Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
So you've stumbled upon the magical bean that many are unaware of. No, not those types of beans. I am talking about coffee beans dipped in chocolate. If you have never tried the best chocolate covered coffee beans, you are in for a surprise. We offer the best organic fair trade chocolate beans you can find, and here is why!
At Black Ink Coffee Company, we currently offer dark chocolate covered coffee beans. Some people refer to their chocolate covered coffee beans as "espresso" beans which is more of a marketing ploy than anything. However, these dark chocolate coffee beans are similar to drinking an espresso. In fact, one serving of these dark chocolate covered coffee beans is equivalent to one shot of espresso!
Organic Fair Trade Coffee Beans
These dark chocolate covered coffee beans are crafted with the finest shade-grown, 100% organic, fair trade Peruvian coffee beans. We use dark roasted Peruvian coffee beans because they are much sweeter, smaller and easier to enjoy.
Although I do not recommend it, you can even eat these Peruvian coffee beans plain if you really wanted to, but we suggest eating them coated in dark chocolate instead. The reason why dark roasted coffee beans are typically used in chocolate covered coffee beans is because they are less dense and easier to chew. When you roast coffee beans darker, the cell structure starts to break down and caramelization intensifies which is why they become softer and sweeter.
Organic Fair Trade Chocolate
Our dark chocolate is carefully sourced from the Dominican Republic and is certified organic, fair trade and Kosher friendly. We then have the chocolate processed and sent out, along with the dark roasted Peruvian coffee beans, to a chocolate coating business that carefully coats and shines these delicious treats.
Coffee Nutrition | Are Chocolate Coffee Beans Healthy
Giving you the perfect mid-afternoon boost of energy, you may be wondering to yourself if these are even healthy. What is the nutritional value of coffee, chocolate covered coffee beans and are they bad for you?
Too much caffeine
Caffeine can be dangerous when excess amounts are consumed. According to the Mayo Clinic:
Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults. That's roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of cola or two "energy shot" drinks. Keep in mind that the actual caffeine content in beverages varies widely, especially among energy drinks.
So how do our chocolate coffee beans stack up? As previously mentioned, a serving size of our chocolate coffee beans (5 pieces) is equivalent to a shot of espresso, or 70 mg of caffeine.
Since these treats are quite delicious, it is easy to forget that they are so rich with caffeine. If you were to eat 5 or 6 servings of these, you'd be over your daily limit, so make sure you keep that in mind.
Coffee Health and Nutrition
Without going into too much detail since we wrote an article about the 9 reason why coffee is good for you, let me start by saying that these can be good for you in moderation. Like many food products, moderation is important, especially when considering the carbs and fats found within chocolate.
As for why these are good for you, there are many health benefits, such as; antioxidants, important nutrients, fat burner, mental clarity, decreases in diseases, cancer fighting, improved organ health, longer life.