What Goes With Coffee

15 Amazing Coffee Pairings For You To Try

· September 14, 2022

Coffee Pairings

After spending hours scouring recipe books and conducting tasting experiments, I've found the following flavor pairings all go well with Coffee. Click on any match to view its flavor matches.

  • Avocado

    E.g. "Sinh To Bo" — Avocado and coffee milkshake.No. I haven’t lost my marbles. This is apparently a great little combination though I’ve yet to try it since I’ve given up coffee.

    In the west, avocados are used more like a vegetable in savory dishes despite actually being a fruit. However, in many south-east Asian countries, you'll often find them being used in sweeter dishes.In Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines they make a milkshake out of avocados, condensed milk, and coconut. The Vietnamese call it "Sinh to boh" and apparently one popular variation is to also throw in a couple of shots of espresso.

  • Cardamon

    E.g. Cardamom and coffee old fashioned .Simply adding a couple of cardamom pods to your coffee is enough to experience these two. The cardamon's earthy flavors mix well with the deep, roasted, flavors of coffee, and its floral, piney aromas add an intriguing twist. Various cocktails utilize this paring such as this orange and cardamom coffee old fashioned

  • Chocolate

    Why this pairing works:Their affinity for one another is due to them both sharing roasted, malty, nutty, and caramel-like notes, and you will often see them together in your local coffee shop. The cafe mocha, for instance, is a latte mixed with chocolate or cocoa, and it is custom to serve coffee after meals with a little chocolate.

    E.g. Tiramisu.Thank the Italians for they blessed the world with the Tiramisu, a creamy dessert of mascarpone, fluffy whipped cream, cocoa powder, and espresso-soaked ladyfingers. Although cocoa powder and chocolate are not strictly the same, chocolate is made from cocoa and derives much of its flavor from it. So I feel that warrants this as an example.

  • Whiskey

    E.g. Irish Coffee.The world-famous Irish Coffee is the perfect drink to warm your bones on a cold winter's night. Coffee’s deep, dark, roasted flavors are rounded out by whipped cream, sweetened with brown sugar, and fired up with a good drop of fine Irish whiskey.