This espresso offers a full-bodied mouthfeel with clean flavors of caramel, honeydew melon, and grape. Sweetness is abundant, finishing with a resonant coating of dark chocolate and toasted almond.

  • Type Espresso - Blend
  • Country Ethiopia, Honduras
  • Flavor Profile Chocolate + Molasses
  • Variety mixed indigenous, blend

The details

  • Country Ethiopia
  • Producer smallholder growers
  • Region Hambela
  • Elevation Range 1900-2100 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method Raised Bed
  • Harvest January 2019
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2014
  • Country Honduras
  • Producer Miriam Elizabeth Pérez Zelaya
  • Region Marcala
  • Elevation Range 1300-1560 m
  • Processing Method Natural
  • Drying Method patio sun-dried
  • Harvest November 2019-March 2020
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2020

How To Brew

We recommend your finished espresso should weigh 2.5 times as much as your coffee dose., which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the ground coffee. For espresso we recommend a fine grind, setting 1 if you are ordering from

Recommended Method Espresso Machine

  • 01.
    Weigh Coffee 18g of coffee yields 45g
  • 02.
    Grind Coffee
  • 03.
    Make an even bed of coffee in the portafilter and pull the shot
  • 04.

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