dissolve the coffee in the hot water. sift all the dry ingredients. mix the oil, eggs, 1/2 1/2. add the coffee mixture. mix lightly the dry and wet together. fold in the chips if using. bake at 400 for 20 minutes. i put some strusel with heath chips in it on top of some of them. either way they are good. i think i like them better than my capp muffins.