July 7th is World Chocolate Day! To celebrate, we’re here to share the best Nolo chocolate pairings.
Coffee and chocolate have shared flavour notes, making them natural companions. Both are products of careful cultivation and craft, with a similar journey from bean to bar or cup. Enjoying them together is not only a sensory delight but a celebration of this shared journey.
Here's the low-down on how to pair our low-caf and decaf blends with chocolate:
Decaf Nolo and Chocolate Pairings
Our decaf blend, a spirited, smooth espresso with a full-bodied profile, is a treat on its own. Its predominant flavours of dark chocolate, cinnamon, and nutmeg-spiced pear form an inviting tasting experience. When it comes to chocolate, this blend pairs best with darker varieties, mirroring the complexity of the espresso.
- Dark Chocolate with Pear Filling: To echo the blend's pear notes, consider a piece of dark chocolate with a pear filling. This combo creates a harmonious fusion, highlighting the blend's rich, fruity undercurrents.
- Cinnamon-infused Dark Chocolate: Complement the blend's cinnamon touch with cinnamon-infused dark chocolate. The spicy warmth of the cinnamon elevates the dark chocolate notes of the coffee and adds an extra cozy feel to the tasting experience.
Our low-caf blend is a rich, complex coffee full of character. Its molasses and dark chocolate base, zesty fruit notes, and a hint of Bergamot create an invigorating flavour profile. It stands up well against robust and flavoured chocolates.
- Dark Chocolate with Cherry Pieces: The tangy-sweetness of the cherry pieces in dark chocolate enhances the blend's fruity notes, providing a multi-layered taste experience.
- Orange-infused Dark Chocolate: The citrusy sharpness of orange-infused dark chocolate aligns perfectly with the zesty notes of our low-caf blend. It's a refreshing and invigorating pairing that’s guaranteed to delight.
Our caffeine-conscious Nolo blends are ideal for late-evening sipping or eating. Enjoy a flavourful espresso after dinner, or use our coffee in your desserts, by making a delicious decaf tiramisu or mocha milkshake.