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Why Chocolate and Coffee Are the Perfect Pair

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Why Coffee and Chocolate Go So Well Together

As the fall days continue to pass by, more people find ways to stay cozy during the cool days. For the Dilettante Mocha Café, warm coffee and mocha drinks are more popular, and more often than not, these drinks are accompanied by a hand-dipped chocolate truffle.

Espresso and chocolate have delicious compatibility with one another and have been enjoyed together for many years. The delicious taste comes from a juxtaposition between coffee’s bitterness and chocolate’s sweetness. The balance of flavor between these two makes their resulting flavor unforgettable.

Their differing flavors aren’t the only reason chocolate and coffee make the perfect pairing. Instead, some chocolatiers choose to focus on what makes coffee and chocolate similar to create caffeinated confections.

Caffeine

Cups of coffee and espresso beans

Like coffee, chocolate can also help wake up in the morning. Milk and dark chocolate both have caffeine to help give a coffee drink an additional edge. Dark chocolate has the highest amount of caffeine, and milk chocolate has the lowest.

For this reason, Dilettante recommends to refrain from eating chocolate two hours before sleeping. This gives the body plenty of time to digest the caffeine and work through the energy it provides. 

Cocoa & Coffee Beans

Cocoa and Coffee Beans

Cocoa and coffee beans both grow in warm climates and give subtle fruity notes. In addition, both of these beans go through different processes, giving coffee and chocolate lovers a lot of flexibility.

Both coffee and chocolate lend themselves well to experimentation and creativity. Different coffee blends and roasts are paired with varying types of chocolate and styles. For instance, the Dilettante Mocha Café serves four different varieties of mochas based on different chocolate flavors.

This variety leads to flavors that can appeal to a broader audience. Coffee and chocolate lovers are also left with more options to try and enjoy.

Both coffee and chocolate lend themselves well to experimentation and creativity. Different coffee blends and roasts are paired with varying types of chocolate and styles.

Distinct in Flavor

Espresso beans and chocolate-covered espresso beans together

Coffee and chocolate are familiar flavors, and each is remarkably distinct. Due to the lengthy processes involved with making chocolate and coffee, it is hard to replicate. People who enjoy coffee and chocolate eventually end up craving both.

Thankfully, those looking for a mocha-like flavor won’t need to look long. Dilettante Chocolates hosts a variety of confections featuring the iconic pairing of chocolate and coffee. Fans of chocolate and coffee can treat themselves to hand-dipped espresso truffles, chocolate-covered espresso beans, and more.


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Ryan

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.

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