Savory Recipes With Coffee – Ideas For Cooking With Coffee

Savory Recipes With Coffee

We love our coffee, there’s no doubt about that. Cooking with coffee is still a bit new to us. Until recently it never occurred to us that we cook add coffee to a recipe at home. Using coffee or coffee grounds can had a depth of flavor to a recipe that you can’t get from many other ingredients. In this post, we share our top recommendations for the best savory recipes for cooking with coffee. 

And, if you are looking for fabulous coffee beans to brew at home, check out our post on the Best Espresso Beans.

Savor Recipes With Coffee

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Coffee rubbed flank steak

Savory Recipes With Coffee

If you are looking for tips on how to cook with coffee, look no further. There are loads of recommended recipes here. We will continue to update this list as we find new recipes, so subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed.

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Do You Love Coffee As Much As We Do?

If you are looking to add coffee into recipes, that’s probably the case. Since moving to Spain we’ve become slightly addicted to making the perfect brew at home. We’ve done a lot of research on what that means. Check out these related posts all for coffee lovers like us:

Reviews of the Best Coffee Makers With Built-In Grinders

Reviews of the Best Coffee Makers For Under $100

Reviews of the Best Stovetop Italian Coffee Makers and tips for how to use one

Recommendations for Manual Coffee Grinders and how to use one

How to Use A Coffee Scale to make the perfect cup of coffee

How To Travel With A Portable Coffee Maker and recommended travel coffee makers

The Best Espresso Beans for Home Brewing

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Best Savory Recipes With Coffee

Top Recipes With Coffee

We will continue to update this post with new recipes as we find them. Feel free to save this post to your favorite recipe board on Pinterest. 

See our other recipe roundups for coffee lovers:

Drinks, Snacks, and Dessert Coffee Recipes For Coffee Lovers

The Best Recipes For Baking With Coffee

FAQs – Cooking With Coffee

Can coffee be used for cooking?

While most of us prefer our coffee hot and first thing in the morning, it is a highly versatile cooking ingredient. From marinades to baking, coffee can enhance a wide range of dishes. You can cook with coffee beans, ground coffee, or of course liquid coffee.

What does cooking with coffee do?

Coffee adds depth to dishes. Depending on how roasted the original coffee beans were, this depth of flavor is different. Acidic by nature, coffee is excellent for tenderizing meats, especially red meats.

What does coffee do to meat?

Coffee has strong natural acidic levels. Acid acts as a tenderizer when applied to meat. Therefore, you can use coffee to tenderize meat prior to cooking. A general suggestion is to apply the coffee to room-temperature meat approximately one hour before cooking. This will ensure the meat is at its most tender.

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