4 Mouthwatering Recipes To Use Up Leftover Coffee

Coffee. It’s more than just a hot beverage, some days it’s the only thing that gets us up and out of the house in the mornings. If you’re like me and you brew enough coffee for a whole football team but hate throwing out the extra coffee (let’s face it, some days we need that extra cup), here are four scrumptious ways to use up leftover coffee and eat your caffeine fix instead of drinking it.

Before we dive in, all of these recipes require high quality, roasted coffee such as Geelong Coffee Roasters (in the flavor of your choice) that won’t get too bitter. Also check for the Coffee Bean Subscription UK to get the best delivered to you.

  1. Coffee Walnut Cake

This delicious cake is the perfect after-dinner treat. Packed with walnuts and cream, you can even top your cake with mascarpone icing for an extra sugar rush. What a superb way to use up your brewed coffee. 

To make this tasty cake you’ll need 100ml of strong black coffee, four, butter, caster sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and walnuts. Bake your cakes until fluffy and leave to cool. While the sponge cakes are baking, make your icing. Sandwich the cakes together using half your icing and use the remaining half to decorate the top of your cake. Sprinkle on some walnuts for decoration and serve it with a nice cup of tea and your favourite book or film for a night of total bliss.


  1. Coffee Marinated Braised Roast Beef

Give your trusty roast dinner a kick with this gorgeous beef recipe. Add one cup of strongly brewed coffee to your beef marinade, alongside broth, onion, garlic, and cider vinegar to give your beef a tasty twist. Roast your beef as normal and add a bit of cornstarch to the juices to thicken into a yummy gravy. This hearty meal is best served with some mashed potato and your veg of choice. 


  1. Espresso Martini

It’s happy hour somewhere. What better way to use up leftover brewed coffee than with a delicious cocktail. If you are in the mood for coffee with a kick, just add 2 ounces of vodka, ½ ounce of coffee liquor, an ounce of freshly brewed espresso, and some syrup to a cocktail shaker, give it a good shake and serve cold in a martini glass. If you’re feeling fancy, you can even sprinkle a few coffee beans on the top.


  1. Baked Beans With A Twist

When you think of what pairs well with coffee, baked beans may not be the first thing that jumps out at you. However, throwing in a few tablespoons of strong brewed coffee can add a rich, tangy flavour to your trusty baked beans. Perfect as part of a cooked breakfast or as a snack on their own, this quick recipe breathes new life into the humble baked bean. 

To make, firstly fry up some bacon and cut into cubes and set aside. Next, mix the coffee, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard and salt together in a sauce pan and bring to the boil. Let the mix simmer 2-3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and stir in beans and onion. Finish this simple dish off by putting the bean mixture into ramekins, topping with the bacon cubes, and baking for 25-30 minutes until bubbling. Simple, delicious, and with a hint of caffeine. 


Key Takeaways

There is more than one way to enjoy your caffeine fix. If you find you have leftover brewed coffee, get creative and try one of these delicious ways to use up your extra coffee without throwing it in the bin. 

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