Fresh fruits and fruit-based sweets can offer a lighter, healthier pairing option for some coffees. Just be careful not to overdo sour tones in your pairing selections – the results can be cacophonous!
- Berries – Kenyan and Haitian coffees are great with any kind of berries, but Yemeni and Jamaican coffees are even better with blueberries.
- Stone fruits (peaches, plums and apricots) – Fresh or baked into sweets, stonefruits are delicious with Tanzanian and Haitian coffees.
- Tarts – Fruit tarts are exceptional with medium-to-dark roast Brazilians and Costa Ricans.
If you like to enjoy fruit with cheese, you’ll probably also like these fruit, cheese, and coffee pairings:
Fresh berries, sliced stone fruits (peaches, plums, apricots, etc.) and dried fruits of all kinds make a great match for coffee. In particular, cherries or stone fruits are ideal with a medium-sharp cheddar or a Piave cheese and a Hatian or Tanzanian coffee. Other berries or dried fruits are a natural match for ricotta and espresso. Almost any full-flavored fruit (such as figs or tropical fruits) can be paired with coffee and cheese. Feel free to add honey, fresh herbs or honey for more flavor.
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