Coffee, mate? | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 03, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 03, 2019

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Coffee, mate?

With tea, we always seem to have a wide selection of snacks to serve as sides, be it alu-puri, toast or muri. However, it gets more difficult with coffee, and even harder so when it is served cold.

Cold coffee is one of those soothing drinks that cools us down while keeping us energised and on our feet. But this refreshing drink too can be well paired with a variety of snacks to further enhance its taste and feel.

A SELECTION OF FRUITS

When having fruits and coffee simultaneously, be sure to check that your selection of fruits are sweet and not sour. Berries make the best combo, or even desserts that incorporate a lot of fruits, like tarts. This is a healthy combination that most people would love without worrying about the calories or sugar intake.

SWEET CARBS

When we want something that is more filling, carbs are what we turn to. Croissants and cold coffee are a dainty pairing we can never get enough of, more so when they have cream fillings, or are sugar coated. Another similar dessert is the ‘churro’, which is a little denser, or even doughnuts and cream puffs and their many variations.

BAKED DESSERTS

Ever wonder why coffee shops always have baked goods? It is because they are a match made in heaven. Cookies, cakes, brownies, or biscotti — baked desserts just have their way with coffee!

BREAKFAST GOODIES

A steaming cup of coffee is a breakfast staple for most people, but throughout the day we like it colder, especially in this weather. But the breakfast menu is one we can accept no matter what the time is. Avocados on toast taste great with iced Americano, while crepes and cream complement a cold cappuccino. English scones stay mid-way and taste great with all sorts of cold coffee.

SAVOURY BITES

Although cold coffee is most often consumed with desserts, some savoury foods can crawl their ways into the compliments list. BBQs are a good example which go great with cold brew espressos, be it a vegetarian option like BBQ corn, or a meatier one like charred chicken. Various kinds of chips also work pretty well.

Many of us live on coffee, and during the warmer months, cold coffee can be a saviour. These little snacks are small enough to carry during rush hours and filling enough to enjoy during a break. Keep these in mind next time while you pick the perfect carrot cake or doughnut to go with your coffee.

 

Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed

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