Okay, silly question here. Can you just go down to your local Starbucks, purchase a bag of Espresso beans, and just throw a handful in there? Are they edible in that form?
The reason I ask, is that I am a huge fan of chocolate-covered coffee beans. However, I always assumed that the beans are treated/toasted/etc. for "raw" comsumption. I have never seen anyone reach into a coffee bag and pop some beans in their mouth, hence the reason for my perception.
Coffee beans in a trail mix for an extra pick-me-up or boost would be a great idea.
Thanks for the trail mix recipes, by the way. Please keep 'em coming!