Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

Desserts That Are Served With Coffee

April 24, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 217

My favorite part of a meal, is of course dessert! My husband and I love entertaining, and when we do we try to make dessert the most spectacular part of the meal. We always strive to serve something sweet and decadent that goes well with a delicious cup of gourmet coffee, such as Jamaican Blue Mountain or Kona coffee. This is actually quite simple to do as many desserts are meant to be served with an after dinner cup of gourmet coffee.

Let me start by saying my all time favorite dessert, with or without coffee, and that would be Tiramisu. Tiramisu is an Italian cake dessert that is literally translated to me "pick me up" or "make me happy". This dessert will definitely make anyone happy as it incorporates ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks and mascarpone, and flavored with liquor and cocoa. It truly is the perfect pick up after a meal, and even though it is a very decadent dessert, the coffee in it truly does pick you up a bit. I like to serve the Tiramisu with the same type of coffee that was used in the recipe. This makes for a cohesive dessert that is amazing from start to finish!

Another idea for a great dessert that is perfect with a cup of gourmet coffee, would be a rich chocolate mousse. Chocolate desserts really do shine when a bit of coffee is added to them, and the light fluffy texture of the mousse is a perfect ending to a stellar meal. When making a mousse, think about adding a touch of coffee to the recipe. The subtle flavors of it will bring out the natural flavors of the chocolate and the result is a truly rich and wonderful dessert!

One might say the most obvious dessert that goes with coffee, is of course coffee cake. Personally, I am not a big fan of this dessert unless it is made a little different. The best coffee cake recipes I have tried are blueberry crumble coffee cake, and a raspberry cream cheese pastry coffee cake. These were different spins on the typical coffee cake, and seemed to be so much richer and more delicious! Other great dessert ideas would include: cobblers, cakes, cookie bars, biscotti and cheese cake!

All of these options are quite lovely and if you are thinking about entertaining your guests are sure to be pleased!

Christine Rankin is a professional writer who provides information on coffee for Gourmet Coffee Guide - your premiere online resource for fine coffee!

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:

Coffee Cake


Gourmet Coffee


Kona Coffee


Pastry Coffee Cake


Desserts That Go With Coffee

Summer is a great time for crock pot recipes. It may be hot and humid outside, but you still need to make dinner for you and your family. You can’t barbecue every day. The weather won’t let you.

By: Reggie Bean l Food and Drink > Crockpot Recipes l October 25, 2012 lViews: 218

My favorite meal of the day has always been breakfast. Nothing beats the cooking odors emanating from the kitchen in the morning. Fresh brewed coffee and sizzling bacon are two of the most

By: Reggie Bean l Food and Drink > Recipes l October 25, 2012 lViews: 268

My first bratwurst was grilled and on a bun. That’s all it took to supplant polish sausage as my new number one. Luckily I’m part German, so there is no Polish guilt. I now try to incorporate

By: Reggie Bean l Food and Drink > Recipes l October 25, 2012 lViews: 342

Football season is upon us once again. Whether you are a fan or a disgruntled spouse, there is no reason you can't have an enjoyable day stuffing your face. Walk away from the processed frozen

By: Reggie Bean l Food and Drink > Recipes l October 25, 2012 lViews: 442

Crock pot recipes are perfect for football Sunday. When you wake up in the morning, just set up the crock pot with your favorite appetizer, barbecue or Sunday dinner and it will be ready to eat

By: Reggie Bean l Food and Drink > Crockpot Recipes l October 25, 2012 lViews: 219

Navy beans (as in most other beans) are high in dietary fiber which means it will help you feel full faster because they are so high in fiber. They are high in folate, magnesium, thiamin, iron, and

By: Jaya Patel l Food and Drink > Soups l July 13, 2012 lViews: 244

There has been quite a lot of news recently in Gaggia Titanium espresso machine assessments with regards to the caliber of the coffee it makes. Just like any machine, there are both positives and

By: Alison Benjaminl Food and Drink > Coffeel April 21, 2012 lViews: 200

Turkish coffee is a method of preparation, not a kind of coffee. In the Lebanese culture, even in the most humblest of abodes, coffee, tea, cookies and sweets are offered as soon as guests walk in

By: Robert G Abrahaml Food and Drink > Coffeel April 19, 2012 lViews: 215

Have you ever dreamed of a career behind a coffee bar, working quickly, but with careful attention to detail, all while having interesting conversations with your clientele? If this seems like your

By: Rocky C Rhodesl Food and Drink > Coffeel April 19, 2012 lViews: 194

Becoming a barista offers tons of opportunities for those with a friendly, outgoing attitude and strong attention to detail. As much art as it is science, the world of artisan coffee brewing offers

By: Rocky C Rhodesl Food and Drink > Coffeel April 19, 2012 lViews: 632

A coffee plant seed is called a coffee bean. The fruit which the plant bears is called a cherry and the bean is pit present in that fruit. There are usually two present in a fruit with their flat

By: Caiden Shaunl Food and Drink > Coffeel April 17, 2012 lViews: 215

For over a century, American public has rejected espresso coffee as a choice beverage which so many other world cultures have embraced. The unfavorable impression of the strong coffee was formed on

By: Frank Fracassol Food and Drink > Coffeel April 16, 2012 lViews: 192

Cooking a Thanksgiving dinner all by yourself can seem like a daunting task, but it does not have to be one! It can actually be done very easily if you are organized and plan your special menu. The

By: Christine Rankinl Food and Drinkl July 05, 2012 lViews: 204

For many people Thanksgiving is the most wonderful holiday of the year. This is a time for family to come together and celebrate life and give thanks for everything, even the little things. There is

By: Christine Rankinl Food and Drink > Cooking Tipsl April 25, 2012 lViews: 163

Shopping for friends, coworkers, neighbors and loved ones does not have to be a dreadful experience. More than likely the person you are shopping for drinks coffee. If that is the case, then a

By: Christine Rankinl Food and Drink > Coffeel April 16, 2012 lViews: 155

Sometimes it can be difficult for coming up with new and exciting gifts to give to loved ones, family, coworkers and friends. Often times, edible gifts are a great idea, but some may be watching

By: Christine Rankinl Food and Drink > Coffeel April 11, 2012 lViews: 199

Coffee is a coveted beverage for many people, and when it is done right, it is downright delicious! Many people will spend hours deciding what region, what roast, and sometimes what flavor of coffee

By: Christine Rankinl Food and Drink > Coffeel April 10, 2012 lViews: 181

Flavored gourmet coffee is a great way to have coffee with a bit of gourmet flair and sweetness. Flavoring coffee dates back to the Arabs in Yemen who from the very beginning began adding spices

By: Christine Rankinl Food and Drink > Coffeel February 27, 2012 lViews: 161

Discuss this Article

comments powered by Disqus