Coffee recipes | Get ready for summer

Coffee recipes | Get ready for summer

Finally, summer is here (we hope we don’t jinx it)! As the warmer months arrive, there is no better time to experiment with refreshing and delicious coffee recipes. Whether you're looking to relax on your own with a chilled coffee drink or add a caffeinated twist to your summer meals for a party, we've got you covered.

In this blog, we’re sharing some exciting new coffee recipes for you to try, including two irresistible coffee cocktails perfect for summer gatherings.

Iced Coconut Coffee

Bring a taste of the tropics to your summer with this refreshing iced coconut coffee. The creamy coconut milk and syrup blend perfectly with the bold cold brew, making it a refreshing and exotic treat for hot summer days.

- 1 cup cold brew coffee
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1-2 tbsp coconut syrup (to taste)
- Ice cubes
- Toasted coconut flakes for garnish

1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
2. Pour the cold brew coffee over the ice.
3. Add the coconut milk and coconut syrup.
4. Stir well to combine.
5. Garnish with toasted coconut flakes.
6. Serve immediately and enjoy the tropical vibes!

Coffee and Maple-Glazed Bacon

Perfect as a snack or alongside your favourite breakfast dishes (we recommend serving alongside pancakes), this coffee recipe is sure to be a hit. The rich flavours of coffee and maple syrup create a sweet and savoury glaze that transforms ordinary bacon into a gourmet treat.

Coffee and Maple-Glazed Bacon Pancakes

- 1/4 cup brewed strong coffee
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 8 slices thick-cut bacon

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a small bowl, mix the coffee and maple syrup.
3. Place the bacon slices on the prepared baking sheet.
4. Brush the coffee-maple mixture over the bacon slices, coating them well.
5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and caramelised.
6. Let the bacon cool slightly before serving. Enjoy it as a sweet and savoury snack or alongside your favourite breakfast dishes.

Coffee Mojito

Add a caffeinated twist to a classic summer cocktail with this coffee mojito. The refreshing mint and lime, combined with a shot of espresso, makes this drink a refreshing choice for warm evenings.

- 1 shot (1 oz) espresso, cooled
- 2 oz white rum
- 1 oz simple syrup
- Juice of half a lime
- 8-10 fresh mint leaves
- Soda water
- Ice cubes
- Lime slices and mint sprigs for garnish

1. In a glass, muddle the mint leaves with the lime juice and simple syrup.
2. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
3. Add the cooled espresso and white rum.
4. Top up with soda water and stir gently.
5. Garnish with lime slices and mint sprigs.
6. Serve immediately and enjoy this refreshing coffee cocktail!

Coffee-Braised Short Ribs

Impress your guests with these tender and flavourful coffee-braised short ribs. The deep, rich taste of coffee enhances the savoury notes of the beef, resulting in a dish that's perfect for a get-together or a cosy dinner at home.

- 4 bone-in beef short ribs
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup brewed strong coffee
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- Fresh thyme sprigs
1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).
2. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper.
3. In a large oven-safe pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
4. Sear the short ribs on all sides until browned. Remove and set aside.
5. In the same pot, sauté the onion and garlic until softened.
6. Stir in the coffee, beef broth, red wine, tomato paste, and brown sugar.
7. Return the short ribs to the pot and add fresh thyme sprigs.
8. Bring to a simmer, then cover and transfer to the preheated oven.
9. Braise for 2.5-3 hours, or until the meat is tender and falling off the bone.
10. Serve the short ribs with the braising liquid spooned over the top.

Coffee-Braised Short Ribs

Espresso Martini

A classic cocktail with a coffee twist, the espresso martini is the perfect pick-me-up for your summer evenings. It’s smooth, bold, and sophisticated.

- 1 shot (1 oz) espresso, cooled
- 1 oz vodka (Fellow North Yorkshire business Nine Tines Vodka is our first choice for vodka)
- 1 oz coffee liqueur (we recommend Algebra Drinks, who we supply our decaf coffee beans to for their decaf liqueur)
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- Ice cubes
- Coffee beans for garnish

1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
2. Add the cooled espresso, vodka, coffee liqueur, and simple syrup.
3. Shake vigorously until well chilled.
4. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
5. Garnish with coffee beans.
6. Serve and savour this classic coffee cocktail!

Coffee Tiramisu

This classic Italian dessert with a coffee twist is the perfect ending to any meal and will surely delight coffee lovers with its rich, creamy layers and bold coffee flavour.

- 1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
- 3 tbsp coffee liqueur (optional)
- 3 large eggs, separated
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 8 oz mascarpone cheese, room temperature
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 24-30 ladyfingers
- Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
- Dark chocolate shavings, for garnish (optional)
1. In a shallow dish, combine the cooled coffee and coffee liqueur (if using). Set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar together until thick and pale.
3. Add the mascarpone cheese to the egg yolk mixture and beat until smooth.
4. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
5. Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until well combined.
6. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
7. Carefully fold the beaten egg whites into the mascarpone mixture, ensuring a light and airy texture.
8. Quickly dip each ladyfinger into the coffee mixture, ensuring they are soaked but not soggy.
9. Arrange a layer of soaked ladyfingers in the bottom of a 9x13-inch (23x33 cm) dish or similar-sized serving dish.
10. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers.
11. Repeat with another layer of soaked ladyfingers and the remaining mascarpone mixture.
12. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, to allow the flavours to meld and the dessert to set.
13. Before serving, dust the top generously with unsweetened cocoa powder and garnish with dark chocolate shavings, if desired.

Serving suggestion:

Serve chilled, slicing into squares and plating individually. Add a sprig of mint or a fresh raspberry on top for a pop of colour.

Coffee Tiramisu

Whether you’re hosting a summer get-together or looking for some inspiration to liven up your summer evening meals, we hope you enjoy these delicious coffee recipes – we certainly will. Once you’ve found the first recipe you are going to enjoy, remember the most important ingredient – coffee!

Cheers to a summer filled with lots of delicious coffee.