We love these beans from the Brazilian Speciality Coffee Association (BSCA) and have been buying their pick of the crop every year. Select 20 is gorgeous! Big chocolate and nut notes with the thick and creamy body we have come to expect. This will be roasted darker as usual to ensure the faster and more efficient extraction demanded.
This coffee has been developed in response to demand and a particular need. This is a darker roast coffee specifically aimed at home espresso machines , bean to cup machines and those people that seek out the darker more intense roast styles.
Having undertaken testing on a range of home espresso and bean to cup machines I found that limitations of the equipment meant that lighter roasted coffee was less suited since controlling the acidity levels was more challenging. I have therefore developed this style so that home users can experience and enjoy high quality speciality grade beans without having to buy the Robusta laden low grade coffees available in supermarkets.
This latest version contains beans selected by and from Members of the Brazilian Speciality Coffee Association to showcase the best their members have to offer when it comes to creating blends for darker roast profiles.
I use 18g for a 32 second pour resulting in 40g beverage and grind to meet those parameters.