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Coffee Coconut Shrimp Seafood Recipe

I participated in Mom Blog Tour at the Summer Fancy Food Show on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers and received Brooklyn Bean Roastery products and a @HamiltonBeach Flexbrew to facilitate my review. #MomBlogTourFF

It’s no question that coffee is a staple in the diet of many adults. I was challenged to use Brooklyn Bean Roastery coffee in a recipe. Rather than do a dessert recipe (like tiramisu…oh, yum. I will probably make this anyway) I decided to use coffee in an entree. Since I am doing a series of recipes inspired from around the world, I wanted to make something inspired by the Caribbean. I made Coffee Coconut Shrimp.

Check out my Asian-inspired Peppered Oat-Crusted Chicken with Orange Sauce and American-inspired Baked Macaroni and Cheese with a Cheesy Crumb Topping.


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This gorgeous Coffee Coconut Shrimp is sweet and crispy. You can taste a hint of coffee and coconut. If you love coconut shrimp and coffee, you will love this recipe. It is fairly quick and simple to make as well (besides peeling and deveining the shrimp…bleh–I decided to go with fresh shrimp this time rather than frozen pre-prepared and it was messy, but it was worth it.).


Coffee Coconut Shrimp Square


Coffee Coconut Shrimp Recipe


First you will need to prepare the coffee, which is incredibly easy to prepare in the Hamilton Beach Flexbrew. I chose the Colombian coffee from Brooklyn Bean Roastery. Place it in the Flexbrew holder and add in water for one cup. Press the lid down until you hear a click.


Flex Brew Kcup


Brew the coffee. I brewed it on strong so the coffee had a lot of flavor. You will want to let the coffee cool before you use it in the recipe.


Flex Brew Settings


Mix together panko bread crumbs and shredded coconut in a dish and set aside.


Coffee Coconut Shrimp Step 2


In a bowl, combine flour, salt, coffee, milk, and coconut milk until smooth.


Coffee Coconut Shrimp Step 3


Coat the shrimp in the wet batter. The batter will be pretty thick, so let any excess drip off.


Coffee Coconut Shrimp Step 4


Dip the battered shrimp into the coconut and bread crumbs mixture until it is covered. Set aside onto a pan or plate until all the shrimp is prepared.


Coffee Coconut Shrimp Step 5


In a frying pan, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Once it is hot, begin placing shrimp in one layer into the pan. You may need to do a couple batches. Cook the shrimp about 2 minutes on each side until brown and crispy, a total of approx. 4 minutes, then remove them from the pan and onto a plate covered with paper towel.


Coffee Coconut Shrimp Step 6


Serve warm. I served ours on a skewer over a bed of jasmine rice with some steamed broccoli and fried plantains. (I need to work on cooking plantains.) If you enjoy dipping your shrimp, try a traditional Chili Orange Sauce made with orange marmalade and sweet Thai chili sauce (you can find several great recipes online–just two ingredients.). I tried adding coffee into this, but I added just a bit too much so I figured I would stick to the traditional sauce for now and try the coffee-infused sauce again later.


Coffee Coconut Shrimp


This meal pairs nicely with a hot cup of Colombian coffee.


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Coffee Coconut Shrimp Recipe
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This Caribbean-inspired Coffee Coconut Shrimp is sweet and crispy and simple to make.
Recipe type: Entree
  • ½ lb. shrimp, peeled & deveined leaving tail
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup strong coffee
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup sweet shredded coconut
  • 6 Tablespoons coconut oil
  1. In a dish, combine the shredded coconut and bread crumbs.
  2. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, milk, coffee, and coconut milk until smooth.
  3. Dip the shrimp into the wet mixture then into the breading and coconut mixture until covered. Set each coated shrimp aside until all are finished.
  4. Heat oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, place the shrimp in one layer into the pan. You may need to do a couple batches. Cook about 2 minutes per side until browned and crispy and cooked through. Place on a paper towel-covered plate until ready to serve.
  5. (Optional) Serve over jasmine rice with vegetables and traditional coconut shrimp sauce with a cup of coffee to drink.
There will be a lot of batter left over. If you wish, you can split the batter recipe in half. The only reason I didn't was because I did not want to make the milk measurements an odd amount.


Brooklyn Bean Roastery has so many flavors!! Have you tried any of them? I love their coffee and hot cocoa. They come in individual servings so each person in your house can choose a different flavor.


Brooklyn Bean Coffee Kcups


The variety packs are perfect for families, people who love trying different flavors, or for offering to home guests.


Brooklyn Bean Cocoa Kcups


I have been obsessed with the Mexican Hot Cocoa lately. Obsessed. It is so good. I love hot cocoa year-round, but it will be especially tasty during the cold winter months. My boys love sharing the cocoa with me too. They love Carnival Hot Cocoa.


Brooklyn Bean Cocoa


Brooklyn Bean Roastery even has a dark espresso roast called Express-O.


Brooklyn Bean Coffee


The Flexbrew coffee maker is great for busy families. You can make a single cup at home by adjusting the bottom plate up a notch, or you can leave it on the lower level and place a travel mug beneath.


Flex Brew Flexbrew Travel


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I would love to hear from you in the comments below–-Have you tried Brooklyn Bean Roastery coffee or hot cocoa? Which flavor is your favorite or which do you want to try the most? Will you brew coffee for at home or on the go in your Flexbrew?


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  1. This is amazing! Can’t wait to try this ourselves … yum!

  2. WOW!! This recipe looks unbelievably delicious and so easy to make!! I have to try this out! I love Brooklyn Bean Roastery coffees – especially their Pink Pumpkin one!! That Hamilton Beach coffee maker looks so cool – perfect for giving flexibility when brewing different amounts of coffee – especially for folks on the go!

  3. WOW! You really have some awesome giveaways. I love your Coffee Coconut Shrimp Recipe! I love Coconut with Shrimp, but I have not used coffee in making shrimp. I am going to try your recipe and the coffee looks delicious in this giveaway!

  4. This recipe looks great! I love Coconut Shrimp.

  5. I have not tried these before but I would like to try the hot cocoa. I would use it at work.

  6. I would have never thought of a shrimp recipe like this with coffee in it but it sure does look terrific.

  7. Love the idea of using coffee in the batter. Those shrimp look amazing! perfect for summer entertaining.

  8. Oh my this looks and sounds amazing! Think I just might give it a try!

  9. This recipe sounds delicious!

  10. elizabeth miller

    My daughters favorite food is Coconut Shrimp. I never would have thought of adding coffee to the batter. It sounds really easy and delicious so we are going to have to try this out.

  11. This tecipe looks so delicious! It’s be great to try with the Brooklyn beans too. Thx !

  12. This coffee looks really good.
    Thank you for the receipe.

  13. This sounds soooo good! I’ve never tried this brand before. I would love to have this to make my husband coffee before he leaves for work each morning!

  14. I have not tried Brooklyn Bean Roastery coffee or hot cocoa before. I would love to try hot cocoa, but my husband is the coffee drinker.

  15. This looks delicious! I think I’m going to try it with chicken nuggets – do you think that would go?

    • Definitely try it! I am not sure how long cook time would be, as I would guess shrimp would cook a little more quickly, but try it out and let me know. I think it would work.

  16. Super awesome!!!!! Definitely trying this out!

  17. I have not tried any of the Brooklyn Bean Roastery products we still have the old fashion coffee maker at home. I would love to have a coffee machine that will let each member of the household (3 adults here) choose what hot drink they will like to have. I love to try to things and flavors my brother, on the other hand, likes to stick to regular flavors my mother when we do go out I am able to get her to try new things like caramel flavor coffee and even ice coffee. I would love to try the Mexican Chocolate I tried Mexican Coffee in a bakery and love how thick and very chocolatey it was it also had a kick to it. So if I will I will add a dash of cayenne pepper to my cup. Also I love the recipe thank you for sharing. My mother is a huge fan of coffee and of coconut. And we both love shrimp actually we had shrimp fetuccini last week and today she said she was making shrimp ceviche. (our supermarket had BOGO on frozen shrimp and the lady got a few bags)

  18. Such a fun giveaway- especially for coffe elovers!

  19. I have never tried a single-serve coffee.

  20. Will definitely be trying this:) thanks

  21. Besides the brewer, I am more excited to try the taste of the coffee! I am addicted to drinking more than a cup a day. LOL!

  22. What a great idea. Shrimp,and coffee, two of my favorite things.

  23. I absolutely love this recipe and I will try it, thanks 🙂

  24. I love shrimp and this would be a much-welcomed recipe addition to our family menu.

  25. Looks very tasty, I had to try it, thank’s for sharing the recipe.

  26. I’ve never tried their coffee or Hamilton Beach appliances. I like regular coffee with cream and sugar.

  27. Stephanie Phelps

    I have not tried it yet but looks and sounds amazing. I think the first one I would love to try is the hot cocoa.

  28. I have not tried the Brooklyn Bean coffee or the Hot Cocoa but I definitely would love to. I really haven’t seen any in the Wal-Mart here, which is the only store, however, we are going to be moving in about a month and a half to a much larger city so I think I could find it there. Sounds Yummy and Good!

  29. This recipe sounds delicious!

  30. I love shrimp & when I see a new recipe I can’t wait to try it. This one looks delicious!!

  31. This sounds amazing – date night – YES!

  32. Jennifer Sullivan

    I have not tried the Brooklyn Beanery brand before but it looks delicious. I also can not pick only one flavor I want to try! I would love to use the Flexbrew for voth in home and on the go. As far as the recipe we do not eat shrimp because of food allergies but would love to try this with chicken. DO YOU THINK IT WOULD WORK?

    • Yes, I think chicken would work great for it, just keep an eye on it to make sure it is fully cooked, as the cook time may be a bit different.

  33. Oh, this looks so good! I’d be interested in trying it with sweet and unsweetened coconut to compare! I am a coffee fiend, so I want to try them all! I especially love bold, rich coffee flavors, and the salted caramel hot cocoa definitely caught my eye!

  34. This sounds very interesting! I really like the flavor combinations!

  35. I’ve had their kcups…and they have such a great variety of flavors! I love their salted caramel cocoa!

  36. natasha lamoreux

    Wow sounds great, very creative! I never thought to use coffee in a way other than my kickstart in the morning.

  37. Coconut Shrimp delicious.

  38. I never would’ve thought to add coffee into it but it looks delicious and I’m sure it tastes great, I had to save this recipe!

  39. Coffee, coconut, shrimp – three of the best things on the planet. How can it miss?

  40. I don’t like coconut or shrimp, so this recipe would be a no-go for me. However, it does sound quite interesting and I think if people like those two foods, then they’d probably enjoy the coconut shrimp.
    Quite excited for this giveaway. I have a family member who has been wanting a single server brewer, so this would be perfect for them! And some k-cups to get started. 😀

    Thanks for the chance.

  41. I have tried Brooklyn Bean Roastery coffee before and it’s delicious. My favorite flavor of theirs is the Vanilla. The Caramel is also tasty! I would probably brew more at home, rather than on the go.

  42. I only use K-cups, but I don’t believe I have never noticed Brooklyn Bean Roastery coffee on my grocery’s shelf but will look for it now. Thank you

  43. My hubby would love the coconut shrimp! Yummy!! Thanks for sharing and I’m glad I found your blog!

  44. We haven’t tried Brooklyn Bean Roastery, but I know a new college boy who’d love a personal coffeemaker.

  45. Looks yummy! I’ll be trying it !

  46. You come up with some very outside-the-box recipes.

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