I love coffee. I love cheesecake. What could be better than the blending of the two? I got this recipe from a friend of my mother's (who is even more fanatical about her coffee than I am) and loved it from the first time I tried it. Normally when I make coffee-flavoured baked goods I try for a strong coffee flavour, but not with this one. The coffee flavour is actually rather subtle, but it works for this. I have always wanted to try leaving the grounds in the cake, but I am not sure how it would work out. It is smooth and mellow and I think crunchy grounds would distract from that.