Would you be surprised to learn that nearly half of all Americans, 44%, consume coffee with their morning meal? What is the ideal breakfast item to pair with that cup of Joe? Are there any coffee snacks that you always reach for? While some establishments specialize on the best breakfast items, others focus on what pairs well with your morning cup. Which coffee and food combos are the best? What pairs well with coffee in the same way that cheese pairs well with wine? Check out this article to discover the best coffee and food pairings.
1. Coffee cake
It's difficult to be more self-evident than this delectable cake with coffee right in the name. Coffee cake is available in a range of tastes and textures, but they are all designed to be eaten with a steaming cup of coffee. My personal favorite is a sour cream coffee cake with a central strip of cinnamon, brown sugar, and walnuts.
The donut is another popular dish that pairs well with coffee. Donuts come in a variety of shapes and can be plain or decorated with a variety of sprinkles, icings, and glazes. In any event, the sweetness of a decent donut pairs nicely with a cup of coffee, particularly one that is brewed with milk.
3. Bran muffins
Bran is a necessity. You NEED fiber. Additionally, bran muffins can be very tasty! In Northeast Portland, Random Order prepares it with cardamom, coconut, nutmeg, and raspberries. It's beneficial to be both joyful and healthy!
4. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich
It's what departed New Yorkers miss most about the city, and what frequent tourists fantasize about regardless of where they are. No matter where you are in New York City — from the tiniest blocks of Manhattan to the dingiest sublets of Queens — you are never more than a few moments from a bodega, or even better, a stand-alone sidewalk food cart, where a no-nonsense short order cook can whip up the perfect breakfast sandwich in a matter of moments. Always pair with the cup and consume only one each day for that "New York thin" appearance.
Continuing with breakfast items, the crepe is a meal that coffee complements nicely. Some crepes are sweet, while others are savory, cooked with meats, cheeses, or vegetables. They all shine when coupled with the appropriate type of coffee.
Perhaps the best dessert to mix with coffee. It's difficult to go wrong when pairing coffee with meals that impart their own coffee characteristics, and tiramisu meets this criteria thanks to the addition of espresso or coffee liqueur. It's elevated to a new level when paired with a decent cup of coffee. However, tiramisu is merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to desserts that pair nicely with coffee.
Coffee and food pairing
The first rule of coffee-food matching is straightforward: Adhere to your palate. What important is that the mix tastes well to you. However, there are a few additional principles to follow when creating your own coffee and food combos. One thing to consider is that the strength of your coffee should complement the intensity of the food's flavor. A delicate, refined-flavored dish can easily be overwhelmed by a stronger-flavored coffee. The lighter and sweeter your coffee is, the more tastes it can interact with.