We successfully found a method of transforming coffee beans into a chocolate-like candy. We added sugar, milk, cocoa butter, and anything else was necessary, with the goal of creating something that looks, works, and tastes like a chocolate bar.
It will be similar to making chocolate by adding more cocoa butter than is normally used in the process (because coffee does not naturally contain any). We thought that it would be not so different from making real chocolate, so we gave it a try.
Steps to Make Chocolate Brownie
1. Prepare Your Pot and Add The Cacao Butter
Place your pot over your stove (in our case we placed it in our glass stove) in medium heat. Add the cacao butter and let it melt as you mix it slowly with a spatula.
2. Pour The Soy
Add the soy after the cacao butter is fully melted and golden yellow. The soy lecithin is important because it improves the elasticity of the product, which improves the consistency and makes the finished products well mixed and smoother.
3. Ground Coffee On Its Way
Pour the dark roast coffee and whisk slowly to create a nice paste that will become glossy and moist, soon after 2 mins in low heat. We prefer dark roast or medium, as its sweeter and smoother and with less caffeine, so it won’t be too bitter while consuming.
4. Add The Sugar
While mixing the mixture with the spatula, pour the sugar and continue stirring for 2 mins until the product becomes really creamy from the heat and the melting of the sugar.
5. Vanilla and Salt (Sweet and Salty Combination)
Pour immediately the vanilla extract/powder and the salt and continue mixing slowly. Vanilla, because of the excellent flavor it brings, it is used in almost every recipe for desserts.
Vanilla extract is often applied to desserts because it adds sweetness chemically and also brings out the tastes of other products in the mixture. The salt just balances out the sweet and sour taste bringing out a harmony of our blend.
6. Mix Everything Well And Let It Relax
Mix well everything in mild to lowered heat for 3 minutes and then remove the pot from the stove, letting the mixture cool down a bit for 1 min so it won’t be too hot for the mixer.
7. Shake The Blend In The Mixer
Add the moist and soft liquid in the mixer for 1 min in quick motion. You will notice that it will become very smooth and shiny! You can add cocoa powder or liquid chocolate in this step to avoid the original bitterness of the coffee, but its optional.
8. Place The Mixture In A Pan And Refrigerate It
Position the creamy coffee mixture in your pan and place it inside your refrigerator to cool down. Make sure to place it in your refrigerator only when the product is cold!
You can at the very least allow the product to come to room temperature before refrigerating it. Hot product must be kept at room temperature because salmonella bacteria will ruin it very quickly in the fridge if it is left in the fridge (boiling hot). Additionally, the steam from hot food causes dampness, which results in water drops or even ice on the back of the fridge.
9. Wait For 30 Mins
After 30 to 40 mins, the coffee brownie should be ready. Place your finger and press gently. If it’s hard, then the coffee brownie is ready to be cut in pieces and be served with ice cream or hot chocolate!
Coffee Brownie Recipe
- A spatula
- Mixer or steel whisk
- Baking pan
- Grinder ( If you don't have ground coffee )
- 200 g Ground Coffee Dark Roast preferable for sweetness
- 200 g Cacao Butter
- 2 g Salt
- 5 g Vanilla Extract or Powder
- 175 g Sugar
- 5 g Soy Lecithin
- 280 g Cacao Powder Optional
- Pour the cocoa butter in the pot, and place it to your stove or glass stove in our case, in medium heat.
- Whisk it with a spatula, as it melts slowly, turning, into a light-yellow thick liquid. Tilt your pot left and right to fasten the process.
- When cocoa butter is completely melted and golden yellow color, add the soy lecithin, and continue mixing.
- After that, lower the heat and pour the fine coffee slowly and mix continuously.
- Stir for 2 minutes, while you add the sugar.
- As the mixture becomes soft and moist from the heat, add the vanilla and salt.
- Mix well everything in mild heat for 3 minutes and then remove the pot from the stove, letting the mixture cool down a bit for 1 min.
- Add your moist mixture in the mixer, and let it be mixed for 1 or 2 minutes.
- Place the glossy and creamy coffee mixture in your pan, and put it for 30-40 mins in your refrigerator.
Is Dark Roast Coffee Stronger?
Some coffee drinkers believe that dark roasts are better and have a higher caffeine content than light roasts. However, since the beans in light roast coffee are thicker than those in darker roasts, they contain significantly more caffeine when calculated by scoop.
Dark roasts have less density as they’ve been roasted for a longer period of time.
How Dark Roast Coffee Tastes Like?
Beans can grow sweet and rich flavor profiles with the right dark roast. Dark roasts are always bold and rich, with a lot of soft texture. Dark roasted beans are oilier, which can result in a bittersweet or buttery flavor, as well as a delicious chocolaty sweetness.
Hope You’ll Try It!
Pure chocolate is created by mixing ground cacao beans, cocoa butter, and pure soy lecithin, which steadily grinds the ingredients together when they melt into a creamy, fluffy mixture that resembles liquid dark chocolate. This liquid is then transformed into your favorite desserts like a chocolate brownie. You get the picture.
We tried the coffee brownie! Simply, by replacing the cacao beans with coffee beans and repeating the process. The end result is a richly flavored, velvety coffee paste that acts similarly to pure chocolate.