I recently watched a cooking video where the chef was challenged to make an entire meal with a secret ingredient. It was coffee. They decided to pressure cook the coffee in hopes that the beans would soften. It was an epic fail. Lots of other stuff they did was great but after an hour in the Instant Pot those beans were as hard as ever. The problem they had is they assumed coffee was actually a bean. It isn’t.
It is actually the seed of the coffee fruit. More like cherry pits. They don’t get soft.
But that got me thinking what are some of the ways you can cook with coffee. I’ve used coffee in my pot roast and made mocha truffles but what other things are there? My curiosity piqued, I took to the internet and found some interesting things. I found a recipe for coffee jelly that sounds really tasty. As well as a coffee marinade. And even a recipe for baked beans with coffee. I’m ready to get some lumberjack and start exploring! How do you cook with coffee?