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You certainly could brew a drink from pure cocoa powder. It'll be pretty bitter, though; if you don't like unsweetened chocolate you might not like it much, though. So you'll most likely end up adding dairy and sugar, and ending up with hot cocoa. It won't ever be exactly the same process though. In both cases there's a lot of processing of the beans, and ...


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Caffeine is much more soluble in hot water, true. But 100mL of room temperature water will still dissolve 2000mg of caffeine, so carrying capacity of water isn't a limiting factor. The better determinant of caffeine content of brewed coffee isn't temperature at all! It's... the caffeine content of the roasted beans. Roasting decomposes caffeine, so lighter ...


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If you can get instant espresso powder (most big grocery stores in the US have it) that's what you want to use. NO WATER, small amounts of water will ruin chocolate, cause it to seize. Just sprinkle some powder in while the chocolate is melting. It will blend right in. If you can't get espresso powder, you can use instant coffee, just be sure that it's a ...


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If you're using plain cocoa powder, which doesn't really dissolve, I would mix it with the coffee powder before adding to the water, and as long as the coffee powder will tolerate it, add it all to the water before heating. Mixing the two powders should help avoid clumps in the cocoa powder, and adding it early will give it time to release flavor into the ...


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coffee enhances the chocolate / cocoa for a more chocolatey cake. I don't think you should be able to taste the coffee though, the fact that you can taste the coffee suggests that either there's to much coffee or its to strong, to correct this you can try reducing the amount of coffee or try with instant coffee as I believe it's not as strong, I also don't ...



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