I have a weird relationship with coffee
Despite living in the birthplace of espresso and cappuccino, I don't drink coffee (never have and most likely never will). It tastes too bitter for me, and I would have to balance its flavor with so much sugar that it wouldn't even make sense.
But when it comes to coffee in chocolate, I am a true fan. And I am also very picky
As you have probably experienced, coffee can be included in a chocolate bar in many ways: finely ground, with crunchy pieces/whole roasted beans, completely smooth, in dark, milk or white chocolate, alone or with added spices. Fantasy is the limit, and everybody has her/his own preference
Today, I am excited to try @letterpresschocolate new release: 70% MOCHA Dark Chocolate.
Ingredients: cacao beans, unrefined cane sugar, cocoa butter, coffee.
For this bar, LetterPress has kept it local by collaborating with @alibicoffeecompany , coffee roasters in Los Angeles. I must say: when craft chocolate makers collaborate with craft coffee roasters on a coffee-chocolate bar, the result is rarely disappointing. Even in this case, the chocolate showcases the best of both worlds
Chocolate makers David and Corey chose fine cacao from Ghana for this bar. As you know, cacao from Ghana is known for its intense chocolatey note. No distractions with fruity, spicy, floral or other fluffy flavors. Straight, intense, pure taste of chocolate. Pair it with extremely flavorful coffee, and you get a chocolate bar that tastes like a mug of hot chocolate with a shot of espresso
Texture is kept super smooth, as the coffee was brewed with cocoa butter, infusing the coffee rather than grinding the coffee beans in. The result is a balancing act between amazing chocolate and amazing coffee on the background of a velvety texture.
After this, I am almost ready to face another Monday.
Do you like coffee in chocolate?
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