11 Espresso Desserts

I need my java! And any of the recipes listed below will do for an espresso or coffee dessert!

Coffee has been energizing people all over the world for over 600 years. This piping-hot brown liquid is a now a morning staple today. Nearly 2.2 billion cups of coffee are enjoyed every day around the planet (Finland is the most caffeinated country). In honor of International Coffee Day on October 1, the world recognizes coffee to help keep our minds a bit sharper.

Every year on this day, coffee-lovers around the world come together to not only celebrate and showcase this beloved beverage but also to give a big salute to the millions of people across the globe who work hard to produce and serve coffee. From farmers, roasters, baristas, and coffee shop owners, we raise our cups of joe today.

At it’s simplest, the best way to enjoy International Coffee Day is by drinking coffee. Whether that be a humble cup of black java, a shot of Italian Espresso, a Caramel Macchiato, a Mochaccino, a Caffe Latte, Caf Au Lait, Cappuccino, or an Americano.

And if you’re like me and enjoy coffee every day, then this is a good day to change things up a bit. The following list of insanely delicious recipes using espresso is perfect for doing just that! Celebrate International Coffee Day in a new, unique way with any of these espresso coffee dessert recipes!

So grab a cup of “joe” and enjoy this list!

Espresso Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

Espresso Chocolate Tres Leches Cake
Photo and Recipe: La Bella Vita Cucina

Classic Tiramisu

11 Espresso Desserts for  International Coffee Day
Photo and Recipe: Brown Eyed Baker

Gooey Espresso Brownies

11 Espresso Desserts for  International Coffee Day
Photo and Recipe: Mind Over Batter

Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

11 Espresso Desserts for  International Coffee Day
Photo and Recipe: Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

Espresso Brownie Parfaits With Amaretto Ice Cream

Espresso Brownie Parfaitss
Photo and Recipe: La Bella Vita Cucina

Espresso Cheesecake

Photo and Recipe: The First Year

Caramel Espresso Bars

11 Espresso Desserts for  International Coffee Day
Photo and Recipe: Hugs and Cookies XOXO

Italian Espresso Chifferi Cookies

Photo and Recipe: The Spiced Life

Italian Espresso Panna Cotta

Photo and Recipe: The White Ramekins

Tiramisu Layer Cake

Photo and Recipe: Confessions of a Confectionista

Espresso Chocolate Biscotti

Photo and Recipe: Keep It Sweet Desserts

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11 Espresso Desserts for International Coffee Day

The pot that I use and recommend to brew espresso is this Biraletti Italian Espresso Pot that my mother and nonna also used in their kitchens.

I still use the espresso pots that were passed down to me from my mom.

And these are the BEST Italian Espresso Coffee Beans that my family in Italy enjoys. And they are very particular!

Trivia Facts About Coffee

  • Coffee is the 2nd most traded commodity in the world (Oil is the 1st)
  • In the United States, 8 out of 10 people consume coffee daily
  • International Coffee Day was officially created in 2014 and celebrated in Milan, Italy
  • The first food to be dehydrated was coffee
  • 40% of the world’s coffee is produced by Brazil
  • Dark roast coffees have less caffeine than light roast coffees

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