My friend gave me a candy, a soft chocolate candy. The candy resemble the shape of coffee berry and the package is mini golden gazette coffee bag – looks expensive. The processor intentionally copied the shape of ripe coffee because its a chocolate coated roasted coffee beans.
Coffees are normally harvested, dried, hulled and roasted. Then sold as whole and ground for brewing or further processed to make a convenient instant coffee. A small portion is sold for flavorings to cold beverages, pastries and others. Few intuitive individuals continue to experiment and develop other products out of coffee. Hope I can contribute!
The candy is a roasted coffee beans covered with a two millimeters thick chocolate. Two candies are then combined to imitate that shape of ripe coffee berry.
The product would be more appealing if coated with red or green color. Green represents unripe coffee.
I ate candy of the same kind before. I can conclude that this one is better than the other. If the two is compared:
Before: The coffee bean was dark roasted. Chewing it was yummy at first then got very bitter in the end. I refused get another piece.
Now: The coffee was medium roasted. The color is almost similar to chocolate coating, difference between the two cannot be easily recognized. First taste impression is yummy chocolate then a delicious blend of chocolate and slight bitterness comes out. The change that made the second product more acceptable is the medium roasting. I gonna buy and eat more!
Dark roast is applicable to dark coffee brew and the medium roast is more applicable as flavoring to other food preparations. The popular mocha flavor of ice cream and cakes is derived from Arabica coffee.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.