Pat scallops dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with coffee/spice mix and gently rub/pat onto scallops. Set aside.
Cook bacon til crisp. Remove bacon to paper towels to drain and remove all but 1/4c fat from pan. When bacon grease is hot again, add scallops and cook until just opaque, about 2 min. per side. Remove from pan. Wipe any remaining grease from pan.
Pour cream into pan and heat to just below a simmer. Stir in salt and pepper and grated cheese. Place cooked pasta in cream sauce and toss to coat. Toss in bacon and sprinkle with parsley or basil. Plate pasta and top with scallops.