We’ve explored several brew-related recipes recently, including Coffee and Walnut Cake and Frappes, so allow us to continue with a how to make Coffee jelly recipe.

This is an increasingly popular dessert treat in the UK, US and Japan, which is why we’d like to offer the best instructions around. Please keep reading to find out “what is Coffee jelly” before discovering a step-by-step guide.

You’ll need the beans themselves, of course, before getting started. Enter The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, a family-run business that has stocked the finest such products for over thirty years.

Each of our 70 types of coffee we pack fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory shop. Doing so ensures not only quality but also consistency with every cuppa brewed - or jelly made!

What is Coffee Jelly

What is Coffee Jelly?

The name tells you much: Coffee jelly is a kind of jelly flavoured with Ground Coffee Beans. Though often associated with English and American cuisine, today, it is unquestionably most loved in Japan.

Countless restaurants and cafes serve it across the country. It is also a common item found in Japanese households. Nevertheless, the first Coffee jelly recipe appeared in a cookbook in England in 1817.

There are at least two methods when it comes to how to make Coffee jelly. The first is to use agar, a gelatinous ingredient made from algae known as “kanten” in Japanese.

The other, which we’ll be focussing on below, involves gelatin. What does Coffee jelly taste like? It probably wouldn’t surprise you if we said it has a distinctly Coffee flavour. Additionally, it is sweet and creamy with a “bouncy” texture.

How to Make Coffee Jelly

How to Make Coffee Jelly

The time has come to show you how to make simple Coffee jelly with gelatin at home. Equipment required will include a bowl, medium saucepan, baking dish, whisk and, of course, serving dishes.

As for the fresh Coffee itself, look no further than The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. So, without further ado, please follow the below straightforward instructions:

Ingredients: Two cups of brewed Black Coffee, one tbsp of unflavoured Gelatin Powder, two tbsp of sugar, ¼ cup of water, and whipped cream (optional).

1. Combine Gelatin and Water.

Get a bowl and pour the gelatin powder and water into it.

2. Mix Brewed Coffee and Sugar.

Retrieve the saucepan for the Coffee and sugar. Bring it to a near boil over medium-high heat.

3. Whisk in the Gelatin Mixture.

Take the saucepan off the heat, whisk in the gelatin, and set it aside to cool for 10-15 minutes.

4. Transfer to the Baking Dish.

Pour the Coffee gelatin into a shallow baking dish for refrigeration until set (approx five hours).

5. Cut into Cubes for Serving.

Once set, slice it into ½ inch cubes, spoon them into serving dishes, and top with whipped cream.

Summary to How to Make Coffee Jelly Recipe

There you have it: How to make Coffee jelly instructions have never been easier. All that remains, it would appear, is to buy fresh Coffee from our Kent-based establishment.

While you’re at it, consider looking at our over 1,000 types of Loose Tea. Each one of our products has something unique, indeed extraordinary to offer, all the while tasting heavenly. What’s not to like?

Author: Richard Smith

Partner at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company

Richard Smith is a Tea expert, entrepreneur, and owner of The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. Part of a family of renowned Tea planters dating back four generations, he was born in Calcutta (Kolkata), India, where he spent his childhood between Tea Estates in Assam and Darjeeling.

In the late 1970s, having accumulated years of knowledge in the industry, Mr Smith and his mother, Janet Smith, moved to Kent, South East England, to establish a Tea business in the village of Pluckley. Their early days of packing Tea Bags by hand from chests of 10,000 prompted the creation of the company’s flagship infusion known as Pluckley Tea. It remains our most popular product today.

Mr Smith, who studied economics at London Polytechnic, has since specialised in over 1,000 types of Loose Leaf Tea - in addition to around 70 varieties of Roast Coffee - from around the world. These are now available at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, where everything is still packed by hand and fresh to order, not only to honour tradition but to ensure the utmost quality and consistency.