The whipping cream, filling and puffs can be made ahead, but wait to assemble the dessert until just before serving or the puffs will get soggy.
For a less intense coffee flavor, use regular coffee granules instead of the instant espresso granules.
Remaining crescent dough can be formed and baked as directed on pacakge directions. If desired, cool, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for future use. To reheat, remove plastic wrap and place in foil pouch in oven for 10 to 15 minutes at 350°F.