Coffee Recipes for Every Day of the Week
Hot or cold, sweetened or spiked, blended or by-the-book — we’ve got buzzworthy ways to get your coffee fix all week long.
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Monday: Balanced Blend
Don’t try to tackle Monday on an empty stomach. Hit the ground running with this breakfast of caffeinated champions: peanut butter, banana, milk, and instant espresso powder. For a double dose of caffeine, you can swap the milk for more (cold) coffee, but we won’t be blamed for your midmorning jitters.
Peanut-Banana Espresso Smoothie
1 cup low-fat milk
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
1/4 cup natural creamy peanut butter
1 ripe banana, cut into thirds
1 cup ice
1. Blend milk, espresso powder, peanut butter, banana, and ice.
Tuesday: Rev Your Routine
Tuesday finds us firmly planted back in our morning rituals — which could mean leisurely “me time” or a down-to-the-second scramble. Either way, treat yourself to a not-so-standard brew: cappuccino for the early risers, and make-ahead cold-brew for those prone to sprinting out the door.
Finely ground espresso
3/4 cup whole milk
Raw sugar (optional)
1. Fill bottom part of a stovetop espresso pot with water to the pressure-gauge line. Drop in filter basket. Add a heaping tablespoon of espresso for every 3 ounces of water. Screw shut. Cook over medium heat until intense boiling stops and top compartment is full, 3 to 5 minutes.
2. Pour milk into a mug, and microwave to heat through (or heat in pan on stove top).
3. Place a small (4-inch) whisk in hot milk. Holding the handle of the whisk between your palms, rapidly twirl back and forth until foam appears, about 20 seconds. Pour coffee into mug; sweeten if desired.
Wednesday: Perked-Up Nightcap
Stick to cream and sugar by day, but come evening, celebrate getting over the hump by getting under the influence. A whiskey-tinged Irish coffee will have you back in high spirits (go decaf if you’re java-sensitive).