Barista Prima Coffeehouse in Italian Roast Coffee + Tiramisu Brownies Recipe #YourPerfectCup

I’ve always dreamed of someday visiting Europe. My best friend, Angel, lived in Italy for two years and I vicariously experienced Italy and other nearby countries through her Facebook photos. Someday maybe I’ll get over there! For the time being though, I’ll have to be satisfied looking at pictures and drinking Barista Prima Italian Roast coffee. It’s one of the best cups of coffee that I’ve had in awhile!

It’s a dark roast and is on the stronger side which I prefer. It’s a great coffee to start your day! I use cream in mine to soften the strength a little. It reminds me of the coffee my neighbour used to make when we lived in Edmonton. She was from Europe and they always ended each meal with some coffee.

Barista Prima Coffeehouse in Italian Roast Coffee + Tiramisu Brownies Recipe #YourPerfectCup

Image Source: Green Mountain Coffee

Barista Prima Coffeehouse has four varieties of coffee. All are dark roast and European.

  • Italian Roast (Dark Roast): Robust, bold with ripe fruit and berry notes. Roasted in the Italian tradition of coffee house brews. Also comes in Decaf.
  • Colombia (Medium-Dark Roast): Wondrously bright, bold fruit notes and a distinctive hint of walnut. High altitude treasure from a land of legendary coffee.
  • French Roast (Darkest Roast): An intensely bold and daringly dark brew. Sweet, smoky love song to the cafes of Paris.
  • House Blend (Medium-Dark Roast): Well-rounded, toasted-nut finish with subtle hints of bittersweet chocolate. Classically balanced, lively splash of citrus. 

Which one are you most interested in trying? Since I’ve already tried the Italian Roast, I think the next one I will pick up is French Roast. I’ll close my eyes and imagine myself transplanted to the streets of Paris!

I also tried a new dessert thanks to Chef Maureen Joyce and Barista Prima Coffeehouse: Tiramisu Brownies. I’ve never made Tiramisu before. In fact, I’ve never even eaten it! I’ve always wanted to try it though. Green Mountain Coffee sent me some of the ingredients to make the brownies including the ladyfingers. Stores here don’t carry them (small town)! I picked up a few of the cold ingredients like the cheeses and dark rum. I wanted to make it as close to the recipe as I could so I could experience it. I think next time though I’ll add a few extras in and see how that changes up the taste!

Tiramisu Brownies


Tiramisu Brownies
  • 12 oz. chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 8 oz. Mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 package soft ladyfingers
  • 1 cup Barista Prima Coffeehouse Italian Roast coffee, brewed
  • 2 tbsp. Dark Rum
  • Optional: liquid coffee extract, to taste
  • Wild Card Ingredients: Mint extract, raspberry preserves, nuts
  1. In a large bowl, melt the chocolate. Stir until smooth and leave it to cool. Heat the oven to 350°F. Line a 13" x 9" baking pan with parchment paper. Add chocolate to a mixing bowl with the paddle attachment on. Beat in the butter followed by 1 cup of sugar and the 4 eggs and 4 egg whites. Add the coffee extract followed by the flour. Mix on low speed until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan minus 1 cup of the brownie batter. Lay the ladyfingers upside down on top of the batter, and push down slightly. Brew 1 Barista Prima Coffeehouse Italian Roast K-Cup pack and combine the hot coffee and dark rum. Using a pastry brush, carefully brush the Barista Prima Coffeehouse coffee & rum mixture over the ladyfingers until they are saturated.
  2. In another bowl combine the mascarpone cheese, cream cheese, and ¼ cup of sugar, 4 egg whites and vanilla extract. Spread topping over ladyfingers over ladyfingers. Place spoonful of brownie batter on top of the creamy filling and swirl it lightly with a toothpick or knife. Optional: add wild card ingredients as you wish.
  3. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until center is almost set and brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in the pan before slicing it.
Recipe courtesy of Chef Maureen Joyce and Barista Prima Coffeehouse

Tiramisu Brownies

Tiramisu Brownies

It was to die for!  Ohmygosh I’ve been missing out all these years! It was rich and sweet and I could taste a hint of the coffee too. It goes perfectly with a cup of Italian Roast coffee. If you are looking for a dessert to impress, try this recipe!

You can pick up some Barista Prima Coffeehouse K-cup packs at of course. It’s also available in national retailers like Walmart and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.


  1. Debbie Bashford says

    Will have to try this recipe. I lived and worked in Europe for 4 years, and the coffee and pastries were always fabulous. I really loved the street cafes in Paris and the huge cups of coffee. This was in the mid 80’s so not sure if it’s the same now

  2. says

    Wow, those look awesome! They combine my two favorite things- coffee and chocolate! I love tiramisu in general, but never thought to combine it with a brownie.

  3. says

    These look Uuuuhhhh.Amazing!!
    Totally pinned to make later!!

    I love my coffee, rich and dark… so the bolder the better! Got to have that JOLT to get me moving!

  4. Anne Taylor says

    excuse me while I clean up my drool lol

    These look too good! I love both brownies and tiramisu so I’m sure I’d love these lovelies!

  5. says

    Find a way to pick up and go…Europe is such an incomparable experience. And the coffee is a whole other beverage there…I got hooked on lattes in Milan and haven’t looked back!

  6. Sherry Compton says

    Good post for all – my husband loves dark coffee and the darker, the richer, the better. He enjoys several cups a day and I swear it keeps him going. I am all for the brownies. They look very rich and delicious. An interesting combination and sounds award-winning.

  7. beverly e says

    Tiramisu AND Brownies?! I so had to pin this! Thanks for the recipe… I will make for my next Pinterest Party!

  8. Nena Sinclair says

    Mmm…Tiramisu Brownies! I think I died and went to heaven!! I’ve absolutely got to try this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Erika B says

    Oh my goodness, I love Tiramisu, but Tiramisu brownies? Wow, I’m sure three would be amazingly delicious. yum yum!

  10. ANN*H says

    I love tiramisu but I dont like coffee on its own tho. This probably would be good with the brownie combination too. I have never made tiramisu but this would be a recipe to try to see if I can make it . thanks for the recipe

  11. Robin Wilson says

    I adore brownies! These look absolutely delicious. My hubby loves a good, strong coffee so I just know he would love these too. Italy is high up there on my wish list of places to visit too! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  12. md kennedy says

    These look stupendous, and the recipe really isn’t that difficult. SO on the menu for our family reunion in July!

  13. Tiffany W says

    Those brownies look delicious. I’ve never tried making that kind before, I’m going to have to try it now. Thanks for the recipe.

  14. Lyn says

    I’d probably choose the House Blend first since I generally go for a lighter blend, except I think recipes benefit from a stronger coffee so that the flavor isn’t too hidden. And I love Tiramisu and so I’ll be excited to try these brownies.

  15. Sandy Cain says

    OMG – I think I gained 5 pounds just LOOKING at the pictures! I could survive on this alone, very nicely! YUM! Gonna try this with a French Roast!

  16. polly says

    Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts to get when we go out for dinner…and now Tiramisu Brownie recipe…I am a happy girl….thanks for sharing!

  17. Sylvia Zajis says

    I absolutely love tiramisu and I like brownies too so this must be heaven. I can’t wait to try them and maybe make it a staple in my christmas tins.

  18. M.Clark says

    I’m not much of a coffee drinker but I do love chocolate, and those tiramisu brownies look delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe, yum!!

  19. Debby says

    This recipe looks so good! I think there is an ingredient missing…no listing for the coffee extract mentioned in the directions. Is that something you can find like vanilla extract? Never seen it at the grocery store.??

  20. Claudia says

    Can you clarify where the 4 egg whites are used please. With the whole eggs, or with the cheese, or both?

  21. Kelly Nickerson says

    I still remember my first taste of Tiramisu- I fell in love, and I have not had it for years, but I am definitely going to try these brownies and see if I can stir up some old memories.


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