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01.10.2016

EMMA SLEIGHT

Food & wine editor

DOUBLE ESPRESSO
WITH A TWIST

We drink around 70 million cups of coffee every day in the UK, so celebrate National Coffee Day in style with our top caffeine hits

Coffee has come a long way since Ethiopian farmers first spotted their goats ‘dancing’ in the fields after munching on the coffee plant’s little red berries in around 800AD. Nowadays, qahhwat al-bun (Arabic for ‘wine of the bean’) has become an essential element of daily life. From a flat white to a cortado, everyone has their favourite caffeine hit, but to mark this year’s National Coffee Day (1 October), we’ve selected some sweet yet surprising ways to enjoy the UK’s most popular energy booster. Next time you host a dinner party, serve up a dual dose of espresso in the form of our Belgian chocolate mousse and layered sponge dessert and a rich, ready-made martini.
Shop the espresso mousse cake  Shop the espresso martini

“Do the DINNER PARTY
double with this indulgent pair
of coffee-flavoured treats”

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