5 Coffee Recipes You Didn't Know About

23 November, 2020
In this article, we share incredible coffee recipes that help put a twist to your everyday life and amaze your guests on special occasions.

Other than the typical coffees you drink, such as macchiato, cappuccino, mocha, among others, there are even more coffee recipes that you can enjoy.

Are you a coffee fan? Today, we decided to hare some alternatives to enjoy its delicious taste occasionally. However, we recommend consulting your nutritionist first, as it’s best to avoid the recipes in some cases. Take note!

5 coffee recipes you didn’t know about

Due to its interesting nutritional composition, coffee has been researched for decades. One of the most recent studies, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, concluded that consuming this food regularly could help reduce the risk of falling in older adults. It could also have benefits in the control of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

We decided to share the above only as a curious fact because you must bear in mind that coffee recipes contain other ingredients that can vary its nutritional composition and properties. Therefore, we recommend consuming them occasionally, in moderate portions. Keep that in mind!

1. Iced coconut coffee

Iced coconut recipe.

The first of these coffee recipes has a wonderful creaminess that comes from coconuts with an intense coffee flavor and a touch of cinnamon. This is an easy-to-make drink with a very nice flavor.


  • Strong coffee (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar (10 g)
  • 1 scoop of coconut ice cream (10 g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon (1.2 g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of shredded coconut (2.5 g)


  • To make this simple recipe, begin by preparing strong coffee.
  • After that, add the tablespoon of brown sugar and the scoop of coconut ice cream.
  • Then, add the cinnamon and mix well.
  • Finally, sprinkle the shredded coconut on top to finish off this delicious drink.

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2. Coffee with banana

In this recipe, we combine the sweetness of a banana with the strong flavor of coffee. In addition, according to information collected in a study published in the journal Food Chemistrybanana is a very nutritious food.


  • Strong coffee (to taste)
  • Chocolate chips (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of caramel (10 g)
  • 4 tablespoons of banana syrup (40 ml)


  • Start by mixing the caramel with the banana syrup.
  • When you have a homogeneous mixture, add the coffee and its concentrate.
  • Finally, add the chocolate chips to give this coffee recipe a nice look and a special touch.

3. Indian spiced coffee

Indian spiced coffee.

This drink will surprise those coffee lovers by giving them an oriental touch. This is one of the most exotic coffee recipes!


  • 1 teaspoon of chai tea (2.5 g)
  • 1/2 cup of hot milk (100 ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cacao powder (2.5 g)
  • Indian coffee (to taste)


  • To make this Indian spiced coffee, start by heating the milk and add the chai tea when the milk is almost at a boil. Then, let the tea infuse for three to four minutes.
  • During that time, make a double Indian coffee. When it’s ready, strain the milk to get rid of the tea residue and pour it into the coffee.
  • Mix well and sprinkle the cacao powder on top.

4. Coffee brownies

Two brownies on a plate.

This coffee dessert is perfect for sharing with others during a social gathering or special occasion. You can also enjoy it occasionally as a snack, if you don’t have any problem with consuming sugar.


  • 2 eggs (60 g)
  • 1/4 cup of cacao (30 ml)
  • 1/2 cup of coffee (120 ml)
  • 2 cups of sugar (480 g)
  • 2 cups of flour (480 g)
  • 1 cup of butter (180 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla (2.5 g)
  • 1/2 cup of natural yogurt (120 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of chemical yeast powder (2.5 g)


  • Begin by letting the butter melt in the microwave. Then, add the cacao and coffee powder.
  • Mix everything together with the sugar and flour and then stir until you get a homogeneous batter.
  • Then, add the yogurt, yeast, eggs, and vanilla. Stir again until all of the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Finally, pour it into a well-greased baking pan to keep it from sticking.
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 392°F.
  • Once it’s ready, take it out and let it cool down to room temperature before serving.

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5. Cubed ox meat with coffee

Finally, here’s a way to use coffee in a salty dish, perhaps as an appetizer for a dinner party.


  • 1 kg of ox meat
  • 4 tablespoons of oil (40 g)
  • 3 tablespoons of mustard (20 g)
  • 4 tablespoons of soy sauce (40 ml)
  • 1/2 cup of coffee (120 ml)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


  • Begin by mixing the coffee, oil, and soy sauce in a bowl.
  • Separately, cut the meat into cubes and cover them with the previously made mixture.
  • Let the meat sit for an hour and then drain the liquid into a separate container. Afterward, poke the ox cubes with toothpicks.
  • Then, grill them in a large saucepan or on a grill. Be sure to flip them a few times so they cook evenly.
  • When they’re almost done, add the sauce that you saved before and let it sit for a little bit so the flavor becomes concentrated.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and then take the ox cubes out of the pan.
  • Finally, pour the sauce over the cubes. It’ll be thicker and more concentrated, and will give your recipe a more intense flavor.
  • In this recipe, coffee is used in a special manner, by having a taste of saltiness to give the ox meat a more intense and particular flavor.

Do you dare to try these coffee recipes? As you can see, they’re very varied ways to enjoy the intense flavor of this ingredient. However, you must bear in mind that they can be high in calories. Therefore, they aren’t suitable for all types of diets. If in doubt, consult a nutritionist.

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