Toast almonds in oven for 10 minutes or until brown.
Dissolve coffee in 2 tablespoons hot water. In a separate small mixing bowl combine flour, bicarb soda and salt.
Beat butter and sugar in an electric mixer at a medium speed until fluffy. Pour coffee, vanilla and eggs into the butter mixture; beat well. Reduce mixer's speed to low and slowly add flour mixture into the butter mixture.
Fold chocolate chips and almonds into the dough. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased baking tray, 8cm apart.