LIGHT ROAST COFFEE
THE BARISTA'S CHOICE
Coffees on the light end of the roast spectrum tend to be more expressive, with higher levels of acidity. Generally sweeter on the palate than their darker-roasted counterparts and boasting fruity, floral & herbal notes.
THE PERFECT PAIRING:AVOCADO TOAST
A favourite snack at cafés all over, this trendy staple is just as easy and delicious to make at home, and an ultimate crowd-pleaser.
The creaminess of the avocado brings forward a robust mouthfeel, giving your lighter-roast coffees a more full-bodied taste. Be sure to squeeze some lemon into your avocado puree, which will emphasize the tangy citrus notes in the coffee too!
Brioche and crusty sourdough bread are perfect pairs, but a firm and fresh wholegrain or baguette will also do the trick!
medium ROAST COFFEE
THE AMERICAN WAY
Medium roasts hit the sweet spot between citrusy light roasts & spicy dark roasts. Striking a balance in flavour, aroma and acidity; they exhibit nutty, cocoa, and toffee flavours.
THE PERFECT PAIRING:CAPRESE SALAD
Although salad isn't the first thing you might think to serve with coffee, this classic Italian insalata caprese will surprise and delight your guests!
The subtle sweetness of the mozzarella, tanginess of the tomato, and herbal basil all work together in a beautiful medley of flavours, softening and complementing the rich body of medium-roast coffees.
Make your own Caprese salad at home with grape or cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil leaves. To finish, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze for a luxurious and substantial snack that will hold your guests over till dinner.
dark ROAST COFFEE
A CONTINENTAL VIBE
Dark roast coffees are the most bold and bitter of the spectrum, trading delicate acidic flavours for complex & spicy aromas. Flavour profiles range from herbal and spicy, to dark cocoa, caramel and molasses notes.
THE PERFECT PAIRING:CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
Chocolate is coffee’s best friend, and the deep nutty flavours of each one complement the other seamlessly.
Naturally, the darker your coffee roast, the darker your optimal chocolate will be. Serve a shot of espresso with chocolate that's 64% cocoa or above, or opt for chocolate truffles for that extra air of sophistication.
Take casual coffee drop-ins to the next level with these easy, gourmet snacks sure to wow your guests. By pairing these surprising snack combos with each type of coffee roast, you'll unlock all the sweeter, richer, tangier and creamier moments inside each cup!
PRO TIP: Don't let lukewarm coffee ruin the fun! Treat your guests by serving their brew in an insulated Greens Steel Coffee Cup. That way, you can chat to your heart's content knowing their coffee will stay piping hot right to the last sip!
Maggie Johnson | Greens Steel Lifestyle Contributor
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