/beattys-chocolate-cake.html


  1. Batch Pork Belly

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/batch-pork-belly.html


  1. Chopped Walnut and Coffee Cake

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/cooking-with-coffee-grounds.html


  1. Coffee and cola pork loin

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/ingrid-hoffmann/coffee-and-cola-pork-loin.html


  1. Broiled Java Turkey

http://www.rd.com/food/broiled-java-turkey/


  1. Coffee Onion Jam

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/coffee-onion-jam


  1. Pork Tenderloin with Costa Rican Coffee Glaze

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pork-tenderloin-with-costa-rican-coffee-glaze


  1. Toffee Coffee Ice Cream Torte

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/toffee-coffee-ice-cream-torte


  1. Michaels Coffee Braised Ribs

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/michaels-coffee-braised-short-ribs-recipe.html


  1. Mocha Steak Tacos 

http://countrywoodsmoke.com/mocha-steak-tacos/


  1. Red-eye Gravy

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes-menus/best-red-eye-gravy-recipe-article


  1. Grilled Filet Mignon with Chocolate Coffee BBQ Sauce

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/grilled-filet-mignon-with-chocolate-coffee-bbq-sauce-recipe.html

Roast Beef with coffee gravy
  1. Roast Beef with Coffee Gravy

http://loriesmississippikitchen.com/2014/06/cinnamon-coffee-chocolate-gravy.html

 

chocolate coffee cupcakes

  1. Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with coffee buttercream cupcakes

http://atreatsaffair.com/chocolate-coffee-cupcakes-with-coffee-buttercream-frosting-recipe/


  1. Crockpot Java Beef Stew 

http://amandascookin.com/crockpot-java-beef-stew-with-mushrooms-and-baby-reds/

 

52. Mocha Pudding Cake

http://paleomg.com/overnight-chocolate-coffee-chia-breakfast-pudding/


  1. Coffee Rubbed Ribeyes

http://www.greensnchocolate.com/2015/06/coffee-rubbed-ribeyes/

 

What did we miss?

So which recipe do you want to try? What did we miss? Let us know in the comments below!

 


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