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, Nicaragua
  • Flavor Profile Chocolate + Molasses
  • Variety Ethiopian heirlooms 74110 & Yachi

The details

  • Country Ethiopia
  • Producer 17 smallholder farmers
  • Region Efo Yachi, Jimma and Agaro Zones
  • Elevation Range 1980 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method Raised Bed
  • Harvest Nov 2021-Jan 2022
  • Country Nicaragua
  • Producer Daniel and Milton Canales
  • Region Pueblo Nuevo, Estelí
  • Elevation Range 1300-1450 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method raised bed shade-dried
  • Harvest Nov 2021-Feb 2022

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 intelligentsia.com

Recommended Method Espresso Machine

  1. 01.
    Weigh Coffee 18g of coffee yields 45g
  2. 02.
    Grind Coffee
  3. 03.
    Make an even bed of coffee in the portafilter and pull the shot
  4. 04.
    Enjoy
Espresso in cup
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