Momma Told Me: @Gevalia Molasses Coffee Pork Chops + My #CupOfKaffe Moment

Monday, April 29, 2013

@Gevalia Molasses Coffee Pork Chops + My #CupOfKaffe Moment

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Momma Told Me: Coffee is like a purse; you can put a number of things in it, but at the end of the day, it's still judged for what it is.

For years my coffee moment has been a Gevalia moment. It all started way back in my childhood (my love of coffee, that is). Like most things worth recollecting, the memory of my first sip of coffee was marked by the poignant realization of my sharpest senses. The first, of course, was the sense of smell; marked by the wafting aroma of full bodied Columbian beans, slow roasted to perfection after being freshly ground in my parent's kitchen. Next came touch, the almost too hot, but not quite, stream of steaming deep brunette liquid sliding through my lips and splashing against the developing palette of my tongue. Then my eyes widened as that palette began to explore and dissect this new flavor, 'coffee,' as it was called. And finally, what I consider the sixth sense, Satisfaction- with nothing more than a splash of cream I fell in love with that caffeinated beverage right then and there. I could feel my limbs being to tingle, invigorated, inhaling the flavor in the form of scent, the warmth rushing down my throat and tickling my tummy. What brand that first sip has been, I don't know; but it began a torrid affair that has defined many mornings, afternoons, and nights since.

 In 2009, newly married and gently tapping the box of my prized wedding gift, a state-of-the-art Cuisinart brewer, I wondered where the new world of brewing at home might take me. Up until that point I'd always rented rooms in houses with other college students; counter space int he kitchen had been limited, and so had my coffee drinking habits to expensive coffeehouse stores. Then, one day, by fate perhaps, I decided to click on a little revolving ad on my internet sidebar. The ad had been for a premium coffee brand that specialized in direct-to-your-door monthly delivery of over 40 Gourmet Coffee flavors. Gevalia, as it turns out, was established in 1853 under a simple business design of harvesting the best beans into small batch, handcrafted, blends. The number one brand in Sweden for over 150 years, their commitment to premium beans, and full bodied, never bitter, flavor, is almost regal. It goes without saying that I followed that ad to an unbelievable trial offer of their monthly delivery service and have been sampling the over 40 flavors and roasts throughout the years since.
Gevalia
When single cup brewers began gaining popularity soon after, they failed to appeal to me for the expensive sticker prices, and the minimal brand selection. Why would I want to invest in a pricey brewing system when I was quite content with the variety and flavors of my home delivered Gevalia? (As a side note, if you're wondering what I mean by flavors ponder; Raspberry Danish, Dark Chocolate Truffle, and Pecan Torte) It was something I wrestled with for near 3 years, until my grandmother gifted me a new coffee maker (ironically celebrating my divorce), for Christmas 2 years back. Our Keurig came with a variety pack of over 15 different K-Cups, and we slowly weeded through them. The other half is much less particular about his coffee, and had made a decent dent; but I remained loyal to brewing my Gevalia ground coffee in an eco-friendly single serve cup.

  There is something simple to be said about the rich, never bitter, full bodied flavor of Gevalia. Whether it's one of their Heritage or Passport collection blends, or the classic Columbia roast, Gevalia always tastes smooth on my palette without a drop of added sugar or cream. That's precisely why I quite literally let out a squeal in the coffee aisle of our local Walmart when I saw the classic golden hue nestled atop the single serve, K-Cup, shelf. Gevalia Kaffe single serve cups are now sold at Walmart chains nationwide in 3 uniquely bold blends; Columbia, Dark Royal Roast, and Signature. Featuring 12 single serve K-cups per package, these Gevalia Kaffe boxes seamlessly merge the convenience of my Keurig brewer with the smooth taste and flavor I already love. Unfortunately, it seems I am not the only Gevalia addict excited about this development; I visited 2 local Walmart locations and found only the Columbia in stock (and in minimal stock at that). I had hoped to have a chance to snag some of the new Dark Royal Roast for my homemade Tiramisu, but someone had beat me to the punch! See more of my shopping adventure and Gevalia indulgence in my Google+ album here.
tiramisu recipe
Gevalia Kaffe Tiramisu
**click here for printable recipe.

Ingredients:

* 2 C Gevalia Kaffee Brewed Coffee (Dark Royal Preferred)
* 3 OZ Amaretto Liqueur
* 3 Egg Yolks
* 1 3/4 C Whipping Cream, Divided
* 1/2 C Sugar
* 1 3/4 Mascarpone Cheese
* 40 Ladyfinger Biscuits (or 14 individual Angel Food Cakes, sliced 2" thin)
* 2 TBS Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
* 1/4 C Shaved Bittersweet Chocolate

Directions:

1.) Combine the Gevalia Kaffe and Amaretto liqueur in a shallow baking dish and set aside.

2.) Bring 2" of water to a boil over large heat, in a small saucepan. In a heatproof bowl (that will fit over the saucepan), combine the egg yolks and 1/2 C of whipping cream. Place over the boiling water and whisk continuously until the mixture reaches 160F or coats the back of a spoon (5-6 MINS). Remove from heat and whisk for 3-4 minutes to cool. Set aside and allow to cool completely (10-15 MINS).

3.) In a mixer add the remaining whipping cream, prepared yolk mixture, and sugar; beat until soft peaks begin to form (3-5 MINS). Add the mascarpone and  mix well.

4.) Place 1 layer of ladyfingers in a 9" x13" pan (should fit approx. 6 rows of 3). Next, dip both sides of each ladyfinger quickly into the coffee mixture and place back into the pan. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers and sprinkle with half of the cocoa powder. Repeat with another layer.

5.) Cover tight with plastic wrap and refrigerate 6-12 hours. Serve with shaved chocolate sprinkled atop.
gevalia recipe
Molasses Coffee Pork Chops
**click here for printable recipe.

Ingredients:

* 1 C Gevalia Kaffe brewed Coffee (Columbia blend prefered)
* 1/2 C Molasses
* 2 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar
* 1 TBS Dijon Mustard
* 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
* 1/2 TSP Ground Ginger
* 4 (6-8 OZ) Bone Out Pork Chops
* Sea Salt and Pepper (to taste)

Directions:

1.) Combine the coffee, molasses, vinegar, mustard, garlic, pinch of salt and pepper, ginger, and pork chops in a gallon sized, zip-top, bag. Seal and shake well to combine. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours, minimum, or overnight.

2.) Preheat the grill to medium-high. Remove the pork from the bag and pour the marinade into a saucepan; boil gently over medium-high heat. Stir constantly until reduced to approx. 1/2 C (12-15 MINS). 

3.) Grill the pork chops until they reach an internal temperature of 145F, flipping every 3-4 minutes. Let rest for 5 MINS and serve with prepared glaze.
cooking with coffee
As you can see, my love for coffee, and my #CupOfKaffe, goes way beyond the occasional mug of afternoon brew. With Gevalia single serve Kafe cups on hand I find myself drinking much more coffee at home (which naturally trims pennies off the spending budget), and experimenting more with coffee infused recipes. Baking with coffee is something I am not a stranger to, as my beloved grandmother first shared her recipe for German Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake, when I was still a child. Most Germans are raised with the knowledge that coffee in baking can be a wonderful flavor additive when taking the place of water, and also increase the general moisture of a baked good. A few months back I recall seeing a dark roast incorporated into a glaze for pork, and was tickled to try this technique in my own home. The result was nothing short of 5-Star Cuisine, with flavor the other half raved about, surely thanks to the smooth, well rounded, flavor of gourmet Gevalia Kaffe. Try Gevalia Kaffe K-Cups today with this easy to print coupon for $1.50 off your next purchase.

What Daughter Says: I am tickled to find one of my favorite brands of coffee now stocked in Kaffe K-Cups at my local Walmart, and look forward to future flavored blends.

19 comments:

  1. I think that it is awesome that I can get Gevalia for my singe serve machine!

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  2. Jenna, I love how your posts are always so detailed and interesting!! Those pork chops look super yummy, too. I know lots of people cook with coffee but I never have. You inspire me to give it a try. Thanks!!

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  3. Wow, these are awesome looking recipes. I can't wait to try them!

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  4. The pork chops look delicious, I'm going to try that!

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  5. The pork chops look divine and I'm going to make out my next grocery list to try this recipe. I've been a Gevalia fan for such a long time and love buying their coffee. I'm glad to know I can buy the single pack.

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  6. This seems like perfect time for Tiramisu and Gevalia coffee K-Cup - never had those buy they sure look like a perfect match for the sweetness

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  7. i just had tiramisu this past weekend.. and now i want more!!

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  8. Wow! Coffee has really come a long way over the years hasn't it! I mean goodness! The pork chops and tiramisu look absolutely amazing! And to think it comes from just a little K-cup!

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  9. Oh my! I don't drink coffee...but I will have to try that for sure! Yum!

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  10. I simply must make the tarimisu! I have never made that before and I think the coffee combo with Gevalia would be perfection.

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  11. We love Gevalia coffee! In fact, we are having it in the am!

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  12. OMGosh, that tiramasu looks divine! I'm usually not a coffee drinker but with something like that, it just goes hand in hand.

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  13. I am not a huge fan of drinking coffee, but using it in these recipes sounds like a great idea. I think my hubby would especially enjoy the pork chop.

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  14. wow that dinner and dessert look simply divine!

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  15. Pork is a real treat in this household and that looks like a delicious way to serve it. Thanks for the yummy recipe

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  16. Thank you for letting me know where they are selling them because I got a coupon in the mail and didn't know where to buy any!!!!

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  17. That looks like a good recipe!! Mmmmm my mouth is watering.

    Jadey

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  18. I bet I would like their coffee in recipes.

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  19. Wow Jenna! You do have a life long love of Gevalia. Your recipes are making me sooo hungry!

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