Jeff Mauro is known for his sandwiches, but he teamed up with Seattle's Best Coffee to create sandwich-inspired coffee drinks. "I put sandwiches into things, put sandwiches onto things, and this was another challenge for me," Jeff told us of the recipe.
You've heard of chocolate, caramel, and hazelnut blended coffees, but peanut butter and jelly? I was obviously intrigued and determined to try it for myself. Jeff even claims this recipe is the most interesting coffee recipe that he's developed, further remarking, "I have never seen on a menu (or anywhere else) both peanut butter and coffee and a fruit as well."
I was surprised to find that the blended coffee didn't contain that much sugar. "I don't really like coffee too sweet," Jeff said. "The coffee really shines, and that's my goal, always." Balanced it is. The condensed cold brew coffee is blended with the right amount of ice and milk for a frothy caffeinated fix. The strawberry syrup plays up the subtle fruitiness of the coffee beans, and the roasted peanuts add a nice crunch and roasted flavor. Read on to see the PBJ coffee recipe.