After a delicious meal with friends and family, a warm cup of coffee can really hit the spot. But, enjoying that cup of coffee with a slice of perfectly paired cheesecake can truly be the perfect ending to a perfect night. Coffee has a few distinct flavors that pair perfectly with our cheesecakes, like toffee, nuts, caramel, cocoa and mocha.
We reached out to one of our favorite local coffee roasters, Valentine Coffee Roasters, for a few choice pairings. Here are a few of the delectable ideas they came back to us with:
New York Style Cheesecake
Valentine Coffee – Bali Blue Moon
The richness and accompanying dairy notes of Suzy’s classic New York style cheesecake calls out for a bold, dark chocolate flavor profile, typically associated with a cup of single bean origin. Bali Blue Moon’s sweet, lingering finish of brandied cherry compounds completes the experience as might a heady fruit compote.
Chocolate Caramel Pecan
Valentine Coffee – Brazil Mogiana
The two similarities in flavor profile: Chocolate, Caramel, Pecans would harmoniously pair this cheesecake with Valentine’s Brazil Mogiana coffee. Imagine the sweet, decadent texture of a bite of cheesecake melting away on your pallet with a sip of the same intense flavors. It would immediate invite a second and third bite and sip.