Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
Soak dates in coffee for 30 minutes.
In the meantime, cut cheese into small sticks 1/4 ̋ thick and 1 ̋ long.
Stuff dates with cheese sticks, then wrap dates with bacon pieces. Skewer each with a toothpick.
Place dates on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
Place dates on paper towel. Serve hot.
- 18 pitted Medjool or other dates
- 3 oz. firm cheese such as Parmesan, pecorino, or manchego
- 6 slices bacon, cut into thirds
- 1 cup brewed Van Houtte® Espresso Superiore pod coffee