How Can I Make Coffee-Flavored Hard Candies?

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Q: I love coffee and would love to make a coffee candy. The problem I have is that in order to make candy, at the very least you need to get it to the soft-crack stage (and I would prefer if it were a hard candy which is hotter still). But coffee seems to burn at anything over 270°F. Any advice?

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Editor: Readers, have any of you ever made a coffee-flavored candy? Thoughts?