Our Own House Blend Espresso makes a fabulous brew every way you prepare it: drip, French press, pour-over, cowboy coffee, AeroPress, flying Wallendas, dirty sock over a campfire…
Drink this in your house, with a mouse, on the couch, in your office, with your boss, with your minions, under a tree, by some bees, drink this everywhere………….
This is our ‘gold standard’ awesome Espresso blend that tastes like Tamarind, apricot, ripe blueberries, and a bit vegetal!
Espresso blends vary by seasonal availability around the globe. Our smooth espresso blends are nearly always 75% smooth and full-bodied South American coffee blended with 25% of African coffee from either Ethiopia or Kenya which has a bit of a fruity acidity on the back of your tongue like blackberry, raspberry, or strawberry. Too little African and you get a bit of a bland taste. Too much and the lovely acidity becomes overpowering which can make the taste sour or bitter. To make the best espresso aim for these targets for a double espresso: 200 degrees F brew temp, 18 grams of finely ground espresso coffee, tamped level so that it takes 23-25 seconds to brew 35 grams of espresso through your fancy machine.