Nespresso Coffee Creations: Cauca & Santander

Nespresso has launched Cauca and Santander, two new limited release single origin Grands crus coffee from Colombia. Cauca has an intensity of 6 with marked fruit notes while the Santander is richer style of brew with intensity 7. To mark the release, Nespresso has asked influencers to create a recipe using the new coffee.

When it comes to cooking with coffee, desserts and sweets are the first ideas that come to mind. But a savoury dish makes a welcome change.

Chilli Con Carne
Santander Chilli con Carne

Santander Chilli con Carne is inspired by the colour and richness of the new Grands cru. This is a low carb adaptation of the classic, omitting the beans and using coffee and chocolate to enrich the dish.

To prepare the dish, brown 500g of ground beef and a chopped onion in olive oil. Add 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon each of chilli powder, ground cumin, sweet paprika, cayenne pepper and stir into the meat. Add 1 tin of chopped tomatoes. Crumble a beef stock cube over the mixture, then add 1 cup of Nespresso Santander and simmer on medium heat for about 20 minutes. Before serving, add 35g of dark cooking chocolate (80% cocoa) and stir gently until it melts. Serve in lettuce leaves with sprigs of coriander for garnish.

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.

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