If you are a coffee addict, you probably feel like all coffee beverages are amazing as long as they have caffeine.
That’s because caffeine is the antioxidant in coffee that gives us energy, lifts up our mood and improves our mental alertness.
Coffee is the best way to boost your concentration whenever you feel groggy. Anytime you need a pick-me-up, coffee is the answer.
Although most coffee drinkers prefer black coffee, there are lots of other coffee beverages to try.
A good example is flavored coffee made with flavored syrups for flavored coffee beans, such as blueberry coffee and orange coffee.
There are also flavored coffees made with nuts or nut – flavored coffee beans, such as Pecan coffee.
Pecan coffee is a nutritious beverage you should try the next time you feel like a comforting cup of coffee.
It is quite popular in coffee shops and restaurants. Here is some information about it.
What is Pecan Coffee?
Pecan coffee is made using pecan nuts and coffee beans or pecan-flavored coffee beans.
These tree nuts from the hickory family are valued for their sweet, buttery flavor. They are dark brown, oblong-shaped, medium-sized nuts with smooth shells.
You may wonder why Pecan nuts are chosen as a great ingredient for coffee making.
Well, they are some of the healthiest nuts you can buy. They contain lots of unsaturated fats, fiber, and protein.
These nuts also have many vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, B, and E, zinc, calcium, thiamine, and folic acid.
Pecans are so good for the body that they were one of the food items brought to space during the Apollo space mission.
If you enjoy adding nuts, such as almonds and hazelnuts, to your morning cup of muesli, nut-flavored coffee beverages such as pecan coffee would be a great choice.
Pecans are so good, they are added to ice cream, nut mixes, and healthy snack packs. You’ll also find them in coffee recipes because they give beverages a delicious, creamy, sweet flavor.
These nuts also cut down the characteristic bitterness of coffee while enhancing it’s aroma.
Pecans are grown in various places in the US, such as Georgia, Texas, and New Mexico. Texas has even chosen Pecan as its official nut.
These nuts are so popular in Texas that some brands of coffee made from the nut, such as Texas Pecan coffee, are named in recognition of this fact.
Pecan coffee is a great beverage to serve during celebrations such as Christmas or after a Sunday family dinner. It makes an excellent dessert or after-dinner coffee too.
And believe it or not, if you love pie so much, you can even have butter pecan pie with your pecan coffee.
Pecan coffee is the best way to go whenever you crave sweet and nutty-flavored coffee beverages.
How to Make Pecan Coffee
The best coffee beans for making Pecan coffee are a blend of high-quality Espresso and Arabica coffee beans.
Espresso coffee beans give the coffee a nutty flavor, while Arabica coffee beans give it the light and pleasant coffee flavor that most people enjoy.
Medium roast coffee grounds are ideal for brewing Pecan coffee. Their flavor blends in well with the taste of Pecan nuts.
Adding ingredients such as pecan syrup, melted butter, and Pecan flavored creamer ensures Pecan coffee is creamy, smooth, and delicious.
Although you can use Pecan flavored coffee beans to make pecan coffee, the best version of the coffee comes from using real pecans in the coffee-making recipe.
Artificial pecan flavors do not give coffee an authentic taste. They are also avoided by many coffee drinkers due to their preservatives.
Here are three pecan coffee recipes you can try.
Pecan Coffee Recipe
1 cup strong cup of coffee
Maple/caramel syrup (optional)
- Brew strong hot coffee using medium roast coffee grounds and pour it into a large coffee mug.
- Stir in a spoon or two of melted butter and brown sugar.
- Chop a handful of pecan nuts, and toast them in a pan with sugar, butter, and cinnamon.
- Scoop the toasted pecan nuts into your creamy mug of pecan coffee.
- Top the delicious creamy cup of pecan coffee with dollops of whipped cream and drizzle some maple or caramel syrup over it.
- Enjoy your creamy, sweet, warm, delicious cup of pecan coffee with a slice of pecan pie.
That’s a recipe for Pecan coffee. Pecan nuts are also a great addition to iced coffee. Here is a recipe.
Iced Pecan Coffee Recipe
2 or 3 shots of Espresso or strongly brewed black coffee
2 Tbsp of pecan syrup
1 cup of ice cubes
2 tbsp of brown sugar
toasted pecan nuts
- Brew strong black coffee or Espresso and pour it into a glass jug.
- Put the jug of coffee in the fridge for a few hours to chill.
- Remove the cold coffee from the fridge and spoon ice cubes into the coffee.
- Stir in the brown sugar and pecan syrup with a long-handled spoon.
- Scoop whipped cream over the iced coffee and sprinkle some toasted pecan nuts on top.
- Enjoy your iced pecan coffee with a long straw and toasted pecan nuts on the side during a hot day.
Pecan nuts also add fantastic flavor to lattes. Here’s how to make a Pecan latte.
Butter Pecan Latte recipe
A cup of hot brewed coffee
1/2 a cup of steamed milk
2 Tbsp of pecan syrup
1 Tbsp of melted butter
1 tsp of brown sugar
- Pour the hot coffee into a tall coffee glass.
- Add the steamed hot milk.
- Sweeten the coffee with brown sugar and pecan syrup.
- Add the melted butter and stir to blend the ingredients.
- You can also use a blender to create smoothly textured Pecan coffee.
- Scoop lots of whipped cream on the Pecan latte and drizzle some caramel syrup on top.
- Top your Pecan latte with some chopped pecan nuts. Enjoy it with some pecan cookies.
That’s how to make Pecan coffee. You can purchase authentic Pecan coffee beans from specialty coffee sellers.
There are also natural food stores, farmer’s markets, and grocery stores from which you can buy quality pecan nuts for your pecan coffee recipe.
If you live in a Pecan growing region, you’ll likely find them in the forest in fall because pecan trees thrive in the wild during this season.
Make sure you choose pecan coffee beans packaged in bags with a one-way valve to keep them fresh. The same applies to pecan nuts if you use chopped pecan nuts in your recipe.
Ensure you store pecan nuts in an air-tight container or zip-locked bag, in a cool dark place, or in the fridge to keep them from losing their flavor.
These nuts contain lots of fat that can go rancid if you store the pecan nuts in a place that exposes them to oxidation.
Once you make a habit of preparing pecan nuts, you’ll always have a nutritious, warm mug of nutty coffee to enjoy during cold days.
Also read: How to Make Texas Pecan Coffee