Buy Kona Coffee for the Best Gelée

Why buy Kona coffee along with dessert when there’s a grown-up version of Jell-O? The intense Kona Coffee flavor may not be everyone’s, ahem, cup of tea, but for coffee drinkers who take theirs black, the sweet taste will be perfect.

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Kona Coffee Gelée Ingredients

  1. Buy kona coffee gelée
    • 6 tablespoons finely ground dark-roast kona coffee
    • 2 1/4 cups boiling-hot water plus 1 tablespoon cold water
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin (from one 1/4-oz envelope)
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  2. For topping
    • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
    • 1 cup chilled heavy cream
    • Scant 1/4 teaspoon curry powder

 Preparation

  1. Make Kona Coffee gelée:
    1. Buy kona coffee beans then grind to place in a hand-filter-style coffeemaker (not electric) or a sieve lined with a paper filter using 2 cups boiling-hot water.
    2. Meanwhile, bring granulated sugar and remaining 1/4 cup hot water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved, then remove from heat.
    3. Sprinkle gelatin over 1 tablespoon cold water and let soften 1 minute. Stir together hot coffee, sugar syrup, and vanilla in a metal bowl, then add gelatin mixture, stirring until dissolved. Chill, covered, until softly set, at least 8 hours.
  2. Make topping:
    1. Force brown sugar through a sieve into a bowl, then add cream and curry powder and beat with an electric mixer or a whisk until it just holds soft peaks.
    1. Divide Kona coffee gelée among 10 (2- to 4-ounce) cups (such as espresso cups) and top with dollops of whipped cream. Don’t forget to buy kona coffee here!
Cooks’ note:
Kona Coffee Gelée can be chilled up to 1 day.