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Coffee’s perfectly matched cuisine NOTHING beats sitting down with a good cup of Joe, but if you know how to match it perfectly with your cuisine, it creates a palate sensation like no other. BAKED GOODS PAIRINGS From breakfast to dessert, coffee is a What would Italians do without coffee delicious drink to sip with food. Here are some classic coffee-food pairings that are and biscotti? What would Canadians and Americans do without their doughnuts and easy to enjoy at home or out on the town. coffee? Here are a few popular ways to enjoy FRUIT PAIRINGS Fresh fruits and fruit-based sweets can offer pairing coffee with baked goods. Biscotti - Perhaps the most popular baked a lighter, healthier pairing option for some coffees. Just be careful not to overdo sour good to enjoy with coffee in the U.S. outside tones in your pairing selections - the results of doughnuts, biscotti comes in flavours and varieties to suit nearly any palate. Almond is can be cacophonous! Berries - Kenyan and Haitian coffees are classic, but cherry, chocolate and other types great with any kind of berries, but Yemeni are also well worth trying. Full-flavored biscotti and Jamaican coffees are even better with is also great with espresso. Cakes - Cake and coffee is a classic pairing. blueberries. Stonefruits (peaches, plums and Carrot cake is fantastic with Colombian apricots) - Fresh or baked into sweets, coffee. Chocolate cake pairings are listed stonefruits are delicious with Tanzanian and above under ‘Chocolate Pairings.’ Shortbread - The buttery, dense flavour Haitian coffees. and texture of shortbread is delicious with CHOCOLATE PAIRINGS Chocolate and coffee is a long-standing Costa Rican or Brazilian coffees. BREAKFAST FOOD PAIRINGS favourite amongst food-and-drink pairings. The light, balanced flavour of most coffees Espresso drinks make perfect sense with chocolate, as do a number of different coffee is ideal for many breakfast foods, but here are origins. Here are some top coffee-chocolate a few breakfast coffee pairings that go beyond the basics. pairings from bars to cake. Eggs and bacon/sausage - This AmericanChocolate Cake - Chocolate cake is great with most medium or dark-roast coffees, style breakfast is great with medium-roast but is especially great with chocolaty Costa Rican coffee. Pancakes with Maple Syrup - Kona Guatemalans. Chocolate mousse cake is delicious with most Arabica coffees. Vanilla- and Nicaraguan coffee complement the bean-iced chocolate cupcakes are wonderful maple and the pastry flavours of this classic breakfast food. with Colombian coffee. Toast - Light or medium-roast Costa Rican, Milk Chocolate - It’s hard not to pair milk chocolate with all types of coffee, but Colombian, Guatemalan and Brazilian coffees Colombian, Kenyan, Sumatran, Yemeni, are great with simple, grainy breakfasts, such as toast or cereal. Cappuccinos are also worth Ethiopian and Kona work best. trying with simple breakfasts.

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Cafe Culture December 2017