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Do you want to know how to make chocolate-covered espresso beans? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be giving you easy tips to follow so you can make chocolate covered coffee beans in the comfort of your own home. It’s an easy process and the two flavors compliment each other well.
Keep reading if you want to know why chocolate and coffee go so well together and if you can make coffee with chocolate-coated beans.
Coffee enhances the flavor of the chocolate giving it a deep and rich taste. When pairing two flavors together you want to consider the basic tasting notes that you might love. Some people love salty or bitter flavors while others prefer sweet and sour notes.
Since coffee boosts the flavors of chocolate, the pair makes an excellent addition to any dessert recipe. When you put coffee and chocolate together you can make delicious combinations. So what type of coffees and chocolates go well together? Let’s take a look.
Are you looking for romantic flavor notes for a dinner date? Then you’ll appreciate the flavor combination of chocolate-covered espresso beans. It’s ideal to pair bold dark chocolate with a medium roast espresso bean so the flavors don’t overpower each other.
Smooth rich espresso roasts go well with spicy chocolates with nutmeg or cinnamon ingredients.
Some coffee roasts have hints of cherry and dark chocolate. Guatemalan coffee beans pair well with dark chocolates with hints of orange or vanilla flavor notes. It’s an excellent chocolate and coffee combination for espresso-based desserts such as pudding cake.
Brazilian roasted coffee pairs well with light or dark chocolate with spicy ingredients. You can experiment with chocolates that have almonds or cranberry flavor notes. Spicy chocolate pairs well with sweet-tasting coffee beans
Many people won’t even try to make their own chocolate covered coffee beans because they don’t know they can eat coffee beans. The good news is that you can eat coffee beans if you roast them correctly. It’s difficult to eat raw coffee beans because they’re hard and not very flavorful.
On the other hand, if you roast coffee beans to perfection you’ll benefit from all the flavors that have been drawn out of the beans during the process. You’ll also experience a pleasant crunch when you eat roasted coffee beans coated in chocolate.
Roasted espresso beans are packed with antioxidants such as chlorogenic acid and caffeine. Studies show that chlorogenic acid lowers your risk of diabetes and it decreases inflammation.
Furthermore, when you eat coffee beans it can give you a major energy boost. So when you’re feeling slightly fatigued, simply eat a few chocolate coated coffee beans for some energy.
There is no special way of eating chocolate-covered coffee beans. But it should be noted that each roasted espresso bean contains 12mg of caffeine. So you can eat up to 33 chocolate-coated coffee beans a day.
You can also cover cakes with chocolate-coated coffee beans or use them as a topper for ice-creams. But if you simply want a homemade treat then carry your chocolate coated beans in a bag. That way you can grab one whenever you want something sweet to eat.
So now that you know that eating coffee beans is 100% safe let’s take a look at how you can make your own chocolate-covered espresso beans at home. Making chocolate-covered espresso beans is easy. For this project you’ll need the following:
To begin, break your chocolate bar into small pieces and place it in your double boiler bowl. Keep stirring the chocolate until all the pieces are melted. You want melted chocolate that has a smooth and shiny consistency.
Remove the bowl from the heat and pour your espresso beans into the melted chocolate. Use a spoon to mix the coffee beans with the chocolate until each bean is completely coated. Take a fork so you can remove each coffee bean from the bowl and place them on a tray covered in parchment paper. This process may take some time so it will require a bit of patience.
Once you’re done removing each chocolate coated coffee bean place your tray in the fridge for one hour. You want the chocolate to completely solidify before you remove the tray from the fridge. And there you have it! You now have your batch of delicious chocolate-covered espresso beans.
Some people prefer to roast their own coffee beans and make their own chocolate instead of store-bought products. If you want to try making your own chocolate and roasting your own coffee beans here’s how to do it.
What you’ll need for making your own roasted coffee:
To begin roasting your coffee beans place them into your popcorn popper. If you don’t have a popcorn popper you can use an iron skillet. The beans will slowly turn color from green to yellow and then to light brown. While roasting your beans listen carefully for the first crack.
You’ll begin to see the husk of the raw bean appear in the skillet or popper. If you love lightly roasted coffee beans then you can remove them from your popper or skillet. But if you want a darker roast to leave the beans to roast a few minutes longer until it’s a dark brown.
Once you’re done roasting, remove your beans from your roaster and place them on a baking sheet so they can cool down. Then you can store them in an airtight container while you make your homemade chocolate.
Ingredients you’ll need for making chocolate:
Start by melting your coconut oil in your saucepan over medium heat. Then sift in your cocoa powder and your honey and vanilla extract. Stir the mixture until all the ingredients are well combined and the consistency is smooth.
Then pour your freshly roasted coffee beans into the bowl and mix them well until each bean is well coated. Remove each bean with a fork and place them on a tray lined with parchment paper. Pop the chocolate-coated beans into your fridge for one hour.
Remove the beans from the fridge and enjoy the tasty crunch of your homemade chocolate coated espresso beans.
Chocolate covered espresso beans are the perfect treat when you want a quick snack. They also make an excellent alternative to chocolate chips when making desserts. But they’re not ideal to make a cup of coffee with. This is because you have to grind the beans before you can make your coffee. Unfortunately, the chocolate will damage your filter if you’re using an espresso machine.
If you want to use the coffee beans you can remove the chocolate from the beans. Simply run the espresso beans under hot water until all the chocolate has melted away. Wait for the beans to dry and then you can grind them down as normal.
On the other hand, there are chocolate coffee recipes that you can follow if you want both flavors in your cup of Joe. There are semisweet chocolate espresso flavors on the market as well as roasts with milk chocolate notes.
Making chocolate-covered espresso beans is affordable and you can customize your recipe to suit your palate. So if you want to coat lightly roasted beans in dark chocolate you can. There are no rules. Simply combine the flavors you enjoy to get the most out of your chocolate-covered espresso beans.
You want to use espresso beans because they are larger than normal coffee beans so you’ll have a bigger snack to bite into. You’ll also find those coating espresso beans is easier because of how big they are. Additionally, you can pick any type of chocolate to go over your beans.
Some people prefer sweet chocolate while others may prefer dark and bitter chocolate. If you’re making chocolate-coated espresso beans as a gift for a loved one make sure you know what type of chocolate they like.
We hope today’s guide on how to make chocolate-covered espresso beans helped you. As you can see it’s a quick and easy recipe that you can do in the comfort of your own home.