Combine coffee, chopped dark chocolate, and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until chocolate has melted. Stir in coffee liqueur, dark crème de cacao, and grappa or brandy. Serve in tiny espresso cups topped with a dollop of whipped cream.
Reprinted with permission from Raising the Bar (Artisan, 2004) by Nick Mautone with Marah Stets.