Chili with coffee recipe – Atlas Coffee Club 

Looking for a secret ingredient to add to your chili that everyone will buzz about? Try making chili with coffee.


SERVES: 4 people
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 25 mins
TOTAL TIME: 35 mins


Below is our chili with coffee recipe – enjoy!


1, 28oz can Muir Glen Crushed Fire Roasted Tomatoes
½ medium white Onion, diced
1 medium Red Bell Pepper, diced
3 medium Jalapeños, diced
4 medium cloves of Garlic, minced
½ can of Black Beans
½ can of Pinto Beans
½ can of Red Kidney Beans
1 tbsp Canola or Safflower oil
3 squares Dark Chocolate (85%)
1 tbsp Chili Powder
2 ½ tsp Cumin
1 ½ tsp Paprika
½ tsp Coriander
1 pinch of Cinnamon
1 tsp Oregano
¼ tsp fine Sea Salt
1 tbsp Molasses
1 tbsp Atlas Coffee Peru Single Origin, finely ground



  1. Heat oil in sauce pan over medium heat. Once hot, add onion occasionally stirring for 1 min.
  2. Add garlic and occasionally stir 1 min. Add jalapeños and bell pepper, occasionally stir 1 min.
  3. Add all dry spices, except the oregano and salt, continually stir for about 1 min.
  4. Turn heat down to medium-low then add tomatoes and stir. Once heated, add the chocolate and molasses, stirring till blended. Add in the oregano and salt, then finely the beans.
  5. Bring the chili to a low simmer for 15 mins uncovered, stirring occasionally.

Serve in bowl with your choice of your favorite fixins’; shredded Monterey or Cheddar cheese, avocado, sour cream, and/or chives. Enjoy our chili with coffee recipe! We’d love to hear your thoughts! Share with us in the comment section below!

For more creative ways to cook with coffee check out Food & Wine’s Prime Rib Recipe or our Pan Seared Pork Chops Recipe or more of our own cooking with coffee recipes on the blog.