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What Are Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans?

What Are Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans?

Leveraging both coffee and chocolate expertise, Dilettante’s chocolate-covered espresso beans are a Pacific Northwest treat. These candied beans are made with caffeinated espresso bean centers and gourmet-quality chocolate.

Through a lengthy process, Dilettante roasts its own espresso beans and coats them in chocolate using specialty revolving kettles. The medium roast coffee brings a perfectly balanced taste to the chocolate and a satisfying crunch in every bite.

Visitors to the Dilettante Café can treat themselves to espresso beans coated in their favorite flavor or a marbled blend. These espresso beans are sometimes called “cheetah” beans due to their spotted appearance. This unique flavor is made by bringing together milk, white, and dark chocolate for a more complex chocolate flavor.

Dilettante Chocolates Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans in White, Milk, and Dark Chocolate

Dilettante's Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans

Health Benefits of Chocolate Espresso Beans

Dilettante’s espresso beans are as natural as they come, featuring only all-natural ingredients and non-GMO chocolate. By not cutting corners, each espresso bean comes with important nutrition to keep a person feeling great throughout the day.

Both espresso beans and chocolate are important sources of antioxidants. These nutrients help support the body’s immune system and are especially important for staying healthy during the wintertime. Antioxidants are also known to improve mental and brain health, perfect for those looking to maintain energy in the short and long term.

Espresso beans are light in terms of calories. Even after being covered in chocolate, each bean only has approximately 14 calories, much less than other gourmet chocolate snacks. As a result, these chocolate-covered espresso beans can be a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth while remaining health conscious.

Since espresso beans are caffeinated, these treats are also a great way to maintain energy throughout the day. When eaten whole, espresso beans provide more caffeine per bean than brewed coffee. Eating only a small handful of espresso beans will feel the same as drinking an entire cup of coffee. Caffeine is also known to improve heart and brain function and is a great choice to keep around in a home or office.

Dilettante's Different Espresso Bean Flavors

Dilettante's Four Espresso Bean Flavors

How Much Caffeine is in One Espresso Bean?

Dilettante crafts each of its espresso beans using a medium-dark roast arabica coffee blend. Each 2-milligram espresso beans are made up of 1.2-1.5% of caffeine. Since eating the beans diffuses more caffeine than drinking a cup of espresso, it can be hard to determine how many beans a person should eat.

As a general rule of thumb, eating a serving size of eleven espresso beans will feel similar to drinking two cups of coffee. This makes chocolate-covered espresso beans a cheap and effective alternative to drinking morning coffee.

Where to Find Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans

Those curious to try Dilettante’s Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans can stop by the Dilettante Mocha Café. All Mocha Café locations provide plenty of options to enjoy or share Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans. Whether a person prefers milk, dark, white, or an assortment of chocolate flavors, everyone can find a flavor to enjoy.

Enjoy Chocolate-Covered Espresso beans alongside quality coffee, fresh pastries, and prepared foods at the Dilettante Mocha Café. Explore each location below and order online to see everything Dilettante has to offer.

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Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Ryan has a fondness for the outdoors, music, and coffee. Some of his favorites are Dilettante's Chocolate-Covered Bing Cherries and L'Orange Truffles. Through his writing and content, he hopes to grow the Dilettante community.