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3 Recipes for the Coffee-Loving Cook

At Flavorbean Coffee Company, it’s safe to say we are obsessed with coffee. If you are reading our blog, chances are, you are too! You may love drinking coffee, but did you know there are actually many recipes in which you can use coffee as a way to add rich flavor to your meals? If you love coffee but have never cooked with it, here are some recipes to get you started.

Greek Yogurt with Coffee and Fig Compote Topping


  • 1 1/4 cups of Flavorbean cinnamon coffee, brewed
  • 7 oz. of dried mission figs, stems removed and figs quartered
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of orange zest
  • 24 oz. plain Greek yogurt


  • Place a medium saucepan over high heat and combine coffee, figs, honey, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, and zest. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove figs. Simmer the liquid uncovered for five more minutes over medium heat until it reduces into a syrup. Add figs back in and let it cool, then refrigerate until serving.
  • When ready to serve, spoon Greek yogurt into four dishes and pour compote over each.

Adapted From: Foodtastic Mom

Jamaican Pecan Coffee Brownies


  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 15 tablespoons of butter, unsalted
  • 3/4 cup of cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 3 tablespoons of Flavorbean Cinnamon Pecan Brownie Coffee, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups of pecans
  • 1 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips (6 ounces)
  • 6 tablespoons of Flavorbean Cinnamon Pecan Brownie Coffee, brewed
  • 30 strips of crystallized ginger


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Simmer water in a sauce pan. In a large metal bowl, add sugar, butter, ground coffee, cocoa, and salt. Place the bowl over the simmering water, whisking until the ingredients are blended (it will be grainy). Remove bowl and let mixture cool. Then, whisk in the eggs and vanilla, and then fold in the flour. Add pecans and stir.
  • Spray pan with nonstick spray, then pour in batter. Put brownies in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Allow brownies to cool in the pan.
  • Simmer coffee in a saucepan and place chocolate chips into a bowl. Pour coffee into chips and stir until smooth. Let cool for an hour, then spread ganache over the brownies. Top with ginger strips. 

Adapted From: Epicurious

Coffee Beef Stew


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds of lean stew beef, cubed
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 green bell peppers, halved, seeded, and sliced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons of dry white wine
  • 5 tablespoons of Flavorbean Colombian coffee
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh thyme
  • Bay leaves


  • In a saute pan, heat oil over medium. Add beef and cook until it is browned all over, making sure to stir frequently.
  • Reduce heat to low and add garlic, onion, and pepper and cook for 10 minutes. Sprinkle in flour and cook for two or three more minutes. Then, stir in coffee and wine gradually.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Put meat back in pan, season with salt and pepper, then add thyme and bay leaves. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for one hour, remove bay leaves, and serve. 
Adapted From: She Knows

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