When the warmth of a spring breeze begins to fill the air, the craving for fresh fruit becomes undeniable. While it may at first seem a strange pairing, fruit and coffee blend in the most delicious and unexpected ways! Many flavored coffees are fruit toned, while other coffees have fruity notes in the beans themselves. Here are five of our preferred ways to incorporate fruit into your coffee. Enjoy!
Orange spice coffee: For this spice packed drink cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, and orange zest are all incorporated into the ground coffee pre-brew. An Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee is a perfect selection for this recipe; the cinnamon and citrus tones of the coffee elevate the added orange zest and spices without overpowering them. This is a palate-pleasing, one-of-a-kind coffee drink sure to charm even the most discerning coffee connoisseur.
Sweet Banana Coffee: An easy to prepare homemade banana syrup makes this latte-like drink a wonderful morning treat or new dessert favorite. Burundi Kirimiro coffee is a great choice for this recipe as the bittersweet chocolate and clove notes in the beans pair perfectly with banana. Alternatively, a banana-flavored coffee such as Maui Madness would further amplify the banana flavor. Whichever coffee you prefer, this recipe will swiftly become a go-to favorite in your coffee arsenal.
Strawberry coffee surprise: This flavorful option is a spin on the classic affogato. An easy to prepare fresh strawberry syrup combined with sliced strawberries transforms this affogato to the next level! The Queen Bean Chocolate Covered Strawberry coffee is an outstanding choice for this recipe. The combination of fruit, ice cream, and coffee feels like capturing spring in your dessert cup! If you prefer more of a classic affogato, a double shot of Espresso Joe will work marvelously in this recipe.
Cherry vanilla coffee shake: Tart cherries combine with French Vanilla coffee and ice cream to create an undeniably unique take on the classic milkshake. If you crave a richer coffee flavor in your shake, try using French Roast coffee. The dark chocolate notes bring a wonderful balance to the tart cherries, which are intensified by the hint of cherry inherent to the beans.
Apricot vanilla frappe: Apricot syrup with a touch of vanilla bean is chilled and perfectly paired with Organically Grown Peru Dark Coffee to create this one of a kind frappe. The combination is undeniably smooth and sweet. A truly perfect combination of flavors, this recipe will soon become your preferred treat on a warm spring day.
We hope you have enjoyed our fruit paired, spring favorite coffee creations. As always, should you try out any of these recipes, please let us know how it goes, we love to hear from you!