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  • Chocolate covered coffee beans

    I just love to chew on coffee beans and best of all are chocolate covered ones. Yum!
    Anybody know how to make them?
    YT

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    I Love them too.

    With the range of coffees we all have it will be interesting to see which coffee is the best.

    Rich

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    • #3
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      Would love to know an easy way to make them if you find one!
      I had a go just pushing some Yem Is into dollops of white choc spread out on baking paper. Wow! Lots of time and love and they sure were ugly but.. Wow, the best Id ever tasted!

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      • #4
        Re: Chocolate covered coffee beans

        Untested idea 1:melt choclate in your milk jug using the steam wand of your silvia, gaggia etc. Whilst still molten insert beans, stir and drain through sieve, use heat gun to keep from setting prematurely, seperate beans to set.

        Untested idea 2:
        Utensils Concreter mixer, airless spray gun, molten chocolate. You can guess the rest....

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        • #5
          Re: Chocolate covered coffee beans

          Originally posted by mauricem link=1102760146/0#3 date=1102847386
          Untested idea 1:melt choclate in your milk jug using the steam wand of your silvia, gaggia etc. Whilst still molten insert beans, stir and drain through sieve, use heat gun to keep from setting prematurely, seperate beans to set.

          Untested idea 2:
          Utensils Concreter mixer, airless spray gun, molten chocolate. You can guess the rest....
          I dont think the steam wand is such a great idea as chocolate burns at a very low temp. I believe the actually working temp for chocolate is blood temp ie 38 - 40C.

          My wife has done chocolate coated things before and they have come out fine just by dipping the item into molten chocolate at the right working temp (usually chocolate is in a bowl over hot water) then placing the item onto multix baking paper. Were fairly sure that the factories that do this have a dip and drop through a cold air blast to get the round all-over coat (the chocolate is set before the nut /\/ sultana /\/ bean hit the bottom)

          Mick

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          • #6
            Re: Chocolate covered coffee beans

            Hmmmmm.... so Im now looking for a 25 foot high freezer to make round bean in.

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            • #7
              Re: Chocolate covered coffee beans

              Ok, my first attempt...
              After surfing around I decided on the following method which does work, although far from professional.
              1. Heat up some chocolate in a double boiler or a small bowl in a pan of hot water like I did.
              2. Dont roast your beans too oily.
              3. First dust the beans with coco powder if they have any oil. This will help the chococate stick.
              4.Stir beans into the just melted chocolate.
              5. Spoon them out one at a time an place on waxed or bakers paper.
              6. Youll have to experiment as the chocolate cools as to when is the best time to spoon them out. Too hot and most of the chocolate runs off the bean before it cools. Too cool and it becomes a bit sticky to work with.

              I didnt have any proper chocolate but cooked some bakers chocolate, sugar and vanilla on the stove to make some and then put it in a pan of hot water on the stove. I let it cool down to the temperature of the hot water in the outer pan before using.
              They dont look real pro, but taste wonderful.
              YT

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              • #8
                Re: Chocolate covered coffee beans

                Hi I am only new , introduced by andy on a.c. (thanks heaps!!!)

                I am from sydney and am awaiting on my hopeful bargain a gaggia gran from ebay for $37.... i know i know but what happens when u are a poor uni student and $37 is ur max price? (I have a stainless moka though).... It will be horrible waiting til I can afford a grinder!
                I live near Allpress espresso is that ok to start with? I want to roast but whats the point if I cant grind it?

                anyway intros aside

                If you tried to melt choc with ur steam wand u would end up with a disgusting coagualated mess....
                U CAN NOT EVER GET WATER ON MELTING CHOCOLATE!!!!!

                just a hint...

                When I final get a grinder so it will be worth purchasing greenbeans... (I may for my partners father as he has a Jura super auto and I am trying to convert him, even though I havent tried yet!)

                I think so lindt 70% would be undescribably awesome on freshly roasted coffee

                clarexican :

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                • #9
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                  mmmmmmm, Lindt Chocolate coated PNG Sigri... arghrgh drool. Must get some,

                  Mal.

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                  • #10
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                    Lattés, Cappuccinos now Chocolate covered beans..... oh well there goes the new years resolution........Darn………
                    Now I ask you…….. is this the Jenny Cra#$ way or what….. ;D

                    FB

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                    • #11
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                      I dont know, You (I really) have to be careful around choc coated coffee beans... I once ate about 300gms in an hour? .....

                      I did not feel so good..... :-[ (bad bad bad)

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                      • #12
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                            Chocolate-covered coffee beans sound nice.
                            Must say that Im a little surprised to see this spoken of with approval.  Some months ago I asked about flavoured coffee, and the general response didnt seem very approving; so when I first started reading this topic I didnt expect this to be greeted with a lot of approval either.
                            Now I wonder if a reverse thing would be possible: chocolate covered with coffee (made into a chocolate-like texture suitable for covering the actual chocolate).

                                                Regards,
                                                 Michael.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Chocolate covered coffee beans

                          Originally posted by 147713771C77590 link=1102760146/11#11 date=1260919474
                          Must say that Im a little surprised to see this spoken of with approval.
                          Snobs are able to rationalise anything when it suits them. ;D

                          Mayan coffee sell choc coated beans and a range of others including finely ground coffee mixed with cardamom. The coffee seems to be lost in the latter. Not cheap at around $14 for 250gm but nice.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Chocolate covered coffee beans

                            I would suggest perhaps getting a sewing needle that is sharpish on both ends

                            Prick the coffee bean and dip into melted chocolate and then poke the other end into some sponge to let the coating air dry

                            Haighs sell some really yummy ones

                            My question is really what kind of roast youd use - a medium or darker bean?

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