The toasted, ground almonds in the crust of this cheesecake adds a nice nutty flavor and robust texture.
Dissolved instant espresso and melted semi-sweet chocolate balance the sour-savory creams (cream cheese and sour cream). The espresso and chocolate also give the cake its soft brown color and little speckles of coffee granule--an attractive finished appearance.
A caution to the caffeine-sensitive: you may not want to eat your slice right before bed. Try it for breakfast instead--it has a kick!
You might serve this with a Kahlua or other coffee-flavored liqueur. Garnished with whipped cream and a coffee bean would be cute too!