Mix together eight egg yolks and 1 cup of sugar.
Mix at a low speed until the yellow color becomes somewhat pale.
In a heat-proof measuring cup, add 1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of heavy creme. Heat to boil in the microwave and very slowly incorporate to the the egg mixture.
Add to the mixing bowl, 1-1/2 cups of melted semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1/2 cup of strong coffee or espresso.
Pour the chocolate mixture into ramekins, place ramekin into a baking pan and fill the baking pan halfway up the ramekins with water. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Since my ramekins were not shallow, the baked for 40 minutes. A shallow ramekin would probably take about 30 minutes.
Let them cool, then place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours.
Garnish and enjoy. One note...make an extra one for you and stash in the back of the fridge - hey you can always do Pilates later!