A slightly darker roast profile designed to work for espresso but equally accessible for other brewing methods.
This years offering from The Brazilian Speciality Coffee Association remains true to their ethos of consistency from year to year.
Notes of creamy chocolate, more milk than dark this time, plus a hazelnut finish combine in a rich smooth body. No bitter aftertaste such as that found in inferior supermarket blends.
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.