5 Delectable Chocolate And Coffee Combinations
Chocolate and coffee come from opposite ends of the earth, yet they were absolutely meant for one another. The strong, sometimes bitter flavor of a perfectly brewed cup of coffee goes great with a sweet, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate. Whether the chocolate is in the coffee, or the coffee is paired with a chocolate dessert, you can't go wrong. Check out these five amazing ways to get your chocolate and coffee fixes together.
Different Chocolate, Different Experience
The best way to add chocolate to your coffee is to make thin chocolate shavings and slowly stir them into your coffee. They'll melt quicker and enhance every sip of your drink. Each type of chocolate adds something different, so try them all and find your favorite. The Brew Strength Selector on the Mr. Coffee® Versatile Brew 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker and Hot Water Dispenser lets you adjust the coffee flavor exactly the way you want it.
White chocolate is the yang to coffee's yin. Mix one and a half ounces of it per cup of coffee to get a double delicious punch of light and dark flavors.
Feeling dark? If you love a good, bitter dark roast, add in some high cocoa content chocolate to bring the taste down into the murky depths. That's where the real flavor lives.
Picture this: a big mug of freshly brewed coffee topped with a swirling, Everest-like mountain of whipped cream and then...is it snowing? No! Someone is shaving milk chocolate onto the whipped cream! Did you picture it correctly? If you did, you should be high-tailing it to the nearest coffee maker to try this out as soon as possible.
4. Chocolate-Covered Beans
Eating coffee isn't part of everyone's typically daily routine - it's much easier to drink the stuff. But if you've ever had chocolate-covered espresso beans, then you know that they make a great mid-morning snack. Munch on a couple of these while getting into your workday, and it'll make the hours seem like they're flying by.
5. Cake And Ice Cream
There are many routes you can take when it comes to enjoying a cup of coffee with your favorite chocolaty dessert. If you're a real chocolate lover, you'll want to pair a sweet chocolate cake with a cup of mocha. You might experience a chocolate overload, but there's not much harm in that, is there?
If you're more about the combination of coffee and chocolate flavors, you could grab a pint of coffee flavored ice cream with chocolate chunks and warm yourself back up with a cup of java. Or turn the whole thing around - try chocolate ice cream with coffee beans and use your Mr. Coffee® Versatile Brew 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker and Hot Water Dispenser to make a cup of hot cocoa. Just thinking about all these potential combinations is enough to give you a caffeine buzz.