Gordon Ramsey did an AMA on reddit. He said this:

"I would go down the rouse of recently we've been using lots of dry spaghetti, with lots of coffee garlic, chili, preserved lemons. Once we've roasted off the garlic, the chili, the shallots folded in the spaghetti, olive oil. We've been putting some really nice cans, tuna, over the top of the spaghetti, so it's almost like a sort of quick fish past the dish but your using cans, very good cans, of tuna. with some fresh capers, parsley, and a little bit of preserved lemon. Delicious!"

I'm not sure if this is a typo or not but does such a thing exist as coffee garlic? What is coffee garlic?

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    Considering the massive number of typos and other errors, I'm pretty sure it's some sort of error. Either, as the AMA comments imply "confit" or "chopped"... or something else... but no amount of googling returns any hits for "coffee garlic".
    – Catija
    Jun 29, 2016 at 22:11
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    I'm sure though you will find some recipes for garlic coffee... Jun 29, 2016 at 23:30
  • I think this should read coffee, garlic. His grammar is awful, you notice he puts cans, tuna later?
    – GdD
    Jun 30, 2016 at 7:37
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    By that logic, you'd have to add cans and tuna. Could lead to problematic texture and presentation. I'd assume he meant confit garlic. Jun 30, 2016 at 10:56

2 Answers 2


As suggested in the comments above and on reddit he probably meant chopped garlic. See, for example, this video recipe and this one.

  • Not confit? It sounds much more similar to coffee than chopped does.
    – Cascabel
    Jul 3, 2016 at 8:04
  • Perhaps, but chopped garlic is used much more often in Spaghetti recipes.
    – Itamar
    Jul 4, 2016 at 9:29
  • @Jefromi if it was the result of autocorrest, which it probably was, chopped is much closer to coffee than confit is
    – ZKe
    Jul 6, 2016 at 15:02
  • @Zackkenyon On the other hand, if it was the result of dictating, confit is much closer. Both are quite possible, so seems worth mentioning both, even if the conclusion is that "chopped" matches some of his recipes better.
    – Cascabel
    Jul 6, 2016 at 15:07
  • @Jefromi I hadn't considered dictation as a possibility. That would make Mr. Ramsey a dictator though.
    – ZKe
    Jul 6, 2016 at 15:15

Coffee garlic, is as suggested most probably a phone typo reply from Gordon Ramsay's AMA.

However, there is a youtuber who has a "spicy garlic coffee spaghetti" video (posted before the GR's AMA). This consists of instant coffee, red (sweet bell) pepper, garlic and chorizo.
Also if you care to research you'll find dishes with coffee and garlic together.

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