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Old 05-08-2007, 02:51 PM   #1
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Chocolate and Coffee?

Hello All,
I have paired chocolate with a couple of things but they ended up being just a lot of hype and didn't work well together....what are your opinions on Coffee and Chocolate going together. They seem like a match made in heaven but I would love to hear some opinions from some coffee lovers.

I also do not know very much about the coffee growing and then post harvest production techniques...I would love to get a run down from anyone who had a knowledge of that...

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Old 05-08-2007, 03:17 PM   #2
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I used to really hate chocolate coffe combos, and then, when I joined a tasting club realsie I just hated ceap chocolate coffee mixtures! They are often my favourite now.....and I love chocolate dipped coffee beans too.

although I've just realised I have not had any chocolates for almost five months ....wow, I need to rectify that!
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:07 PM   #3
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Chocolate and coffee are a match made in heaven. There's this theory that food items that grow in similar climates or soils pair well together. I don't know if this is always the case, but it certainly holds true for this combo.
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:58 PM   #4
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I love to eat M&Ms with coffee. It is wonderful!
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:20 PM   #5
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Seems to me it would be a good combination. My first thought was coffee ice cream with chunks of dark chocolate and nuts.

I've made a chocolate cake for years that has strong coffee as one of the ingredients. It's probably the darkest, most moist chocolate cake I've ever had.
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:34 PM   #6
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What do you think of drinking a cup of single origin coffee with a nice single origin dark chocolate bar? Think it would go well together? I need to do some experiments...

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Sounds yummy especially if the chocolate is nice and smooth.
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:28 PM   #8
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chocolate & coffee???

absolutely!!!





but don't forget the booze either!



rob, maybe check out the third of my mousse recipes in my "3 mousses" post. it's a small batch recipe. the kahlua sweetens it up significantly, so keep the chocolate on the bitter side. you could also use espresso instead of regular coffee, which i think would be better, but didn't have on hand when i put the recipe together. you could also make the recipe more mellow by folding in some whipped cream at the end, as per most mousse recipes in the u.s.

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It's called mocha(coffee & chocolate) I just got some of the Folgers Chocolate Truffle Coffee I put 2 scoops of coffee and 1 scoop of the chocolate in my Black and Decker single serve coffee maker it's really good with cream.My only issue is the chocolate coffee is made with fake chocolate flavoring.
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:27 AM   #10
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I use my chocolate sauce every morning in my coffee (hmmm I am drinking it now)...... I just started doing this in March when I came home from the Netherlands.
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