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The Espresso Breakfast: Pairing Your Shot with Delicious Morning Treats - Anthony's Espresso

The Espresso Breakfast: Pairing Your Shot with Delicious Morning Treats

What better way to start your day than with a delectable breakfast spread paired with a perfect shot of espresso? The rich aroma and bold flavor of espresso can complement a variety of morning treats, elevating your breakfast experience to a whole new level. In this blog post, we'll explore some mouth-watering breakfast recipes and the ideal espresso pairings to kickstart your day with a burst of energy. And if you're looking for premium espresso beans and equipment, be sure to check out Anthony's Espresso at!


Classic Italian Pizzelles

Pizzelles, the Italian waffle cookies, are a delightful morning treat that pairs wonderfully with a shot of espresso. Their delicate and lightly sweetened flavor is a perfect accompaniment to the rich and intense taste of espresso. The crispy texture of pizzelles creates a delightful contrast to the smoothness of the coffee, making each bite a delightful experience.


Try this recipe for Classic Italian Pizzelles:



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon anise extract (or vanilla extract for a milder flavor)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder



  1. In a bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until smooth.
  3. Gradually add the melted butter and anise extract, mixing well.
  4. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until you have a smooth batter.
  5. Preheat your pizzelle maker and cook the batter according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  6. Once done, transfer the pizzelles to a wire rack to cool.


Pair these delightful pizzelles with a shot of Anthony's Espresso Gran Crema for a truly authentic Italian breakfast experience! You can also head over directly to our Pizzelles and get some if you don’t want to make them 



Traditional Italian Biscotti

Biscotti, another Italian delicacy, is a crunchy and twice-baked cookie that pairs splendidly with espresso. Their firm texture makes them perfect for dipping into your coffee, allowing the flavors to meld together beautifully. The subtle sweetness of biscotti complements the robust taste of espresso, creating a harmonious blend of flavors.



Try this recipe for Traditional Italian Biscotti:



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted almonds, chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of one orange





  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and baking powder.
  3. Add the chopped almonds and orange zest, mixing well.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and vanilla extract until well combined.
  5. Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until a dough forms.
  6. Divide the dough in half and shape each portion into a log on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the logs are lightly golden.
  8. Remove from the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes.
  9. Slice the logs into biscotti cookies and return them to the oven for an additional 10-15 minutes until they are crispy.


Selecting the Right Espresso Beans for Breakfast Pairings:


Medium Roast Beans: For breakfast, it's ideal to choose medium roast espresso beans. They strike a balance between the bold flavors of dark roast and the brightness of light roast. The medium roast beans will complement the subtle sweetness of breakfast treats without overpowering them.


Single-Origin Beans: Consider trying single-origin espresso beans, which come from a specific region or farm. These beans often have distinct and unique flavor profiles that can enhance the overall coffee experience. Some single-origin beans may have fruity or floral notes that beautifully complement breakfast treats like Pizzelles and Biscotti.


Arabica Beans: Opt for 100% Arabica espresso beans. Arabica beans are known for their smoother taste and lower acidity compared to Robusta beans. This makes them a great choice for pairing with delicate morning treats, ensuring a harmonious blend of flavors.


Choosing the Perfect Espresso Machine for Your Morning Coffee Ritual:


Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine: A semi-automatic machine is an excellent choice for coffee enthusiasts who enjoy having more control over the brewing process. These machines allow you to adjust various factors such as grind size, water temperature, and extraction time. With a bit of practice, you can achieve the perfect espresso shot to complement your breakfast treats.


Pod or Capsule Machines: If you prefer convenience without compromising on quality, consider a pod or capsule espresso machine. These machines use pre-packaged coffee pods or capsules, which take the guesswork out of brewing. They are quick and easy to use, providing consistent results every time. Some brands offer specific espresso blends that pair well with breakfast foods.


Manual Espresso Press: For those who love a hands-on approach to coffee-making, a manual espresso press (lever machine) can be a rewarding choice. These machines require manual pressure to extract the espresso, giving you full control over the process. Manual presses can produce high-quality espresso shots that harmonize perfectly with your morning treats.


Built-in Grinder: Consider an espresso machine with a built-in grinder. Freshly ground coffee is essential for an exceptional espresso experience. Having a built-in grinder ensures that you get the perfect grind size for your beans, maximizing flavor extraction and enhancing the pairing with breakfast treats.



When it comes to pairing espresso with delightful breakfast treats like Pizzelles and Biscotti, selecting the right beans and espresso machine is key. Medium roast, single-origin Arabica beans will bring out the best flavors in your morning coffee, while the choice of machine depends on your preferences for control and convenience.


At Anthony's Espresso, you can explore a wide range of premium espresso beans, including single-origin medium roast Arabica beans, as well as high-quality espresso machines suited to your individual coffee-making style. Visit to elevate your breakfast experience and enjoy the perfect espresso pairing with your morning treats. Start your day with the ultimate blend of flavors, crafting a breakfast ritual that satisfies both your taste buds and your caffeine cravings!


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