Our Espresso Balsamic Vinegar is the perfect marriage of rich, chocolate-y, dark roast coffee and sweet/tart aged dark balsamic vinegar. It’s remarkably smooth, making it a great addition to both sweet and savory dishes.
We just love the way coffee makes meat taste “meatier.” It brings out the umami flavors of meat dishes, and somehow the coffee flavor seems to disappear. This makes our espresso balsamic perfect as a marinade or glaze for richer meats like beef, pork, duck, veal, and lamb. Try the marinade recipe above with Rosemary Olive Oil, or pair it with any number of our amazing olive oils. It's fantastic as a marinade or glaze with our Garlic, Tuscan Herb, Blood Orange, or Chipotle olive oils.
You can also use Espresso Balsamic Vinegar as a vinaigrette with our Blood Orange and/or Persian Lime olive oils, or one of our single varietal extra virgin olive oils. We love it over spinach with chopped nuts, fresh berries, and crumbled goat cheese. It's a natural complement to cheese, whether it's a funky blue, sweet goat cheese, salty Parmesan, or creamy brie. You can drizzle it right on the cheese or reduce it first to get a syrupy, sweeter version of itself.
If you have more of a sweet tooth, try using Espresso Balsamic Vinegar as more of a coffee-flavored syrup. If you reduce it by half, you’ll lose some of the vinegary bite (but it’s not necessary). Drizzle it over ice cream (served in latte cups for a spin on an affogato), Greek yogurt, pound cake, sliced fruit or whole berries, or cheesecake. Add a tablespoon to your brownie mix, chocolate frosting, or even whipped cream.
Check out our website for some of our favorite recipes using Espresso Balsamic Vinegar recipes, like:
- Espresso Balsamic Baby Back Ribs
- Espresso Balsamic Grilled Flank Steak
- Espresso Sloppy Joes
- Balsamic Steak Sauce
- Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin
- Brownies with Balsamic Ganache
- Balsamic Tiramisu
- Fig Brulee with Balsamic
Leave a comment and let us know how you love to use our Espresso Balsamic Vinegar at home.