Espresso Crème Brûlée
When you crown the custards with their burnt-sugar shells, we recommend using a small kitchen torch. It's easy to use, and the torch procedure doesn't take as long as the stovetop method (although we give you instructions for that, too). Cold custards stand up well to the heat of the torch, so it's best to make them 1 to 2 days ahead. Although any kind of coffee beans work,the darker the bean the more intense the flavor.