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The Perfect Pair: A Guide to Pairing Coffee with Breakfast Foods

Updated: May 23, 2023

Discover the Best Flavor Combinations with Citizens Catering's Expert Coffee Pairing Guide


Coffee is an essential part of any breakfast, but have you ever considered how the flavors of your breakfast foods can be enhanced by the right coffee pairing? At Citizens Catering, we understand the importance of a perfectly paired breakfast and coffee. That's why we've put together a guide to help you create the best flavor combinations.

First, consider the flavor profile of your breakfast food.

For example, if you're having a sweet breakfast like pancakes or waffles, a coffee with a hint of sweetness like a medium roast or a light roast with fruity notes can complement the flavors well. If you're having a savory breakfast like eggs or bacon, a bold coffee with a full-bodied flavor like a dark roast or espresso can help to balance out the richness of the food.

Next, think about the texture of your breakfast food.

Creamy breakfast foods like oatmeal or yogurt pair well with a smooth and velvety coffee like a medium roast, while crispy breakfast foods like bacon or toast pair well with a coffee that has a little bit of acidity to cut through the texture.

Finally, consider the origin of your coffee.

Different regions produce different flavor profiles, so pairing coffee with breakfast foods that have similar origins can create a harmonious flavor experience. For example, pairing a Latin American coffee with a breakfast burrito or a French press with croissants can create a complementary flavor profile.

In conclusion, pairing the right coffee with your breakfast food can take your morning routine to the next level. By considering the flavor profile, texture, and origin of your coffee and breakfast foods, you can create the perfect pairing for a delicious and satisfying breakfast. At Citizens Catering, our expert baristas are here to help you create the best flavor combinations for your next breakfast event. Contact us today to book our catering services and experience the best in coffee and breakfast.

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