Everyone needs that extra little pick-me-up in the morning when headed into the office. Whether it’s trying to shake of that early morning grogginess or getting that extra little something, people love turning to coffee. Going to a favorite coffee shop and getting a nice cup of coffee with a pastry or dessert before work would be a treat, but not everyone has the time or funds to continually do this. If you’re tired of the same donut and coffee routine on your rush to work, there are a few food and coffee pairings that you can bring into the office for yourself or to share with coworkers.
If you have more of a sweet tooth and you like the standard pastry option you can never go wrong with anything chocolate. A rich chocolate brownie or piece of plain chocolate can bring out the flavors in your office coffee, while giving you that little boost to get your day going. Chocolate treats are also an inexpensive pairing for coffee.
If you’d like to take a break from the traditionally sweet options there are many fruit options that can offer an excellent compliment, and have fewer calories. Coffee is an acidic beverage, and you have to consider the acidity when choosing the right pairing. You don’t want to overdo mixed flavors with your coffee so try and stay away from sour fruits. Stick to sweeter fruits or fruit based pastries with berries. Stone fruits, such as peaches, apricot, or plums, are another great option that offers an excellent compliment, especially against a rich roast.
Biscotti’s come in flavors for every pallet and can be purchased at any major grocery chain. They’re always a great coffee or espresso pairing and are one of the most popular foods that go with coffee next to muffins or donuts.
So if you’re looking to add a little variety to your coffee or you want to liven up your mornings’ itinerary check out some of these delicious pairings and neither you nor your taste buds will argue.