5 Coffee Recipes You Didn't Know About

In this article, we share incredible coffee recipes that help put a twist to your everyday life and amaze your guests on special occasions.
5 Coffee Recipes You Didn't Know About

Last update: 24 May, 2021

In Spain, people commonly drink different kinds of coffee, such as cortados (espressos with a dash of milk), black coffees, or mochas, among others. In fact, there’s a large number of coffee recipes that you can occasionally enjoy as part of your diet.

Are you a coffee fan? Today, we want to share some alternatives to enjoy coffee’s delicious taste. 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 help to control type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

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

1. Iced coconut coffee

Iced coconut recipe.

The first of these coffee recipes combines the creaminess of coconut and the intense taste from coffee with a touch of spice from the cinnamon. This is an easy drink to make with a very nice flavor.


  • Strong coffee (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar (1/3 oz.)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut ice cream (1/3 oz)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of shredded coconut


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

2. Coffee with banana

In this recipe, we combine the sweetness of a banana with the strong flavor of coffee for a captivating mix. Additionally, according to information collected in a study published in the journal Food Chemistrybananas are a very nutritious food.


  • Strong coffee (to taste)
  • Chocolate chips (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of caramel (1/3 oz.)
  • 4 tablespoons of banana syrup (1 1/3 fluid oz.)


  • 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
  • 1/2 cup of hot milk (2.5 fluid oz.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cacao powder
  • Indian coffee (to taste)


  • To make this Indian spiced coffee, start by heating the milk and add the chai when the milk is almost boiling. Then, let the tea infuse for 3 to 4 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.
  • Finally, mix it 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
  • 1/4 cup of cacao (1 fluid oz.)
  • 1/2 cup of coffee (4 1/5 oz.)
  • 2 cups of sugar (17 oz.)
  • 2 cups of flour (17 oz.)
  • 1 cup of butter (6 1/3 oz.)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of natural yogurt (4 1/4 oz.)
  • 1 teaspoon of chemical yeast powder


  • To get started with this recipe, first, allow the butter to melt in the microwave. Then, add the cacao and coffee powder.
  • Mix everything together with the sugar and flour and then stir until there are no more lumps in the 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.

5. Strips of ox meat with coffee

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


  • 35 oz. of ox meat
  • 4 tablespoons of oil (1 2/5 oz.)
  • 3 tablespoons of mustard (7/10 oz.)
  • 4 tablespoons of soy sauce (1 1/3 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup of coffee (4 fluid oz.)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


  • Begin by mixing the coffee, oil, and soy sauce in a bowl.
  • Separately, cut the meat into strips and cover them with the previously made mixture.
  • Let the meat sit for an hour and then after this time, drain the liquid into a separate container and save it for later, and put the strips of ox meat onto 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 more concentrated.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and then take the ox strips 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 final recipe, we use coffee in a slightly strange way, using it in a salty recipe to add a more intense and very special flavor to ox meat.

Do you fancy trying these coffee recipes? As you can see, there are many ways you can enjoy the intense flavor of coffee. However, you must bear in mind that they can be high in calories, and so they aren’t suitable for all types of diets. If in doubt, consult a nutritionist!

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