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Flavors that compliment coffee

post #1 of 14
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Hello!
I'm working on developing a few new recipes, one is for an espresso cheesecake I'm working on. I've been researching and brainstorming and trying different flavors that work well with coffee and I wanted to ask you guys which flavors you have come across which compliment it well.
Thanks for any ideas!
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post #2 of 14
Chocolate

Works great with espresso (think Tiramisu).. especially dark chocolate!
post #3 of 14
I once had a chocolate espresso cheesecake with a chocolate cookie crust and a layer of caramel on top. Yumm
post #4 of 14
chocolate, cinnamon, orange, caramel, vanilla,hazelnut, mint are the ones that come to mind. I'd research various specialty coffees and coffee creamer flavors--they'll give you some more good ideas.:chef:
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post #5 of 14
Chicory, especially since it used to be a coffee substitute when supplies were scarce.
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post #6 of 14
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Thanks guys! I definitely will be trying some of these, the chocolate, orange, maybe mint. I've never used chicory...can you buy that in an extract??
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post #7 of 14
Sambuca or Anise.
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post #8 of 14
I think this would be cool . . . maybe there already is such a thing . . .

Coffee chips, like chocolate chips but no chocolate. Or maybe white chocolate chips made with coffee? Then it could be used similarly to chocolate chips.
post #9 of 14
Almond/amaretto.
post #10 of 14

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post #11 of 14
I would say mint.

I roast my own coffee beans and if I may please recommend a bean with very very chocolatey highlights, it would be a Guatemala Huehuetenango.

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post #12 of 14
One of my favorite combinations is chocolate, espresso, and cinnamon. It's seriously delicious. I've also tasted gingerbread flavored with coffee so that might be an idea too. Perhaps a gingersnap crust with a bit of cinnamon? Sounds yummy.
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post #13 of 14
You may want to try Penzey's Ceylon Cinnamon; it's a very mellow tasting cinnamon that goes quite well in beef stew. A pinch gives the stew that "Je ne sais quoi." attribute. A hint of hmmmmmm, there's something added to the stew but I know not!

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post #14 of 14
I already have that! I'll try it out.
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