Learning how to make a great toasted coconut coffee recipe will bring a great and new perspective to your regular coconut coffee.
It has a nuttier taste and is very easy to make at home and, why not learn how to make it and spoil your friends when at your next hot gossip meet up!
Keep reading to find out how to make this rather great tasting coffee.
What Is Toasted Coconut Coffee?
Toasted coconut coffee is a slight twist on the tasty and delicious coconut coffee and has that slightly different and unique flavor of toasted coconuts instead of plain or sweet coconuts. It also has a more nutty taste, which is good.
The easiest and best way of making a toasted coconut coffee is to either use a flavored coffee syrup or, better still, make your own flavored coffee syrup as you can control the amount of sugar and the intensity of the flavor.
It is a coffee that works well as a latte, macchiato, cappuccino, flat white, a cold brew coffee or any kind of coffee beverage.
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Toasted Coconut Coffee Recipe – How To Make A Toasted Coconut Coffee Recipe
It is very easy to make a tasty and delicious coconut coffee at home and doesn’t require any special equipment that you may not already have in your kitchen.
And here are the ingredients that you need to make a tasty toasted coconut coffee.
- Fresh whole Arabica coffee beans.
- Mineral water or filtered water.
- Sweetened shredded coconut or unsweetened coconut flakes.
- Brown sugar.
Instructions For Making The Toasted Coconut Syrup
Preheat your oven to 325F (162C). Use a large baking sheet and line it with parchment paper and spread your coconut out evenly and toast for 3 minutes and then toss and toast for a further 3 minutes.
You will need to watch closely as it is easy to burn your coconut.
Take a cup of brown sugar and a cup of water and add both of them to a saucepan and mix them together at a medium heat. Stir well to help the sugar and water to mix together. Use a low to medium heat and slowly add your toasted coconut and stir them in well and allow the water to simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
Take your saucepan off the heat and cover the saucepan and let the toasted coconut steep in the syrup. Leave for 30 to 40 minutes. When your flavored syrup is ready, filter the syrup through a mesh to remove the toasted coconut. And store it in a reusable glass bottle with an airtight lid.
Then it cool down and refrigerate it for approximately 2 hours before making your first coffee.
It is probable that there will be a little coconut residue in your syrup. If this is a problem for you, simply filter for a second or third time before using it. It is not an issue, simply shake the bottle before using it.
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How To Make Toasted Coconut Coffee – Making The Coffee
Toasted coconut coffee works very well with a number of different coffee beverages and different brewing styles.
Let’s talk about making a cold brew coffee.
How To Make A Cold Brew Coffee
Grind your coffee beans to a coarse, even grind size. Using a 1:8, that is 1 part coffee and 8 parts water. 2 ounces (60 grams) of coffee ground and 16 ounces (480 ml) of water.
Put your grounds in the bottom of a glass container with an airtight container and add 16 ounces of ice-cold water and brew in your fridge.
Brewing in your fridge gets the best results as the goal with making a cold brew is to extract all the low temperature flavor compounds.
Leave your coffee in your fridge to extract for a minimum of 12 to 16 hours. Check it and give your coffee a taste test.
When you have the ideal perfect taste, strain out the coffee grounds as it will continue to brew and will eventually extract too much and become overtly bitter.
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Making A French Press Coffee
Another option that you have for this rather delightful toasted coconut flavored coffee is to make a French press coffee.
The French press is my preferred brewing method as it you have full control over all the variables that affect the coffee.
Use fresh ground coffee and a coffee to water ratio of 1:12, 1 ounce (30 grams) of ground coffee and 12 ounces (360 ml) of water is an ideal amount to make.
Ensure that you are using a coarse, even ground size and use fresh Arabica coffee as this type has a greater flavor profile.
Add your 30 grams of ground coffee to your French press and give it a shake on a flat even surface to ensure a flat even distribution of your coffee grounds.
Heat your water to 96C (205F) the perfect temperature for brewing coffee. If you don’t have a thermometer, boil your water and let it cool down for 20 to 25 seconds.
Pour enough water evenly over your coffee grounds. Pour just enough to cover the grounds and wet them. Wait 20-25 seconds to let your coffee bloom and de gas.
Add the rest of your water by pouring it evenly. When you have finished pouring your coffee, stir your grounds for about a minute and then press down on the plunger until the plunger is just below the surface of the water.
Let your coffee brew for 3 min to 4 minutes.
When it is ready, pour your coffee. Don’t let it sit in your French press as it will continue to extract and become overtly bitter.
Putting It All Together And Making The Perfect Toasted Coconut Coffee
Now that you have all the toasted coconut syrup made and the instruction for making an amazing cold brew coffee and a magnificent hot coffee with your French press.
Pour your coffee into your favorite coffee mug and add milk as desired. There is no need to add sugar as your toasted coconut flavored syrup will add the sweetness.
If you want a special effect on your cold brew coffee, use a tall clear glass and add thick coconut cream for an extra coconut taste and beautiful cascading drizzling effect.
You can experiment by adding coconut milk instead of regular milk if you must add milk to your coffee.
Coffee is a lifelong quest to find the ultimate coffee, and it involves a lot of experimenting. Don’t be afraid to experiment: get in touch with your creative side.
How Do You Toast Coconut?
Toasting coconut is easy simply take your flaked or shredded coconut and place them on a large baking sheet or parchment paper and place in a preheated oven at 325F (162C) and place in the middle of your oven and bake for 3 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions About Toasted Coconut Coffee
Is Coconut Flavor Good In Coffee?
Yes, coconut brings a fabulous, delightful and fantastic taste to a cup of coffee. It really brings a tropical taste to a cup of coffee no matter how you flavor your beverage, be it with coconut milk, flavored syrup or used flavored coffee beans.
Can You Add Coconut To Coffee?
Yes, absolutely! In fact, I advise you to try it. Start with coconut cream – the canned variety is of better quality. If you can, find one that is made with young Thai coconuts or Vietnamese coconuts as these are the best quality.
You can also use coconut milk and coconut sugar, but I would advise against using coconut water as it really doesn’t bring about a good coconut taste into your coffee even when you use 100% coconut water to brew your coffee with.
Can You Put Coconut Syrup In Coffee?
Yes, if you don’t want to use coconut milk, coconut cream or even coconut oil in your coffee you can most certainly put coconut syrup in your coffee. I advise you cast your eye to and have a look at Torani flavored syrups if you are using coffee syrups at home as they have a sugar-free range which is better for you.
Does Starbucks Have Coconut Syrup?
Yes, Starbucks has a toasted coconut syrup that you can add to your coffee, be it a cold brew, iced coffee, latte or any coffee beverage that you wish and enjoy a coconut coffee flavor.
Can I Put Canned Coconut Milk In My Coffee?
Yes, if you want to make a coconut coffee I suggest that you use canned coconut milk or canned coconut cream as the canned version is much better than the tetra brick cartons of coconut milk or cream.
What Type Of Coconut Milk Is Used At Starbucks?
Starbucks use a single origin coconut milk from Sumatra. They charge an additional 80 cents for it to be added to your drink at the current prices.
Is Toasted Coconut Good For You?
Yes, toasted coconut is good for you as it is rich in fibre, MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides). and known for the potential health benefits for your heart, digestive system and weight loss.
Final Thoughts – Toasted Coconut Coffee
Now that you know what toasted coconut coffee is and have an excellent toasted coconut coffee recipe that you can enjoy both hot and cold brew you can go right ahead and make it.
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