Espresso for Lighter Roasts

$5.50 per pound
Fragrance/Aroma
Nutty, sweet grain, floral, orange, caramel, almond, chocolate, creamy, maple syrup, toasted peanut, cherry cordial
Acidity
Red fruit, balanced
Flavor/Nuances
Chocolate chip cookies, melon rind, cherry, baked apple, Snickers bar, walnut, date
Sweetness
Baked pastry, caramel, peanut butter cookie
Body/Mouthfeel
Full, round, smooth
Finish/Aftertaste
Bakers’ chocolate aftertaste with a pleasantly lingering finish
Size 10 pound bag

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About this blend

This is our Espresso Blend for lighter and medium roast levels. If you've ordered an Espresso Blend from us in the past, it's been this one. We now also offer a Espresso Blend for Darker Roasts


BrazilPeruEthiopia
Amount33%33%33%
RegionCarmo de MinasCajamarca Sol & Cafe Cooperative
Yirgacheffe, Chelchele
VarietyYellow BourbonCatimor, Caturra, Bourbon, Typica
Heirloom Ethiopian Varieties
Elevation900 - 1050 masl1800 masl
1900 - 2400 masl
ProcessNaturalWashedWashed
RoastPATH® IDCI076-A02-1105
CI604-A02-0603
CI231-A02-1020


We roast this pre-blend to a medium level for many of our own toll roasting customers across the country, who serve it as a straight shot or as the foundation of the drinks on their espresso menu. The flavor is approachable, crowd-pleasing, and designed to be complemented by dairy or plant-based milk. This blend is available year-round, and although the components will change, we aim to provide a consistent flavor profile of chocolate, caramel, and red fruit. If you’re looking to add a solid and reliable espresso blend to your roasting lineup, look no further.

In your lineup

While this blend is intended for use as an espresso, it's also a great brewed coffee. In our roastery, we apply an "omni-roast" style profile to create a coffee that's well-rounded, balanced, and nicely suited for multiple brewing methods. For this blend, we like it best at a light-to-medium roast level, aiming for a color reading of around 60 on the Agtron scale. 

If you're nervous to start blending or if you haven't roasted a pre-blend before, this is a great entry into the wide world of coffee blending. A delicious blend with a wide target for finish temperature and time, it will taste excellent even if you go a little too light or a tad too dark. It's very forgiving and easy to work with like every great blend should be. 

Use our Profile

RoastPATH® profile recorded on an MCR-2D while roasting a 1.5 kilogram batch.

0:00380°FCharge
1:38

Turning Point
5:38

Green < Yellow
9:26

First Crack
9:26
401°FDrop


RoastPATH® profile recorded on an MCR-20 while roasting a 13.61 kilogram batch.

0:00413°FCharge
1:34

Turning Point
5:05

Green < Yellow
9:09

First Crack
12:12
406°FDrop



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