From Coffee Bacon to Sidewalk Deicers, here's 10 things you didn't know you could use coffee to make.
1. GINGERBREAD COOKIES
‘Tis the season for baking and all things gingerbread. The Merchant Baker combines two classics for a whole new cookie experience that adds depth and flavor. Get the recipe HERE. We suggest combining with, of course, our Gingerbread blend for next level flavor!
2. COFFEE RUBBED STEAK
The folks over at 101 Coffee for Two have taken it back to the days of old cowboys cooking around a campfire on the plain. Now bear with us, we think they’re on to something. This is the perfect holiday dinner recipe to shake things up and sure to impress. Get the recipe HERE. We suggest combining with our Bourbon Barrel Aged Bourbon coffee for a rich and robust flavor.
3. COFFEE BACON
We see your candied bacon and raise you..coffee bacon! The morning just got even better with this Indigo Scones recipe. The blended flavors and textures create the perfect breakfast side that’s chewy, with a crunch, with much bacon-ness, and just a hint of spice. Learn how to make it HERE. We suggest pairing with our Maple Caramel or Maple Bourbon for the perfect hint of sweet with the savory.
4. COFFEE AND VANILLA LIQUEUR
We can’t give you all these great recipes and not throw in a beverage. Manu’s Menu has discovered a delicious homemade booze blend that is sure to be a crowd favorite. Get the recipe HERE. Our French Vanilla roast pairs perfectly for a smooth finish.
5. COFFEE FACE MASK
We love coffee inside and out. Turns out, coffee even has benefits for our skin and can act as an exfoliant. Check out this great rejuvenating face mask recipe from DIY Cosmetics HERE. We suggest using the Sunrise Majesty blend, since it already makes us feel bright and warm.
6. FRIDGE FRESHENER
We all love leftovers. We don’t so much love the smell of forgotten leftovers. Instead of spraying the refrigerator or room with toxin filled sprays, simply fill a small cup with leftover coffee grounds and place them in the fridge. The coffee will absorb the harsh odors and leave your fridge smelling fresh. Bonus tip, this will also work for car odors. Now, we just have to talk ourselves into having leftover coffee.
7. POT & PAN CLEANER
Instead of simply dumping old coffee grounds into the trash, you can actually use them to help with after-dinner cleanup. Take a small spoonful of leftover grounds, and sprinkle them onto the grubby pot or pan. Scrub the coffee thoroughly, and get ready for the shine to return.
8. SIDEWALK DEICER
As temperatures begin to drop, our sidewalks and driveways can become pesky hazard zones for snow and ice. Use your favorite coffee to stay safe! Coffee grounds tend to help melt ice. Sprinkle some around slippery areas to minimize potential slips.
9. ICE CUBES
Folks, we’re not sure why we haven’t all been doing this all along. Freeze a tray of coffee cubes, and take your homebrewed iced coffee to a whole new level. Don’t worry, you can thank us later. Suggested pairing: your favorite Plantation Gourmet Coffee!
10. COFFEE CHEESECAKE
Confessions of a Baking Queen really pulled out a showstopper with this delicate dessert. Serve up this coffee and chocolate cheesecake to easily become the favorite family member. Get the recipe HERE. Complete the recipe with our Chocolate Truffle blend to perfectly compliment the sweet chocolate ganache.
Do you know a few things that can be made with coffee, also? Share them in the comments!