A common ingredient in baking is espresso powder and it’s easy to make your own! You basically save up some used espresso grinds, dry them out bake them until nice and toasty before grinding them a second time, this time into a finer powder. This espresso powder is great is baking where you can use it to add coffee as a primary flavour to any recipe or as a secondary or enhancing flavour, like in chocolate/mocha recipes where it actually enhances the chocolate flavour! I can’t wait to start sharing some recipes that use espresso powder!
Easy homemade/DIY espresso powder that is perfect for baking!
- 1/4 cup used espresso grounds, dried
- Spread the grounds out over a large baking sheet and bake in a preheated 150F (or as low as your oven will go) for 2-3 hours before letting cool and re-grinding in a coffee grinder to form a fine powder.
Why must they be used? Can’t you just grind the espresso beans into a fine powder and use that? Wouldn’t it have more flavor and be more potent?
After baking the used espresso grinds one is able to grind them into an even finer powder than before.
JB Johnson-Allen says
Interesting! How do you store this and what is the shelf life?
You should be able to store them at room temperature in a sealed container for a few months.
Leila Lazar says
O.K. Looks wonderful.. Waiting for an invitation to come & enjoy it with you!!!!
You ALWAYS have an invite to come here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Will regular used coffee grounds work as well?
Yes it does!
Donna Kirkendall says
I just want to make Espresso butter to put on my steak After it’s cooked, like a dipping sauce. Can’t seam to find an answer to my question when I Google it. I get everything but what I want to know, maybe you can help me?
Will espresso powder dissolve in melted butter? I don’t want a dry rub the steaks or put powder sugar in it with heaven cream, I just want to make a Coffee butter for my steaks with out having to use whole beans and vacuum seal it and then do a hot bath for three hours!