Cooking With Italian Lavazza Ground Espresso - 3 Recipes for Caffeine Addicts

Cooking With Italian Lavazza Ground Espresso - 3 Recipes for Caffeine Addicts

Alessandro Clemente

Here are 3 easy to prepare, at-home recipes of coffee-flavoured dishes for all the caffeine addicts out there! If you can have coffee for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this blog is for you. Cooking with Italian Lavazza ground espresso will make you question why you didn’t add coffee to your meat, veggies, and oats sooner!

If drinking coffee everyday is a ritual for you, this blog will come as a blessing. You might head out to your favorite cafe every morning to have a cup of the best Italian espresso coffee in town, but adding a pinch of coffee to your brekkie at home is by far the key to a “good morning”. Trust us, you’ll forget that cafeteria! 

As bizarre as it may sound, cooking with coffee is an insanely sane thing to do. Adding a bit of coffee to veggies can bring out the earthiness of the ingredients and slow roasting Italian Lavazza coffee beans with pork or beef can open up a world of unknown flavors for you. Adding a pinch of coffee to your peanut butter shakes and chocolate smoothies can leave a hint of bitterness that you’re a fan of, and sprinkling just a tiny bit of ground coffee seasoning to your crepes, croissants, and pancakes can make them 10x tastier. Yes, coffee makes food (and life) better! 

Bonus? You can buy Lavazza coffee beans online and it will be delivered to your doorstep in a breeze!

Here are 3 coffee-infused recipes for caffeine addicts - for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus, a sweet surprise!


Date Caramel Espresso Oats

You know the day ahead will be amazing if you already have delicious, coffee-flavored brekkie sitting in the fridge. These date caramel espresso oats have to be left overnight to bring out all the flavors. 


  • Rolled oats - 1 cup
  • Chia seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • Unsweetened almond milk - 3/4 cup 
  • Strong cold press or brewed coffee - 1/2 cup
  • Maple syrup - 2 tablespoons 
  • Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon 
  • pinch of sea salt
  • Soft Medjool dates (pitted) - 4 
  • Water - 1/2 teaspoon


        1. Mix rolled oats and chia seeds together in a bowl to make a dry mixture. Then, add a pinch of salt to it.
        2. Add almond milk, maple syrup, brewed or cold press Lavazza ground coffee, and vanilla extract to the dry mixture.
        3. Mix all the ingredients well.
        4. Cover and leave in the refrigerator overnight. 
        5. Then in a high-speed food processor, puree 4 Medjool dates. If the dates are not soft enough, add water.
        6. Serve cold.


        Steak Rubbed With Coffee

        What’s better than steak for lunch? Well, coffee-rubbed steak.

        This method can be used to prepare almost any cut!


        • Ancho chile powder - 2 tablespoons 
        • Finely ground Italian Lavazza coffee beans - 2 tablespoons
        • Dark brown sugar - 5 teaspoons
        • Hot Spanish paprika - 1 tablespoon
        • Dried oregano - 1½ teaspoons 
        • Ground black pepper (fresh) - 1½ teaspoons 
        • Ground coriander - 1½ teaspoons
        • Mustard powder - 1½ teaspoons 
        • Fine red pepper flakes - ¾ teaspoon 
        • Ground ginger - 1 teaspoon 
        • Kosher salt - 1 tablespoon 
        • Boneless New York strip steaks - 2, 16-ounce
        • Vegetable oil - 2 tablespoons


        1. Put espresso ground coffee, ancho chile powder, coriander, mustard, dried oregano, pepper, brown sugar, paprika, ginger, red pepper flakes, and salt in a bowl. Mix well!
        2. Rub steaks with salt and coat each steak (1 inch) with 5 tsp. spice rub. Take a rimmed baking sheet and set a wire rack inside. Place the steak uncovered and chill for 3 to 6 hours.
        3. Before cooking, let steaks come to room temperature (let sit for 1 hr.). This is important for the steaks to cook more evenly and quickly. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°.
        4. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium-high. To make them a bit crusty, cook steaks for 3 minutes on each side. 
        5. Then, transfer to oven; cook steaks for medium-rare. It should take about 5 minutes. 
        6. On a cutting board, let rest for 10 minutes. Then, slice ½" thick.
        7. Serve with toasted garlic bread, potato mash, and vinegar greens.


        Coffee-laced Bacon Toasties

        After a long day at work, cooking dinner can seem like an uphill struggle. However, a quick bacon toastie laced with coffee can be a treat to the tummy. This will soon become your go-to for bedtime snack so buy Lavazza coffee beans online and stock up on your supplies.


        • Uncooked bacon - 8 slices 
        • Freshly ground coffee - 1/4 cup 
        • Chilli powder - 1/4 teaspoon 
        • Brown sugar - 2 tablespoons
        • Molasses - 2 tablespoons 
        • Water - 1 tablespoon
        • Goat cheese - 4 ounces 
        • Medjool dates (pitted and chopped) - 4
        • Lemon zest - 1 tablespoon
        • Fresh lemon juice - 2 tablespoons 
        • Olive oil - 1 tablespoon 
        • Red pepper flakes - 1/4 teaspoon 
        • Toasted bread
        • Fresh baby spinach leaves
        1. Keeping the fat on top, lay bacon slices one on top of the other.  Place bacon on top of plastic wrap.
        2. Stir ground coffee, brown sugar, chilli powder, molasses, and water together in a bowl. Then, spread this mixture on bacon slices. You need a thick layer so press with the back of a knife. 
        3. Wrap the bacon slice in plastic and place in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
        4. Remove plastic and wipe off the extra marinade before baking. When ready, place a rack lined with baking sheet and lay bacon carefully.
        5. Bake for about 15 minutes until crisp. Place on a paper towel and let drain.
        6. For the spread, mix and mash the spread ingredients together using a fork. Aim for a paste and add olive oil or lemon juice if required. 
        7. Spread this mixture on toasted bread. Lay coffee bacon and fresh spinach.  
        8. Serve immediately with sour cream.

        A dessert to top it off!

        Here’s a surprise sweet ending to a coffeelicious blog! Check out our recipe of Italian Coffee Ground Crepes that are perfect for the caffeine addicts with a sweet tooth.

        Wondering where to buy the best Italian espresso coffee to make these delicious meals? Italian Food Online Store fulfills every coffee lover’s dreams with its widespread selection of coffees from all around the world.

        Happy cooking with coffee!

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