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Make Your Own Espresso Powder

If you do much baking with chocolate, you probably know that many recipes call for a small amount of espresso powder. The reason is that a bit of espresso powder significantly enhances the chocolate flavor in cakes, brownies, etc., without causing your treat to have a mocha flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: French
Author: Chula King


  • Used coffee grounds (the amount you use will determine how much espresso powder you end up with)


  • Preheat oven to 170° F, or lowest setting if above 170°F
  • Spread used coffee grounds on foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 2 to 3 hours until grounds are dry and slightly crunchy.
  • Transfer to coffee grinder, and process to a fine powder.
  • Store in airtight container.
  • Yield: Depends on the amount of coffee grounds you start with.