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Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup Ambassador: Barista Prima Coffeehouse

by Nicole on May 8, 2013

I am loving getting these k-cup shipments each month as part of their brand ambassador program. I love getting to try the new varieties and letting you all know about my favorites!

This month I received Barista Prima Italian Roast! This my parents’ favorite K-Cup and so we have tried it before at their house.

Barista Prima Coffeehouse® K-Cup® packs are an exclusive collection of the world’s finest Arabica coffees inspired by Europe’s most celebrated coffee houses. Barista Prima® offers a deep, dark-roasted flavor for connoisseurs of coffee, which pairs perfectly with your delicioso Italian treat.

The flavor of the Barista Prima Italian Roast is super rich and luxurious.  This month I also got the chance to make a recipe using this coffee which was so much fun! I made the Tiramisu brownies and added a few special touches! This recipe comes from Chef Maureen Joyce and Barista Prima Coffeehouse and was adapted by me.

Hazelnut 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
  • 1/4 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
  • 1 cup toasted hazelnuts


  1. In a large bowl melt the chocolate.
  2. Stir until smooth and leave to cool.
  3. Heat oven to 350.
  4. Line a 13x9 baking pan with parchment paper.
  5. Add chocolate to a mixing bowl with the paddle attachment on.
  6. Beat in the butter followed by 1 cup sugar and the 4 eggs and 4 egg whites,
  7. Add the flour and mix on low speed until just combined.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan minus 1 cup of the brownie batter.
  9. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts.
  10. Lay the ladyfingers upside down on top of the batter and push down slightly.
  11. Brew 1 cup Barista Prima Coffeehouse Italian Roast Coffee and combine the hot coffee and the dark rum.
  12. Using a pastry brush, carefully brush the coffee and rum mixture over the ladyfingers until they are saturated.
  13. In another bowl combine the mascarpone cheese, cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, 4 egg whites and vanilla extract.
  14. Spread topping over ladyfingers.
  15. Place spoonful of brownie batter on top of the creamy filling and swirl it lightly with a toothpick or knife.
  16. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts.
  17. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set and brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan.
  18. Cool completely in the pan before slicing.

Save 15% off storewide and free shipping on orders containing at least one K-Cup® pack of Barista Prima Coffeehouse® at, when you use code BARISTA8160 through May 31, 2013!

I received a sample of these products to review at no charge but my opinions remain my own. I am a Green Mountain K-Cup Ambassador and received a Keurig brewer and periodic shipments of K-Cups so I can share information with you all!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Maralea May 8, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I love Barista Prima coffee! This recipe sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

2 Pat May 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I want to try this

3 Heidi Walls May 15, 2013 at 5:28 pm

How can I become a brand ambassador ?

4 Nicole May 15, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Heidi: I would suggest contacting Green Mountain directly. Hope that helps!

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