Pairing Coffee with Dessert is a win and this guide will make you the perfect hostess.
I received Community Coffee in exchange for this post. My love of coffee remains my own.
Long before the water cooler, there was coffee. It’s America’s favorite drink. We crave it, love it, drink it.
Coffee brings us together.
We visit coffee shops, where folks are kind.
We fill our cups with the dark, buzzing elixir that fuels our soul and ignites our creativity.
It’s something shared.
For me, coffee was the beverage brewed in my 30s while visiting with Charlotte the Great at the table. We both like our cut HOT. Sometimes our pot welcomed someone new. Regardless, our cup of coffee isn’t as simple as a morning drink. It is all the complexities of our love.
It is an experience. That warm cup in your hands. The smell that wafts through the air and fills the nostrils and hugs your soul. The beautiful, dark, deep, color of fresh-brewed coffee is like artwork to the eyes.
We walk with it.
We sit with it.
Then there’s the feel of the brew on your tongue, in your mouth and the delicious, smooth taste that obliges with ever sip.
Coffee is also socially connected to food. For example, we pair coffee with dessert, coffee cake, or that morning powdered doughnut.
The easiest way to remember coffee-pairing is that the richer and more indulgent the dessert (like chocolate, praline or peanut butter flavoring), the darker the roast.
Pair chocolate desserts with premium dark roast coffee.
Creamy desserts and sweet cakes complement medium dark roast coffee.
Fruit and tart desserts pair nicely with lighter roast coffee.
Should you be offering a combination of desserts, I recommend Community Coffee’s Cafe Special. It’s a full-bodied coffee with a smooth taste.
The perfect pairing can make the best cup of coffee even better.
I think a cup a joe pairs well with a giant mug.
I also like it with this moist coffee cake muffin recipe.
While playing hostess this holiday season, take a moment to pair coffee with dessert and delight all your guests!