Culinary Creativity with Coffee – and Tea – for Fun Flavor Combos

(BPT) – The flavor profiles of coffee and tea lend themselves to enticing food and beverage concoctions that pair these classic tastes with a variety of tasty ingredients. Capresso presents recipes for expanding enjoyment of two of the most popular beverages in the world.

Espresso Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins make a perfect breakfast or afternoon snack. The magic ingredient is coffee ground right before baking. The Capresso Infinity Plus Grinder features commercial-grade, solid steel conical burrs with an advanced design for high precision.

Try something trendy and new: Espresso Flax Seed Energy Balls. Use the Infinity Plus Grinder to grind coffee beans, and then mix with flax seeds, hemp seeds, rolled oats, almonds, dark chocolate chips, cherry juice and other ingredients before rolling them into balls and refrigerating. This versatile grinder offers 16 fineness settings for the widest range of precision grinding, whether for cooking or any brewing method.

Tea-Infused Hot Toddy gets its tranquil fragrance from English breakfast tea, anise and nutmeg. Because different teas require different water temperatures, the Capresso H2O Select has variable temperature control, with 11 settings from 110° F to 212° F. Use it to heat the water to precisely 190° F to maximize the flavor of English breakfast tea, which will be combined with rum, maple syrup, lemon and more for this unforgettable beverage treat.

Froth up an Iced Mint Cooler with the Capresso froth Select automatic milk frother. Just pour almond milk into the pitcher with a bit of mint extract and maple syrup; then select “Cold” and press “Start.” Once frothed, pour over ice and garnish with fresh mint. The froth Select has simple one-button operation with illuminated control. Four settings — cold froth, hot froth, hot milk and hot chocolate — create endless beverage possibilities.

A decadent dessert, Bailey’s Espresso Milkshake is ready in minutes. Grind fresh coffee beans, and then brew two shots of espresso with the Capresso Café Select. Its 15-bar pump provides optimal pressure for rich crema, the thin layer of foam that marks a perfectly brewed espresso. Convenient double spout espresso filter can brew two espressos at once. Mixed with Bailey’s Irish Cream, vanilla ice cream and milk — and topped with optional whipped cream and sprinkles — it takes coffee dessert drinks to a new level.