How do you make chocolate covered coffee beans?

Coffee with chocolate

Chocolate and coffee; two delicious pleasures that, when they come together, create an irresistible explosion of pleasure. Imagine what it feels like to bite into a crunchy layer of dark chocolate and then taste the rich, aromatic flavor of a freshly roasted coffee bean. It's like a symphony for your taste buds, a dance of sweetness and fruitiness that awakens your senses.

In this blog we take you on a delicious culinary journey, explaining step by step how you can make your own tasty chocolate covered coffee beans at home.

Whether you're a true sweet tooth looking for a new treat, or a passionate coffee lover looking to spice up your daily fix, this recipe is sure to become an absolute favorite in your kitchen.

So, get ready to witness your chocolate and coffee fantasies come to life. Be seduced by the decadent combination of chocolate and coffee and discover a new world of taste.

What you need to make chocolate covered coffee beans

Of course I can! To make chocolate covered coffee beans, you'll need a few essential ingredients and tools. Let's start with the ingredients.

  1. Whole coffee beans: It is essential to use freshly roasted, whole coffee beans. The beans give you that desired crunchy texture and intense coffee flavor.
  1. Chocolate: Choose dark chocolate because it adds depth to the flavor combination.
  2. Cocoa powder: This is used for the final finish, which gives the beans a wonderfully rustic look.

As for tools, you'll need a heatproof bowl to melt the chocolate, waxed paper to dry the beans, and a fork to stir the beans into the melted chocolate.

Also useful is a baking tray for drying and a thermometer to ensure the correct temperature of the chocolate.

Now that you have everything you need, let's start making our chocolate covered coffee beans!

Selecting the perfect beans for chocolate coating

Selecting the perfect coffee beans is essential to the success of this recipe. While you can use basically any type of beans, there are some factors to keep in mind. First, make sure you choose high-quality beans - you want the taste of the coffee to be as good as the chocolate you'll use.

Arabica beans are an excellent choice because of their smooth, delicate flavor and balanced acidity. More specifically, I would like to recommend that you choose high-quality Specialty Coffee beans.

It's also a good idea to experiment with different roast levels. For example, medium roast beans can add a delicious deep, nutty flavor to the chocolate, while light roast beans have a milder, fruitier flavor.

Finally, don't forget that the size and shape of the beans are also important. Choose beans that are large and uniform in shape so they can be evenly coated with chocolate. And remember - the most important thing is to choose beans that you like. After all, this recipe is all about enjoying the things you love!

Techniques for melting and tempering chocolate for a smooth finish

Melting and tempering chocolate is an art in itself. The process starts by chopping the chocolate into equal pieces so that it melts evenly. Then heat the chocolate in a bain-marie, stirring constantly to prevent the chocolate from sticking to the bottom of the bowl and burning.

Tempering is the next step, essential for getting a chocolate coating that is glossy and crispy. The process of tempering involves carefully heating and cooling chocolate to get the cocoa butter into a stable crystal structure. This gives the chocolate a nice shine, a firm 'snap' and it does not melt so quickly when touched.

Melting and tempering chocolate requires precision, but with patience and practice you will quickly learn the tricks of the trade. And remember, perfection is not the goal - it's about enjoying the process and enjoying the end result!

Coating the coffee beans

Coating the coffee beans in chocolate really completes this recipe. Start with the prepared, roasted coffee beans and the melted and tempered chocolate. It is important that both ingredients are at room temperature so that the chocolate does not solidify once the beans are added.

It is best to dip the beans into the chocolate one by one, using a fork. Make sure each bean is completely coated and then let the excess chocolate drip off. Then place the beans on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to harden.

Coating the beans is a delicate process and it may take some time to find the right technique. But don't worry, there's no need to be in a hurry. Take your time, enjoy the process and you will have delicious chocolate covered coffee beans in no time!


After you've covered the coffee beans in chocolate and allowed them to harden, it's time to store them. How you do this can make a big difference in how long they keep their flavor. It is important to store the beans in an airtight container to keep them fresh. Preferably store them in a cool, dark place, but not in the refrigerator, as humidity can affect the texture of the chocolate.

It's also a good idea to separate the beans with pieces of wax paper. This prevents them from sticking together and makes it easier to remove them from the container later.

If you store the beans properly, they can last up to four weeks, although the flavor is best in the first two weeks. Remember, the most important thing is to enjoy them - these delicious treats are the result of your hard work and patience!


Now that you've mastered the process of making chocolate covered coffee beans, it's time to enjoy the results of your hard work. Whether you keep them for yourself as a luxurious treat, give them as a gift to a friend, or serve them as an elegant dessert after dinner, these beans are sure to be a conversation starter.

Every bite is a delight: the full flavor of the coffee bean is perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the chocolate, resulting in a taste experience that will tingle your taste buds. Taste them with a cup of freshly brewed coffee, a glass of red wine, or even a glass of whiskey for a real taste explosion.

Enjoy every moment of tasting these delicious beans. They are not only a delight for the taste buds, but also a testament to your skills and patience in the kitchen. You have created something special, something to be proud of. So sit back, relax and enjoy the moment - you deserve this!