Sort, rinse and soak beans as box directs. Drain beans and discard soaking water. Heat oil in a soup pot and sauté the onions for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic, jalapeno, bell pepper, celery, and cumin. Sauté about 5 minutes. Add soaked beans, water, brewed coffee and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, skim off any foam that rises to the surface, and reduce the flame to medium-low. Cover and simmer about 1 1/2 hours until the beans are tender. Remove the bay leaves and add the sea salt. Cover and simmer another 10 minutes. Serve soup garnished with chopped scallions and a dollop of plain organic yogurt or sour cream, if desired.
Per serving - 289 calories, 6 g fat (17% calories from fat), 16 g protein, 46 g carbohydrate, 23 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 355 mg sodium