Is Irish coffee actually Irish?
It turns out that the answer is yes – sort of.
Coffee is a complex and versatile ingredient that has long been underrated in culinary circles. It adds a complex, rich flavor – plus an extra antioxidant boost.
For the best taste, use fresh grounds or brewed coffee when cooking with coffee (but to minimize waste, here are some ideas for how to use leftover coffee and grounds around the kitchen).
Check out our round-up of some of the best coffee dessert recipes for the holidays, and share your favorites in the comments below.
By Kyra Auffermann, NCA
There are a lot of reasons to love cold brew. Unlike iced coffee, you can control the concentration so that you don’t end up with a diluted drink.
And since the grounds aren’t subjected to heat, cold brew has a different chemical profile than coffee made with hot water. This results in lower levels of acidity, which means a smoother cup that’s more mellow on the stomach.
Cold brew is popping up everywhere from local cafes to national chains, but it’s also easy (and cheap) to make at home. Just follow these simple steps, adapted from the food blog Food 52: