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Cook With Coffee: 5 Ways to Add Coffee to Your Summer BBQ

Amanda Norcross Amanda Norcross • June 29, 2021

Hosting or attending a summer barbecue (or another upcoming event) and looking for some unique dishes to try? Trying cooking with coffee! From coffee rubs for grilling to refreshing cold brew cocktails, these coffee-infused recipes are sure to be a hit with your friends and family. Read on for some of the best ways to cook with coffee


1. Coffee Rubs

Believe it or not, coffee tastes really good on meat, adding a punch of flavor to everything from brisket to ribs. These are some our favorite coffee rubs for grilling

2. Coffee Beers

Whether you're looking for the best coffee beers to try at a local brewery or want to try making your own coffee beer at home, our resident beer and coffee expert shares all things coffee beer in this guide

3. Coffee Desserts

Streusel coffee cake, anyone? Coffee and dessert (especially chocolate) make the perfect pair, so why not treat your guests to one of these coffee desserts? Serve with coffee, of course or better yet, a homemade mocha

4. Cold Brew Cocktails 

Ever had a Cold Brew and Rum Horchata? What about a Cold Brew, Bourbon and Lemonade? These cold brew cocktails are super refreshing in the summer. Plus, they have a hint of caffeine. It doesn't get any better than that. 

5. Coffee Ice Cream 

Coffee-flavored ice cream is good and all, but you have you ever tried a coffee float? This coffee float recipe is quick and easy to make, and is perfect for a summer dessert (or dinner). 

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