Starbucks Coffee Pizza Dough Recipe

Starbucks Coffee Pizza Dough Recipe

If you have been following us for a while, hopefully, you have mastered our 72-hour dough recipe. We like to call that our Master Dough. We especially love the long fermentation time, we find it ideal for flavor.

With the master dough in mind, today we are going to try an alternative liquid. We are going to substitute the water for Starbucks coffee. The substitution is really simple. Instead of 1 1/2 cups of water, we are going to use Starbucks Coffee. Really any coffee you drink will be fine. Just remember to pour it in at room temperature. If it’s too hot you may kill the yeast. Substituting coffee in your pizza dough is going to elevate you to Culinary genius.

Starbucks Coffee Pizza Dough (makes 3 -4 doughs)


500 grams (3 3/4 Cups) all purpose flour 

12 grams (3 tsp) fine sea salt

1 gram (1/4 tsp) active dry yeast

350 grams or 1 1/2 cups of freshly brewed coffee, room temperature


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the bread flour, salt, and yeast. 

  2. Slowly add the coffee, and mix with a wooden spoon just to combine. Once the mixture is moistened, lightly flour a countertop or large cutting board and remove the dough from the bowl with lightly oiled or wet hands (to discourage sticking). Knead for 3-4 minutes to remove clumps. The dough won't become elastic, but should easily form a loose ball and will be very sticky.

  3. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a damp, clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out and developing a skin.

  4. Place on counter and let sit 12 hours at room temperature. It will double in size and you may see bubbles forming on the surface.  Place bowl in fridge for up to 3 days or continue to next step.

  5. Lightly flour a large cutting board or your kitchen countertop, and place the dough on it. Wet or lightly oil your hands again.

  6. Divide dough into 3 equal portions and make your dough balls.

  7. Place the dough balls into oiled cylindrical airtight containers (deli takeaway containers are ideal), date the containers, and place in the fridge for 48 to 96 hours.

  8. Remove from refrigerator at least 1 hour before use to allow the dough to come to room temperature; this lets the gluten relax and makes the dough malleable.

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