Tips for Pairing Coffee and Food

by Carissa on February 1, 2012

Has it ever occurred to you that you can pair coffee with food just like you would pair a particular white or red wine with an appetizer, meal or dessert?

Yesterday I had a customer ask me to recommend a good breakfast coffee to go along with typical breakfast foods. Today I came across an article published on Newport Independent discussing several considerations for pairing coffee and food.

Hopefully these pairing tips will be helpful for you the next time you have guests in your home or would like to treat yourself to an extra special coffee break.

Latin American Coffees

Try pairing our Panama or Mexico coffees, which are well balanced, with:

  • muffin appleBreakfast breads and muffins
  • Citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruits
  • Blueberries and Apples
  • Nuts

African and Arabian Coffees

Because African coffees are typically fruity and carry floral tastes, try pairing our Kenya AA and Mocca Java coffees with:

  • citrusBerries and Citrus fruits
  • Raisins and Currents
  • Chocolate, Cinnamon and Cardamom

Asian and Pacific Coffees

Indonesian, Asian and Kona coffee beans are often very earthy in flavor with flowery or herbal notes. It is best to pair these coffees with:

  • mapleCinnamon
  • Cheese and Butter
  • Caramel, Maple and Toffee
  • Herbs

Happy Coffee Pairing!

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